Organisers announce new Thailand international cricket sixes tournament
Club and recreational cricketers will converge on Bangkok late
October for the inaugural ‘Thailand International Cricket Sixes 2008’
tournament. Players and teams will come from destinations such as
Switzerland, China, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to join
local based teams and give the event a truly international flavour.
cricket returns to Thailand this coming weekend with the ‘Thailand
International Cricket Sixes 2008’ tournament at the Harrow International
School in Bangkok.
The tournament is being organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, in
conjunction with the Southerners Cricket Club of Bangkok, adding to their
growing tournament portfolio of ICC award winning tournaments including
events in Phuket and Hong Kong.
ACST Chairman, Michael “Cat” Maher, is delighted with the development. Maher
says, “The tournament will offer a new and exciting annual addition to
Thailand’s sporting calendar with the motto being ‘quality time’. As
organisers we want to deliver quality time both on and off the ground to
The cricket will take place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of October
at the Harrow International School, which is located just off the Don Muang
Tollway, adjacent to the airport. As well as the cricket the competitors and
spectators will enjoy their traditional social events over the weekend with
funds raised going to the development of the game in Thailand under the
guidance of the Southerners CC.
Southerners CC President, Vaughan McClear said, “Southerners CC are
delighted about this fantastic new cricket tournament in Bangkok which will
attract overseas tourists and help promote our sport in Thailand, with the
famous Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes to follow.”
Spectators are invited to attend and food and beverages will be available at
the ground with admission being free.
Further details on Thailand’s newest cricket sixes tournament can be found
at www. thailandsixes.com or contact Tournament Director Ian Liddell at
Upcoming events at Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club
Gymkhana Club 110 year golf tournament, celebrating 110 years of
the Club, takes place Sunday, October 26, 2008. Tee off 6.30 a.m. - till 1
p.m. Golf, caddy and dinner fee is 1,000 baht.
Cricket: Chiang Mai Cricket Club play at Gymkhana nearly every Sunday
from October through to end of March. Net sessions every Sunday morning
ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Challenge U 17 Cup 2008: U 17 boys Nov. 15
- 20. 40 overs per innings. Start at 9.30 a.m. Three games at Gymkhana
Club and at Prem Center. Six teams: Afghanistan, Maldives, Myanmar,
Thailand, Iran, China.
ACC Challenge Cup U19 Ladies 2008: Play 13 - 20 Dec. 2008. 25 overs
per innings. Start at 10.30 a.m. Seven games at Gymkhana Club and at Prem
Center. 12 teams: Qatar, Singapore, Nepal, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Oman,
Bhutan, Iran, Malaysia, UAE. Kuwait.
ACC Elite Men Cup 2009: Play 12 - 15 January. 50 overs per innings.
Start at 9.30 a.m. Four games at Gymkhana Club and at Prem Center. Probably
Chiang Mai International Sixes Cricket at Gymkhana Club only: 29 March 4
British Club Cricket and Squash Challenge Weekend - Gymkhana Club:
January 31 - February 1.
Thailand Inter regional cricket tournament: February 7, 8 & 9.
Gymkhana Club Christmas Golf Tournament: 20 December 2008, Christmas
Party 20 December 2008.