A real ‘League of Nations’ season
Chiang Mai Cricket
Although the ‘Rain Gods’ have been most unkind, the local senior
competition cricket kicked off last weekend with a genuine international
flavour. Four teams will be competing with matches played at both the
Gymkhana Club and the Prem International School. The Chiang Mai sides will
include players from Australia, Pakistan, Kashmir, England, New Zealand,
Zimbabwe and, of course, Thailand.
Phataek School takes on Prince’s Royal College in an Under-15 match played
at the Gymkhana Club.
In an interesting move the team known as Chiang Mai Colts will consist
mainly of Thai boys from the Prem Cricket Academy and be captained by Jigme
Singye from Bhutan.
Added to these is a team of young Sikhs from Bangkok to be known as the
At the Prem Centre CM Colts played City Life who were dismissed for 150 and
only Mango Cools, with 25, getting any respectable runs; with Jack Lemond
with figures of 3/7 and Jigme Singye 3/40 the main bowlers. In reply the
Colts passed the score with nine balls to spare, having lost 7 wickets;
Anchu finishing with 70 not out.
History was made at the Gymkhana Club when two Under-15 teams played that
consisted of 22 Thai boys and girls, who were coached, umpired and scored
all by Thais
The match was played between Cholpratan Phataek School from Doi Saket and
Prince’s Royal College with the Doi Saket team running out the winners with
3 wickets for 98 in reply to Prince’s Royal’s all out 89.
It is worthy of note that three Chiang Mai girls have been chosen to
represent the Thailand team in forthcoming games. They are Donnatthaghan
(Jeen) Janthatham; Porntira (Oil) Olarikti and Teerapon (Parn) Kumlar and we
wish them the best of luck.
Those wishing to participate as players or umpires can contact Steve Potter
on 080 031 8283 or Martin Papworth on 083 476 0582.
From November 17 to 20 the Asian Cricket Council will be conducting the
Under-17 Challenge Cup with teams competing from Oman, Afghanistan, Iran,
and Myanmar playing in Chiang Mai with other countries competing in Bangkok.
Chiang Mai University’s golf tournament to open November 23
Chiang Mai University’s golf club, in conjunction with the Green
Valley Country Club, will stage its charity match, “CMU Open 2008”, on the
country club’s greens on November 23.
The deputy chairman of CMU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suphachai Chuerattanapong,
stated that, ‘The CMU Open 2008 tournament is to be held to raise funds for
CMU and its golf club’s activities, as well as supporting other public
The double shotgun start will be at 6.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. respectively.
The winning team will be awarded a trophy from H.E. the Honourable Prof. Dr.
Kaem Wattanachai, whilst the individual player with the overall lowest gross
will receive a trophy from the CMU president. Additionally the individual
player with the lowest overall net will receive a trophy from the Chiang Mai
Applications will be open until November 20, with fees of 20,000 baht for a
VIP team, 12,000 baht for a team and 2,500 baht each for individual golfer.
The application fee includes caddy service and the awards dinner. Each VIP
team’s members will be provided with a golf cart (1 per person) throughout
the tournament, and will also receive some souvenirs.
For more information, please contact Jaroen Sukaew at the Office of
Secretariat, Faculty of Medical Sciences CMU on 053-945212, or Sawai
Yod-u-dom, Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai Country Club on 053-298220-1.