The 2009 Cup winners were the Bashundhara
from Bangladesh. (Photo/Eric Little)
The Bromley Shield went to the Surrey
Vagrants. (Photo/Eric Little)
Finals day of the recently held San Miguel Chiang Mai
International Cricket Sixes on April 4 at the Gymkhana Club, saw the Cup
won by the Bashundhara Cricketeers, the Bowl by Yarrambat, the Shield by
the Surrey Vagrants, the Plate by the Lords Taverners Postels and the
Spoon by the Wombats.
In the tense Cup Final the Gloucestershire Gipsies from England batted
first against the Bashundhara Cricketeers from Bangladesh. After losing
the talents of Mark Briers early on through injury the Gipsies went on
to score 59, their batting being restricted by some excellent fielding.
The Gipsies put up a tough defence of their score, and took it down to
the final over, but the Cricketeers did enough to become the 2009 Cup
jinks at the Boundary Bar.
Earlier in the day, in the first Cup semi-final the Perth Postels were
contained to 58 after fine bowling and fantastic catching by the
Bashundhara Cricketeers, who followed up with batting that saw them win
by the third over. Not having lost a game all week the local Irish Pub
lost four wickets in the second semi to the Gloucestershire Gipsies, for
whom Bill Johnson was given the chance he needed to finish off with a
super final over to win the match.
In the first semi-final of the Bowl the Drifters from England got an
early first wicket against Darjeeling from the UAE, who went on to score
64. The Drifters made a fine effort to beat the score set, but good
bowling and fielding in the final over just prevented it. The second
semi-final saw Yarrambat take five wickets from Thai Thevada, who did
well to score 40 after this loss and were unable to contain their
opponents from scoring more. The performance of the Thai lads against
much older and experienced opposition has been an inspiration in the
In the exciting final a determined Darjeeling batted very strongly to
score 87, but Yarrambat responded magnificently and fine batting from
Simon Bray and Daniel Shaw saw their score rise to 88 and victory in the
final over. Celebrations started at the Boundary Bar soon afterwards and
went on for many hours.
Competition for the Shield began with a victory for the Tokyo Wombats
over the Yorkshire Puddings who could not quite rise to the occasion
this time. The Surrey Vagrants were set a good 77 target by the
Armadillos, but a strong batting response settled the game. In the Final
the Tokyo Wombats were in fine form again, but 2008 Cup winners the
Surrey Vagrants used a score of 86, with great batting from Mark Higgs
and Steve Naylor, to win the game.
In the Plate Final the Lords Taverners Postels overcame a hard-trying
and spirited effort from Sa Pa and in the Spoon Final the Wombats
continued their winning ways this year with a victory over the Bangkok
It would certainly be true to say the wheels came off the chassis for
one of the teams in the Ladies Final as the Thai Angels resoundingly
beat the Chiang Mai Chassies with much better bowling and batting and
two great catches.
The organisers of the tournament are most grateful to all the teams who
not only participated in making this once again a superb tournament but
who also donated so much high quality equipment to the local cricket
For more information about his year’s Sixes tournament check out
Yarrambat won the final in the Bowl
competition. (Photo/Eric Little)
The Lords Taverners Postels took out the
Plate competition. (Photo/Eric Little)
The Thai Angels unseated the Chiang Mai
Chassies to win the Ladies title. (Photo/Eric Little)
The Wombats were left holding the Spoon.
The Taranaki Taverners’ camp is a hive of
The Gloucestershire Gipsies take on the
Bashundhara Cricketers in the Cup Final.