Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes 2010 next weekend
Enjoy a week-long festival of
spectacular cricket at the 23rd
Chiang Mai cricket sixes, taking place from March 28-April 3 at the
Gymkhana Club. (Photo/Steve Yarnold/file)
The 23rd Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes will
be played from Sunday March 28 until Saturday April 3, at the Gymkhana
Club in Chiang Mai. A total of 32 teams will compete in this world
famous cricket tournament and there will also be separate ladies and
junior competitions running concurrently with the main event.
As always, spectators are warmly welcome to come down
and view some spectacular cricket and soak up the atmosphere at this one
of a kind event. The Chiengmai Gymkhana Club is situated on the old
Chiangmai Lamphun Road just north of Nong Hoy Market (before the Holiday
Inn Hotel) and is an easy tuk-tuk or songthaew ride from any part of
Chiang Mai. Admission to the beautiful, spacious grounds of the Gymkhana
Club is free and there is ample, shaded seating for cricket spectators.
As always, there will be a wide variety of food on
sale, plus cold San Miguel beer and other beverages will be available
from the “Boundary Bar” which is located right in the heart of the
For more information and a full schedule of the
matches, check out the official tournament website at www.
to decide league title
Chiang Mai Junior Cricket News
In the final game of the season, and with the title at stake, Wat Don
Chan took on an under strength Chol Phratan Phataek side (3 boys are
currently playing for the Thailand under 16 national team in an ACC
tournament in Nepal) with the latter winning the toss and electing to bowl
first, hoping to get quick wickets with the new ball.
Respective captains, Ped (Chaiyaped
Golarbese) of Chol Phratan Phataek, and Mike (Arser Jailergoo) of Watdonchan
CC will have to go head to head once more to decide the destination of this
Eleven year-old Sarawat Nitikasemsa (Eddie) opened the
bowling and although he was wicketless he bowled very straight. It was
Gritanoo Sergoo (Kha) who was the best and straightest bowler for CPP yet
again this season, taking 2 for 6 runs in his 3 overs. Jun Aryi scored 20
before having to retire and was the only batsman who really got going,
although Boonchooai Bayshaygoo helped out with 9 runs, but it was the 34
extras in a total score of 73 for 3 that gave WDC a winning chance.
In reply WDC bowled very straight and soon had CCP in
trouble and at the 8th over drinks break CPP were struggling at 35 for 2.
But, with the game was evenly poised, Maytee Jangerd (Mack) retired on 21,
Chaiyaped Golarbese (Ped) was out for 7 and the outcome of the game was set.
It was Wat Don Chan’s Nikom Mayer who took 2 wickets in one over that
stopped CPP in their tracks, along with Bonchooai Baychaygoo at the other
end with 2 wickets for 12 runs. The Wat Don Chan bowlers pressured the
batmen into some lose shots and Nikom Mayer finished with 2 vital wickets
for 17 runs and was awarded player of the match for his bowling spell.
Chol Phratan Phataek ended their innings on 62 for the
loss of 6 wickets after their 15 overs, their first defeat of the season and
therefore giving Wat Don Chan the points to go equal top of the table. The
teams will now have a play off, probably on June 19, that will be part of
the CMSCA’s 10th Anniversary festival at the Gymkhana sports ground.
For more information about the league, teams and the
players go to www.watdon chancricket.com