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Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes 2010 next weekend

Playoff looms to decide league title

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 action.

For more information and a full schedule of the matches, check out the official tournament website at www. chiangmaisixes.com.


Playoff looms to decide league title

Chiang Mai Junior Cricket News

Graeme Monaghan
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 season’s trophy.

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



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