players in the Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee Cup had a great time.
By Chris Dodd
Last month an 8 team junior cricket competition took place at the
Maeonwittayalai School in Mae On, Chiang Mai. The tournament was to be the
last of the Sawasdee junior cricket season, the season resumes again in
November. A big occasion for the kids as the 13th Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee
cup is the biggest event on the junior cricket calendar.
won best all rounder at the 13th Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee Cup.
On a very hot summer day the cricket tournament got under way with all 8
teams at full strength, we were hoping to see a quality competition and we
were not disappointed.
The lunch, fruit and goody bags for
each team were provided by our sponsors, Simone Ell and Colleen O’Brien
supporters of the Chiang Mai Sixes. The tournament was set to go with 8
teams, 2 groups of four:
Sibonyeun v Wat Ban Jam started things off in group 1, while Wat Muangkwak v
Huai Keao got group 2 on the way. Sibonyeun, always slow to get going but
they also didn’t play well against their opponents, every pair struggling to
They scored 236 in their 8 overs in
reply Wat Ban Jam also struggled to put decent partnerships together but
somehow managed to score 237 to win by 1 run. Meanwhile Wat Muangkwak soon
got into their stride with a comfortable win by 52 runs over Huai Keao.
An took the
prize as best batsman.
The 3rd game of group 2, Wat Muangkwak
v Sahakornsong was the biggest game of the day, it was always going to be
one or the other of these two teams who would probably go on to win the
trophy, the outcome was a win by Wat Muangkwak by 10 runs.
In group 1, things were all very even, no one really playing to their full
potential, everyone making lots of mistakes and the group ended up with no
clear winner. Many of the girls of the Maeonwittyalai School played well but
they didn’t have enough depth in their squad to make any impact and they
lost every game by significant margins, but all the other games in the group
went right down to the wire. The game between Wat Ban Jam v Baukcroknoi had
just 3 runs in it, the win by Wat Ban Jam was enough to place them 3rd
overall in the tournament with Baukcroknoi finishing 4th.
won first place as best bowler.
Group 2 had a clear winner in the group and in the overall table in Wat
Muangkwak with Sahakornsong 2nd in the group and again in the overall
standings, the surprise package was Tambon Rimping from Lamphun who have
only been playing cricket for 2 months and had only learnt to bowl just 3
weeks before the tournament. Despite getting thrashed by Wat Muangkwak they
only lost by 4 runs to Sahakornsong and finished in 6th place overall, quite
unbelievable stuff, so well done to the Rimping boys and their teacher Ajarn
Tooh for putting in a great performance.
Congratulations to the winners of the
13th Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee Cup: Muangkwak School from Lamphun, Runners
up: Sahakornsong School from Mae On and 3rd Wat Ban Jam School from Lamphun.
An excellent display of junior cricket
from all the teams but there was no real surprise to see Wat Muangkwak
school the best of the Lamphun school teams finishing as winners on the day.
For all the latest junior cricket
reports go to: www. chiangmaijuniorcricket.com or