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Toyota celebrates 50 years with boxing matches

Wanheng beat Filipino challenger in the WBC Inter Straw weight match held at Prasertland on September 28 and televised live on Channel 7.

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Toyota celebrated their 50th anniversary by sponsoring the international style WBC Inter Straw Weight match between Thai champion Wanheng Kaiyanghadao-Gym and Jason Luzalito from the Philippines as well as other matches held in a boxing marathon on September 28, 2012.
The matches, televised live in Channel 7, saw Deputy Governor Ritthipong Techapun preside over the opening ceremony.
The Thai champion won on points in 12 rounds over his competitor. The second match saw the Flyweight Championship bout between World Boxing Council (WBC) Inter Pongsaklek Kaiyanghadao-Gym and Filipino Boxing Charlie Gabriela. The Thai boxer won in a Technical Knock-out in the 2nd round.
This was followed by a Muay Thai marathon with 8 boxers from Thailand and Japan fighting it out for 1 million Baht in prize money and a Toyota Vigo pickup truck. The final ended up between two Thai competitors; Kem Sit-Songpeenong Muay Thai WBC World Champion and champion of Thai Fight 2011 and Sirimongkol Sit-Anupap, Champion Muay Thai Marathon 2011. Kem Sit-Songpeenong won the fight and took home the prize money. Second place took a cash prize of 500,000 Baht.
 


Chiang Mai hosted draw for Champions League

The road to division 1 next season

Officials make the draw for the Champions League.

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The Chiang Mai FC hosted the ceremony to draw lots for the last 12 teams in the AIS Regional League Division 2 Champions. Out of 81 regional football clubs the strongest four teams will be upgraded to the Yamaha Cup Division 1 in the next season.
Assistant Minister for Tourism and Sports, Chairman of AIS Regional League Division 2 Wimol Kanchana, Deputy Chiang Mai Governor Ritthipong Techapun, the President of Chiang Mai FC Udonphan Chantarawiroj and representatives from a various football clubs met at Far Eastern University Chiang Mai on September 29, 2012 for the draw.
Group A sees Ayutthaya FC, Roi Et United, Phitsanulok TSY, Rayong United, Pattani FC and Paknampho NSRU FC. advance and in Group B; Trang FC, Thai Honda FC, Chiang Mai FC, Rayong FC, Sisaket United and Trat FC. The Chiang Mai FC will be visiting Rayong FC at Rayong Main Stadium on October 7.
Wimol Kanchana, Chairman of AIS Regional League Division, said that Division 2 regional leagues bring in more than 1 billion Baht a year and bring employment to more than 5,000 people as well as bring pride and support in local communities. He noted that in the South, people there said that football was one of the last remaining pleasures to separate them from the violence. For the 2013 season, the regional teams will receive additional financial support of 2 million Baht.


Mae On takes Lamphun in Chiang Mai U16 Cricket

Lamphun player Chanchai batting in the cricket match against Mae On.

Chris Dodd

A 2nd win for Lamphun over Mae On in Lamphun’s second hardball game, a last over win for Lamphun in the first game was a great result but most of this team are quite new to cricket. Both teams have a mixture of boys and girls and for many of the kids it was also their first taste of real cricket. The Lamphun team was made up with players from the Schools of Wat Khee Lek and Ban Jam along with 5 players from the HTF cricket sponsorship programme. The Mae On team was made up from players from 2 schools; Maeonwittyalai and Sahakornsong.

The match was reduced from 15 to 12 overs per team. Lamphun batted first after Chanchai lost the toss and Deng opted to field first, Lamphun made a solid start with HTF players Chanchai and Nok batting well and despite playing some very nice shots had to rely on wides to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the half way point of 6 overs, a drinks break was taken with the score on 32 without loss but with only 6 overs left someone had to get the scoreboard moving. Chai was out miss timing a pull shot and Nok was retired, Aree came in for Nok scored 2 runs before being caught off Cheng’s spin bowling which left new boys Por and Champ to try to score some runs, unfortunately Champ was run out for 1and Por could quite get going so facing 9 balls for his 2 runs, so it was left up to HTF player Cher to increase the run rate, facing just 9 balls he hit 23 runs including a six and 3 four’s, Cher finished not out with another HTF player Dao who was also not out 1, Lamphun finishing with a creditable 77 off their allotted 12 overs. The pick of the Mae On bowling was Beem with 1 for 9 from his 2 overs.

The Mae On innings got off to a bad start, losing their captain Deng LBW to Chanchai forth ball giving him a wicket maiden but at the other end Aree wasn’t so accurate and runs came more easily, Aree going for 17 off her 2 overs, but Chanchai struck again in his 2nd over, again another LBW and he finished with 2 for 2 off his 2 overs. The Mae On innings recovered well and they went into the 6th over drinks break on 32 for 3 with Joe on 13 not out. Unfortunately scoring only 2 more Joe’s inning came to an end giving a second catch for Cher off Dao’s accurate bowling, she then accounted for Beem in the same over leaving Mae On struggling on 35 for 5, Grai hung around for 6 runs off his 16 balls faced but no one else was able to get going, Dao finished with 2 for 7 off her 2 overs and Nok who took off her wicket keeping gloves and the job was handed to newcomer Champ, the change allowed Nok to bowl and she finished with 2 for 4 off her 2 overs. Mae On finished on 55 for 7 from their 12 overs and so a winning margin of 22 runs for Lamphun, largely thanks to Cher’s 23 and with his 3 catches in the field he was justifiable awarded Player of the Match. www.lamphuncricket.info.


Friendly between Chiang Mai FC and Laos PDR ends in draw

Chiang Mai FC and Laos PDR National team battled it out in a friendly but both sides failed to score.

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A friendly football match between the national team from Laos PDR and Chiang Mai FC was held at 700 Year Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with outgoing Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul presiding over the opening as his last official act before boarding a flight to Bangkok that evening. He greeted the visitors and offered his congratulations to Chiang Mai FC President Dr. Udonpan Chantarawiroj on their win.
The Lao team is preparing for the upcoming 27th South East Asian Games to be held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, next year.
In the first half Chiang Mai FC had 7 reserve players take to the field while Laos PDR’s national team were ready to battle it out in preparation for the SEA Games. Chiang Mai missed the chance to score several times, narrowly missing the goal posts and crossbars several times. Laos also made several attempts at goal but also failed to score.
The second half saw the players battle it out with both teams taking turns to attack the goal but missing each time. Chiang Mai FC left wing Toure Ousmane was injured in the second half after colliding with a Lao player and taken to Chiang Mai Ram to be checked out. The friendly ended in a 0-0 draw.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Toyota celebrates 50 years with boxing matches

Chiang Mai hosted draw for Champions League

Mae On takes Lamphun in Chiang Mai U16 Cricket

Friendly between Chiang Mai FC and Laos PDR ends in draw