Tigers sit at 4th on the
table after 5 matches
The Lanna Tigers beat Phrae United handily 3-1
in their home match at 700 Year Stadium on March 9, 2013.
(Photo by Lek Changply)
The Chiang Mai FC Lanna Tigers sit at 4th place in the AIS Regional League
Division 2 after five matches. The Tigers opened the season strongly and
beat Phrae United at home on March 9 in their 4th match winning 3-1.
On March 17 they travelled to Phichit to play Phichit FC and led the match
in the first half with a goal in the 20th minute by Anggello Machuca and
another goal by Amoah Isaac. However, Phichit fought back strongly to draw
the match at 2-2.
Phitsanulok TSY FC is a the top of the table followed by Sukhothai FC and
then Lampang FC.
Chiang Mai will meet the Lamphun Warriors at home at the 700 Year Stadium on
March 27 at 7 p.m.
Chiang Mai Ready to host
“Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2013”
Ritthipong Techapun, Deputy Governor of Chiang
Mai and Chairman of the Board of the golf tournament “Chiang Mai Golf
Classic 2013” announced the province’s readiness to host this world class
tournament that will be held at Alpine Golf Resort in San Kamphaeng on March
28-31, 2013. 144 professional golfers are expected to take part in the
competition which will have a total of 150 million baht in prizes and a
first prize of $US 750,000. Organized by the Chiang Mai Provincial
Administration Organization, PTT (Public Company), Tourism Authority of
Thailand and other agencies big names such as Ernie Els of South Africa and
Thai start Thongchai Jaidee will take part. They will be recording a
promotional video on Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep that will be released to ESPN
and shown to over 650 million people around the world.
Chamber to host
swim meet at Montfort
The Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring
a swim meet for local youth to select athletes for reach regional meets.
The Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be sponsoring a
swimming meet to be held at the pool at Montfort College on March 30 and 31.
Narong Tananuwat, Honorary Chairman of the Chiang Mai Chamber said that the
winner will receive a trophy from Governor Tanin Subhasaen and 5,000 baht in
The 1st annual Chamber of Commerce Montfort Sprinter meet will help to
select athletes that will compete in the 37th Southeast Asian Age-Group
Swimming Championships in June, 2013.
The Chamber wants to help promote swimming and other sports for youth as a
means to develop alternatives to drug use and promote healthy activities for
youth. They hope to drive swimming as a sport in the province and to help
local youth reach the national level, kids aged 6-14 years old are
encouraged to participate. Email [email protected] or phone 081-5300700
Fax: 053-248679 for registration information.
On Saturday, March 9, CrossFit Chiang Mai hosted
the first week of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open competition. The Open is a
series of strength and fitness challenges happening in CrossFit gyms all
over the world. Chiang Mai saw 32 participants, and this first week’s
challenge was a series of burpees and barbell snatches. The competition
continued through Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM, at Crossfit Chiang Mai
(http://www.crossfitchiangmai.com/). If you want to compete for fun or just
to see how fit your really are, come by and compete in the Scaled, Open or
Rimping School win the
Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee Cup
The Sawasdee Cup is played by junior cricketers
just developing their skills.
Support for youth cricket in Chiang Mai and Lamphun has always been an
important part of the San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes and
this has included a generous sponsorship for a Sawasdee tournament for
junior cricketers who are just starting to develop their batting, bowling
and fielding skills.
The Chiang Mai Sixes Sawasdee Cup was staged for the 14th time when it was
held at Pathan School in Banthi on Saturday 9th March and Rimping School
from Lamphun were the surprise winners when they beat Kheelek School in the
final of the tournament which involved eight school teams of very keen and
enthusiastic boys and girls.
Sawasdee is a form of cricket played by young children with a soft ball
where the eight players on each side bat in pairs for two overs and every
player bowls one over. It has proved the starting point for more than a
generation of hard ball players in Chiang Mai and Lamphun and so forms an
important part of the coaching program run by the Chiang Mai Schools Cricket
The eight teams were divided into two groups, with Ban Jam, Huay Keao,
Sibonyeun and Kheelek forming Group 1, Muangwak, Anuban, Rimping and Mae On
forming Group 2. Rimping, a recent addition to the CMSCA program, were the
form team in the competition as they were the only side to win all three of
their group matches.
Group 1 was a much closer affair with Huay Keao and Kheelek very closely
matched. Kheelek looked to hold the advantage by beating Huay Keao by one
run with a missed run out from the last ball proving the crucial difference.
Kheelek then lost to Ban Jam by 9 runs, so Huay Keao could still qualify for
the final if they beat Sibonyeun by 22 runs but they could win only by 15.
Kheelek and Huay Keao both had two wins and one defeat but Kheelek finished
top of Group 1 thanks to a better run-rate. The 12 group matches had been
played two at a time on the school field but the final was played on the
full ground. Rimping batted first and were restricted to a total of 243 but
their bowlers ensured they maintained their unbeaten record and won the 2013
Sawasdee Cup by 15 runs as Kheelek could manage only 228.
Jam, Muangwak and Huay Keao were regarded as the strongest teams in the
tournament so it is a sign of the growing strength in depth in the schools
in Chiang Mai and Lamphun that it was Rimping who finished first and Kheelek
The individual awards were shared between the three leading schools with
Chakalak from Rimping the best bowler, Ert from Huay Kaeo the best batter
and Keen, Kheelek’s wicket-keeper, the best fielder.
All the children who played thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were all
rewarded with new green shirts, snacks and medals, while the older hardball
players helped as coaches, umpires and photographers.
The Sawasdee Cup is only one way that the San Miguel Chiang Mai
International Cricket Sixes help the development of youth cricket in the
North of Thailand with money donated to help run a detailed coaching
program, to cover children’s travelling expenses and pay for their food.
Money is also raised to donate to the Hill Tribe Fund which supports seven
children who live with coach Chris Dodd and his wife in Lamphun. The four
boys and three girls are all very capable cricketers with Bunchuaai one of
the most outstanding juniors in Thailand who will be soon playing for the
Under-19s in Malaysia.
The girls, Nok, Aree and Dao, who all played for the winning side in last
year’s Sawasdee Cup will soon be representing Lamphun in the National Youth
Championships in Maha Sarakham, where Chiang Mai’s boys and girls teams will
also be taking part.
Chiang Mai Sixes: 25 years and still going strong
The Bashundhera Cricketeers from Bangladesh won
last year’s top prize and are expected to perform well this year also.
Last year the San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes celebrated
its 25th tournament so the 2013 edition that is being held at Chiang Mai
Gymkhana Club between 31st March and 6th April completes the full 25 years
of a tournament that has built unrivalled success on a recipe of enjoyable
yet competitive cricket with teams from around the world returning year
A Sixes competition (six players aside five-over matches) was first staged
in Chiang Mai back in 1988 and began on a small scale with a handful of
visiting teams competing against the locals but the event quickly grew in
scale to become one of the largest amateur tournaments staged anywhere in
the world with as many as 36 teams playing a total in excess of 100 matches
during the week.
A competition for women, a softball Sawasdee tournament for the increasing
number of junior cricketers playing in schools around Chiang Mai, and
special matches for veterans were also staged but it is the main tournament
that takes centre stage with several well known Test players taking the
field over the years alongside a multitude of enthusiastic amateurs.
Teams come from around the world: far afield from England, Australia, New
Zealand, or South Africa, but also from countries closer at hand in the Far
or Middle East, along with several local teams from Chiang Mai. The
defending Cup champions, Bashundhera Cricketeers, who have won three times
in the last four years, come from Bangladesh.
Teams of all standards have the chance to compete on even terms and every
player who takes part in the competition has the chance of winning a trophy.
The first half of the tournament will see the 30 teams ranked for the second
stage with teams divided into five different categories with five trophies
up for grabs.
The leading six teams will compete for the Cup, won in 2012 by Bashundhera
Cricketeers, the next six teams will play for the Bowl held by the Divine
Felons and the next six will compete for the Shield won by Yarrambat. The
next tier play for the Plate held by Darwin Dilettantes and the lowest
ranked six teams will be striving hard to win the Spoon which last year was
won by Sa Pa.
There will be five teams of winners and five teams of runners up so a third
of the 30 teams will win prizes at this year’s event and some of the best
junior cricketers in Chiang Mai will be on show playing for the Thai Thevada
team who have always given a good account of themselves here at the Sixes.
As well as almost a hundred short and sweet cricket matches with fours and
sixes galore, spectators will find a festival atmosphere with food and drink
available all day and there are three official functions during the
The San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes has become very much
part of the sporting and social calendar in Thailand and everybody will be
made to feel most welcome at Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club from 31st March to 6th
April. Play will normally be under way by 9.00 am every day and finish by
5.30 pm. The competition concludes with finals day on Saturday 6th April.
Further details are available on the website chiangmaisixes. com where
online video and audio feeds will be found as well as updated scores from
all the matches.