Lanna Tigers win two matches in a row
Number 3 on the table
The Tigers beat the Lamphun Warriors in an
exciting match at 700 Years Stadium on March 27, 2013.
The Chiang Mai FC Lanna Tigers had a winning streak in the last week
of March as the team took one win at home and another away to reach third on
On March 27, 2013 the Tigers played neighbors Lamphun Warriors at the 700
Years Stadium in the AIS Regional League Division 2 Northern Zone match. The
lively crowd filled the stadium with nearly 9,000 fans of both teams
cheering the teams on.
The game saw Lamphun’s Nopporn Serbpru red carded for a foul leaving the
team short one man. Chiang Mai FC managed a goal in the second half of this
lively and attacking game when Chatchai Nakwichit hit one between the goal
posts. The game ended 1-0 for the Tigers to take the win.
Their next match is away at Tak on April 6 and home on April 21 at 6 p.m.
against Uttaradit FC.
Their second match was away at Phayao where Chatchai Nakwichit again made
another goal as did Anggello Machuca to one goal by Phayao FC. Chiang Mai FC
now has 16 points after seven matches leaving them third on the table.
Australian Scott Hend wins inaugural Chiang Mai Golf Classic
Australian Scott Hend came from six shots behind to win the
inaugural Chiang Mai Golf Classic by 3 strokes, carding a final round 8
under par 64.
Scott Hend came from behind to take the first Chiang Mai Golf Classic at
Alpine Golf Resort. (Photo By Siripong Wattanapaiboon)
This is Hend’s third Asian Tour title with a winning pot of US$135,000.
South African Bryce Easton, in his first ever Asian Tour, also shot a 64 to
take second place from leader Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand who finished
third after leading strongly in the first day of the tournament.
Held at the Alpine Golf Resort from March 28-31, 2013 the tournament saw
China’s Hu Mu finish fourt with a 68 and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee settled
for 10th, failing to qualify for the Masters Tournament in two weeks.
Four time and big name Ernie Els had a disappointing tournament coming in
14th. Top scores after round 4 (par 72) were Scott Hend with a 268, Bryce
Easton in second with 271, and Prayad Marksaeng third with 272 after a
disappointing fourth round of 74.
Thongchai Jaidee had a disappointing tournament,
falling to tenth and failing to qualify for the Masters in two weeks.
(Photo By Siripong Wattanapaiboon)
Lanna fall short As CPP win Chiang Mai Senior League
The Chiang Mai Warriors started out the Chiang
Mai International Cricket Sixes confident after taking the trophy at a Sixes
Warm Up competition.
The Chiang Mai Senior League was primarily established so that the
most talented Thai junior cricketers could play competitive matches against
the men so it was perhaps fitting that one of the junior teams, CPP from Doi
Saket, has been confirmed as the first league champions.
CPP, which acts as a finishing school for promising cricketers, were leading
the league after winning four out of their six matches, but Chiang Mai Lanna
went into the final day of the season with four wins from five matches and
victory against Floggers & Robbers or even a narrow defeat would secure the
Floggers captain Chris Coombes was delighted by his side’s new look and
confidently chose to bat first on winning the toss but although he hit the
first ball of the innings for four he was soon dismissed lbw by Jon Danby
who had clearly done his homework on the league’s leading run-scorer.
A lot depended on Wani playing his second match for Floggers but he was
bowled by Lanna’s acting captain Ryan Sherman for 10 and Liam Woolls even
bowling at half-pace was too much for Cavan Gardner. Surely Chiang Mai Lanna
already had one hand on the league title?
But the Chiang Mai Senior League is not that predictable and it was the
unlikely combination of a former junior cricketer returning from the United
States and a man more used to taking care of elephants than playing cricket
that held firm and shared an excellent partnership.
Young Bank’s return to the cricket field is good news for Chiang Mai cricket
and he put all his recent practice in the nets to good effect and hit the
bowling of Tom Salusbury and Liam Woolls around the ground. It was great
that a product of the junior coaching schemes in Chiang Mai from several
years back would want to play cricket again at the age of 22 and even better
that he should make a fifty. Adam Green finished the innings unbeaten on 20
as Floggers’ final score was an impressive 216 for 8 in 30 overs.
Chiang Mai Lanna would now have to work hard if they were going to win the
league but they could still rely on their strong batting line-up to deal
with a challenging target.
The league title was slipping out of reach for Lanna after play but Kevin
Shinner, a welcome visitor to Chiang Mai who plays cricket to a high
standard in England, was looking the part and just needed somebody to stay
Martin Papworth has contributed a lot to the development of youth cricket in
Chiang Mai and has also dedicated a lot of his spare time to making the
league a success.
Shinner and Papworth completed a fifty partnership together for the seventh
wicket which was only ended when Shinner reached an excellent fifty. Tom
Salusbury and Jon Danby did the right thing and got out straight away so
Shinner could return to the crease as last man with the score on 168. 49
runs were needed to win the match in just less than five overs but only 25
more to win the league on net run-rate as had been hurriedly calculated
should CPP and Lanna finish level on points.
The accuracy of the arithmetic was never fully tested as only five more runs
were added before the disconsolate Papworth played his trade mark cut shot
straight into the hands of Wani fielding at point. Chiang Mai Lanna were
bowled out for 173 and they had fallen just short of claiming the league
The adult teams in Chiang Mai all gathered together the following Sunday to
play in a Sixes Warm-up competition which was won by Chiang Mai Warriors who
finished just ahead of Gymkhana Cavaliers in an enjoyable five-team
tournament which showed that there would be a number of quality local teams
in this year’s San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes.
There will be quality cricket played in Chiang Mai by Thais as well as
Farang for years to come.
26th “San Miguel” Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes
The ever popular Cricket Sixes tournament began
on March 29 and ran through April 6, early match winners included locals
Chiang Mai Warriors, the Bashundhara Cricketers with a close call over the
Wombats, and locals Floggers and Robbers winning on the second day of
matches. Full Sixes reports will be in the next issue of the newspaper as
well as coverage of the winning team.