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Charity Bowling Tournament by Lanna Mahanakorn

Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Chana Pangpibul presided over the opening ceremony of a charity bowling tournament held on the 5 year anniversary of Lanna Mahanakorn TV program on NBT Channel, on November 14, 2014 at Bully Bowl, Kad Suan Kaew. The tournament was divided into 3 categories; media, general public and VIPs. A portion of the revenue was donated to 6 media organizations in Chiang Mai to use for various activities.


Australian Rules football in Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai Challenge Cup saw players from Bangkok travel to Chiang Mai on November 17, 2014 at the Rugby fields at Chiang Mai University. Including football players from the Mass Communications team, the Tigers gave training and tips before playing a match on Sunday. Tiger Blues made 6 goals with 8 behinds for a total of 44 points defeating the Tiger Reds who made 5 goals and 6 behinds for 36 points. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Cox)

 


Rashid Khan wins Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014

Rashid Khan is presented with the winning trophy from the Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014 by Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya.

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Indian golfer Rashid Khan took home the $135,000 prize at the Chiang Mai Golf Classic held at the Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai from November 13 to 16, 2014.
Taking his second Asian Tour title by one shot, the 23 year old came up from two shots behind the leader on the last day to win the trophy with a total of 17-under-par 271 for the tournament. Thanyakon Khrongpha came second and Jyoti Randhawa third in the $750,000 event.
Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya presented the winner with the cup and congratulated Rashid on his win. The Governor noted that this event was a great opportunity for Chiang Mai to showcase its courses to the world in the event that was broadcast to 180 countries. This was Rashid’s first win outside of India and his second win for the year.


Hill Tribe boys head off to Sri Lanka

The three boys who will be making the big trip to Sri Lanka for invaluable cricket experience. For all information on local cricket and updates on the Hill Tribe boys’ trip to Sri Lanka please see www.lannacricket.org

By Richard Lockwood
These are exciting time for the Hill Tribe Fund’s talented junior cricketers. The three boys, Bunchuai, Cher and Chanchai have set off on a trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka which should play an important part in making them better players and helping them pursue careers as coaches in the future. They also have the rare chance to visit a new country where cricket is almost a religion, to watch Sri Lanka play England in a One-Day International and to go to Colombo, Moratuwa and Galle each with their own wonderful cricket facilities.
The trip has been arranged by Lanna CC’s Richard Cowles in conjunction with the Willows CC in New Zealand and the Cricket Live project based in Moratuwa and Richard will accompany the boys along with his girl friend Pern and Lamphun coach Chris Dodd.
They all arrive in Colombo on the evening of 25th November in time to watch the first ODI between Sri Lanka and England at the famous R Premadasa Stadium. Weather permitting they will see modern day greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara play as well as an England side desperate for some success in the lead up to the World Cup.
They will head off to the Cricket Live Academy in Moratuwa where they will meet head coach Sanjeewa Silva and attend net practice in preparation for a 50-over match to be played on Saturday. The boys will also gain valuable experience for the future when they help to coach younger boys supported by the Cricket Live charity.
There will be more opportunities for specialist coaching on the Sunday before they head off to Galle on the south coast of Sri Lanka with another famous cricket ground overlooked by a historic Dutch fort. There may be a chance for everybody to play cricket on the beach and the boys will play more cricket on their return to Colombo thanks to Sanjaya Attanayake of Colts CC and there may be another ODI to watch.
The boys will be back in time to play for the Lanna Juniors team in the inaugural Lanna Sixes to be held at Prem on 6th and 7th December.
Nok wins player of the match as women’s tournament gets underway
The five Hill Tribe girls have also been playing plenty of cricket and there was a lovely day of women’s cricket at Royals last Friday as four development teams packed with young talent started a competition that will see all the girls play no fewer than five 25-over matches with a league, semi-finals and final / 3rd place play-off.
Five of the Lamphun junior squad, Nok, Aree, Wheel, Nai and Dao, all Hill Tribe Fund sponsored cricketers, were in the Northern Angels squad and it is a pleasure to report that 15-year-old Nok had a very good day against a young Malaysian team as she opened the bowling and took an early wicket and took a very good catch at backward point as the Malays were restricted to a total of 91 in their 25 overs.
She then opened the batting and demonstrated the good technique and sensible approach that is a characteristic of so many of the young Lamphun players. She does lack power but played one very good square cut for four and pushed the singles capably to reach 32 not out and take her side to victory by seven wickets. She will have to work on her running between the wickets as hitting the ball at the fielder and charging down the wicket will bring her downfall in a higher standard of cricket.
But her performance in the Chiang Mai Ladies International Challenge is another step in the right direction towards the international career with Thailand that she dreams of. She was deservedly named player of the match and will have impressed Sornnarin Tippoch (Noi) and Nattaya Boochatham (Fon), Thailand’s two most experienced players who were watching.


Chiang Mai Games brings students together

32nd Local Administration Student Games

Deputy Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat and President of the PAO Boonlert Buranupakorn presided over the Chiang Mai Games which saw students from around the North compete in eleven different sporting events.

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The 32nd annual Chiang Mai Games opened at the 700 Years Stadium on November 16, 2014 with Deputy Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya and President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn presiding over the opening ceremony of the games that involved students from around Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand.
The Local Administration Student Games of the North region were held at the 700 Year Stadium from November 14- 23, 2014. There were eleven different sports represented with students traveling from around the North to come compete. Around 5,000 people were expected to visit and take part in the events that was predicted to bring in around 30 million baht in revenue.
The Deputy Governor said that it was a great opportunity for Chiang Mai to host the games this year and that the Games promote and support student sports, promoting health and creating harmony.


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Charity Bowling Tournament by Lanna Mahanakorn

Australian Rules football in Chiang Mai

Rashid Khan wins Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014

Hill Tribe boys head off to Sri Lanka

Chiang Mai Games brings students together