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
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
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.
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.