Prem students win Track and Field Championship
Prem won its first team Chiang Mai Athletics Conference
championship of the year as the Junior Track and Field Team
finished first in the overall team standings at last week’s
Scores were as follows:
1. Prem - 444 points
2. CMIS - 371.75 points
3. Lanna - 321 points
4. NIS - 253.50 points
5. German Christian School - 227.75
6. APIS - 47 points
The Chiang Mai Athletics Conference is made up of eight member
schools in Chiang Mai; American Pacific International School
(APIS), Christliche Deutsche Schule Chiangmai (CDSC), Chiang Mai
International School (CMIS), Grace International School (GIS),
Lanna International School Thailand (LIST), Nakornpayap
International School (NIS), Prem Tinsulanonda International
School (PTIS), and Varee Chiangmai International School (VCIS).
CMAC works to promote and coordinate city-wide athletic
tournaments and cultural festivals for international schools in
the Chiang Mai area.
Lamphun reach final of National Youth Championships but lose in Super Over
Lamphun’s Junior Cricket Team
showing off their new shirts provided by Lanna CC
Lamphun's boys had a busy week of cricket in Khon Kaen
at the National Youth Championships and did extremely well to
reach the final with a young team captained by Cher who was also
the opening bowler and most experienced batsman.
The boys lost two of their four qualifying matches but reached
the semi-finals on run-rate and gave their best performance of
the week in beating Rattanakosin to reach the final where they
faced Chanthaburi. This proved to be an extremely exciting match
as Chanthabui were bowled out for 82 as Field took five for 10
and wicket-keeper Champ held six catches.
Lamphun didn't pace their chase very well as Cher was out early,
and Formot and Por used up too many dot balls but Champ and Min
somehow managed to tie the scores which meant the competition
would end in the excitement of a Super Over.
It was all down to captain Cher who would bowl the over for
Lamphun and then face first ball when they batted but he
couldn't quite see Lamphun home to victory under intense
pressure and Chanthaburi won by the narrowest of margins.
Cher had tried his best and was rewarded with the all-rounder of
the tournament award while young Field who has only been playing
cricket for six months was the leading wicket-taker with 12
wickets. Champ had shown his skills behind the stumps and coach
Chris Dodd was very pleased with the performance of a new look
Lamphun will have the chance to improve further with all the
junior league matches they are able to play as well as the boys
gaining more experience playing for Lanna Juniors against adult
teams. The competition winners Chanthaburi don't have the chance
to play cricket outside the national championships, so Lamphun
could go one better in the next competition in March.
Gymkhana Club beat British Club as young and old have an enjoyable day
British Club lend their exotic head
gear to a young Gymkhana side.
British Club have been visiting Chiang Mai from Bangkok since
1982 and it is a tradition that a social match involving the
local juniors is played on the Saturday before the serious
business of the Dick Wood Cup is played on the Sunday. Many of
the best juniors were away as Lamphun were playing in the
National Youth Championships and it was also a busy weekend of
exams but several juniors were still able to play in the
Gymkhana side that was selected on the basis of giving everybody
a chance to play against prestigious opponents.
Gymkhana Club batted first and worries of an early collapsed
were quickly dispelled as Richard Cowles and Shine Thomas
matched each other stroke for stroke as they shared an opening
partnership of 87 in just 7 overs. Shine was dismissed for 29
from 21 balls but Richard reached 44 from 20 balls to retire
Choo was the most experienced of the juniors and batted well and
he was also required to retire on reaching 40 but Daeng and Ong
also hit some good shots and Lou Gleeson enjoyed the luxury of a
runners to save his knees only to hit four fours in an innings
of 28*. Min, Yod and Chat all made noughts but a total of 189
for 6 in 25 overs was still an impressive one.
British Club's reply did not start well as Nick White was no
doubt reflecting on a nice on-drive rather than sprinting for
the crease and was run out by a bullet-like throw from Choo. JD
was unable to repeat his normal success with the ball against
British Club but he managed to be standing in exactly the right
place to catch a flick off the legs from Vaughan McClear off the
bowling of Tingtang who has made a recent return to cricket and
can still bowl very useful in-swingers.
She is still only 17 having played cricket at Prince Royal
College alongside Jean who is doing so well for the Thailand
women's team. Tingtang completed a wicket maiden and took two
more wickets in her next over as British Club slipped to 49 for
4. She finished with outstanding figures of 3 for 9 and it is
hoped she will get more opportunities to show off her bowling.
Tingtang had the best figures of the day but everybody was given
at least one over by captain Locky who even gave himself a bowl
and took a wicket with his first ball. It was that sort of day
as every move he made seemed to pay off in rather unexpected
fashion. Chat had also taken a wicket first ball but Ong and Min
were more expensive but Locky was still credited with keeping
the game alive.
British Club captain Sarg batted so well on one leg that his
team only needed 40 from the last three overs so Locky was
beginning to wonder if he had control of the match. Luckily, his
tenth and eleventh bowling options did well as Shine bowled
Patrick for 17 and Jack Dunford was bowled by Lou Gleeson to
bring the match to an end as British Club were bowled out for a
respectable 158 to lose by just 31 runs.
The match had been played in a wonderful spirit and many kind
words were exchanged and probably the highlight of the day was
eight-year old Alex guesting for Gymkhana and showing he had
great potential with the bat at the end of the innings. It is
thought he is the youngest person to play cricket for Gymkhana
Club and his performance will be one of the lasting memories of
a marvellous day.
Gymkhana Club retain Dick Wood Cup for fifth year in a row
British Club play Gymkhana Club for the Dick
Wood Cup and use their traditional array of slips
If Saturday's match had been a high-scoring encounter on the artificial,
Sunday's contest between Gymkhana Cub and British Club as the two teams
competed for the Dick Wood Cup saw an even battle between bat and ball on a
new grass pitch. Gymkhana Club looked in trouble at five for three after two
overs as Nick White claimed the first wicket in the opening over and Choo,
brought in to strengthen British Club's team, dismissed both Tanveer and
Burhan without scoring as he started with a double-wicket maiden.
Adrian Ballantyne stood firm with Richard Cowles dropped down the order to
number five but neither found batting easy and Afrian was bowled by Haroon
for 11 and captain Pete Warner shot great sportsmanship on taking the
wicket-keeper's word that a low catch had just carried.
This left Gymkhana Club in trouble at 36 for 5 and although Adam Green made
a positive start to his innings, Richard Cowles just managed to dig out
Yod's first ball only to see the youngster take a good caught and bowled.
The score was now 63 for 6 but Hugh Williams is also a useful batsman to be
found at number eight and he helped Adam add 56 for seventh wicket.
Even though Nick White returned to dismiss both of them Adam had made 39 and
Hugh 23 and the extras had also been mounting steadily. Tom Salusbury and
Martin Papworth each hit a boundary apiece and the total reached the dizzy
height of 150 for 8 in 30 overs.
After the traditional Gymkhana Club fayre of sandwiches and chicken legs,
British Club began their chase looking to end a run of four wins in
succession for their hosts in the Dick Wood Cup. Vaughan McClear is a
quality player but he could do nothing about a ball from Adam Green that
practically rolled along the ground. Ben did well to survive for 10 overs
and the total increased steadily as Nick White built his innings.
Martin Papworth beat Nick's defensive shot with a ball that cut back sharply
and Ben's valiant stay at the crease was ended by a sharp stumping from
Richard Cowles as Adam finished with figures of 2 for 11 in his 6 overs.
Martin and Burhan continued to bowl steadily but David Dance and Choo built
a good partnership and at 74 for 3 in the 20th over the scoreboard was
The introduction of spin brought an unexpectedly rapid end to the match as
Tom Salusbury induced Choo to charge down the wicket and fail to clear short
cover, then after being hit for three fours from his first four balls Hamish
Weir's fortunes changed as David Dance skied to the keeper to be out for 37.
Tom picked up a second wicket and Hamish three more as he finished with
figures of 4 for 19 and British Club were dismissed for 102.
Gymkhana Club had won by 48 runs but the match had been much competitive
than that for most of the day and the hosts had only scored 10 more runs
from the bat so generous had British Club been in the field as they conceded
Another enjoyable day came to an end with the traditional fines session as
many beers and vodka slammers were consumed. The presentations were made
with British Club also generous in giving out their touring shirts to David
Walker, cricket captain of Gymkhana, and to Locky, as well as caps to Choo
and Yod who had made such a good impression over the weekend.
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