Redlands Tigers lift the
Chiang Mai Sixes Cup.
The San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes at the Gymkhana Club
came to a conclusion last Saturday with the Redlands Tigers winning the
The Bowl was won by Thai Thevada, the Shield by Bristol, the Plate by the
Zoom Bar Drifters, and the Spoon by Blythswood.
In an exciting all-Australian Cup final, tournament newcomers the Redlands
Tigers faced previous Cup winners the Lords Taverners.
Despite great fielding, an innings of good running and fine big-hitting
(including Trent Conwell retired) saw a respectable 88 scored by the Tigers.
The Taverners responded magnificently, with Luke Towers and Andy Walton
retiring but, with six to win needed off the final ball, Tigers' birthday
boy James Carr took a magnificent wicket to win the game and the Cup.
Earlier in the day, the Cup semi-finals saw three Australian teams aiming to
prevent 2010 Cup holders the Bangladeshi Bashundhara Cricketeers from
retaining the trophy.
In the first game, the Lords Taverners, helped by fantastic hits from Luke
Towers, beat the Lik Lik Wombats, who went down fighting after good batting
by Brook Grumont.
The second Cup semi-final saw a magnificent effort from the Redlands Tigers
as they defeated Cup holders the Bashundhara Cricketeers.
The Tigers produced some fine batting, followed by tremendous catching
(including a caught and bowled by Lenny Wyatt), which ensured an exit from
the tournament for the Bangladeshis, despite their stupendous batting that
started with a six for Khaled off the first ball and then went down to the
The Bowl final was between Thai Thevada and the Chiang Mai Hot Dogs, a game
notable for being the first time in the history of the Sixes that an
all-Thai team (Thai Thevada) has ever made a final.
The game itself was spoiled by lots of wides which prevented both teams from
At the end the scores were tied but, as Thai Thevada had not lost any
wickets and the Hot Dogs had lost two, they were declared the winners to
much applause around the ground.
A very wet early morning pitch affected the Shield semi-finals. In the first
game, good fielding from the Kiwi Divine Felons (four wickets including
three in one over) saw them defeat Darjeeling from the UAE, and in the
second good bowling and careful batting ensured an English win for Bristol
against the Australian Perth Postels.
In the final the Divine Felons scored 51 in their innings, but fielding woes
let them down and left Bristol to cruise to victory on their first visit to
the Chiang Mai Sixes.
In the Plate semi-finals, Almar's quality batting easily defeated the
Gymkhana Cavaliers, and the Awali Taverners could not match the innings
score set by the ZoomBar Drifters.
The final saw the ZoomBar Drifters from England score 75 in an innings with
good performances from Langham and Hall.
In response Almar from South Africa lost three wickets and failed to reach
the score set.
In the Spoon final, Blythswood from England set a score of 66, despite good
fielding by Sa Pa from Vietnam which included a one handed caught-and-bowled
by Jimi Green and good boundary stopping.
Sa Pa responded well to take it down to the final over, but even a fine six
could not quite match Blythswood's score.
In the Ladies' final, at the end of another fine tournament, the Thai Angels
beat the Chiang Mai Chassies.
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Thai Thevada beat the Chiang
Mai Hot Dogs in the Bowl final.
Action during the final day of
the Chiang Mai Sixes at the Gymkhana Club.
The Sawasdee Cricket
tournament gave the youngsters a chance to get involved in the sport.
A big hit down the ground.
The colourful Moonshine team
wait to bat.
Every delivery has to count in
this shortened format of the game.
The ladies had a separate
tournament with the Thai Angels team prevailing.