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  • Chiang Mai unites behind youth cricket

    Chiang Mai CC v Gymkhana Club on Sunday, 6 January 2013

    The Chiang Mai Senior League has been created this season to give the best Thai youngsters the chance of playing competitive cricket. Chiang Mai Cricket Club were initially unable to take part in the new league alongside two other senior and two junior teams but they have now given their full backing to the league and have shown… Read more

    Chiang Mai unites behind youth cricket
  • Gymkhana Juniors gain first league win

    CPP v Gymkhana Juniors on Saturday, 5 January 2013

    Gymkhana Juniors have given a good account of themselves in their first three matches in the Chiang Mai Senior League but have been defeated on each occasion so it was a memorable day at Royal Chiang Mai when they beat fellow junior team CPP by nine wickets to gain their first league win in convincing style. CPP, a school dedicated to… Read more

    Gymkhana Juniors gain first league win
  • Khon Kaen and Uttaradit win gold in Natonal Games

    Sunday, 23 December 2012

    Cricket in Thailand took another step forward as it was part of the National Games organized by the Sports Authority of Thailand for the first time. There were two four-team tournaments for men and women played over the course of three days. Chiang Mai played host to the event with a total of 12 20-over matches staged at Gymkhana Club… Read more

    Khon Kaen and Uttaradit win gold in Natonal Games
  • A Christmas surprise at Gymkhana

    Lanna v Thailand Women on Sunday, 23 December 2012

    Players and spectators who arrived at Gymkhana Club on the Sunday before Christmas expecting a friendly encounter between two sides drawn from Chiang Mai Lanna Cricket Club were in for a festive surprise when they discovered that a contest against the Thailand women’s side had been arranged. . Eddie Joyner, a member of Chiang Mai Lanna… Read more

    A Christmas surprise at Gymkhana
  • ACC Challenge 2012 comes to Chiang Mai

    Thursday, 20 December 2012

    December 2012 has been a busy month for cricket in Chiang Mai as the city’s three magnificent cricket grounds played host to the Asian Cricket Council Trophy Challenge where seven countries from across Asia competed to gain promotion into the Elite Division. The qualifying stages saw Thailand drawn in Group A against Iran and Singapore… Read more

    ACC Challenge 2012 comes to Chiang Mai
  • Thai school boys given a cricketing lesson by Lanna

    Lanna v CPP on Sunday, 2 December 2012

    CPP had won both of their previous matches in the Chiang Mai Senior League but they may learn more from defeat as Chiang Mai Lanna beat them by 24 runs at Gymkhana Club. The veteran cricketers from Chiang Mai Lanna showed they could be more than a match for the best of young Thai talent as they drew level at the top of the league table… Read more

    Thai school boys given a cricketing lesson by Lanna
  • Royal Occasion for Cricket in Chiang Mai

    Gymkhana Juniors v CPP on Sunday, 25 November 2012

    Two teams made up of Thai junior cricketers are taking part in the Chiang Mai Senior League and it made for a memorable day when the two teams, Chol Phratan Phataek and Gymkhana Juniors, faced each other in the first match to be held at the new ‘Royal’ cricket ground. There had been torrential rain overnight in the city but all was well… Read more

    Royal Occasion for Cricket in Chiang Mai
  • Floggers & Robbers off to a winning start

    Gymkhana Juniors v Floggers & Robbers on Sunday, 18 November 2012

    Floggers & Robbers are popular participants in the San Miguel Chiang Mai International Sixes but they showed they are more than capable in the longer form of the game as they defeated Gymkhana Juniors by four wickets in their first match in the Chiang Mai Senior League . The Zimbabwean Tobacco Industry has a long history of support for… Read more

    Floggers & Robbers off to a winning start
  • Lanna win first match played in new Chiang Mai Senior League

    Lanna v Gymkhana Juniors on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Chiang Mai Lanna CC won the first league match of the season when they defeated Gymkhana Juniors by 15 runs. Months of planning has gone into setting up a new four team league in Chiang Mai involving two adult sides and two junior sides, so it was fitting that the opening fixture played at Gymkhana Club was a contest full of runs with… Read more

    Lanna win first match played in new Chiang Mai Senior League
  • Youth overcomes experience at Gymkhana

    Lanna v CPP on Sunday, 11 November 2012

    Remembrance Day at Gymkhana Club was marked by a classic contest between youth and experience and it was the boys from CPP who beat Chiang Mai Lanna by five wickets. The new Chiang Mai Senior League has been established to give some of the best young Thai cricketers the chance to play competitive cricket against more experienced opponents… Read more

    Youth overcomes experience at Gymkhana
  • Playing cricket in the right spirit

    Singapore Spirits v Gymkhana Club on Saturday, 3 November 2012

    Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club played host to the first touring match of the new season and the visitors were Singapore Spirits who were welcome guests as they certainly played cricket in the right spirit and were rewarded with victory over the home side by 57 runs. The 30-over contest began just after noon after Singapore Spirits had won the… Read more

    Playing cricket in the right spirit
  • Lamphun girls impress on their debut

    Saturday, 27 October 2012

    The Sports Authority of Thailand Northern Qualifiers were held at Gymkhana Club in Chiang Mai on the weekend of 27th and 28th October 2012. This was a qualifying tournament for next year’s under-19 National Games which saw one match played by the boys and three matches played by the girls. An entertaining weekend’s cricket began with the… Read more

    Lamphun girls impress on their debut
  • Lanna just scrape home in second match against Patong

    Patong CC v Lanna on Sunday, 14 October 2012

    The players of Patong and Lanna returned to the ground on Sunday not too worse for wear and able to contest a 12 aside 30-over match starting just after mid-day with hangovers and the outfield drying out nicely. Patong again batted first but this time it was the ball which dominated the bat as 18-year-old Choo, who has been looked after… Read more

    Lanna just scrape home in second match against Patong
  • Lanna's first tour match in Phuket ends in a tie

    Patong CC v Lanna on Saturday, 13 October 2012

    Chiang Mai Lanna's first ever tour was made to play Patong CC at the new ground in Phuket and the tour was as successful as it was enjoyable even though most of the players were playing cricket for fun as well as supporting junior cricket. The team, boasting an average age of almost 50 despite giving places to two of Chiang Mai’s most… Read more

    Lanna's first tour match in Phuket ends in a tie
  • Visiting Bunchuai's family in Tak province

    Saturday, 21 July 2012

    Chris Dodd writes an account of his visit to Bunchuai's family who live 400 km from Lamphun. Bunchuai is from the "Ahka" Hill tribe people, these Hill tribe people are spread all over the north of Thailand and his family home in the village of Baan Moo Rom Saha Mit in the province of Tak which is some 400 kilometres south from our Lamphun… Read more

    Visiting Bunchuai's family in Tak province
  • Bunchuai and Nikom play for Thailand U16s in Malaysia

    Tuesday, 1 May 2012

    May 2012, two of our HTF boys Nikom (Mayer) and Bunchuai (Sombatraksa) are represented Thailand's U-16 cricket team in the regions U-16 Elite cup, played in Malaysia. Nikom has had already had a taste of International cricket representing Thailand cricket U-14's in April 2011. The first game against Singapore all rounder Nikom was awarded… Read more

    Bunchuai and Nikom play for Thailand U16s in Malaysia
  • Meet our Hill Tribe girls

    Sunday, 1 April 2012

    Nok, Dao and Aree became the first three girls to be looked after the Hill Tribe Fund. Chris Dodd makes the introductions... The girls are from the Hmong Hill tribe people, Aree (Aree Tirdpripanawan) and Daow (Sangdaw Laosong) are from a mountain village in the Doi Inthanon, while Nok's (Kanokwaa Saesong) family are from Pai. All the… Read more

    Meet our Hill Tribe girls
  • Practice net at Lamphun is completed - success on the field will surely soon follow.....

    Thursday, 22 March 2012

    CMSCA coaches, Chris Dodd and Martin Papworth, along with our HTF sponsored cricketers, have completed the building of Lamphun's first hardball practice cricket net at Muangkwak school in the Makuajae area of the Lamphun province. Our thanks and appreciation go to Eric Little who gave a generous donation towards the net and to the Chiang… Read more

    Practice net at Lamphun is completed - success on the field will surely soon follow.....
  • Muangwak win 2012 Sixes Sawasdee Cup

    Sunday, 11 March 2012

    With the Chiang Mai International Sixes celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2012 it is appropriate that Sawasdee Cricket, which has formed a small but important part of all tournaments since 2000, could take centre stage as an eight team Sawasdee tournament was held at Maeonwittayalai School, Mae On on Sunday 11th March. This was the… Read more

    Muangwak win 2012 Sixes Sawasdee Cup
  • Rimping make a winning start

    Friday, 2 March 2012

    The 2nd CMSCA & Lamphun cricket Sawasdee mini tournament in as many days, again with 4 teams, the second tier of Lamphun teams particapate in this event, the hosts Rimping, the favourites Chai Stan, Hong Kor Muang and Wat Kheelek. This turned out to be a real shock the winners by a clear margin were Tambon Rimping who won all 3 of their… Read more

    Rimping make a winning start
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