The boys' trip continued on Friday with their first visit to the Cricket Live Foundation in Moratuwa where they met head coach Sanjeewa Silva and got some high quality net practice ahead of playing in a match on Saturday. The boys visited the Moratuwa Sports Club and looked round the Test match ground in Moratuwa.
The boys are also hoping to help with coaching the young Sri Lankan children who are looked after by the charity but in the afternoon they were fully involved in a session with the local youngsters which was designed to show the benefits of team work.
The was an entertaining class room session which saw the use of the white board and even saw the children making Christmas decorations. This was followed by all sorts of fun and games in the garden where each boy had to rely on the support of his team-mates in a variety of activities.
The Cricket Live Foundation is a New Zealand-run charity which helps under-privileged Sri Lankan children by training them as cricketers and teaching them life skills so there seems to be a special bond between the locals and our Hill Tribe Fund children who have all their educational needs looked after as well as developing as wonderful young cricketers.
Bunchuai, Chanchai and Cher were fully involved in the afternoon's activities which ended with numerous presentations with the red Lamphun caps to the fore and the boys were also able to say thank you for the tickets for the ODI that were kindly provided by Cricket Live.
Funding for the boys' tour to Sri Lanka has been provided by The Willows CC in New Zealand, Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes and Chiang Mai Lanna Cricket Club and the financial assistance is greatly appreciated.