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Southend Pete leads Lanna to victory

Lanna v Lanna Thais at Gymkhana Sunday, 25 October 2015

The second match of the new season saw the senior Lanna team defeat the young Lanna Thais side by 42 runs but it was another well-matched encounter which promised much for the weeks to come.

Pete Warner has recently returned to Chiang Mai from his summer spent back home in Essex where he is known as Brickie by his team-mates, but in Chiang Mai he is lovingly described as Southend Pete and always makes sure everybody in his team gets a game, so it was a well-deserved triumph for him as he not only led his Lanna side to victory but also made an unbeaten 43 from just 38 balls himself before retiring.

Matt Bray impressed with his slow left-arm to take 3 wickets for 22 but Lanna made 155 for 6 in 25 overs as Chat again did well with the ball as all the boys had a bowl for Lanna Thais and the match looked evenly balanced as Lanna Thais looked to have a strong batting line-up with Bray and Cardno to the fore.

Lanna Thais made a good start as Bray made an elegant 21 before being caught off the bowling of Michael Holt who also claimed the wicket of Min but the match hinged on the dismissal of Martin Cardno. Jun Aryi was batting extremely well so Lanna Thais were 82 for 2 when Cardno hit a shot towards the mid-wicket boundary. Hard and flat it looked a boundary all the way but somehow Hugh Williams clung on to the catch as Cardno was out for 14.

Jun retired on reaching 40 and Adam ran through the juniors with his steady medium pace. Tom Salusbury again proved his mastery over George Hamilton but Martin Papworth almost hit a six and young Tee impressed with his sensible batting. Jun returned with the last man at the crease but Max Coombes took the final wicket as Lanna Thais were bowled out for 113.

Lanna had won by 42 runs but it had been another excellent match to show Lanna would be ready for future contests against the newly reformed Chaing Mai CC.

Lanna 155 for 6 (25 overs)
Pete Warner 43 retired, Hugh Williams 21; Matt Bray 3 for 22

Lanna Thais 113 (20 overs)
Matt Bray 21, Jun Aryi 41*, Adam Green 4 for 23, Michael Holt 2 for 32, Max Coombes 2 for 24

Lanna won by 42 runs