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Lanna cannot conquer the Cannons

Loose Cannons v CMLCC at Prem Oval Sunday, 12 October 2014
Lanna cannot conquer the Cannons

The weekend's action concluded with an afternoon match between the tireless Loose Cannons and the Chiang Mai Lanna CC who were happy to play their part in the weekend's festivities..The Loose Cannons clearly prefer short format cricket as they continued in the same style with the bat as they had in the morning, reaching a total of 136 for 7 in their 15 overs, as Will Buck fired with 63 runs from just 28 balls.

The Lanna bowling attack stuck to its task well against some quality opposition with left-armer Jun the best of the bowlers with one for 13 from 3 overs. Lanna were missing several frontline players but their reply was full of intent and the top three of Jason Bray, Basharat Wani and Brian Curtis, another welcome new player, hit the bad balls to the boundary to keep up with the required run-rate.

The rising belief of a victory for the home side was dampened after Wani fell lbw to Por, a young Lamphun boy who played for Thailand U16s in Malaysia recently who was guesting for the Canons. Once Chanchai fell for 14 Lanna's resistance came to an end las they lost by a respectable 20 runs.

A fine weekend's cricket was matched by the great spirit in which players from all three sides had conducted themselves. The Lanna Chairman Tom Salusbury provided a traditional English village tea and a very enjoyable tome was had by hosts and guests alike. The tranquil beauty of Prem Oval left a huge impression on the touring sides away from the hustle and bustle and constant noise of Hong Kong and Singapore,

it was apparent the players were soaking up the idyllic surroundings and it can be guaranteed that it won't be another 32 years before the Cenataurs tour here again, and the Loose Cannons had certainly found their range with some powerful hitting by the end of a fun-filled weekend

Loose Cannons 139 for 7 (15 overs)
Will Buck 63; Jun 1 for 13

CMLCC 119 for 8 (15 overs)
Wani 24; Matt Bird 2 for 5, Por 1 for 8

Loose Cannons won by 20 runs