Thai cricket League-
This is all played in Bangkok as the best facilities are there, also with the
best cricket ground in Asia for the non-test nations. The Cricket Association
of Thailand (CAT) league has two divisions A and B, obviously A being the
better players and B divisions being the poorer players. A division is 45 over
games a side with a man of the match ward after every game. B division is 35
over games a side also with a man of the match award after the games. We have
roughly 6-8 teams competing in both divisions with semi-finals and finals
being at the end of the season.
Guides for The Chiang Mai International Sixes.
Are held in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Hua Hin and go over roughly 7-14 days with
teams from all over the world competing.
U15ís fielding Vs Saudi Arabia in the 2005 Asia Cup Held in U.A.E
Thai national cricket starts at Under 13ís, and then there is Under 15ís,
Under 17ís, Under 19ís and the Full National side.
Cricket Association of Thailand is soon to be finished with the new National
ground which will obviously host all international tournaments and some
domestic league matches. Thailand is very soon to be named an associate member
of ICC an also with that we get considered to compete in the fast track nation
tournament, this is pretty much what the test nations play, home and away
matches one day and test but for us it is 3 day matches. This is just one step
away from becoming a test nation believe it or not!
U19ís taking the field in there first match Vs Singapore
Centre of Excellence-
This is to be finished next months and is being built at one of the top
international schools in Bangkok. It will consist of two ground next to each
other but both artificial and 2-3 artificial practice nets. The Thailand
Junior cricket League will be held hear every Saturday and Sunday with the
possibility of some weekdays. During the School break coaching courses will be
held there, with Thai children not being able to afford it CAT will sponsor
the top Thai players in Bangkok to come.
in Chiang Mai
Mai Schools Cricket Alliance (SAWASDEE CRICKET) -
This is soon with
more funding and sponsors is going to be a strong and very good cricketing
facility in Thailand. Chiang Mai already has a roughly 3-4 ground with one and
the moment being turf and also another being built. School cricket in Chiang
Mai is becoming more known in the Thai schools day by day and with more and
more of them representing the Thai team at there respective age groups.
I donít know if you recognize this person, but he is giving the
captains speech at the U19 Tuanku Jaffa Tournament
Khaen and Petchaburi cricket-
Petchaburi cricket is pretty much non existent with the lack of facilities in
the area but the Thai cricket in that region is becoming stronger by the day.
Khon Khaen is just amazing as it is my home! Honestly CAT are putting huge
amounts of money into this area as the Thaiís here are so tough and
naturally gifted with great hand eye co-ordination. They have already produced
famous sportsman such as Paradorn Shrichapan (Tennis) who was not so long ago
ranked 9th in the world. Tiger Woods (golf: jeez thanks, never heard
of him ... Ed) was also brought up there for a short while of his life.
And now to the cricketers. We have a slow left arm bowler who is 14 years of
age and has only played hard ball cricket for about 1 year. He was selected in
the Thailand Under 15 squad for the Asia Cup in U.A.E. Which is the biggest
tournament in Asia and is host to roughly 28 nations. He was selected in every
games and finished up leading bowler in the Thai team and also 3rd best bowler
in the whole tournament.
If you are interested in helping in anyway, interested in possibly
coming out to compete in any of the 3 sixes tournament, then please do not
hesitate to email myself email@example.com
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WE ARE ONE
"We are the people of a free nation of blokes, sheilas and the
occasional w#nker. We come from many lands (although a few too many of
us come from New Zealand), and although we live in the best country in
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First, there's Victoria, named after queen who didn't believe in lesbos.
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day, and big horse races. Its capital is Melbourne, whose chief
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content of anywhere too. Although the Territory is the centrepiece of
our national culture, few of us live there and the rest prefer to fly
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document defining a nation of half arsed sceptics, it is worth noting
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We, the citizens of Oz, are united by Highways, whose treacherous twists
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better than Beijing.
We are united by a democracy so flawed that a political party albeit a
redneck gun toting one, can get a million votes and still not win one
seat in Federal Parliament. Not that we're whining, we leave that to our
Pommy immigrants. We want to make "no worries mate" our
national phrase, "she'll be right mate" our national attitude
and "Waltzing Matilda" our national anthem (so what if it's
about a sheep-stealing crim who commits suicide).
We love sport so much our newsreaders can read the death toll from a
sailing race and still tell us who is winning. And we're the best in the
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Stand proud Aussies - we shoot, we root, we vote. We are girt by sea and
pissed by lunchtime. Even though we might seem a racist, closed minded,
sports obsessed little people, at least we feel better for it!"