Chiang Mai Sixes Day 5 Report
CityNews – Thursday saw 6 completions played out at the Gymkhana Club with 16 games in total. Highlights are as follows.
In the cup competition favorites NCL Dynamites amassed the highest score of the competition so far, hitting 113-0 to defeat veteran side the Divine Felons, who made 52-1 in reply, with wicketkeeper Maruf hitting 32 off just 6 balls including 4 Sixes. St Francis again achieved victory by a large margin, chasing down 51 to defeat Bristol CC as Aaron Maynard struck 30 off 9 balls.
2017 Shield winners Margate CC (40-1) were knocked out in the group stage by NCL Masters (42-0), with the Yorkshire Puddings (79-3) beating the Lords Taverners (60-2) to secure a place in the semi finals.
In the Bowl Darjeeling of UAE (80-1) defeated the Clifton Hill Tom Cats (64-3), and the Armadillos (71-0) pulled off the surprise of the day to chase down Lanna CC’s 70-1 in just 4.2 overs.
The final game of the day was the last Vase qualifying game, and was a thrilling finish as Blythswood CC (74-1) chased Northern Territory Bush Rangers’ total of 73-1, winning off the final ball of the day! Baldip Bopara was awarded man of the match for a fantastic 28 off just 7 balls, including 3 Sixes.
The entire 2018 tournament is available to watch live online from 8:45am to 5pm at http://www.chiangmaisixes.cricket/