City Sport

 |  April 2, 2009

Cricket Sixes

Don’t forget to support the 22nd Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes to be held at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club from March 29th – April 4th. Every day the six aside games begin at 8:45 a.m. and continue until around 5 p.m. There is a spectator’s stand, food stalls and a very well stocked bar. Teams come from Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, England, China, Hong Kong and all corners of the globe in this competition which is fast paced and action packed. For more information check out

Local Cricket

Citylife batted first in the match against Bangkok Blues at Prem Centre last weekend and could only scrape together 78 runs off 23 overs due to the excellent bowling of Lohit Jassal and Vikki Singh. Both bowled 8 overs, the former taking 3 wickets for 17 and the latter 4 for 35. No batsman with a score of note.
Any thoughts Citylife had of making a game of it were quickly dashed by Anwar who smashed 58 off only 26 balls to help his side reach the required runs in an amazing 6.1 overs. At one stage he hit the ball so hard he broke his bat in two.
The other scheduled match was cancelled as the Prem School would not let any students play whilst the high pollution situation in Chiang Mai remained; a decision I fully endorse.
On Sunday at the Gymkhana Club a clinic for juniors was conducted by Chris Dodd and Martin Papworth with 25 lads from three schools. The schools represented were Wat Don Chan, Wat Wai Luan and Wat Ban Si Ban Yuen and the boys showed great enthusiasm. It is worthy of note that the boys from Wat Don Chan are all Hilltribe children. It augers well for the future of cricket in this part of the world.

The Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand’s tournament calendar started with the Dunlop tournament in Chiang Rai on February 7-9th. There were over 200 players participating in 8 age divisions during the weekend. Team Elite players, Kana Vasupongchai, Kanoon Vasupongchai, Richard Casagrande, Phat Swangkan, and Note participated in the event with Coach Lade and Coach Sompoch travelling with the players. In the 18 under division Richard won three matches to reach the finals losing 6-1, 6-3. On his way to the final he played teammate Phat beating him in the semi-finals. Phisuthisak Ngernkuakul played in the 16 under division and though he lost in the first round of the main draw, played very well and gained more experience. Kanoon played up in the 14 under division playing very well and reaching the finals. She played against the #1 seed losing a close match in the 3rd set. Finally, her sister, Kana, who is 13, played in the 18 under division winning the tournament with a 6-0, 6-3 score in the finals.

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The Prem Golf Academy
‘Giving you the Knowledge for Power and Precision’

The only indoor/outdoor golf facility in Northern Thailand which offers first class golf instruction in a professional learning environment.

The state-of-the-art, indoor and outdoor Prem Golf Academy is located on the Prem Tinsulanonda International School’s peaceful 90 acre campus, 25 kilometers north of the Chiang Mai city center. They offer an all weather training facility open to the public. The facility features the innovative V1 Swing Analysis Technology, classroom for theory instruction, large putting and chipping green, 6 covered chipping and hitting nets, short range practice green with 6 hitting bays, long and short range bunker shots, water hazard green, fitness center, and newly opened 350 yard driving range.

The services The Prem Golf Academy offer include:

– Private instruction year round.
– Weekly afternoon group instruction for men, women and juniors.
– Elite Junior Golf training.
– 3-4-5 Day Golf Schools for adults; half day or full day.
– Corporate Golf Clinics for groups up to 18 people.
– 3-day to 1 month Junior Golf Camps; day camps or full package with accommodation, meals and fun, supervised activities.

Thai, English, and German speaking golf professionals available.

2009 Promotions:

40% discount on all Junior Camps and Adult Schools
30% off Private Lessons
Free 30 minute swing video consultation

Contact info:

Mike “Spike” Collier
Director of Golf
The Prem Golf Academy
Tel: (+66) 0 53 301 500 (Ext 5415)
Mobile: (+66) 0 84 769 4503