Local cricket team from Lamphun province skyrockets to victory at the National Youth Games held last week in Sisaket

 | Wed 2 Apr 2014 12:21 ICT

CityNews –The Lamphun team, led by eighteen-year-old wonder kid Bunchuai Sombatraksa who scored 177 runs and took 10 wickets for 58, was the first team in recent years to beat the Chiang Mai cricket team, who has ruled victorious in youth cricket since the early 2000s.

Teams from 19 provinces competed in the games this year, qualifying in regional and semi-final matches in January and February. The National Youth Games in Sisaket has been an annual event in Thailand for over thirty years and features more than 40 events with over 10,000 teenage participants.

The Cricket Association of Thailand named Bunchuai the Player of the Tournament and stated that “Lamphun was clearly the most disciplined team [and the hours] of practice have brought them well-deserved success.”