Bangladesh's Cricketers stun Yarrambat
Chiang Mai _ Bangladesh's Cricketers are looking like the hot favourites for the Cup at the 19th Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes following their victory over a stunned Yarrambat yesterday. Yarrambat managed 42/2 but the Bangladeshis racked up a quality 113-1 to keep the crowd captivated.
Knocks from Khalad (25 ro), Anafar (33 ret), Robin (20 no) and Elias (33 no) displayed the class and threat that others may find hard to better.
The Cricketeers lead Group B with seven points, ahead of the Warathais on five.
Also in the Cup, the Vagrants (64/0) beat the Perth Postels (63/1), with Higgs compiling 35 before retiring for the winners.
Ashwell (79/1) had too much for the Sugar Shack (64/3) while the Gypsies (64/3) saw off the Warathais (57/5). Ashwell head Group A with six points.
The Lords Taverners squeezed past Darjeeling in a high-scoring Bowl encounter with 107/1. Darjeeling had 81/1.
Also in the Bowl, Marchwiel Outlaws got the best of the bad boy tussle when they easily disposed of Floggers and Robbers. The Outlaws finished with 128/1 (D Morrison 35 ret, J Buckley 31 ret, J Kersey 27no) to the Robbers52/3.
In the Spoon division, the Wombats65/2 squeezed out the Cavaliers58/2 while the Armadillos (70/0) saw off Jamesons Malaccas (69/3).
The Camel Bar Humps (66/0) kept their unbeaten run against Jamesons (65/1), whose sterling efforts unfortunately went without reward over the two games.
To conclude the Spoon action, the BKK Postels (68/0) had too much for the Wombats (65/1).
To round off another entertaining day, the Chiang Mai Fossils proved they still had enough lead in their pencils for the Wombat Elders. The Fossils included a star turn from sports editor Roger Crutchley, although the crowd will have to wait yet another year to see if his batting matches his steady bowling.
Action starts again today at 9am. For more information, and live commentary, see www.chiangmaisixes.com