Chiang Mai Organizing Committee
Long serving members David Walker (Chairman), Peter Dawson (Treasurer) and Dominic Williams (Events) have recently stepped down from the Sixes Committee. This page will be further updated in the near future.
Martin first came to the Sixes in 2004 and shortly after became involved with the CMSCA as a coach. He joined the Sixes committee in 2007/2008 and has taken over Eric Little’s role as Sixes curator for grounds and equipment. Martin is an experienced international match referee for the ACC and has qualified as an ACC level 2 umpire and ACC level 1 coach. He continues to coach for CMSCA and assists local cricket in its administration. He played for the Drifters for 6 years until switching to the Gymkhana Cavaliers in 2014.
Taran first played in the Sixes for the Drifters in 2002. Since moving to CM in 2012 he became involved in the Sixes and local cricket. Taran recently started umpiring following an ACC Level 1 course and he is a long time member of the Sixes scoring team. An all-rounder on the Committee, he has assisted with general administration duties and is now looking after medical issues, which have shown notable improvement.
Richard developed an early fascination with cricket statistics which led to a career in cricket as he joined The Cricketer magazine and edited the Cricketer Quarterly for 20 years, and has worked as a scorer and statistician all over the world. Richard discovered the flourishing cricket scene in Chiang Mai, and the wonderful Sixes tournament is now central to his involvement in cricket. He has introduced computer scoring into the Match Box, is grateful to the Sixes continued support of junior cricket in Northern Thailand, acts as Secretary of the Sixes committee and now even has a new website to fill with his articles, scorecards and statistics.
Awn has been on the organizing committee since 2004, and everyone has enjoyed and benefited from her management of the Boundary Bar at the ground and at the other Sixes venues. In 2001, Awn joined the junior cricket program of the CMSCA and she served in various capacities until 2006.
Other local committee members are George Appleton, Matt Bray, Richard Cowles and Paul Drew.
International Committee Members
Paul (Hagar) Jones
First umpired at the Chiang Mai Sixes in 1992 when he was asked to come along by Bob Cooke and John Bell of the Drifters, and since then he has missed only one year (1993). In 2007 he took over from Tony Gough as Head Umpire and manages his motley crew at the sixes every year. He is also on the Rules Committee and tries to keep them as simple and understandable as possible. His other post is Tournament Referee.
Rob (Chops) Bernard
Rob’s first Chiang Mai Sixes was in 2006 when he was kindly adopted by the Yarrambat team as well as making many great friends as he came along to look into the viability of running cricket tours to the Land of Smiles. A former player of average ability, Chops now enjoys his place in the commentary box and acting as MC as well as carrying on his exhaustive touring schedule. Back in London he umpires and attends as many football and cricket games as work at London Underground allows.