Event Info

Sixes Organising Committee

George Appleton (Chairman and Teams)

Following a distinguished career in the Royal Navy on and off the field, George became a big part of Darjeeling CC in UAE as player, chairman and now life member. He first played at the Sixes in 2003 and joined the committee as soon as he moved to Chiang Mai. His attention to detail meant he was a natural candidate to take over as Chairman when David Walker stepped down in 2018.

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. 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.

Matt Bray

Matt has lived in Chiang Mai since 2005 and plays for Lanna CC and Tokyo Dingbats. He helps the Sixes with sponsorship and raises money for junior cricket, as well as organizing various cricket tours and events.

Richard Cowles

Richard joined the committee in 2017 after building the new Sixes website and he also produces the Sixes magazine. He is also taking live streaming of the Sixes to a new level with every ball now broadcast live will full graphics.

Peter Dawson

Peter arrived in Chiang Mai in 1996, joined the Gymkhana Club and was asked to supervise the preparation of the grass wicket for the 1997 Sixes. This quickly led to him joining the Committee and his wife Anne becoming an assistant scorer. Peter set up the CMSCA in 2000 and started to assist with the Sixes accounts before stepping up to the role of Treasurer. He retired in 2018 but he has a complete archive of Sixes history so the committee can still count on his great knowledge of the event.

Paul 'Hagar' Jones

First umpired at the Chiang Mai Sixes in 1992 and 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 Tournament Referee.

Janet Kirwin (Treasurer)

Janet first came to the Sixes as a spectator in 2007 as she arrived in Chiang Mai on being offered a high power job in the Tobacco Industry. She has played in the Ladies Competition since 2009 and has enjoyed being part of the Chiang Mai Sixes ever since. With her great aptitude for figures and an understanding of what the Sixes stands for, Janet has kindly agreed to take over as treasurer.

Richard Lockwood (Secretary)

Locky arrived in Chiang Mai in 2008 hoping to take a break from being fully involved in international cricket. Little did he know he would find a tournament with more teams and more players than the World Cup or that Thailand Women’s cricket team would now be ranked the 11thbest team in the world. He has helped bring computer scoring to Chiang Mai and still acts as Secretary on the Committee.

Ray 'Lemon' Matti

Ray is a recent addition to the International Commitee but he has a long association with the Sixes with Ios Malakas and before that Harmony Lizards that stretches back into the 1990s. Ray kindly offered to help us finding sponsorship using his contacts in Bangkok. This time next year...

Martin Papworth

Martin first came to the Sixes in 2004 and became involved with the CMSCA as a coach. He joined the Sixes committee in 2007/2008 and took up the role as Sixes curator for grounds and equipment. Martin is an experienced umpire and coach and is the man to turn to on all matters of local cricket. He spends hours at Gymkhana and so is a natural for the role of tournament director.

Awn Pattamaporn

Awn has been on the organizing committee since 2004, and everyone has 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. Thanks go to Awn for helping to raise money for junior cricket throughout the year.

Taran Persaud

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. An experienced umpire and scorer, he turn his hand to many duties on the committee, he now looks after medical issues and developed the Health and Safety policy.

David Walker

First came to the Sixes as a player in 1996, and joined the Committee in 2002 after moving to Chiang Mai. He was chairman of the Organizing Committee for eight years before standing down in 2018. David worked with the local junior cricket programme for many years, and is still heavily involved in cricket at the local level.