The ACST Siam International Sevens competition returned to Gymkhana Club after a three-year absence and the CBBs were able to celebrate their 100th tour in fine style as the two CBBs teams played in the Trophy final and the SCs beat the SKs in a tight contest by losing fewer wickets with the scores level.
The winner of the Cup was a familiar story with Bangladesh side Heritage Cricketers winning all five of their league matches before defeating Lamphun in the semi-finals and being declared tournament winners after the final against Raju's team was abandoned after two overs when a thunderstorm hit the ground at just the wrong time.
Lamma CC were boosted by several Lanna players and CMSCA youngsters and they took part in the most exciting match of the tournament by beating Raju's team which included more local players from All Stars and CMCC as Chris Coombes hit the last ball of the match for six after Brad Tarr had retired on 31*.
Raju's team had their revenge in the semi-finals by beating Lamma and reaching the final. They were hoping to test Heritage with the inclusion of Abaid and fast bowler Tariq but it wasn't to be. The Bangladesh side had the best record in the tournament with six wins out of six before the final and Deepak Khatri was named as player of the tournament while Rony won the Spirit of Cricket Award.
There were many familiar faces at Gymkhana Club with plenty of Chiang Mai Sixes regulars playing or supporting the event and looking forward to their next trip to Chiang Mai in April. There will be another tournament held at Gymkhana next weekend with 10 teams from across Thailand playing in the third edition of the Gymkhana Sixes.
Thanks to Wayne Morrison for taking the photos