Last month marked the sad passing of Jenny Morgan, our former committee member, and amazing contributor towards youngsters and junior cricket in northern Thailand.
Jenny, like her partner Terry Skillett will not have a formal funeral, but there is the opportunity for us all to pay tribute to her on Wednesday 10th January, which is also Terry’s birthday.
In Sydney, friends are celebrating Jenny Morgan and her life from 1 to 5 pm at Ravensthorpe in Albion Park, congregating for a fitting send off. The address of the venue can be found here. https://ravensthorpe.com.au/
In Chiang Mai, an informal celebration will be held at the UN Irish Pub from 6.30pm. Dress is casual, with attendees welcome to wear their ducks.
In London, stalwarts of the Sixes will gather at the The Fire Station Pub on Watrloo Road near Waterloo Station at 7.00pm. Sid Moohan of the Malakas will be there to meet anyone who is welcome to roll in and out anytime they care to, with all friends of the Sixes, Jenny, and Terry welcome.
A fond farewell to the Duck Lady Jenny Morgan
The Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jenny Morgan. Our original Duck Lady raised millions of Baht to help youngsters in the region to enjoy better lives and opportunities to play cricket. Local cricket owes her a huge debt of gratitude.
Jenny was a regular attendee at the Sixes with her late partner Terry Skillett, with both serving for several years on the committee, as well as being an integral part of the Malakas touring party. For ten years she led her team to keep the HTF, Hill Tribe Fund sponsored cricketers program going. This was a cricket and education scheme for underprivileged kids.
Huge funds were also raised for other junior development. There would not be cricket in Lamphun in its current form, and players like Chanchai who has gone on to be a star player for the national team might not have got their chance in the game. The Thai Thevada side that lights up the Sixes each year owes much to Jenny’s tireless work.
Those who register a duck at the Sixes are presented with a small plastic duck in return for a donation to kids cricket which must be worn for the rest of the tournament. Until a few years ago it was Jenny who would seek out the victim, always with a smile and kind words.
Her immense legacy lives on in the hands of her good friends Susie and Jacki, who administer the ducks and carry out fundraising activities. And, through the Thailand Junior Cricket Development Fund (TJCDF) which continues to help with the development of the game and helping young Thai cricketers. Indeed, the annual Skillett and Morgan Cups are played between such youngsters, with the girls and women’s game named in honour of Jenny.
A fine tribute to Jenny's earlier fundraising efforts were added as two junior teams won the trophies in the Gymkhana Sixes, just two days before her death. The main Lamphun team won the Players competition and Darjeeling Juniors won the Gents consisting of younger boys from Lamphun and from CMSCA, another cause that she supported in the past.
We offer our deepest and sincerest condolences to all of Jenny’s family and friends and hope to see as many of you in Chiang Mai in 2024 so that we can pay tribute to her together.
RIP Jenny. Many thanks for everything. We love you long time.