Ubaid lights up Chiang Mai Sixes with a brilliant display as Kashmir CC win the Cup

9 April 2017
Ubaid lights up Chiang Mai Sixes with a brilliant display as Kashmir CC win the Cup

The 30th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes came to an end on Saturday with local side Kashmir CC winning the Cup by defeating Yorkshire Puddings by five wickets in the final but it was the majestic performances of left-handed opener Ubaid Ullah during the week that will be long remembered by all that watched him at the crease. In total he hit 212 runs from just 52 balls with a remarkable 25 sixes and in the final he made 35 from just eight balls with some astonishing shots that even Chris Gayle or Brian Lara would have struggled to match.

Kashmir had beaten defending champions UN Irish Pub by 10 runs in a high scoring semi-final after Ubaid had set them on their way with 30 from six balls, while Yorkshire Puddings defeated Australian side St Francis de Sales by 13 runs in the other semi-final.

Margate CC from Tasmania won the Shield by beating New Zealand' s Divine Felons in the final and Lanna CC from Chiang Mai came close to winning the Bowl before losing to Perth Postels by four runs. Sons of Pitches beat Ios Malakas by 12 runs to win the Plate and the 30th side in the tournament the Allsorts captained by Eddie Joyner showed they were last but not least by winning the Spoon,

12-year-old prodigy Lucas McKinnon who had travelled with the St Francis de Sales tour party again showed he would be a name to look out for in the future by guiding the Allsorts to victory over Red Lion Wombats, one of three sides along with Darjeeling and Drifters to play in all 30 tournaments. The celebrations for a highly successful tournament were completed with the Awards Dinner at the Shangri-la Hotel.