The Kimberley Crusaders are a great crew formed originally from Broome in the Northern Remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia and Queensland and not forgetting our Southerners in WA. Our Team is made up of a rough and ready crew of long term Sixes Players and Supporters returning each year to show their full support and dedication with their tent land cheering and networking duties in CM. Our Captain Doc Mark Thorgersen has accomplished 22 years and his Sister Tracy Thorgersen 20 years of Chiang Mai Sixes since 1996 with a Passion to continue the spirit, along with the Support and Passion of our CEO umpire Terry Williams, and Players Rik 'Jockey' Pearce, Stuart 'Superstar' Vance, Russ 'Rusty' Williams, Terry Moore our own Golden Batt, 31 Brian McKay our Remote Statsman and our loyal Committee Cheese 'n' Duncs Michael Coombes and Lain Duncan along with our loyal supporters, lovely Lin, our rock star Sid, Midwest Terri and Wild Bill, and Lesina 'wildchild' Bailey, her son Jack, and wild card 'Buzz' Chris, along with Uncle Bear Tim and not forgetting our number '1' team mascot Marcus
The Kimberley Crusaders Team will be looking forward to sharing in some good old fashioned fun, sportsmanship, and enjoying being part of the Sixes event again for 2019. 'Bring it on...........In Doc we Trust...
Brian '31' McKay Vice Captain
Brian '31' McKay Hanging Judge and Happy Hatter extraudineer
31 Mr Brian Mackay our Stats man Brian 31 McKay - Our Player number 3 .. 31 is our very own Stats man, Boy from Broome FIFO on the Islands if there is something we need to know, 31 is where we need to go, our 31 will have the current latest up to date Stats on hand. Better known by his code number 31…, 31 is a loyal crucial driving force of outstanding performance for our team, and is a man on a mission on the Cricket field,
Kimberley Crusaders Logo
Kimberley Crusaders Logo - In Doc we trust
Lain ' Duncs' Duncan - Security
Dunc's - Kimberley Crusaders Player, supporter, sponsor, committee member, fence sitter, Duncs is considered as a long term Kimberley Crusaders all rounder for support, friendship, dedication and gentlemanly behavious, Duncs has shown true dedication, loyalty and support as a special team member, we welcome you back with open arms Brother. Duncs will be showing his support with the team having a great time in the night bazzar, bars, shops, restaurants as any hot blooded Aussie does,
Mark ' Doc ' Thorgersen Captain
Doctor Mark Thorgersen Captain of the Kimberley Crusaders Mark 'Doc' Thorgersen – Player.. Extraordinaire Doc is the Godfather of the Kimberley Crusaders… Everyone loves the Doc for his gentlemanly manner and great sportsmanship, Our FIFO has been around on the field and in the night bazzar bars of Chiang Mai for 22 years supporting the Sixes and the night bazzar. This year Doc will be doing his 22nd year Tour of Duty, the Chiang Mai spirit is kept alive when the Doctor arrives' Watch out Chiang Mai the Doc is back in Town..
Michael 'Cheese' Coumbe
Cheese Michael Coumbe Cheese was around in the earlier years, right by Doc's side in the late 90's at the Chiang Mai sixes rocking it out again in 2016, 2017 2018 now 2019 love you long time our all rounder. Now a player for the Kimberley Crusaders – and valued committee member and supporter. Welcome back brother in arms. When this boy is not on the field giving it his best, you will find this Wild Child out with the best of them supporting his team, in the late night bars and right where the action is. Cheese is the man behind the scenes type of guy who supports the Kimberley Crusaders with a Passion, in Cheese we trust......
Rik 'Jockey' Pearce
Rik 'Jockey' Pearce Jockey is one of our great Players, Mr Reliable, Mr Dedication, Mr see you at the finish post, Rik is a Remote FIFO worker in the mining industry of remote WA. Sometimes better known as the Jester, Jockey was around in the beginning for the Chiang Mai Sixes back in 2000 with Doc Cheese and Sis and has been back in full force as an important part of the Kimberley Crusaders the past few years. This Jockey will race anyone to the finish line, so do watch out, We welcome jockey on his return to the Chiang mai Sixes, Jockey's team colleges are ready and waiting to lead him astray in the back streets of Chiang Mai, or should I say lead us astray in Chiang Mai. Touring India prior to the Sixes, lets hope Jockey the Jester will be in good form
Russ 'Rusty' Williams
Russ ' Rusty ' Williams the man from Rock Hampton Queensland our Wild Card, Player, Sponsor, Supporter, Cant wait to see this wild card rock the field and the Drunken Bar. Great cricketer and a great all rounder, the Kimberley Crusaders welcomes our new Virgin to the Sixes. Rusty Williams should be able to provide several autographed photos from his days as a Cricket Champion and a Disco King.
Stuart Vance Hanging Judge
Stuart Vance our Hanging Judge
The Kimberley Crusaders are happy as peaches to Welcome our Talented number 2 Player Stuart Vance back again to the Sixes, Stuart has played in WA and 2 years in the UK playing as a touring rep for teams such as Cronkbourne CC Isle of Man, Qantas and The Cayman Islands. All rounder normally batting 3 or 4 and a change bowler of no specific type, "I like to keep them guessing". Stuart is a Great all rounder Player, Team member, Singer, Dancer, Prouncer, Romancer for the Kimberley Crusaders, Bring it on Stuart, your simply the Best.
Terry ' Golden Bat' Moore - Vice Captain
Kimberley Crusaders fast trip to fame incorporating this fast effective efficient fast bowling ground rumbling action man with a cricket bat in hand called Golden Bat. Thats right welcome back to the Kimberley Crusaders Golden Bat, you were never far away, we missed you in 2018 with tears and sadness, But now your back in full force after a break,
Not forgetting the main reason for the Chiang Mai International Sixes supporting the Junior Thai Cricket (or should I say, they support us) in the cricket :) A big thank you to Chris Dodd for allocating our team some of the finest Young Cricketers in Thailand, thank you
Chris 'Buzz" Franich
Welcome to the Kimberley Crusaders Buzz, A Boy from WA that has never grown up. Spends his days playing with the big toys. Buzz has the ability to look busy but always willing to lend a hand, especially if a beer is on offer!! Buzz will be the one that ensures no one is left with a dry whistle. Led by Kimberley Crusaders best, Buzz will be in full form this Sixes tour and will also be touring India prior to the Chiang Mai Sixes so lets hope his in great form to enjoy all that the cricket has to offer and all the Bars have to offer! We welcome Buzz our team Virgin to the 2019 Kimberley Crusaders tour!!
Jack son of the legend Lesina, could prove to be a Superstar in the making. Jack's Kimberley born and bred, a little hunter/ gatherer, loves fishing and camping and exciting Kimberley adventures"! Jack is looking forward to supporting the crusaders, India and venturing out and exploring all Chiang Mai has on offer. You'll find Jack hunting out the finest Thai cuisine, partaking in a cooking class, mountain biking, checking out the shopping, (night bizarre with his Mum) and keeping you all company in the pool.
Lesina Bailey MC for the Kimberley Crusaders
Welcome back to the Chiang Mai Sixes Lesina, loves an adventure, this can do Girl Power will be where the action is, I am sure of it!! You will probably find Lesina somewhere in the vacinity of getting lost in the night bazzar mixing with the locals and if there is fun to be had, we will find Lesina and her Son & Buzz. Touring India prior to the Sixes this year, lets hope you have enough energy left to outlive the tails in the fun filled night life of Chiang Mai. Lesina is our MC for the Kimberley Crusaders for 2019
Linda 'loo' Thorgersen - Security Guard along with Duncs for the Kimberley Crusaders
Lovely Sister Linda loo back in 2019 due to public demand. Linda is always reliable, positive, enthusiastic for the good stuff; she loves travelling, and visiting Thailand for the first time in 2017 2018 saw some of the beautiful sights around the country side north of Chiangemai. Linda did squeeze in two or three days to attend the cricket in between sightseeing but is determined to be a more focused Kimberley Crusader supporter this year! Touring India prior with other team members and her hubby hopefully she will have plenty of energy left to carry out her Security Duties.
Marcus ''The Brat' Thorgersen-Retallack - Kimberley Crusaders Trouble Maker.
Marcus - Kimberley Crusaders Fun Kid. Marcus .. Seventh time to ChiangMai Sixes for my little Bundle of cheeky mischievous fun bubble squeek brat that doesn't shy from a piece of Adventure. Getting him rough and ready for the next Generation of Cricket. Better know as the The Kimberley Crusaders Rebel with out a cause, Out and about in the back streets of Chiang Mai Loves adventure just like his Mummy. Doing a tour of duty in India prior to the Sixes " proves to be interesting'
Sid Rock Star Martin
Sid (Rock Star) Martin, back in 2019 due to public demand. And a special welcome back to our Jokes master of the tour Sid, the boys love having you around to add great commentary work to their matches.
Terri Middleton from the Midwest. - Raffle Master
Terri Middleton from Carnarvon
Terri Middleton from the Midwest. Ok if you have the questions, Terri has the answers, Terri has been at the same Canarvon Pharmacy for many years and knows all the curers for your symptom ''Just ask Terri'' as Terri has heard it all. Terri and her Wild Bill will be roaming the streets of Chiang Mai with her long term partner in crime wild Billy Bell the gun slinger from way back. Our Raffle Girl
Terry 'CEO' Williams
Terry 'CEO' Williams – Kimberley Crusaders CEO ' Whilst Keeping busy at the Sixes Terry is an Umpire during the day and at night joining in all the fun and festivities with the Kimberley Crusaders, Our Kimberley Crusader CEO proves to be a loyal Dedicated Gentleman over and over each year and Recognized for his good sportsmanship every year. Terry and his beautiful family have been part of the spirit of the Chiang Mai Sixes for many years
Tracy ' Sister' Thorgersen - Coordinator
Tracy Sister Thorgersen - Organiser, Co ordinator Go to Girl for our Kimberley Crusaders - On her twenty 'she thinks lost count' tour of duty with the Sixes. Well renowned for the earlier Glory Dayz as Captain for the Dixie Bells... The wild days of boat races and champagne at the wickets. Sister will be supporting her team with a passion for succession, if not succession then just plain old fashioned fun.
Wild Billy Bell from Carnarvon
Wild Billy Bell from Carnarvon Billy Bell from Carnarvon is ready to rock the streets of Chiang Mai with his Mrs, This Mid West Gun Slinger is coming along again to join in the action show down again and show how its done. Billy and Terri will be hanging out supporting their team and checking out all of what Chiang Mai has to offer.