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International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » November 27, 2009, 3:43 pm

Attention cricket lovers - for the last couple of months the village of Sookasem in tambon Nong Nakham (about 7 km from BigC) has been holding cricket matches twice every week. It's very informal and the emphasis is definitely on fun and socialising. Our players come from Britain, the USA, Australia, Sweden, Germany, NZ, Switzerland, Thailand etc etc. We use a tennis ball, the pitch is small and has a few trees acting as extra fielders, and most of the participants are aged 50+. I'm currently appealing for anyone who wants to come along, either as a player or a spectator, or even a scorer, to come and join our happy crew. Several of our players had never played before, so experience is not required.
We play on Saturdays and Thursdays at 3pm, if you turn up you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a game. I've attached a map showing our location.
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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by Philrjones » November 27, 2009, 5:14 pm

Hi - when I'm back there I'll definitely come along for a game. Great fun, but I can't promise to bowl straight after a few beers!
Cheers
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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » November 28, 2009, 8:59 am

And I forgot to mention that the pitch is right outside a bar, ice cold drinks whenever you need them. There's decent seating and plenty of shade too!

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by dill » November 28, 2009, 11:17 am

had heaps of fun there three weeks ago.
even thought i nearly broke a window :lol:
for a good afternoon of fun go to it,i would reckonmend it to good players and bad players.

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by bozwel247 » November 29, 2009, 2:41 pm

leaving a damp and cold england in 10 days and if the cricket is still on count me in mind you i am only 40 and working my way through the youth system :lol:

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Post by GEC » November 29, 2009, 4:35 pm

oh good...another place for my husband to go, he loves cricket but apart from being mature (nearer 70 than 60) he hasnt played for many many years.

So we have fishing, crib and now cricket...looks like I wont be seeing much of him! :lol:

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by wazza » November 30, 2009, 5:32 am

Over the fence is out in Oz, true here ??

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » December 6, 2009, 1:41 pm

A good response to my original post - we now have a few new guys coming to play. Because of this we have had to change the start time to 2:30 pm, but still Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by nickboyuk » December 10, 2009, 5:14 am

So I can just turn up then, Will you still be playing in March when I come out for a few weeks.

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » December 14, 2009, 10:15 pm

Tes, just turn up - I'm sure we will still be playing in March. Any changes to the venue, times or whatever I will post on this forum.

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » January 24, 2010, 8:28 am

Match days are now Wednesdays and Saturdays, but still starting at 2:30pm as before.

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » March 8, 2010, 8:25 am

We're still playing Wednesdays and Saturdays, but starting at 3:30 pm from now on.

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Post by easterneye » March 20, 2010, 1:30 pm

Fantastic idea !!!!!! when I am next out there I will come along ,,,,,, I am next to bloody useless at it and at age 57 probably do meself an injury ,, but I am sure it will give evryone including the missus a good larf !!!! your making me so jealous and want to get to my retirement and full time life in Udon ,,,,,,, good on you all

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by jackspratt » March 20, 2010, 2:15 pm

Only 57!

Forget about Sookasem - put you CV together, and shoot it off to Geoff Miller, c/- Lords Cricket Ground. :D

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by old-timer » March 20, 2010, 2:40 pm

OT's in, just put me behind the stumps somewhere as I'm sure there's a few people that wouldn't mind lobbing a cricket ball at me, I've not played much cricket since school days, however OT's always up for a bit of fun and meeting new people. All going well I'll be back in Udon next month sometime.

OT...... \:D/

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by easterneye » March 21, 2010, 2:41 am

jackspratt wrote:Only 57!

Forget about Sookasem - put you CV together, and shoot it off to Geoff Miller, c/- Lords Cricket Ground. :D
55555555555555555 nice one Jack well in real life I am 57 but doing cricket Im gonna feel about 75 the next day ,,, nevermind Im up for it when I get there

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by thewatchman » June 26, 2010, 12:14 pm

Is the cricket on today?

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by Flo » July 14, 2010, 11:02 pm

The Cricket on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a lot of fun, even for a German like me who has never played Cricket before. I would like to encourage anybody who hesitates to come and have a look! Nice people, good company and lots of fun!! \:D/

:pirate: Flo

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by Galee » July 15, 2010, 9:53 am

I hope no one's broken my bat. :D

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Re: International cricket in Udon ....

Post by PhilT » July 15, 2010, 5:44 pm

Your bat's still in one piece Galee ....... where are you, we're missing you??

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