Welcome back to the Guinness 20/20 Challenge. Owing to certain instabilities last year within the cricket ranks in Bangkok, the Southerners were unable to hold this tournament as ground availabilities were limited. However, this year, things are different. Southerners now have their own ground and their continual efforts to promote cricket at any level here in Thailand continues. This 20/20 tournament is for the enjoyment of local teams with the main aim to raise funds to be given directly to regional cricketing centers. The 2008 Guinness 20/20 Challenge helped raise 20,000THB which was donated to Petchabun Junior Cricket as well as a 5,000THB donation was given to junior cricket in Khon Kaen.
Sponsors play a huge part in this tournament and the following sponsors would like to be thanks immensely for their support. Teams will competed for the following finals whose sponsors are noted
GUINNESS CUP FINAL
LITTLE INDIA SHIELD FINAL
BIG 6 BOWL FINAL
GLOBAL TURF PLATE FINAL
Man of Match awards for the round games were supported by Southerners Sponsor, Crown Relocations and supplied by BDS Steel Detailers(Thailand) for the finals.
After 4 weeks of great weather for cricket, the finals were set down to be played at Harrow International School on what some would say is the best artificial cricket wicket in Bangkok. Great praise must be given to Harrow International School for combining with the Southerners in getting wicket constructed and ready for play. Already it is a popular venue for senior cricket in the capital and junior cricket is due to start in the new season.
GUINNESS CUP FINAL: Siam Parrots successfully defended their 20/20 title by edging out Bangkok Cricket Club in a last over win to take out the Guinness Cup yet again.
LITTLE INDIA SHIELD FINAL : Chicha CC defeated Bangkok Stars in the Shield final in a tussle that is true to both teams fighting spirit.
BIG 6 BOWL FINAL : Well the inevitable happened. Southerner having a team in each group somehow came up against each other in the Bowl final. Both teams were battered by absences however the true Southerners grit was shown and two good teams were put out on the park for the final. Victory going to the Southerners Gold team comfortably however the Boat Race after the game was “honors shared” as reports went?
GLOBAL TURF PLATE FINAL : The battle for the bottom placed teams was between Punjab CC and Asia United CC. Punjab eventually coming out winners though the game was anyone’s with only a few overs remaining however Punjab emerged victorious