Their first match at Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on the tropical island of Phuket was followed by two 40-over matches and one 20/20 match in Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok, with Thailand’s National Squad along with the Kingdom’s best eleven. On 25 February, 2012, on the final leg of their tour, MCC gathered at the Traidhos Oval (http://cricket.threegeneration.org)
“Founded in 1787, MCC is the world's most famous and reputed cricket club. It was a great honour to host such a prestigious tour at our facilities,”
Against limited opposition the MCC scored a massive 336 for 6 off their 40 overs with both Alun Thomas and Will Rist made cultured hundreds. Displaying a fine bowling performance, TGCA player Anim bowled both centurions out with his leg spin. When it came to Chiang Mai's turn to bat runs were scored, but MCC were not fully exerted in the field and a comfortable victory ensued by 98 runs.
“We had a great trip, played some decent cricket and really enjoyed the chance to learn about a new country. We loved Chiang Mai and were glad to be able to do some coaching there as well. It was a great place to end the tour. The ground was comfortably the best we had come across in Thailand with a good wicket and a fast outfield,” said William Frewen.
MCC's teams play around 500 matches a year. They set off for overseas tours to destinations as diverse as Tanzania and Cyprus (and now Thailand) to help increase cricket's international appeal.
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Cricket events create a lot of excitement and require a lot of planning and energy. The Three-Generation Cricket Academy (TGCA) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents cricketers from around the world a two-fold offering: event planning and an ideal center for international standard cricket tournaments, tours and seminars… both with an Asian flair
Nestled in the Mae Rim valley, surrounded by mountains and rice fields and just twenty-five kilometers north of the Chiang Mai city center and International Airport, the TGCA setting offers an ideal venue to host local, regional or international cricket events for your club, school, tour, organization or league.
The Traidhos Oval and practice nets, different accommodation options, a choice of eating establishments and other amenities are all conveniently located on the 120-acre campus of the Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning and Prem International School (http://ptis.threegeneration.org).