Mingalardone take on Ahlone in the 2012 MCF School New Recruit Tournament

Myanmar have completed their most recent domestic cricket event, the ‘Education Ministry, ACC, MCF Joint Inter School New Recruit Cricket Tournament’ and had the children been fully-grown, no doubt the tournament name could have found room to be mentioned on their shirts. 11 Yangon schools put up teams, with five schools taking part in the Girls’ event.

Mingalardone Middle School won the boys’ event overcoming older children all the way, beating Ahlone High School in the 15-over Final by seven wickets at the Lanmadaw School ground. Taaketa High School beat Tamwe High School by 41 runs in the Girls Final.

Myanmar’s Education Minister Dr. Mya Ye presenting Mingalardone with their trophy

“I think the Myanmar Cricket Federation achieved their objectives in bringing new players to the game and to have the support of the Education Ministry, and so many schools in the competition is a good thing,” says ACC Development Officer for Myanmar Aminul Islam, “the event always seems to be closely contested and it looks like all the players are enjoying it. If the schools can themselves encourage more cricketers to the game and play more matches against each other, you will have the beginnings of a cricket culture.”

Taaketa accepting their trophy from MCF President Than Win

Many of the players in the Myanmar representative sides have been pupils of the schools involved in the tournament.

Myanmar Cricket Profile

Filed December 20th, 2012