Women's Cricket

Women's Cricket was revived in 2001 with ad hoc matches being played throughout the season.

As official Women's League started in the 2004-05 season and grew to consist of six teams competing in the 2009-2010 season. The Hong Kong Cricket Club has two representative sides in the HKCA Women's League, playing most of their fixtures at Po Kong Village Road, Kwun Tong, with occasional games at HKCC - 'HKCC Willow Wielders' and 'HKCC Cavaliers'.

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The Anita Miles Wu Trophy

By Coach Cri-Zelda Brits

“Each person leaves a legacy – a single, small piece of herself, which makes richer each individual life and the collective life of humanity as a whole.”

I did not know Anita, but standing in the circle at the after match presentation of the annual Anita Miles Wu Trophy Match, gave me a small glimpse of the inspiration and presence that she had within this Club and especially amongst so many of the women cricketers in Hong Kong.

All these girls have somehow been touched by this one individual and, in honour of her legacy, came together once again to play the annual Anita Miles Wu Trophy Match. Fittingly, it was a beautiful spring day at HKCC that hosted the 35 over match. The perfect conditions for a great cricket game. HKCC went in to bat first and did not struggle to accumulate runs with special guest, Natasha Miles, contributing with the bat as well.

Due to Anita’s popularity, some adjustments had to be made to the standard cricket rules and with a batting line up of 13 players it was no struggle to get to a competitive score in their allotted overs.

The CCC team (who managed to poach some local HKCC players for this match) started their innings enthusiastically in their pursuit to take the title away from current trophy winners, HKCC, but the strong bowling attack of the opposition got the better of them. A middle order collapse saw the visitors struggling to get close to the target and somehow I found myself kitted up to have a go in the middle too. Even with this “surprise weapon tactic” launched by Rodney, HKCC still managed to pull through in the end, retaining their title.

A fantastic day of fun cricket, all played in the spirit of the game and in memory of an inspiring woman, would not be complete without a barbecue and some good laughs. Which is exactly how we did it. (I believe that Anita would not have had it any other way!)

Thank you to all the girls who came down to share this special match.

I hope to see you all next year!

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Easter Cup T20 Women’s Challenge Trophy

By Coach Cri-Zelda Brits

During the Easter period, HKCC and KCC hosted an Australian Team - Cricket without Borders - whilst they participated against both sides in a Triangular T20 Competition.

The matches were played on a round robin basis by the three sides and included a final on the last day. The series proved to be a fantastic platform for the local women to play some more competitive cricket on turf wickets and the hosts did not disappoint.

Cricket without Borders is a dynamic team of youngsters from all over Victoria, Australia. They got together by means of club and school nomination for an opportunity to tour to Hong Kong. Their mission was to learn more about the game on the field, as well as explore the culture off of it. Whilst the latter was “a very different, yet pleasant experience” on the cricket field they faced some of our toughest local national stars. They gave it their absolute best throughout the tournament, proving to be worthy competitors by coming close to some of the competitive targets set by the HKCC and KCC sides.

The final ended with a fantastic result for our Club as HKCC, led by National Captain Mariko Hill, beat KCC by 7 wickets! Adding the trophy to their well-deserved clean slate throughout the tournament. The Final Score – KCC 92/7 (20.0 Overs) & HKCC 93/3 (18.0) Overs.

I would like to thank everyone involved in making this tournament a success and a special mention to Kieran Hale and Rodney Miles who facilitated the hosting of the ladies at our Club. A big thank you to our Ground Staff for the amazing field they always prepare for us and, lastly, I would like to congratulate and thank all of my players who participated in the tournament. There were so many fantastic performances that it would be unfair to single out any one player.

Well Done Girls and Well Deserved!!

For more News on Club Women's Cricket, click on "The Pinkun"