Cricket

Captain of Cricket
Sean Robson
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The Hong Kong Cricket Club sets a high bar when it comes to the development of cricket in Hong Kong. An internationally acclaimed Club, the Hong Kong Cricket Club provides a structure under which all players, regardless of age or ability, can thrive.

The ground is set against a backdrop of the picturesque Hong Kong skyline and the immaculate outfield, combined with our square of top class turf pitches, offers quite a remarkable playing experience. In addition, players have the opportunity to benefit from one of Asia’s leading indoor facilities, ensuring each and every player has the opportunity to bring their game to new heights.

A large and well-structured junior programme is pivotal to the success of any club and it is in this area, perhaps more so than in any other, where the Hong Kong Cricket Club really shines. Our “Gappers” junior programme exposes more than four hundred children under the age of 13 to the game each and every week, under the tutelage of dedicated coaches and parent helpers. In addition, the Club fields fifteen junior sides in competitive cricket with both boys and girls participating across five junior age brackets, ensuring that the balance between group development and competitive cricket is well and truly established.

In Men’s Senior Cricket, the Club is represented in the domestic leagues by six individual squads covering both Saturday and Sunday cricket, through an extensive playing season lasting from September to May. From these teams, we select our highest performing individuals to represent the Club in its Premier League XI; a squad that competes in all formats against Hong Kong’s strongest domestic competitors.

The Hong Kong Cricket Club has been the leader in the promotion of Ladies Cricket in Hong Kong and China. We field two Ladies teams who compete in both 35 over and T20 formats on a regular basis throughout the season.

Men’s Senior Squad Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30pm onwards. Ladies squad training takes place every Friday evening from 6:30pm onwards and new competitors across both genders, regardless of ability, are absolutely welcome to attend.

With a dedicated staff of four full time coaches, we offer private one-on-one and group sessions as well as our regular organised team practice. If you want some focussed advice or simply want to spend time improving your game under expert supervision, we can tailor a programme for you.

News / Events
From Captain of Cricket

The Premier League season saw Courtney’s team finish runners up in the competition as our final match was rained off just before lunch.

The Sunday Championship went into the final rounds, which resulted in both the Scorpions and Wanderers lose to LSW. The Wanderers finished third in the league while the Scorpions were fifth.

In Division 2, Elliot Andrews’ Optimists finished the season runners up – thereby, narrowly missing promotion. In the match against LSW, we were all out for 212. David Jacquier opened with 28, CK hit 46, Wrighty 32 and Martin Versfeld 34. LSW hit the winning runs having lost 7 wickets - Martin taking 3-40.

Although Justin Alexander’s Ramblers were crowned Champions for a third successive year winning Div. 2 2015, Div. 1 2016 and 2017, there were still various derby matches to claim Club bragging rights to be played before the season closed. First, the Witherers and Nomads fought a close match, which the Nomads won by 11 runs. Paul Watkins scored 54, Santosh Iyer 42 and Chris White 38 to take the Nomads to 171. Ayush Shukla took 2-13 in his senior debut - a fine effort as he bowled a probing line and length. The Witherers fell just 11 runs short as Charlie Bright (48), Steve Pitt (23) and Andrew Jacobs (45) were the top scorers.

The Witherers and Ramblers took to the field in a rematch of their January derby - Mick Ashton’s team keen to inflict a second defeat on the Champions. Batting first, Witherers’ opener Matt Lyons hit 79, Toby Raper a second fifty since his 50* on tour in S Africa and Liam Ginnivan a fine 45. David Varley scored 33, Pete Boa showed great style in his undefeated 80 which was supported by skipper JA (25) in what was his last game for the Club. Anton Buntin’s 3-28 was the highlight of the Witherers bowling in their 23 run win.

As I write, the season is closing with the Taverners v Taverners game being the last at the Gap until September. George would be keen to tell you the Taverners won, while I would also take the opportunity to thank all the staff who make playing cricket at the Club so enjoyable. To Joel, Nathan and the ground staff, to Chef Simon, Sunny and the service team in the Sportmans Bar- thanks for your efforts and dedication.

Finally a huge thank you on behalf of all the Members to Craig, Ryan and Nizakat for their expert
coaching and guidance throughout the season.

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Cricket Captains 2016-17 Season

Captain of Cricket
Women's Cricket Convener
Head Cricket Coach
Premier League
Gap Ramblers
Nomads
Witherers
Optimists
Scorpions
Wanderers
Taverners (Convenor)
Womens Cricket
Gappers Convenor

Sean Robson
Natasha Miles
Craig Wright
Courtney Kruger
Justin Alexander
Kym Graham
Mick Ashton
Elliot Andrews
Matthew Rafter
Jonathan Bond
George Lamplough
TBC
 

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