Cricket

Captain of Cricket
Sean Robson
Mobile : 9172 3091

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.

Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes

The Hong Kong World Cricket Sixes is returning to the local sporting calendar at the end of the month (28-29 October 2017) and Cricket Hong Kong (“CHK”) are offering an exclusive opportunity to HKCC members.

CHK have zoned the pool pavilion area for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and HKCC Members following the announcement that the former will take part in the Hong Kong Sixes for the first time. Tickets will include breakfast, lunch and free flow beer and wine at the prime location backing on to the swimming pool at Kowloon Cricket Club.

The all-inclusive tickets will cost $2,000 for the day and $3,500 for the weekend and HKCC Members may purchase tickets for themselves and their guests via their Club account.

Hosts Hong Kong will face off against some of the world’s leading Test sides including Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand Select teams.

The fastest cricket format in the world will see 8 international teams, participating in 23 matches, over 2 festive and frenetic days.

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News / Events
From Captain of Cricket, Sean Robson

The season started under the usual, hot, sunny skies in early September as the reigning Champions, Gap Ramblers took on newly promoted SCC Lancers. Batting first the Lancers were reduced to 50-5 before being all out for 118. Tom Ingram, Stu Tohill and Charles McInerny each took two wickets, while Satyendra Singh was the pick of the attack claiming 3-16 from 6.2 overs.

In reply Belan’s Team were 16 for 1 before a deluge washed out play as the match was abandoned and points shared.

The next day, the Scorpions faced LSW. Before the match, Scorpions Legend, Martin Lever presented debutant caps to Ehsan Nawaz, Tanveer Ahmed and Quentin Painter. See Picture! Fielding first, Isaac’s team held the visitors to 275. Ehsan took 3 wickets, Matt Rafter a couple, while Anshuman bowled a very tidy 1-30 from his 10 overs. He scored 40, including some fine cover drives, before being caught at mid wicket. The innings was held together by David Varley who hit a fine 90. Ehsan Nawaz with 39 and Matt Rafter, 35 ensured the Scorps were close, but 275 became out of reach as we needed 26 from the last over.

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MCC Visit

As you receive this Pinkun, the Club will be hosting the Marylebone Cricket Club tourists. And what a privilege it will be for us to welcome MCC to The Gap!

There are two matches scheduled to be played against MCC as follows:

Monday October 2nd. 40 overs from 12noon.
Saturday October 7th. 50 overs from 10am.

Please do come and support former Captain of Cricket, Paul Watkins, (Monday) and Premier League Captain, Isaac Poole ( Saturday) as they lead our teams against one of the world’s foremost cricket clubs. I wish all those involved the very best of luck.

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HKCC Tours Shanghai…

Over the first weekend of September, a 13-man touring squad representing HKCC travelled to Shanghai to rekindle old ties and to shake off the rust ahead of the new season. This rivalry between HKCC and Shanghai CC dates back 151 years and, as usual, was competitive but played in good spirits.

As one of the oldest cricketing rivalries outside of the UK, the annual ‘interport’ contest is steeped in history: in recent years, the two teams have played each other for the Bokhara Bell - named after the ship that tragically sank in 1892 en route from Shanghai to Hong Kong, claiming the lives of 11 HKCC cricketers and more than 100 other passengers.

Led by tour organiser and HKCC stalwart Bob Bettridge, the team bussed on Friday afternoon from HKCC to the airport, where they (those of age at least) shared a pregame beer or two. In tow was Plucka Duck, although, unfortunately, the fines book was still at the Club and would have to board a later flight. Fines Master Alexander Brookes and Bagman Hamish Dickie were
aptly fined for this transgression the next day.

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Cricket Captains 2017-18 Season

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

Sean Robson
Natasha Miles
Craig Wright
Issac Poole
Belan Aiyadorai
Luke Rewega
Jon Worby
Elliot Andrews
Isaac Poole
Liam Ginnivan
George Lamplough

robsoncricket@gmail.com
tash.miles@gmail.com
craigwright@hkcc.org
isaac.poole@googlemail.com
belan_a@yahoo.com
bigglesrewega@yahoo.com.au
jonathan.worby@ubs.com
elliot.andrews@dealogic.com
isaac.poole@googlemail.com
liam.ginnivan@aexp.com
george.lamplough@hfw.com.hk