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
Round-Up by Captain of Cricket, Sean Robson
In Sunday's Elite League, our Scorpions restricted the reigning champions, KCC Templars, to 196 all out in less than 42 overs. Raag Kapur and Anton Buntin took 3 wickets each and Isaac Poole 2. Rory Caines had a fine session keeping wicket, taking 2 catches and 2 stumpings.
In reply, we fell short by 37 runs. Gareth Harte's 41 was the highlight of the middle order, while Isaac Poole scored 36 and David Varley a defiant 27.
Jon Bond's Wanderers face crucial matches in the coming weeks, while Elliot Andrews' Optimists hopes of gaining promotion took a setback when we lost to USRC. Batting first, we posted what looked like a very decent 315 for the loss of just 3 wickets. Travis Smithson hit a fine 45, while his fellow opener, David Jacquier scored 63. Mark Wright hit 61 and Simon Cook scored 44 from only 26 balls. USRC made light work of the chase with their opener scoring 94 and Iseyd hit 157 from 57 balls to complete the victory in 32 overs.
I am delighted to say that all three Saturday Teams are in the finals. Reigning Champions, Gap Ramblers, are leading the table ahead of the Witherers. In the last round before the finals, the Witherers beat USRC by 7 wickets. Dismissing USRC for 166, Ash Smith and Anton Buntin both took 4 wickets, while Charlie Bright hit a fine 67 to win the much coveted Pinot Player of the Day award.
Sparky was well supported by Jon Worby with 26 and Andrew Jacobs ensured a bonus point by hitting 34 from 18 balls. The Nomads return to action shortly.
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Annual Cricket Awards Dinner
Saturday 20th May
Save the date for this special night to celebrate the season and present our coveted Awards!
The T20 Blitz
In early March, 'normal' cricket in Hong Kong was replaced by an exciting five days of Cricket Hong Kong's T20 Blitz. Some of the world's superstars were attracted to Mission Road and played alongside Members Courtney Kruger, Tom Ingram, Isaac Poole, Ryan Buckley, Gareth Harte, Raag Kapur and Angus Robson.
Our Head Coach, Craig Wright, ably assisted by Mark Wright, who were both 'owned' by CEO Urvashi Sodhi, found himself guiding the likes of Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith as the Kowloon Cantons won the tournament. Meanwhile, Rajnish Kapur had drafted none other than Brian Lara to assist in runners-up, Galax Gladiators Lantau’s performance. My congratulations go to all our players, coaches and the members who were proud, highly energetic owners.
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Gap Ramblers win back-to-back Saturday Championships
The mighty Gap Ramblers followed up their maiden Saturday league championship (season 2015/16) with a comprehensive and dominant performance clinching their second championship title in fine style on Saturday March 25th with two matches still left to play. A determined knock of 62 not out by last years skipper David Varley alongside a dashing innings of 30 by Craig Johnstone allowed the Ramblers to chase down the Crusaders score of 163 with just a few balls to spare. Earlier in the day miserly bowlers Stu Tohill (1/17) and Belan Aiyadorai (3/27) put the pressure on the opposition to restrict them to a very gettable total. As usual, the quality of fielding and grit shown in the field was fantastic and the spirit amongst the players was first class.
The Ramblers have enjoyed great success this year with 10 wins from 11 games (so far) due to the great depth of talent in the Rambler list and great team performances throughout the season. The Ramblers success is due to the evenness of all players’ contributions and not on just one or two star performances. Having said that, Craig Johnstone looks likely to win the Saturday batting averages for the league and bowlers Belan Aiyadorai, Satyendra Singh and Charles McInerney are pushing to claim the best overall bowling averages in the league as well.
Congratulations to the Gap Ramblers for winning the league (again)!
Justin Alexander - JA (Proud Gap Ramblers captain)