Hong Kong Ladies Cricket was revived in 2001 with ad hoc matches being played throughout the Season.
Ladies League started in the 2004-05 Season and in 2005/06 has been contested between five teams. Hong Kong Cricket Club has two representative sides in HKCA Women’s League, playing on a home and away basis - "HKCC Willow Wielders" and "HKCC Cavaliers".
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By Clare Crewdson
The 2012/13 women’s season to date has seen some fantastic results for both the team and the individual. With a few upsets here and there, the league was split into top 3 and bottom 3. HKCC managed to feature both Willow Wielders and Cavaliers in the upper half. The table currently stands with the Willow Wielders in first place and the Cavaliers third.
The Cavaliers have had an amazing start to the season, including an upset win over Pakistan Association. Outstanding performances with the bat from the likes of Natural Yip with 5 scores of 20+ and Alvina Tam who recorded her first ever half century have meant that the Cavaliers are now a side not to be taken lightly.
Unfortunately the Willow Wielders’ progress this season thus far has been interrupted by rain and an upset loss to the KCC Maidens. Highlights of the first half of the season include Mariko Hill’s 118 not out and Ishitaa Gidwani’s 6/23.
The pleasing thing to come out of the first half of the season is the number of new players being involved in both the Willow Wielders and Cavaliers. There have been a very high number of Chinese girls getting involved which will hopefully lead to rapid growth of women’s cricket here in Hong Kong. There have also been 5 junior Gappers girls make the transition into senior cricket with success and enjoyment.
One final positive to come out of the last 3 months is the crossover of sports that has occurred between Cricket and Netball. There have been 3 members of HKCC Netball play cricket thus far this season, with 2 more showing interest in being involved. All in all, the women’s cricket section at HKCC appears to be growing and developing nicely.
On a final note, HKCC were lucky enough to have 8 girls represent Hong Kong in the recent ACC Women’s Championship in Thailand. Captain Ishitaa Gidwani led the side to a 4th place finish, ensuring they qualify for the 2014 Asian Games in Korea. The Willow Wielders’ Mariko Hill had a fantastic tournament, taking 3 wickets on 3 separate occasions and scoring 60* against Malaysia. Congratulations Ishitaa, Mariko, Annie Ho, Emma Lai, Alvina Tam, Natural Yip, Ruchitha Venkatesh and Betty Chan on a fantastic effort!
Last updated : 08 April 2013 12:48