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

By Sean Robson, Captain of Cricket

While it is still typically hot and humid, it is hard to believe the close season is almost over and our first matches begin in early September. There’s a sense of anticipation. What talents will the draft bring? How does the fixture list appear? How will pre-season training go?

Meanwhile, as I write, the ground is a ground in two very distinct parts. A good 90% of it is looking simply outstanding with lush, deep green, almost velvet smooth grass covering the outfield, while the efforts and skill of Joel and his team are also reflected in the square. The artificial wicket, you may not know, has been relocated to the very far side of the square and the square itself has been raised by a full inch and a half. The other 10% of the ground is, literally, a building site, hoarded off by metal sheets hiding the work being done to install a massive water tank. Fingers x’d....!

Our new Head Cricket Coach, Craig Wright, joined us in early August and has been welcomed in typical Hong Kong style with a junk trip, an HKCC Tour and a typhoon ‘’number 8” all in his first two weeks. On behalf of our Chairman, Gavin Erasmus and the General Committee, we welcome Craig to the Club and wish him every success in his role as Head Cricket Coach. If you haven’t introduced yourself to Craig yet, please do make the opportunity.

Since Simon Cook left us to become the Hong Kong National Team Coach in January, a great deal of effort has been applied by our coaching team to fill the significant gap left by Simon and maintain the Club’s high coaching standards. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mark, Scott, Jasmine, Kat, Samson and KK for their dedication and efforts.

Away from the Club, our tourists returned from Sri Lanka winless but having enjoyed “ one of the best tours” and declaring “ we will come back!”. See Rory and our skippers’ detailed reports.

Our Ladies Teams are in excellent hands with Coach Jasmine’s plans in place to ensure the continued success and development of players of all skills. The Ladies Friday evening training sessions are the perfect end to the week and preparation for the weekend, while Jasmine has also arranged training on Thursdays from 12noon until 2pm.

I close in saying how much I am looking forward to welcoming another season of cricket to the Club and wish all the teams the very best for 2016/17.

Enjoy your cricket and all that cricket at HKCC is.

See you soon.

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HKCC 2016 Tour of Sri Lanka

On Wednesday 3rd August the Club set sail for a cricket tour of Sri Lanka – a first for the cricketers of HKCC. 19 tour members assembled in blazers at Airport Express. For the next 24 minutes a jostling and bidding process unfolded as anyone without lounge access (which seemed to be the under 30 brigade) pitched any Diamond cardholder (which seemed to be anyone over 40) as to why they would be the appropriate company for a couple hours of the pre-flight tour acclimatisation session. In any matter, all tour members safely boarded the 8:30pm direct to Colombo.

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Welcome Drinks of the New Head Coach, Craig Wright

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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
Jasmine Titmuss
Mark Wright

robsoncricket@gmail.com
tash.miles@gmail.com
craigwright@hkcc.org
kruger.courtney@gmail.com
jalexander@cis.edu.hk
kymgraham@icloud.com
mickash@hotmail.com
elliot.andrews@dealogic.com
matthew.rafter@nasdaq.com
jb@jonbond.com
george.lamplough@hfw.com.hk
jasminetitmuss@hkcc.org
markwright@hkcc.org