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Cricket

Captain of Cricket
Paul Watkins
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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..

HAWK-EYE - The Worlds Leading Cricket Analysis Tool

In 2009, the Hong Kong Cricket Club invested in ‘Hawk-Eye’ for the very first time. Due to a regular rotation of the Coaching Staff and with a relative lack of knowledge surrounding Hawk-Eye, it had been massively underutilised.

UNTIL NOW

Hawk-Eye is back with a vengeance and with the help of our highly trained Coaching staff; the Hong Kong Cricket Club hold all the tools necessary to provide you with the most in-depth feedback you are likely to come across in your career!

Book in for your session today!

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News / Events
Cricket round up: Double top!

By Dom Bunning

A very Happy New Year from the cricketers who were able to celebrate ringing in 2015 early, as Courtney Kruger’s Premier League team triumphed over Kowloon CC in the annual Hancock Shield game in mid-December to seal the 2-day league title. With the 50-over competition ready to get into the swing in 2015, HKCC are well placed to do the double this year with a really good core group of players all jostling for selection.

In Saturday cricket, the Nomads remain well placed with 4 wins from 5 games this season, sitting second in the table, but having played 2 fewer games than the first placed KCC Tartars. The Witherers have picked up the pace after a slow start and are 5th, with 3 wins from 7 games. Their first victory came over USRC/MCC thanks to a great chase of 206 led by Matt Lyons’ 57 and Liam Ginnivan’s 48*. Will Faulkner also showed his enduring class with a cameo 29* to seal the game. In the next round, against KCC, the batters – led by “Silver Fox” Twomey and Max “Terrrennnce!” Smith – managed to get a solid 184 on the board. But it was the quality bowling of Smith, the evergreen Sean Robson and Jhatha that won the day, dismissing the opposition for 98. An end of year victory versus LSW kept the momentum rolling. This time, the younger Angus Robson was the pick of the bowlers, with 3 wickets. In reply to the opposition’s 155, the silky strokes of Charlie Bright (69*) and McAuslan (83*) saw the Witherers stroll to victory by 10 wickets.

The Ramblers have kept up the promotion charge from Division 2 with victories over Lamma and the Pioneers. Skipper David Varley and VC Harry Bailey continued their rich veins of form with a pair of 60s versus the former, as the Ramblers amassed 256 from their 35 overs. The bowlers then shared the spoils in routing the oppo for 167. The batting was once again sublime in scoring 294 in the second match, with Raag smiting 150 of the finest runs around PKVR. In response, the opposition were sent packing for 123 to complete a great first half of the year for the Saturday sides.

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Hancock Shield

By Dom Bunning

The annual two-day fixture versus Kowloon CC for the Hancock Shield took place in early December, with HKCC hopes high after some strong form being shown by the main protagonists. The players looked sharp at the early morning breakfast and warm up, and with talent strewn from 1-11 through the side, there was much confidence that the historic Shield would be retained at the close of the two days.

Things got off to the best of starts for HKCC with both opening bowlers – Simon Cook and Daljeet Singh – straight in amongst the wickets, dismissing Kowloon’s openers and their number 4 for single digits. At 26-3, KCC were on the rocks, but with the dangerous Ryan Campbell and Waqas Barkat at the crease, HKCC could ill afford to let up. And indeed they did not, and were in fact galvanised by a great piece of work by ‘keeper Scott McKechnie. Reacting first to a ball dropped into the legside, McKechnie raced round from behind the sticks, threw down his gloves, picked up the cherry left handed and destroyed the non-striker’s stumps in one swift movement. Campbell gone for 16 and HKCC well on top.

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Guangzhou Tour Report

By Max Smith

12th December - The Canton 6s had finally arrived and with a strong squad consisting of 6 very good all rounders including the Skipper Michael Ashton, Bob 'the King' Bettridge, Liam 'the van' Ginnivan, Elliot 'Tobull' Andrews, Simon 'Sam O'Driscall' McConnell, and Max 'Smudger' Smith. With Craig Johnston being appointed as night captain, a late inclusion in the touring squad, it would seem that HKCC would go on and do very well in the Tournament.

The Tour started off with a clear plan to meet at Hung Hom station at 11:00 - by Tour organizer (Ashton or Bettridge? No-one will ever know). But with Liam 'the van' Ginnivan not answering his phone and the youngest bloke on tour running around the Club looking for Plucka and a jacket along with the lunch for the train, it was not a given we would make the arranged time. Eventually, after a tense period, we caught the train in good time with both Pluckas, thanks to King for keeping Plucka elsewhere. Guangzhou was on the horizon.

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U13 Indoor Cricket League Schedule
Date 1pm 2pm
10th January SMITH v AMLA KOHLI v ATKINSON
17th January SMITH v ATKINSON AMLA v KOHLI
24th January SMITH v KOHLI AMLA v ATKINSON
31st January KOHLI v ATKINSON SMITH v AMLA
7th February AMLA v KOHLI SMITH v ATKINSON
14th February AMLA v ATKINSON SMITH v KOHLI
28th February SMITH v AMLA KOHLI v ATKINSON
7th March SMITH v ATKINSON AMLA v KOHLI
14th March SMITH v KOHLI AMLA v ATKINSON
21st March - Semi Final Game A - 1 v 4 Game B - 2 v 3
28th March - Final Winner A v Winner B Loser A v Loser B


Team List: (Click to Enlarge)

Points Table:

Name

Played

win

loss

Tie

Total

Atkinson

2

2

 

 

4

Smith

2

1

1

 

2

Kohli

2

1

1

 

2

Amla

2

 

2

 

0

 

Cricket Captains 2014-15 Season

Captain of Cricket
Head Cricket Coach
Premier League
Gap Ramblers
Nomads
Witherers
Optimists
Scorpions
Wanderers
Taverners (Convenor)
Ladies Cricket
Willow Wielders
Cavaliers
Junior Cricket

Paul Watkins
Simon Cook
Courtney Kruger
David Varley
Andrew Norwood
Tim Whisker
David Jacquier
Charlie Bright
Travis Smithson
George Lamplough
Anita Miles
Ishitaa Gidwani
Alvina Tam
Gary Wines






 

pjwatkins@gmail.com
simoncook@hkcc.org

david.varley@axa.com.hk
Andrew.Norwood2@anz.com
tim.whisker@citi.com
David.JACQUIER@ca-cib.com
brightcharlie100@googlemail.com
travissmithson@netvigator.com
george.lamplough@hfw.com.hk
anitamiles@gmail.com
ishi_gidwani95@hotmail.com
Alvina.tam@gmail.com
winesg@netvigator.com

 
 

 

Last updated : 22 January 2015 12:03