Cricket

Captain of Cricket
Paul Watkins
Mobile : 9278-1066

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
HKCC Cricket Round Up

By Push Sharma

Happy New Year Everyone! May we all shine and bring a lot of laurels to HKCC in the New Year. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and wish Simon Cook all the very best for his new role as the National Coach for the Hong Kong Cricket Team. Good Luck and keep up the good work, mate!

The month of December was quite good overall for the Cricket section - a few games and players really stood out. In the Sunday Championship games, HKCC Wanderers comfortably defeated KCC Infidels by 88 runs. Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat on a gorgeous Sunday morning. Craig Johnstone was the top scorer with 49 runs, supported by Harry Bailey with 36 runs. The pick of the bowlers for the Wanderers was Tim Cutler who took 8 wickets for just 35 runs in his 10 over spell with 3 maidens. What an absolutely fantastic achievement. We hope Tim’s wicket taking form continues. Good luck!

In an exciting derby match between HKCC Scorpions and HKCC Optimists, the Scorpions skipper Matthew Rafter won the toss and elected to bat on a crisp Sunday morning. Openers David Varley and Charlie Bright batted beautifully, before Varley was stumped off Courtney Kruger for 42 runs. Bright remained unbeaten with an outstanding 124 runs. James Redmayne chipped in with a rapid fire 78 off just 50 balls. For the Optimists Courtney Kruger took 2 wickets. Optimists had a dismal start and lost early wickets. James Dillon was the leading scorer with 50 runs followed by Skipper David Jacquier with 30 runs. Matthew Rafter and Giacomo Lamplough were the pick of the bowlers for the Scorpions with 4 wickets each. Scorpions won by a huge margin of 160 runs. Well done fellow Scorpions!

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Gianluca Lamplough reports on….
A Boxing Day encounter…

The "Hazzard Shield", one of the most enjoyable cricketing fixtures in our calendar, is traditionally played on Boxing Day. This Christmas, the ferocious Mad-Max-like battle fought between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and fueled by opponents savagely drinking the blood of their enemy (or was that really just Bloody Mary in the bowl?) was skippered this year by Harry Bailey (North) and Elliot Andrews (South).

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the South started strongly. Stealing one of Steve Smith’s bats, Shep smashed a quick-fire 31, ably partnered by Cuts (29) whose explosive innings, which included three sixes, was brought to an end caught by Wrighty off the bowling of Jhatha. Jhatha struck again to dismiss Watko (33) when he came back from retirement. Good bowling by Harry Bailey and a controversial LBW decision saw the end of Tucker Sr, who was infamously denied the opportunity to bat with Tucker Jr. Bailey took the Jr Tucker scalp soon afterwards, with a sharp caught and bowled. Another three quick wickets by Madhav saw off the McDonald family and Lamplough Sr, which turned the game in favour of the North. The highest score of the innings was by Sam O’Malley, who powered to 44 off 35 balls, with little help from Giacomo (4), who decided to run himself out. “I didn’t get caught so I thought I should run.” By the time Jonty took the last two wickets of Elliot (6) and Luca (8), the South had made a competitive 210. Game on.

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Saturday U13 Indoor League

 

 

Cricket Captains 2015-16 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
Kym Graham
Tim Whisker
David Jacquier
Matt Rafter
Jon Bond
George Lamplough
Anita Miles
Mariko Hill
Natural Yip
Gary Wines

pjwatkins@gmail.com
simoncook@hkcc.org
kruger.courtney@gmail.com
david.varley@axa.com.hk
kymgraham@icloud.com
tim.whisker@citi.com
david@jointdynamics.com.hk
matthew.rafter@nasdaq.com
jb@jonbond.com
george.lamplough@hfw.com.hk
anitamiles@gmail.com
aota@pasona.edu.hk
naturalyip0504@gmail.com
winesg@netvigator.com