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..

Junior Indoor League Fixture & Results

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News / Events
Gap Ramblers create history winning their first Division One Saturday League

By David Varley, Captain of Gap Ramblers

At HKCC: KCC Saracens 7/150 from 35 overs lost to HKCC Gap Ramblers 2/151 from 29.1 overs by eight wickets.

In a "winner takes all” Grand Final, the top two sides, Gap Ramblers took on the energetic youth of KCC Saracens to determine who would win Division One Saturday League. Saracens, featuring 3 National HK players, won the toss and batted, cruising to 0/12 off 3 overs.

However, the Ramblers increased the intensity as the Saracens top order were sent packing by Tom Ingram in a devastating opening burst that saw the visitors reduced to 4/12 with Ingram grabbing three wickets, and a run out, as Saracens lost 4 wickets for 0 runs. Ingram on fire!!!!! It also included two quite spectacular catches by Vicecaptain Isaac Poole at fine-leg and keeper Rory Caines.

Stu Tohill, the diminutive little legend, bowled 7 overs for 10 runs keeping the pressure on, with Raag Kapur bettering that with 7 overs for 9 runs. Runs slowed to a trickle as Saracens dug a deep hole and needed to rebuild their innings, while the Ramblers pushed hard for a breakthrough.

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HKCC vs Parnell CC, Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

By Paul Watkins

The uncertain weather of the previous few days evaporated and we were greeted with fine, sunny conditions on Easter Sunday at HKCC to take on the Parnell tourists. After the original 50 over contest had been sensibly negotiated down to 40, Parnell skipper Greg Olliver and I walked out for the toss. With Greg guessing incorrectly, I had no hesitation in batting on a flat dry pitch.

Varley and I opened up, and in a beautiful gesture, the new ball was handed to septuagenarian Bryan Haggitt, who had been a Witherer and a Scorpion in the 70s. He rolled the arm over and received a stirring round of applause in a touching moment.

Ex-HKCC player, Greg James, took the new ball for Parnell and bowled well but without luck. A pitch offering little assistance saw Varley and Watkins take the score to 64, before Varls was well caught by newly minted Parnell player, Giacomo Lamplough, for a solid 32. HKCC continued to accumulate runs fairly comfortably, with the skipper retiring on 51. Alex Shepherd (33), Liam Ginnivan (27) and Elliot Andrews (37) all made solid contributions and with Anton Buntin making a quick-fire 18* at the end, HKCC racked up a very competitive 8-260 from their 40 overs. Hamill, who bowled 7 overs of wily spin, took 3 wickets, and another donated player, Max Smith, finished with 2 wickets in a fine spell.

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Easter Monday - The George Hong Choy Shield
Annual Encounter with Craigengower

Our annual fixture with the Gower was played on a very pleasant afternoon on 28 March, the lads of “Hung See” – Craigengower’s young “Lions” against a crew of Club Motleys, led by Lampluff The Elder, just two days after “Fung Wong’s” epic contest for the The Anita Miles Wu Shield.

By way of background - The George Hong Choy Shield was conceived at the end of 1994 by then Club Chairman, Terry Smith, and the Gowers’s President, Louis Hsu, during a fixture at the Club to celebrate the Craigengower Centenary, with George and a number of his octogenarian cricketing mates in attendance. Terry, only a month earlier had bowled the first ball in Shanghai for the Gower when they took cricket back to Shanghai.

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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

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

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