Category: Club News

Introducing Hangzhou Cricket Club

The SCC welcomes a new club to the fold this year as Hangzhou Cricket Club joins the league in Division 2.

Hangzhou Cricket Club  has been around for over five years. The teams made up of cricketers of all abilities and nationalities, meld together to form, on occasion, a formidable unit. The club thrives on a great humanity and friendly atmosphere. They play friendly and competitive internal club games, visit Shanghai for matches, and welcome other club teams to their home ground for weekly games. Continue reading “Introducing Hangzhou Cricket Club”

Leopards CC Changes Name to China Zalmi

Leopards Cricket Club (LCC) has announced that the LCC will play the coming season as China Zalmi.

Zeb Khan, LCC chief executive, confirmed that the club had received the recognition from Peshawar Zalmi (Pakistani professional franchise cricket team that plays in the Pakistan Super League). The Leopards were founded in 2009 and won their first league championship in Division 2 in 2010.  Continue reading “Leopards CC Changes Name to China Zalmi”

Match Report: China Cup 2016

The Shanghai Cricket Club Dragons faced off against the Beijing Cricket Club Lions on a wet Sunday in late May in Shanghai to decide the 2016 China Cup. 

Beijing arrived at Wellington Cricket Ground in a confident mood, in hopes of retaining the China Cup against a much changed Shanghai team. On arrival, both teams were more concerned with what their weather apps were telling them about the forecast, rather than the task in hand. The Shanghai team took to drying the wicket, which meant using a shovel and rake to try and get some of the excess water off the pitch.

After around an hour of debating when the game would begin both teams settled on a 35 over game, which would begin as soon as both teams would agree that it wasn’t raining too heavy.

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SCC Meet with Mike Gatting

The Shanghai Cricket Club was invited by the British Chamber of Commerce and the Yang Foundation to an informal lunch with former England skipper Mike Gatting on Thursday to discuss the continuing development of cricket in China.

Gatting is heavily involved in Chinese youth cricket development via the MCC. The discussion was centered on how the SCC can be of help in all areas of cricket development in Shanghai and greater China. The sides also discussed the possibility of arranging tourists from further afar.

Club Captain Dayne Wotton took the opportunity to present Gatting with one of our new club polos and ties. Many thanks to the Yang Foundation and BritCham for arranging the meeting.

SCC Merchandise Now Available

Following great support from the merchandise guru of Shanghai cricket, Mark Henwood, the Shanghai Cricket Club is proud to unveil its first range of official merchandise.

To supplement the SCC blazer, we now have a range of causal polo shirts as well as an SCC tie. These are available for all current and former members for RMB150 each for the polo shirts and RMB50 for the tie.

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If you would like a polo or tie, please leave a comment below and the SCC will arrange payment and delivery via WeChat.

SCC Dragons Set for China Cup

Shanghai Cricket Club Captain Dayne Wotton today announced the SCC Dragons side that will compete in the 2016 China Cup against Beijing CC.

Kevin Wright will captain the team to play against Beijing in the annual match last won by Shanghai in 2013. The in-form trio of Chris Wade, Steven Kelaher and Manik Kapoor will make their debuts for the Dragons and Alex Todorov will play his first home match alongside a host of returning regulars. Continue reading “SCC Dragons Set for China Cup”