Category: Club News

The Inaugural Fusion T20 Cricket Cup

The First Fusion T20 Cricket Cup will be held in Shanghai at the Shanghai Community Sports Club ground during the Dragon Boat Festival from June 7–9, 2019.

Cricket is developing at good pace in mainland China, and notwithstanding the heritage of club like Shanghai which was originally founded in 1858, most of the teams involved are quite new to the cricketing scene. The time is ripe however for cooperation and competition between these fledgling gladiators from further afield. Each team will head to the contest with great excitement and high hopes.
 
The tournament features eight team with players from 10 different countries representing six cities:
 
Group AGroup B
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Pirates
Shenzhen Cricket ClubHangzhou Cricket Club
Yunnan Cricket ClubHong Kong Asia XI
Beijing Cricket ClubShanghai Hengfeng Cricket Club

The format for the three-day T20 contest will be two groups of four followed by semi-finals and a final. The matches will take place at the Shanghai Community Sports Club ground, located at the northeast of the city. SCSC is home for SCC where they play SCC League matches.
 

The main purpose of this competition is to raise cricket as a sport and attract more and more local athletes. The local Chinese club in Shanghai will also send representatives to participate in the competition, which is a great encouragement for the Shanghai Cricket Club and other participating teams. With many honors, competition for player awards and attention from the Chinese cricket world, all teams and players have a responsibility to do their best to create a truly memorable T20 Cricket Cup.

 
We are glad that CR DADIMA, Chinese NRI are sponsoring the inaugural Fushion T20  Cricket Cup. 4D Sports, SG and BDM Cricket are kit and ball sponsors for the tournament. Longman’s and Bollywood Indian Restaurant are the food and beverage partners for the event.

Shanghai Cricket Club Claims Bokhara Bell in Thrilling 1 Wicket Win

HKCC 194/9 40 overs. SCC 195/9 38.3 overs. SCC’s first away win over HKCC in 87 years

The Shanghai Cricket Club claimed the Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy in a tensely fought match at the Hong Kong Cricket Club, claiming a 1 wicket victory on December 15 over HKCC, with a 24 runs undefeated last wicket partnership and a possible dropped catch to the winning runs.

The SCC collected one of the most dramatic wins in the Bokhara Bell history with Sanjay scoring the winning runs required off a top edged pull to secure victory over the HKCC. Needing 46 off 6 overs and just 2 wickets in hand the SCC were almost looking down a defeat, but no.10 batsman Govind smashing 3 back to back boundaries on his arrival to the crease in his reply to his partner at the other end (Paul) when he was asked” can you bat?… let’s try to stretch this game, we might have a shot at the target” . Paul(31) was dismissed with SCC still needing 24 runs with a wicket in hand. Sanjay (16*) and Govind (19*) with an unbeaten partnership finishing off the target with 9 balls to spare and handing over SCC its first touring victory since 1931. Continue reading “Shanghai Cricket Club Claims Bokhara Bell in Thrilling 1 Wicket Win”

Shanghai CC Host Victoria Veterans Team

With the beating sun erasing any last-night worries of a washout, an experienced Veterans Cricket Victoria squad arrived in  Shanghai on Sunday May 13 to take on the Shanghai CC Pirates in two Twenty20 fixtures.

Victoria captain Greg Johnson was automatically awarded the toss and opted to send the Pirates to the crease, where they opened with two of their oldest players, Andy Steele and Paddu Subramoniam. Continue reading “Shanghai CC Host Victoria Veterans Team”

SCC Dragons Announced for China Cup Match

Shanghai Cricket Club Captain Mitesh Desai announced a 13-man squad for the upcoming China Cup match with Beijing Cricket Club at Wellington College on June 10.

SCC Dragons

Samuel Kett Zhang Yufei
Adrian Russell Govind Raj
Akeem Akram Deepak Nautiyal
Dayne Wotton Adam Hopkins
Waqar Khattak Shreyas Achrekar
Vaibhav Krishnan Julian Wilson
Yousaf Khan  

The match will be the 13th time Shanghai and Beijing have played for the cup; Beijing holds both the advantage in victories at 9-4 as well as the cup, having won it in 2017 in Beijing. Continue reading “SCC Dragons Announced for China Cup Match”

Pirates Awards at SCC AGM

The SCC AGM and Awards night was celebrated over the weekend, and with it the more significant awards for the Pirates season were presented. This season featured many great Pirates performances and team efforts, which made selected these awards challenging.

Pirates Batsman of the Year – Vinny Viswanath

Vinny opened the batting for the Pirates this year. He scored 137 runs at an average of 68.5 and S/R of 155.7, and finished with a very fine 100* against Jiankang University.

Pirates All-rounder of the Year – Sumesh Manganelly

Sumesh opened the bowling well, and always contributed quick runs with the bat even when the team was under pressure. He scored 42 runs at an average of 21.0 and S/R of 150.0, had bowling figures of 8-0-63-2, and took a catch as well. Continue reading “Pirates Awards at SCC AGM”

Pirates Celebrate Season of 2017

The Pirates celebrated the season in style with a tasty dinner at India Kitchen over the weekend. Pirates skipper, Mark Henwood, handed out awards for some of the better performances this season:

Ben Collins 87* (37) vs Jiaozhi, 14 October 2017
Alex Cumming 68 (37) vs Jiankang, 21 October 2017
Jamie Boynton 57* (29) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Suresh Kumar 52* (22) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Govind Raj 50* (14) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Sameer Jolly 43* (19) & 2-0-7-0 vs Jiaozhi, 14 October 2017
Ankit Kawatra 19 (20) & 3-0-9-1 vs Hong Kong C.C., 3 September 2017
Mark Henwood 3-1-6-4 vs Hong Kong C.C., 3 September 2017
Mark Henwood 2.4-0-9-4 vs Jiankang, 21 October 2017
Mukul Singh 2 Catches, 3 Stumpings

Continue reading “Pirates Celebrate Season of 2017”

SCC AGM and Elections Set for Dec 2

The 2017 Shanghai Cricket Club AGM will be held on Saturday, December 2 at URBN Hotel, starting at 6:30 with drinks and followed by dinner at 7 pm. 

As always the AGM will give us the perfect chance for us all to come together and celebrate the successes we have seen across the season. Last year we had 60+ in attendance – I’m hopeful even more of you will join this year. Cost will be RMB100 per head.  Continue reading “SCC AGM and Elections Set for Dec 2”