The Shanghai Cricket Club lost by 26 runs to Hong Kong CC in a well contested Bokhara Bell Interport match at the Shanghai Community Sports Club. Hong Kong’s superior fielding and early inroads with the new ball ultimately proved to be the difference between the sides, although Shanghai put up a fight to the very end and at one point during the run chase were arguably favourites for victory. Continue reading “Match Report: Bokhara Bell 2017”
The Pirates match against HKCC drew an overwhelming response of players available for the fixture, so the Pirates squad included a full 13 players. So discussions at the tour dinner on Saturday night between the captains, Mark Henwood and David Varley, led to a 13-a-side game the following morning. The following morning was pleasantly warm, with a gentle breeze across the field, and ideal for cricket. The Hong Kong skipper won the toss and elected to bat.
Continue reading “HKCC Beat Pirates in Exciting Finish”
Shanghai CC went down to Beijing CC by five wickets in the hotly contested China Cup 2017 match at Dulwich College, Beijing. Kiwi batsman Liam was the hero for the home team, hitting an unbeaten 79 and laying a platform for Saeed to come in at the death and smite three huge sixes to see Beijing CC over the line. Continue reading “China Cup 2017 Match Report”
The Pirates opened their campaign in the SCA T20 League with a loss to Shangzhen (Shanghai University of Political Science and Law) on the weekend. Continue reading “Shangzhen Opener Scores Ton Against Pirates”
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.
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.
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.
If you would like a polo or tie, please leave a comment below and the SCC will arrange payment and delivery via WeChat.
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”
The Shanghai Community Sports Club (SCSC) is encouraging all Shanghai Cricket Club members to register for the SCSC via WeChat. Members can scan the QR code below or search “SCSC_1904” in WeChat.
Dukes CC, the Shanghai Cricket Club’s newest associate member, took the field in their first match of the season on Sunday, April, 17.
The Dukes represent parents and staff of Wellington College International Shanghai, are focused on getting more youths involved in the league, as was the case with Pudong Dads and lads some seasons ago. Continue reading “Introducing Dukes CC”