In what turned out to be a historic day for Shanghai Cricket Club, SCC Dragons defended the Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy in convincing style by defeating Hong Kong Cricket Club by a healthy margin of 102 runs. This is the first time SCC have recorded back-to-back victories over HKCC since 1930-1931.
It was an impressive all-round display from an SCC side with four debutants all keen to make an impression. A customary quickfire 40 from Adrian, a steady 50 from debutant Mark and a swashbuckling man of the match performance from Azeem helped the hosts to a respectable 248. In response the visitors struggled to build partnerships throughout, with Kamal and Govind tormenting the batsmen throughout as they picked up 3 wickets apiece. Only C Bright and M Versfeld provided any kind of resistance before they stuttered to 146 all out in the 40th over. Continue reading “SCC Defeats HKCC, Retains Bokhara Bell”