Category: Tours

Hong Kong CC Touring Shanghai to Play for Bokhara Bell

The Hong Kong Cricket Club will tour Shanghai September 4-6 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy. Shanghai and Hong Kong first played each other in 1866 in Hong Kong, and since then, have met 46 times.

HKCC will arrive on Friday night with welcome drinks to be held at the Hit Wicket sports bar from 9:00 pm onwards.

On Saturday, SCC and HKCC will play the 50 over Bokhara Bell Interport Match at Wellington College Cricket Ground, followed by  reception dinner and presentation at Hit Wicket.

Sunday will feature a social Twenty20 match at Wellington between the tourists and the SCC beginning at 9:00 am. Continue reading “Hong Kong CC Touring Shanghai to Play for Bokhara Bell”

Shanghai CC on Tour in Hong Kong to Play Kowloon CC

Kowloon CC and Shanghai CC in Shanghai in 2013
Kowloon CC and Shanghai CC in Shanghai in 2013

The Shanghai Cricket Club departs on Friday, August 21 for an Interpret series with Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.

The SCC Dragons will play a 35 over friendly on Saturday at the Kowloon Cricket Club, followed by a 50 over Interport Series match on Sunday at the club.

The touring party consists of Club Captain Dayne Wotton, skipper Paul Malpass, Sanjay Anugula, Danny Hooper, Amogh Kashyap, James Keel, Nitin Khansaili, Sid Sinha, Peter Todorov, Alex Todorov, and Kevin Wright.

“We’re looking forward to the tour,” said Club Captain Dayne Wotton. “It will be the first time to play at the Kowloon Cricket Club since the SCC was re-established in 1994.”

The two clubs last played each other in 2013 when Kowloon CC visited Shanghai. Shanghai (184/6) defeated Kowloon (182/6) in the 50-over Interport match by 4 wickets.


Beijing Defeats Shanghai, Retains China Cup

The 2015 China Cup clash began with a win for Shanghai, Skipper Waqar Khattak calling the toss correctly and electing to bat. Good signs for a good day of cricket, with the weather markedly improved from the previous days arrival under cloudy skies. With luck seemingly going Shanghai’s way, this was the day to take back the china cup.

Shanghai started positively; Waqar and Yousaf Khan getting the innings off to a good start, no loss for 40 after 10 overs with positive stroke play from the opening pair taking making it look comfortable against the opening bowling attack. Even after the fall of both openers in quick succession Shanghai looked in a good position, with Wayne Voogt and Jonti Leibowitz taking over and rotating the strike well for a partnership that threatened to take the game away from Beijing. Continue reading “Beijing Defeats Shanghai, Retains China Cup”

SCC Squad Announced for China Cup Match

Team Skipper Waqar Khattak after winning the China Cup in Beijing in 2013
Team Skipper Waqar Khattak after winning the China Cup in Beijing in 2013

Shanghai Cricket Club Captain Dayne Wotton announced a 12 man squad for the upcoming China Cup match with Beijing Cricket Club in Beijing on June 7.

Team skipper Waqar Khattak will lead the squad, with Paul Malpass his lieutenant. Also included are Jonti Leibowitz, fresh from his historic batting performance, Jon Newton, John Swain, Deepak Nautiyal, Kevin Wright, Sajid Anwar, Dayne Wotton, and debutants Wayne Voogt, Alex Todorov and Guru Kalyan.

The 50 over match will be the 10th time Shanghai and Beijing have played for the cup; Beijing holds both the advantage in victories at 6-3 as well as the cup, having won it in 2014 in Shanghai.

The first China Cup was held in Shanghai in May 2007 with the return match in Beijing played in October 2007, with each club winning their home fixture. In 2008, only one match was held, with Shanghai prevailing. Since 2009, the China Cup has been played on an annual basis, with each club hosting every other year. Continue reading “SCC Squad Announced for China Cup Match”

SCC Dragons to Tour Hong Kong; Play Interport Match with HKCC

The Shanghai Cricket Club will Tour Hong Kong September 12-14 to play the Hong Kong Cricket Club in the Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport Match.

The SCC and HKCC first played each other in 1866 as part of the Interport series of cricket matches between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. The two clubs have met a total of 45 times; 38 times from 1866 to 1949, and seven times since 1994.

Representing Shanghai will be Waqar Khattaq (c), Paul Malpass (vc), Ben Lyons, Andrew Dartnell, Kevin Wright, Dayne Wotton, Sajid Anwar, Sanjay Anugula, Alex Cumming, Deepak Nautiyal, JJ Lim, Shoaib Meer, James Keel and Steve Field, SCC Tours Director John L’Epagniol and SCC Media Director Andy Scott.

SCC Pirates Win Plate at Beijing Sixes

Pirates in Beijing: (L-R) Sameer Jolly, Amogh Kashyap, J.J. Lim, Ed Jones, Duncan Cockburn, Ben Collins, Sean Malcom, Channa Phillip Front: Manoj Zalpuri, Andy Baggot
Pirates in Beijing: (L-R) Sameer Jolly, Amogh Kashyap, JJ Lim, Manoj Zalpuri, Ed Jones, Andy Baggot, Duncan Cockburn, Ben Collins, Sean Malcom, Channa Phillip

The SCC Pirates represented the Shanghai Cricket Club strongly at the Beijing Sixes last weekend by winning the Plate final. The SCC was also represented at the tournament by the Bashers and Daredevils. Supported by all the Shanghai players during the tournament, the Pirates only lost one game over the weekend. They finished in style by beating the Beijing Misfits in the Plate final with a strong team performance.

Bashers Win Bowl at Beijing Sixes

The Bowl Winners: (L-R) Sean Malcom, Ed Jones, Manoj Zalpuri, Sameer Jolly, Duncan Cockburn, Ben Collins
The Bowl Winners: (L-R) Sean Malcom, Ed Jones, Manoj Zalpuri, Sameer Jolly, Duncan Cockburn, Ben Collins

The Bashers touring side, captained by Sameer Jolly, won the Bowl at the Beijing Sixes last weekend to make it two out of three trophies for the SCC. The Beijing Sixes is always a tough tour in the heat of Beijing and the demands of nocturnal activities. However, despite the Bashers losing their games in pool play, they finished strongly by winning the Bowl final against a cigar smoking Canadian team.

China Cup 2014

China Cup 2014 Report

Beijing Cricket Club arrived in Shanghai looking to gain revenge for the China Cup result in 2013. Following the welcome dinner on Saturday evening at The Sticky Wicket, the Shanghai Dragons arrived at the SRFC to be met with a damp outfield and drizzle in the air.
Fortunately the rain stopped and the drainage ensured that only 30 minutes were lost, with the game reduced to 45 overs.

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