The Inaugural China Cricket Cup

For the first time in China, a country-wide cricket tournament will be held in Shanghai. The inaugural China Cricket Cup will be held June 7-9, 2019 during the Dragon Boat weekend at the Shanghai Community Sports Club.
 
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:
 
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Pirates
Beijing Cricket ClubShanghai Cricket Association
Hangzhou Cricket ClubShenzhen Cricket Club
Yunnan Cricket ClubHong Kong Asia XI
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 tournament is to bring Cricket as sport to National level and involve more and more local players. The Shanghai Cricket Association will be fielding a side of Chinese nationals, which is big boost for the SCC and other participating team. With plenty of honors at stake, player awards up for grabs and the China cricket community watching, the onus is on all the teams and all the players to perform at their best to create a truly memorable China Cricket Cup.
 
We are glad that CR DADIMA, Chinese NRI are sponsoring the inaugural China 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”