Pirates vs Tongji Washed Out

The match between the Pirates and Tongji University over the weekend was rained out midway through the Pirates innings.

The Tongji skipper won the toss and elected to field first. Alex Cumming (21) began with a lovely off-drive for four, and the opening partnership, together with Suresh Kumar (42), took full advantage of the short boundaries at the Tongji field. Kumar was particularly elegant through and over the leg side, effortlessly finding the gaps in the field. The Pirates lost a couple of quick wickets as first Cumming top edged a pull to be caught at midwicket, and then Dayne Wotton (2) was given out L.B.W. after a dramatic appeal from the bowler. Achal Gurnani (22*) began with a straight six, and continued to bat aggressively, particularly through backward point. Continue reading “Pirates vs Tongji Washed Out”

Bokhara Bell 2017

Match Report: Bokhara Bell 2017

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”

HKCC Beat Pirates in Exciting Finish

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.
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2017 SCC League Playoff Rules

Division 1

Semi-Final: 2nd position vs 3rd position, during league round. If game is abandoned due to rain, 2nd position team will go to Final.

Final: League Table topper vs Winner of Semifinal. In case of rain out game will be reschedule to another weekend, with both team agreement. After rescheduling, if no game can be conducted , both teams will be declared as joint winners. Continue reading “2017 SCC League Playoff Rules”

Shanghai to Defend China Cup in Beijing

The SCC Dragons will head to Beijing on Sunday 4 June 2017 to take on Beijing CC in the annual China Cup. The Dragons won lasts year’s game comprehensively and Dragons Skipper Kevin Wright will be looking for another repeat performance this year.

Please let Kevin or know if you are available either directly or by commenting in the box below.

The tour itinerary and pre-tour net sessions will be updated shortly along with the team selection once announced.

Introducing Hangzhou Cricket Club

The SCC welcomes a new club to the fold this year as Hangzhou Cricket Club joins the league in Division 2.

Hangzhou Cricket Club  has been around for over five years. The teams made up of cricketers of all abilities and nationalities, meld together to form, on occasion, a formidable unit. The club thrives on a great humanity and friendly atmosphere. They play friendly and competitive internal club games, visit Shanghai for matches, and welcome other club teams to their home ground for weekly games. Continue reading “Introducing Hangzhou Cricket Club”

Leopards CC Changes Name to China Zalmi

Leopards Cricket Club (LCC) has announced that the LCC will play the coming season as China Zalmi.

Zeb Khan, LCC chief executive, confirmed that the club had received the recognition from Peshawar Zalmi (Pakistani professional franchise cricket team that plays in the Pakistan Super League). The Leopards were founded in 2009 and won their first league championship in Division 2 in 2010.  Continue reading “Leopards CC Changes Name to China Zalmi”