Pirates Celebrate Season of 2017

The Pirates celebrated the season in style with a tasty dinner at India Kitchen over the weekend. Pirates skipper, Mark Henwood, handed out awards for some of the better performances this season:

Ben Collins 87* (37) vs Jiaozhi, 14 October 2017
Alex Cumming 68 (37) vs Jiankang, 21 October 2017
Jamie Boynton 57* (29) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Suresh Kumar 52* (22) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Govind Raj 50* (14) vs Huazhen, 23 September 2017
Sameer Jolly 43* (19) & 2-0-7-0 vs Jiaozhi, 14 October 2017
Ankit Kawatra 19 (20) & 3-0-9-1 vs Hong Kong C.C., 3 September 2017
Mark Henwood 3-1-6-4 vs Hong Kong C.C., 3 September 2017
Mark Henwood 2.4-0-9-4 vs Jiankang, 21 October 2017
Mukul Singh 2 Catches, 3 Stumpings

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SCC AGM and Elections Set for Dec 2

The 2017 Shanghai Cricket Club AGM will be held on Saturday, December 2 at URBN Hotel, starting at 6:30 with drinks and followed by dinner at 7 pm. 

As always the AGM will give us the perfect chance for us all to come together and celebrate the successes we have seen across the season. Last year we had 60+ in attendance – I’m hopeful even more of you will join this year. Cost will be RMB100 per head.  Continue reading “SCC AGM and Elections Set for Dec 2”

Pirates defeat Jiankang

The Pirates slowly assembled on a sunny, but breezy, Saturday afternoon at the artificial Jiankang field (Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Science). Pirates skipper, Mark Henwood, won the toss and elected to bat.

A few stragglers were still walking up from the metro, so Jamie Boynton (0 off 3) and Vinny Viswanath (100* off 47) went out to open the batting. Amogh Kashyap went out to field at mid-off, while the Jiankang side waited for their final player to arrive. He was immediately in the action, taking an easy catch to remove Boynton in the first over. Continue reading “Pirates defeat Jiankang”

Pirates Defeat Jiaozhi

The morning dawned gloomy, with a typhoon hitting Southern China. The Pirates assembled sleepily at Jiankang University for the supposed 9am start against Jiaozhi (Shanghai Communications Polytechnic), only to discover the schedule changes had pushed the game to 2pm.

So the ten Pirates at the ground decided to have a warm up on one of the fields, playing partnerships. Ben Collins and Andrew Jackson finished on top with 38 off their 4 overs, including one huge six over the stadium roof into the adjacent construction site. A team lunch was arranged at a nearby Cantonese restaurant, and the team was in good spirits despite the mixup and the delayed start. Jackson and Alex Cummings, who could not make the afternoon game, were replaced by Jagath Ratnayake and Ravinder Reddy at the last minute. Continue reading “Pirates Defeat Jiaozhi”

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”