Author: Andy Scott

Bashers and Camel to Screen ‘Death of a Gentleman’

The Bashers Cricket Club and the Camel Sports Bar in Puxi will be screening “Death of Gentleman” on Thursday, February 25 at 8 pm. Admission is free and happy hour prices will be in place all night.

In “Death of a Gentleman,” two journalists embark on a journey across the cricketing empire to find the answer to the question “Who really cares about Test cricket?” They talk to the players, ex-players, broadcasters, journalists, administrators and fans. They venture, often uninvited, into boardrooms, offices, hotel rooms and even the home of cricket itself, Lord’s, looking for answers as to who is responsible, and what are they doing to save their game. Continue reading “Bashers and Camel to Screen ‘Death of a Gentleman’”

SCC Pirates Tour of the Philippines

Calling all Pirates! The Shanghai Cricket Club is seeking all interested parties for an upcoming tour of the Philippines to plunder more treasure at the 2015 Philippines International Sixes from November 14-15.

Pirates Captain Sameer Jolly will be leading a merry band of cricketers south on a return Pirates tour for one of the best Sixes tournaments in Asia, being held this year at Clark Freeport, in Angeles, Philippines (about a hour and a half from Manila). Continue reading “SCC Pirates Tour of the Philippines”

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.


SCC Annual T20 Championship Finishes Strong

Sunday, July 26 saw the culmination of the SCC’s mid-season T20 tournament with Finals Day at SCSC. With players from all clubs being drawn to represent six teams the tournament didn’t fail in being a fun filled, action packed that brought he whole SCC community together.

After two weeks of rain affected preliminary rounds the scene was set for an exciting Final’s Day with Dayne’s World and Amogh’s Armateurs facing off in the championship game.

Dayne’s World skipper Dayne Wotton won the toss and just to bat first in the searing heat. Despite the loss of an early wicket the batting side made the most of some generous bowling to head into the much needed drinks break at 73-1, the stop in play didn’t slow down the batting side as they continued their onslaught with Wotton (73) James Keel (38) and Extras (62) leading the way to set Amogh’s Armateurs a daunting 199 to win. Continue reading “SCC Annual T20 Championship Finishes Strong”

Jonti Leibowitz Scores 268*, Sets League Batting Record

Jonti-PageDaredevils batsman Jonti Leibowitz faced the first ball of the innings against the Bashers on Sunday for a dot, 39.4 overs after that, he faced the last ball of the innings and hit it for a four. In-between those two deliveries, Leibowitz was masterful, powering to 268* with strokes to all parts of the ground as the Daredevils rolled to a team high total of 389 for 7 in their 40 overs.

Leibowitz’s first boundary came in the second over of the game – a four – and by the end of the innings, he had scored 29 fours and 17 sixes.

The Bashers had no answers for the South African opener, and will rue the few chances they had. After point was unable to get a hand to a chance cut shot while Leibowitz was in his 40s, the fielder at long on misplayed a loopy mishit that bounced over the his head for four when the Leibowitz was on 80. The final chance came when Leibowitz, on 196, went for his double century with a big hit to long off that picked out the fielder on the boundary, only to see the catch dropped. Continue reading “Jonti Leibowitz Scores 268*, Sets League Batting Record”

Weather Does Not Hamper SCC Maroons vs Greens Match

Persistent rain on Saturday, and a drizzly, grey Sunday morning delayed the start of the first SCC trial game of the season on Sunday, but otherwise did not hamper the Maroons or Greens as both teams were able to build innings with the bat in the wet conditions.

Greens skipper Jolly won the toss, and elected to bowl first – a brave call on the wet outfield, but one that paid dividends as he was rewarded with a strong opening spell from Nautiyal and Lim. Both bowlers found their lines and lengths quickly, and with the new ball moving in the air and nibbling off the wicket, were able to ask serious questions of the Maroons top order. Within 10 overs, the Maroons were four wickets down, and it was time to consolidate the innings. Cumming looked solid before a ruch of blood saw him bowled, leaving Sinha and Wahid with a tricky task to build a competitive total.

Both batsmen played with great application – patiently respecting the good balls and attacking the bad balls with gusto. Sinha initially took the lead as the senior batsman, before Wahid upped his run rate. Both scored well deserved half-centuries which should be applauded for the discipline and application. Sinha was eventually bowled looking to add boundaries, before Wahid retired hurt in the final over having been hit hard in the ribcage by a short Jolly delivery. Two strong innings, two strong bowling performances that were ably backed up by Kawatra and Jolly. Continue reading “Weather Does Not Hamper SCC Maroons vs Greens Match”

2014 Season Underway as Pudong Begins Defense of D3 Crown

The Shanghai Cricket Club League 2014 gets underway today as the defending Division 3 champions Pudong CC take on the Daredevils at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club in Pudong.

The 2014 season will see some changes both to the format of the league as well as the inclusion of a mini Twenty20 tournament to take place during the heat of the Shanghai summer. To make room for the mid-season Twenty20 tournament, the regular SCC League has been reduced from three rounds to two. Continue reading “2014 Season Underway as Pudong Begins Defense of D3 Crown”

Hong Kong CC Tours Shanghai

The Hong Kong Cricket Club will tour Shanghai September 13-15 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the Bokhara Bell Trophy. Shanghai and Hong Kong first played each other in 1866 in Hong Kong, and since then, have met 44 times.

HKCC will arrive on Friday night with welcome drinks to be held at The Member’s End in the Camel Sports Bar from 8:30 pm onwards.

On Saturday, SCC and HKCC will play the 50 over Bokhara Bell Interport Match, followed by an awards ceremony and reception dinner at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club.

Sunday will feature a Twenty20 match at the SRFC between the tourists and the SCC Pirates beginning at 9:45 am, followed by lunch and end of tour drinks.

The Hong Kong Cricket Club
HKCC was founded in 1851, making it one of the first cricket clubs outside England. It has over 2,300 members and provides a range of sports and social activities at its facilities in the heart of Hong Kong Island. In addition to Interport and friendly matches, HKCC has three teams in the domestic Saturday League and two teams in the Sunday League.

The Bokhara Bell
The SS Bokhara sank off the coast of Sand Island, Formosa on October 10, 1892 en route to Hong Kong from Shanghai. Of the 125 people who perished on board, 11 were members of an HKCC team returning from an Interport match against the SCC. When the two clubs reestablished relations in 2003, a trophy bearing the name of the ship was created to honour the memory of the team.

All are welcome at the ground. Transportation, food and drinks, and children’s activities provided.

Shanghai Cricket Club Releases 2013 Touring Schedule

The Shanghai Cricket Club released the 2013 touring schedule yesterday. The SCC will tour Beijing to play for the China Cup, host Hong Kong CC for the annual Bohkara Bell Memorial Interport series, tour Hong Kong to compete in the Breezer Challenge with Lamma CC, and host Kowloon Cricket Club in what is hoped will become a new annual fixture on the SCC schedule.

“The SCC is currently reestablishing links with East and Southeast Asai’s preeminent and longest established clubs,” said Tours and Events Manager John L’Epagional. “Our goal is to participate in matches with and regain acceptance among the highest quality cricket entities in this part of the world.” Continue reading “Shanghai Cricket Club Releases 2013 Touring Schedule”