Category: Tours

2016 Tour of Japan

SCC to Tour Japan for Series with Japan Men’s National Team

The Shanghai Cricket Club will travel to Japan on October 29 and 30 to play three Twenty20 matches against the Japan men’s national team.

The games will be a warmup for Japan, who will be competing in the East Asia Cup the following weekend. The matches between Japan and the SCC will be played at the Sano International Stadium, which has recently been developed into Japan’s first official cricket stadium. The East Asia Cup is also being held in Sano, and will feature Japan, Hong Kong, China and Korea.  Continue reading “2016 Tour of Japan”

Bokhara Bell Interport Match Set for December 10-11

SCC President Paul Malpass announced today that the 2016 Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport Match between Shanghai CC and Hong Kong CC will take place on December 10 and 11 at the Hong Kong Cricket Club.

This years marks the 150th anniversary of the first match between Shanghai and Hong Kong in 1866. The two clubs have met a total of 47 times; 38 times from 1866 to 1949, and nine times since 1994. Shanghai last played at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in 2014. Continue reading “Bokhara Bell Interport Match Set for December 10-11”

SCC Dragons Set for China Cup

Shanghai Cricket Club Captain Dayne Wotton today announced the SCC Dragons side that will compete in the 2016 China Cup against Beijing CC.

Kevin Wright will captain the team to play against Beijing in the annual match last won by Shanghai in 2013. The in-form trio of Chris Wade, Steven Kelaher and Manik Kapoor will make their debuts for the Dragons and Alex Todorov will play his first home match alongside a host of returning regulars. Continue reading “SCC Dragons Set for China Cup”

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”

Dragons and Pirates Teams Announced for HKCC Tour

Shanghai Cricket Club Captain Dayne Wotton today announced the teams for the upcoming Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy Interport match against Hong Kong Cricket Club on Saturday and the social Twenty20 match on Sunday.

The SCC Dragons will play the 50 over Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport match on Saturday at Wellington College Ground. The match begins at 10 am. The SCC Pirates will play HKCC on Sunday in a Twenty20 social match at Wellington. That match is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. Continue reading “Dragons and Pirates Teams Announced for HKCC Tour”

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”