Twenty years after the first Shanghai CC game of the modern era, Craigengower CC from Hong Kong will tour with many of their original line-up to replay the match against an SCC Veterans side on October 19 at Wellington College Cricket Ground. Continue reading “Craigengower CC Return for 20th Anniversary of First Tour”
The Shanghai Cricket Club will Tour Hong Kong September 12-14 to play the Hong Kong Cricket Club in the Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport Match.
The SCC and HKCC first played each other in 1866 as part of the Interport series of cricket matches between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. The two clubs have met a total of 45 times; 38 times from 1866 to 1949, and seven times since 1994.
Representing Shanghai will be Waqar Khattaq (c), Paul Malpass (vc), Ben Lyons, Andrew Dartnell, Kevin Wright, Dayne Wotton, Sajid Anwar, Sanjay Anugula, Alex Cumming, Deepak Nautiyal, JJ Lim, Shoaib Meer, James Keel and Steve Field, SCC Tours Director John L’Epagniol and SCC Media Director Andy Scott.
The SCC Pirates represented the Shanghai Cricket Club strongly at the Beijing Sixes last weekend by winning the Plate final. The SCC was also represented at the tournament by the Bashers and Daredevils. Supported by all the Shanghai players during the tournament, the Pirates only lost one game over the weekend. They finished in style by beating the Beijing Misfits in the Plate final with a strong team performance.
The Bashers touring side, captained by Sameer Jolly, won the Bowl at the Beijing Sixes last weekend to make it two out of three trophies for the SCC. The Beijing Sixes is always a tough tour in the heat of Beijing and the demands of nocturnal activities. However, despite the Bashers losing their games in pool play, they finished strongly by winning the Bowl final against a cigar smoking Canadian team.
The Beijing Cricket Club will tour Shanghai May 17-18 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the China Cup. The China derby, played every year between Shanghai and Beijing, starts at 10 am on Sunday, May 18 at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club in Pudong.
Beijing CC arrives on Saturday evening at the Baolong Hotel with welcome drinks to be held at the Sticky Wicket Bar in the Big Bamboo Jingan from 8:00 pm onwards (123 Nanyang Lu; directly opposite the hotel). All SCC members are encouraged to attend.
An awards ceremony will be held following the China Cup on Sunday.
The Beijing Cricket Club
Beijing Cricket Club was established in 2005. The club hosts the Santa Fe League and a Twenty20 League for regular weekend matches in Beijing, and play matches and tournaments throughout China and Asia. Continue reading “Beijing Tours Shanghai to Play for China Cup”
The Shanghai Cricket Club has released the schedule for the 2014 SCC League season as well as anticipated club tours to Hong Kong and Singapore and the hosting of the China Cup.
The season kicks of on March 23 with an SCC League Division 3 match between the Daredevils and Pudong at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. The SCC will see its first action on April 6 when the first Maroon vs Green inter-squad match of the season is held.
The full schedule through June 1 can be found under the Fixtures tab of the website.
Match 1: The Bokhara Bell Trophy, Shanghai CC vs Hong Kong CC, 40 Over Match
Date: 14 September 2013
Venue: SRFC Far
Toss: Hong Kong, who chose to field
Result: Hong Kong won by 3 wickets (1 delivery to spare)
Hong Kong Cricket Club were scheduled to arrive in Shanghai for welcome drinks, but a terrible rainstorm flooded parts of the city and caused widespread disruptions to trains, busses, taxis, and even planes. The Hong Kong team eventually arrived in the early hours of Saturday morning, and on the same day had to play for the Bokhara Bell Trophy.
The Hong Kong captain, Matt Lyons, won the toss and elected to field, due to the threat of further weather disruptions. The Shanghai openers, Ben Lyons (53) and Peter Worth (7) made a cautious start to the match, with Mark Wright (7.3-1-31-2) and Elliot Andrews (6-0-31-0) making scoring difficult. Wright eventually had Worth caught, and Shanghai was 27/1 after 9 overs. The Hong Kong bowlers kept the pressure on, as Harry Bailey (4-0-15-2) picked up the wickets of Alex Brown (2) and Jon Newton (0), and Iain Coulson (8-0-19-0) strangled the run rate to leave the score at 150/6 after 32 overs. Then the Shanghai batsmen went on attack as Sharaik Kamal (17), Sanjay Anugula (41), Sajid Anwar (8), Razaq Mahmood (15) provided some quick runs in a series of short partnerships. Toby Brown (6-0-46-1) was expensive, but Buddha McGettigan (5-0-28-3) managed to pick up three quick wickets with some fine swing bowling to wrest back some momentum. Then Waqar Khattak (14) and Ankit Kawatra (15 not out) put together an eighth wicket partnership of 39 to push Shanghai over 200, and the innings ended at 204 all out when Tim O’Connell (1) was run out by some smart fielding from Tom Menogue. Continue reading “Tour Report: Hong Kong CC in Shanghai”
SCC Club Captain Sanjay Anugula announced the squads today for the upcoming Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport match and Twenty20 against Hong Kong CC.
The SCC XII that will take on HKCC in the 50 over, Bokhara Bell Memorial match on Saturday include skipper Waqar Khattak, Ben Lyons, Phil Childs, Sanjay Anugula, Jacques Erasmus, Jon Newton, Sajid Anwar, Razaq Mahmood, Ankit Kawatra, James Higgins, Shariq Kamal and Tim O’Connell.
On Sunday, the SCC Pirates will play HKCC in a Twenty20 match. The team will consist of skipper Amogh Kasyap, Bernie Hughes, Sameer Jolly, Jasim Baig, Bhaskar Vadlamani, Santosh Yadav, Alex Cumming, Mark Henwood, Mike Hall, and debutants Travis Weir, Andrew Dartnell and Sandeep Abichandani. Continue reading “SCC Squads Announced for Bokhara Bell Memorial Interport Series with Hong Kong CC”
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.
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.