<![CDATA[Play Cricket in Hong Kong at the Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) - 2011 News Blog]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:46:34 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[KCC grab six wickets for one run to beat Pakistan Association in Premier League thriller]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:52:34 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/kcc-grab-six-wickets-for-one-run-to-beat-pakistan-association-in-premier-league-thrillerKCC grabbed a sensational victory over Pakistan Association in a thrilling finish to their Premier League One Day match played at KCC today. Chasing 174 for victory, Pakistan Association looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory when they reached 161-4 after 27 overs, with Hussain Butt looking untroubled on 96. What followed was three sensational overs that saw Pakistan Association collapse in a heap to be all out for 162, handing KCC victory by 11 runs.

Earlier in the day, a fighting 65 from Dylan Dearing rescued KCC's faltering innings and lifted them to a total of 173, after the top order failed to cope in some bowler friendly conditions. He was well supported by Kinchit Shah who scored 33. Najeeb Amar, who opened the bowling, claimed 3-10 in 9.1 overs, while Ankur Sharma picked up 3-43 from 7 overs.

Dearing was in the action early in the second innings when he grabbed a sensational catch to dismiss Najeeb Amar for just 1 off the bowling of Aditya Kanthan. Afzaal Haider then bowled Ankur Sharma to leave Pakistan struggling at 6-2 after 3 overs. Butt Hussain and Mudassar Hussain then combined for an excellent partnership and the pair advanced the Pakistan score past 100 without further loss. But the introduction of Waqar Dawood had an immediate effect as he grabbed two wickets in quick succession to bring KCC back in the game. New batsman Mohammad Ali however seemed untroubled and he and Butt flayed the KCC attack with disdain over the next few overs as the game appeared to be slipping rapidly from KCC's grasp.

But when the score reached 161, KCC skipper Peter Wooden had Ali (28) caught in the deep by Kinchi Shah and Afzaal Haider then had Aizaz Khan caught behind for 0. Wooden then trapped Butt Hussain LBW for 96 in his next over to lift KCC's spirits. Afzaal Haider then wrapped things up in sensational style as he dispatched of Ilyas Gul, Khalid Khan and Mateen uh-Rehman in six lethal deliveries.

At KCC on 25.09.2011: Kowloon CC 173 from 45.1 overs (Dylan Dearing 65, Kinchit Shah 33; Najeeb Amar 9.1-3-10-3, Ankur Sharma 7-0-43-3) beat Pakistan Association 162 from 30 overs (Hussain Butt 96; Afzaal Haider 8-2-22-5) by 11 runs ]]>
<![CDATA[KCC team named for 2-day Premier League match against LSW]]>Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:42:38 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/kcc-team-named-for-2-day-premier-league-match-against-lswThe selectors have selected the following team for this weekend's fixture against LSWCC. Please see the team in probable batting order:
1. Jamie
2. Roy (vc)
3. Peter (c)
4. Baber
5. Kinchit
6. Dylan
7. Waqas (w/k)
8. Afzaal
9. Aditya
10. Ateeq
12. Nigel
13. Karan
Team to meet at 9am on the field for warm ups and preparation.

<![CDATA[KCC Premier League team announced for first match]]>Sat, 03 Sep 2011 07:12:09 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/kcc-premier-league-team-announced-for-first-matchThe selectors have chosen the following team for the first match against the Lightning XI:
1. Peter W (c)
2. Dylan D
3. Aditya K
4. Kinchit S
5. Ravi S
6. Ateeq R
7. Baber H
8. Waqas Barkat (W/K)
9. Roy L
10. Afzaal H
11. Jamie A
12. Waqar Dawood
13. Karan Shah (Scorer)
Manager: Travis Pittman
This is not in batting order and this will be finalised in due course after looking at the wicket and the potential inclement weather. The match starts at 10am so players are asked to be on the ground, ready to go at 9am or the 12th (and 13th) man will play.
Players must bring their white KCC training tops and any spares you might have for warm ups and black or green shorts. All players MUST wear the WOODWORM branded KCC playing shirt and trousers and the KCC baseball cap. If you do not then you need to go to the KCC Pro Shop tomorrow to purchase a set.
 The full squad will be assembling at 9.50am on Sunday morning for a squad photo so please ensure all players have their whites and caps for this occasion and at this time. This is a squad photo so all players are expected to be there - this photo will be framed and put on display in the clubhouse. ]]>
<![CDATA[KCC names Lou Vincent and Babar Hayat in Premier League squad]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:35:28 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/kcc-names-lou-vincent-and-babar-hayat-in-premier-league-squadThe KCC has named New Zealand test and ODI batsman Lou Vincent and 2010-11 Hong Kong Cricketer of the Year Babar Hayat in its 16-man squad for the HKCA Premier League. The team will be captained by Peter Wooden and managed by Travis Pittman.

The full squad is as follows:

Peter Wooden (Captain), Ravi Sujanani, Shivang Baid, Sunny Bhimsaria, Ateeq Rehman, Afzaal Haider, Karan Shah, Waqar Dawood, Roy Lamsam, Babar Hayat, Dylan Dearing, Kinchit Shah, Aditya Kanthan, Nigel Shroff, Waqas Barkat (WK), Lou Vincent.

KCC's first match in the new competition will be against the Lightning XI, cinched by Hong Kong National Coach, Charlie Burke.Related link: Clubs name squads for 2011-12 Premier League [HKCA website 29.08.2011] ]]>
<![CDATA[HKCA confirms leagues changes for 2011-12; season starts on 3rd September]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 05:50:18 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/hkca-confirms-leagues-changes-for-2011-12-season-starts-on-3rd-septemberThe HKCA has confirmed the introduction on new league formats for 2011-12 in an article posted on its website over the weekend. Changes will see the introduction of a new Premier League and the splitting of the Saturday League into two divisions - now called the Championship Division. The Sunday League - now called the Championship League - remains largely unchanged. The Women's League also see a change in format. 

Draft fixtures have also been posted for each league. Matches will start on the weekend of 3 & 4 September 2011.

Read all the details here -> New League Structures for 2011-12 Cricket Season ]]>
<![CDATA[HKCA receives HK$3.5M for expanded Sixes tournament]]>Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/hkca-receives-hk35m-for-expanded-sixes-tournamentThe HKCA has received a huge boost in funding for the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes 2011 tournament. The HKSAR Government's Mega Events Fund has granted the HKCA HK$3.5 million to expand the event to a 12-team competition to be played over three days. Three of the new teams will be national teams such as Bangladesh while the fourth team will be an All-Stars team featuring a number of star cricketers.

For further details, read the HKCA Press Release. ]]>
<![CDATA[Draft fixtures for 2011-12 leagues released]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/draft-fixtures-releasedHKCA has released draft fixtures for the 2011-12 season. Action will kick off on 3rd September with the first round of the Women's League. The first round of the Premier League will played on 4th September and the new Championship Division will start on 10th September.

Check the following links for all the fixtures:
<![CDATA[End of Season Reports]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/end-of-season-reportsCheck out the captain's end of season reports for 2010-11:
<![CDATA[Major changes to domestic cricket proposed for 2011-12 ]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:13:57 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/major-changes-to-domestic-cricket-proposed-for-2011-12The HKCA is planning dramatic changes to Hong Kong's domestic league stucture in the 2011-12 season. Changes include splitting the Saturday League into two divisions and introducing a new 5-team Premier League. These changes will have a large impact on the way we play cricket at KCC... 

Championship Divisions 1 & 2

The Saturday League has been split into two Divisions of ten teams. The split is based on the finishing places in the ladder for the 2010-11 season. Therefore Tartars and Saracens will play in Division One while Crusaders will play in Division Two. 
  • Each team will play 13 35-over matches in the regular season followed by semi-finals and finals to decide the division champions. 
  • The Division Two finalists will be automatically promoted to Division One in 2012-13 while the bottom two teams in Division One will be demoted to Division Two. 
  • A new, all Chinese team will be added to Division Two to bring the number of teams in that Division to ten.
  • Teams will be limited to a maximum number of Premier League players in their playing XI (final number to be confirmed).
  • Matches will be played using a 4-piece leather ball (colour to be determined).
Championship League

The Sunday League will be renamed the Championship League. Other than that, it remains largely unchanged in format with 11 teams playing 12 round-robin matches.

Premier League

A new Premier League will added in 2011-12. This will comprise only five teams - KCC, HKCC, LSWCC, Pakistan Association and Independent Clubs. Each team will play the others in one-day and two-day formats. Points will be scored in each match and the team with the highest aggregate points scored from the two formats will be the Premier League Champion. Clubs will be required to name squads of 16 players in their Premier League teams.

Women's League

The six-team Women's League will involve two rounds of matches. All teams will play each other once in the first round of games. The teams will then split into the top three and bottom three. They will play each other two more times before the top two team will contest the final.  ]]>
<![CDATA[2010-11 KCC Annual Awards]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:50:33 GMThttp://www.kcccricket.com/2011-news-blog/2010-11-kcc-annual-awardsCongratulations to the following award winners for 2010-11:

1. KCC Junior Awards
  • Best U/11 – Hugh Longbottom 
  • Best U/13 – Apurv Sharma
  • Best U/15 – Ansh Lulla
  • Best U/17 – Karan Shah
  • Junior Cricketer of the Year – Karan Shah
2. Saturday Awards
  • Jungoo Vachha Trophy – Saracens (accepted by Tim Parkinson)
  • Tartars Player of the Year – Afzaal Haider
  • Saturday Batsman of the Year – Peter Wooden
  • Saracens Player of the Year – Peter Wooden
  • Saturday Bowler of the Year – Afzaal Haider
  • Crusaders Player of the Year – Damian Kelleher
3. Women’s Awards
  • Faride Shroff Women’s Player of the Year – Priyanjali Jain
  • Women’s Batter of the Year –  Keenu Gill
  • Women’s Bowler of the Year – Dominique McCusker
4. Ivy Collins Trophy for Service to Cricket – Travis Pittman

5. Sunday Awards
  • Templars Player of the Year – Afzaal Haider
  • Sunday Batsman of the Year – Dylan Dearing
  • Infidels Player of the Year – Peter Wooden
  • Sunday Bowler of the Year – Afzaal Haider
6. Individual Performance of the Year – Dylan Dearing

7. Bob Bell Trophy for KCC Cricketer of the Year – Peter Wooden