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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Rejuvenated Dan Carter back for the All Blacks

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:39am by AFP

    ... Highlanders. New Zealand squad Forwards: Dane Coles (Wellington Hurricanes); Keven Mealamu (Auckland Blues); Tony Woodcock (Blues); Owen Franks (Canterbury Crusaders); Ben Franks (Hurricanes); Charlie ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Skipper Jamie Atkinson fires Hong Kong to victory over Namibia

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to see the guys come back from that loss against UAE, and especially against a team like Namibia who are ranked above us and have played in World Cups," said Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke ... for a spot in the semi-finals straight away. But the losers will still have a chance of finishing in the top six through the play-offs," said Burke. Hong Kong meet the US tomorrow. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Author Q&A: Mambo in Chinatown, by Jean Kwok

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... Alison Singh Gee Author holds a mirror to own life in immigrant tale Jean Kwok emigrated with her family from Hong Kong to New York City when she was five years old. Her latest novel, Mambo in Chinatown, revolves around a clumsy young woman named Charlie Wong. A dishwasher in a restaurant in New York's Chinatown, Wong ultimately finds her own talents in a ballroom dance ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Tanwir Afzal stars as Hong Kong defeat Uganda

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 12:49am by Alvin Sallay

    ... coach Charlie Burke. "I couldn't have asked for a better start." Uganda, opting to bat first, were bowled out for 105 with Afzal, who opened the attack, finishing with figures ... game. I have been in similar situations before and I knew I could take us home," said Afzal. Burke said: "I believe he is the best new ball bowler in this competition. He bowled ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Haseeb Amjad rocks Italy on his debut for Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... a debut as I have seen by anyone for Hong Kong," said coach Charlie Burke. The former Pakistan under-19 representative finished with five for 12 off his allotted four overs as Italy scrambled ... But we have to back that up by coming out and beating Uganda [on Saturday]," Burke said. "It was a complete performance. We perhaps gave away a bit too many runs. The wickets here ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    HK batsmen fail to set strong total as Kenya scrape victory

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 10:24pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... with our bowling and fielding. Unfortunately, the target we set wasn't enough," said Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke. Kenya squeezed through to victory with one ball to spare, reaching 103 ... playing his first game for Hong Kong in more than a year, failed to set a healthy target. "If we can set a decent total, we have the bowling to win us matches," was Burke's analysis ...

  7. Butt's effort not matched as teens put HK in spin

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of players with 13 overs to spare. 'It is disappointing no one else put their hands up to be counted,' said Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke. 'Butt's innings was tailor-made for some ... the Sri Lankan test and one-day captain will figure in the NCC lineup is moot, but Burke believes the home team will put out their strongest outfit. 'This is what we wanted, tough ...

  8. Dar back in HK squad but will have to prove his worth

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... League Division Three tournament. Looking ahead to the ICC event to be played in January in Hong Kong, head coach Charlie Burke has named his first squad since taking over in May and has included his predecessor Dar. But Burke warned that Dar and a couple of other senior players would have to earn their place in the team. Past reputations alone would cut no ice with the Australian. ...

  9. Boost for HK after Asian Games approval

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Charlie Burke, Hong Kong head coach, said. 'In the bigger picture, the World Cricket League is important, but as far as publicity and lifting interest locally is concerned, the Asian Games comes first. The [Asiad] will help us widen our base of players. Because of its eligibility rules, it means we will have to fast-track local players.' Burke will be in charge of both ...

  10. HK have only pride to play for after failures

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... beaten Papua New Guinea and Nepal, both encounters which should have been cut and dried but for indifferent batting. Head coach Charlie Burke (pictured), looking back at a campaign buried ... But sadly, we didn't play smart cricket, especially the batsmen,' Burke said, With only one win from the opening four games- over Bermuda- Hong Kong are in sixth position ...




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