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  1. Chinese score big at the crease in 'landmark' win

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hours after diving gold medalist He Chong and two children lit a firecracker to ignite the Asian Games flame at the opening ceremony, China's women cricketers burst on to the international scene with a morale-boosting win over Malaysia. A 55-run victory for the hosts in the opening match at the Guangdong Cricket Stadium will go down as a landmark moment for China cricket ...

  2. Aussies celebrate after Pakistan's final shocker

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... final delivery. It left him inconsolable and in tears. Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik bravely tried to brush aside disappointment by saying these quirks are commonplace in cricket. 'This ... Chasing 133 for victory, Australia trailed by 46 runs with one over to go. Nazir, a seasoned campaigner for Pakistan in all forms of the game, was handed the ball. A right-arm leg-spinner, Nazir ...

  3. Fuzes provides spark for Optimists' cup glory

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cricket Club. Fuzes, who used to play grade A cricket for Eastern Suburbs in Sydney, was named the man-of-the-match yesterday for scoring a century and taking three for 38 runs with his left-arm spin as Optimists won the knockout cup competition for the first time in six seasons. 'It's been a wonderful way to start my stay in Hong Kong. The club has given me the perfect ...

  4. Nadeem, 16, has the Tamil Nadu stars in a spin

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Teenager catches spotlight amid defeat The gulf in class between the cream of Tamil Nadu's professionals and Hong Kong's weekend cricketers is as wide as the Indian ... there were encouraging signs for Hong Kong- mainly the bowling of teenager Nadeem Ahmed. The left-arm spinner caused problems for all the batsmen yesterday on a slow track at the Kowloon Cricket Club ...

  5. Ahmed, 15, shows he's just the ticket with last wicket

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... plenty of air will surely make Ahmed a good investment for Hong Kong cricket. And his peers showed their appreciation by giving the youngster the honour of leading the team off of the field ...

  6. 'T Rex' guides Hornets to finals

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the double this season. 'Once again our success this season had been built around everyone taking responsibility and doing their bit. It has been sheer team work,' said a pleased Jardine. ...

  7. Frozen in Time

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THIS WEEK IN HISTORY December 22, 1996 England opener Nick Knight peers down the wicket at Zimbabwe bowler Heath Streak knowing he needs a big over- 13 runs- to win the first-ever Test between the two sides and complete a remarkable run chase. Few envisag ...

  8. 'Never-say-die' Au fights her way to victory in Australian Open

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Annie Au Wing-chi enhanced her growing reputation as heir apparent to long-time Hong Kong champion Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin by winning the women's title at the Australian Open yesterday. Au came back from two games down, then saved two ma ...

  9. Defeat shows new coach scale of task

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in a practice Twenty20 game yesterday. 'They need to apply themselves a bit more in their batting and run-chasing. But there are a number of useful cricketers out there,' was Habib's ... cricket can easily tell him that it has been the batsmen who have been responsible for many a defeat over the years. Habib, 35, who played two tests for England in 1999, arrived on Wednesday ...

  10. Butt's big-hitting blizzard leads to safety barriers being raised

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Alex Price Record-breaking batsman Hussain Butt may have managed only 15 runs yesterday, but the Hong Kong Cricket Club is taking no chances. The wicket on Wong Nai Chung Gap Road will remain closed to first-class cricket until early next month so fences can be raised against the next onslaught by Butt, who hit 311 runs in 35 overs last weekend. Balls rained down around ...




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