Acc Trophy

Reformed Irfan gets second chance

Irfan Ahmed is set to make a comeback into the Hong Kong squad bound for the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Nepal next month.

Thursday, 3 November, 2011, 12:00am

Hong Kong lose Twenty20 opener

Hong Kong's campaign to add the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 title to the one-day crown they hold got off to a terrible start when they lost by one-wicket to Saudi Arabia in their opening game in Abu Dhabi. A run-a-ball 53 by opener Roy Lamsam and a quick-fire 28 from Irfan Ahmed was insufficient as Hong Kong were stunned by the Saudis, whose last pair scraped home with three balls to spare.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Abbas, Skhawat lead HK into last four

A 158-run partnership between Zain Abbas and Skhawat Ali has pushed Hong Kong to a 93-run win over Singapore and into the semi-finals at the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Abbas, who was man of the match, and Skhawat came together with Hong Kong on 25 for four. The pair kept their composure as they set the foundation for a winning total of 255 for nine. Abbas made 80 while Skhawat made 83.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Trio power HK to Qatar victory

A superb display of power-hitting from Munir Dar and Najeeb Amar, plus the cool head of Ilyas Gull lifted Hong Kong to a whopping 176-run victory over Qatar in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Hong Kong were struggling at 79 for seven in the 23rd over, before Gull (56) and Najeeb (45) got together in a superb rescue effort.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Youth policy faces first real test in series against Bangladesh

Hong Kong's youth policy faces a big test today when the new-look team take on the Bangladesh National Academy at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in the first of three one-day matches.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK narrowly avoid drop

Hong Kong finished eighth at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Elite Cup, as they were stunned by Oman in their final game on Tuesday.

The SAR team were lucky not to be demoted to the ACC Under-19 Challenge group next year.

Hong Kong had a tough game against Oman who won by five wickets.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK on brink of elimination

Hong Kong's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Elite Cup were virtually washed away as they were hammered by Malaysia in a rain-affected match last Thursday.

Hong Kong lost the toss and were asked to bat first by the hosts who won by seven wickets.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Sharma retires 14 years after losing his way in TST

This is it. Rahul Sharma, the rock around which Hong Kong's batting has swirled for the past 14 years, has finally surrendered to the tides of time. Soon after leading Hong Kong to a face-saving win over Tanzania in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three plate final in Darwin last Saturday, Sharma announced he was quitting the international arena.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Survival of the fittest in Darwin

A lot will ride on the shoulders of Ilyas Gull (pictured) - the first Pakistani to captain Hong Kong - when the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament gets underway in Darwin today.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Onward and upward - HK eye bigger paydays after ACC success

While not exactly counting their chickens, buoyant Hong Kong officials are eagerly looking forward to a bumper payout of US$1 million from the International Cricket Council next year.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Classy Emirates maintain stranglehold on HK

Hong Kong continue to bow before the United Arab Emirates, whose reign as one-day kings among Asia's second-rung nations carried on unabated yesterday as they recorded a comfortable five-wicket victory in the ACC Trophy final in Kuala Lumpur.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong heroes hit jackpot

Hong Kong's heroics at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy will benefit local cricket to the tune of at least HK$8 million in the next couple of years.

Champagne corks will be popping in Kuala Lumpur whatever the result of today's Cup final against the United Arab Emirates as the mission has been accomplished.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Weather gods help Hong Kong into ACC Trophy final in rain-shortened match

Someone up above must be watching over Hong Kong's fortunes. For the SAR's fairytale run at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy continued as they waltzed into the final of this pre-qualifying event for the 2011 World Cup with a thrilling win over Afghanistan yesterday.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Lifeline for Hong Kong after ACC corrects run-rate error

Hong Kong are back from the dead. Asian Cricket Council officials threw them an unexpected lifeline hours after the dramatic tied game against Kuwait by reversing the original decision and declaring that it was the SAR, not Kuwait, who had a superior net run rate - by a mere 0.03.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Tragedy strikes as batting meltdown costs HK

Hong Kong cricket and tragedy go hand in hand. For it was another wretched, heart-breaking story that was played out at the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur yesterday as the SAR were knocked out of the Asian Cricket Council Trophy by Kuwait.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am