Charlie Burke

Mind control key to success for Hong Kong cricket team

Charlie Burke. Photo: Edward Wong

One of the first tasks coach Charlie Burke and the Hong Kong Cricket Association face over the next few weeks is to pick the next batting coach. But it is not batting per se that has been the problem for Hong Kong, more the players' mindset that we saw so clearly once again at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:18am

Hong Kong keep winning streak alive at ACC Twenty 20 Cup

Charlie Burke. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong kept their unbeaten streak alive with another convincing victory, this time over Singapore, to reach the semi-finals at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu and ensure their ticket to the world qualifiers for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup next year.

31 Mar 2013 - 4:57am

Hong Kong ease past Nepal to close in on world qualifiers

Waqas Barkat

Playing at home and in front of thousands of their fans, Nepal were always considered a huge threat but Hong Kong brushed aside the hosts with minimum fuss to record their second successive six-wicket win in as many days at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

Hong Kong hope to get off to a winning start at Twenty20 Cup

Hong Kong cricket team coach Charlie Burke. Photo: Edward Wong

With their batsmen in fine form, Hong Kong will hope to get off to a winning start when they take on Malaysia in their opening pool match at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:00am

Hong Kong women's cricket team beats odds to qualify for Asian Games

Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong, despite missing four or five of their best players, finished fourth at the Asian Cricket Council Women's Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last week to secure a place at the Asian Games, which will feature cricket for only the second time.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:54am

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25 Oct 2012 - 2:42am

Hong Kong target victory at Cricket Sixes

Irfan Ahmed

Watch out for Hong Kong - that is the upbeat message from the hosts as the rest of the teams at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes start to trickle in for this weekend's tournament at Kowloon Cricket Club.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:35am

Barkat at HK helm for World Cup warm-up

Former wicketkeeper Waqas Barkat has been handed the captaincy as Hong Kong look at kick starting their preparations for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in 2014 with a short tour to Papua New Guinea next month.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Atkinson shines but Dutch rout HK in Twenty20

Jamie Atkinson was the only local player to hold his head high after the Netherlands underlined the massive gulf that exists between leading associate countries and Hong Kong at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong show class too late with Danish pasting

The party might be over, but Hong Kong showed they deserved to be invited as they beat Denmark by 35 runs at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers yesterday.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK come up short in Twenty20 qualifiers

Hong Kong's licence to thrill is turning out to be a dud, as the batsmen produced another limp display to gift Canada a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK up against it after losing opening qualifier

Hong Kong's bad habit of starting international tournaments on a losing note surfaced again after Nepal scored a comfortable 28-run victory in the opening pool game at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Big guns hold no fear for Hong Kong

Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke promised to 'leave no stone unturned' after the national team found themselves in the company of heavyweights Afghanistan and the Netherlands for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in March.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

How one man can make a difference

They say you make your own luck. Yet, Charlie Burke has been a talisman for Hong Kong cricket. Just look at the evidence. Ever since the Australian came on board as national coach, Hong Kong have gone from strength to strength on the international scene.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Munir Dar smacks HK's Twenty20 campaign back on track

A blistering unbeaten half-century from Munir Dar helped Hong Kong coast to a comfortable 44-run victory over Saudi Arabia and get their Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 campaign back on track in Kathmandu.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am