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English Cricket Season

HK all smiles after Bermuda victory

Jamie Atkinson was compared to South African test captain Graeme Smith as the youngster showed a maturity belying his tender age to lead Hong Kong to a superb eight-wicket victory over Bermuda in their second game at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am

Nizakat eager to seize opportunity of a lifetime

Nizakat Khan has been looking up the Shane Warne manual on the art of leg spin bowling as Hong Kong's vice-captain realises he will be called upon to deliver the goods in the UAE. Yet it his batting that bothers him most.

A poor run of form at the qualifiers in Nepal in December has left Nizakat in a funk.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

England to use Sixes as launching pad

Five-time champions England will use this month's Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes as a development tool to launch players on to the international stage.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Nizakat spins HK to 26-run victory over Uganda

Part-time bowler Nizakat Khan spun Hong Kong to a sensational 26-run victory over Uganda in the opening game at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Dubai yesterday.

Leg-spinner Nizakat sparked an amazing reversal in fortunes after he was thrown the ball in the 19th over with Uganda cruising at 88 for one chasing Hong Kong's modest 204.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese score big at the crease in 'landmark' win

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.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Aussies celebrate after Pakistan's final shocker

Imran Nazir will never forget the last over at the 2010 Karp Group/PC Jeweller Hong Kong Sixes. He bowled it to hand Australia their first Cup title.

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

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

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 match balls to beat top seed Australian Kasey Brown in a thrilling final in the South Australian town of Clare.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Defeat shows new coach scale of task

It was an inauspicious start for new Hong Kong coach Aftab Habib, who watched his new charges tumble to a 46-run defeat at the hands of a Select XI at Mission Road 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 reaction.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HK hand Myanmar four-ton hiding

Batsmen lash 442 runs before opponents are out for just 20

Three centuries off the bats of skipper Tim Smart, Rahul Sharma and Hussain Butt helped Hong Kong plunder a record 442 runs from a toothless Myanmar attack at the Asian Cricket Council Trophy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Odd couple strike for Scorpions

Eagleson and Lalchandani shine with the ball, claiming five wickets each to clinch Sunday Cup final and complete double

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Batsmen succumb to Miles's wiles

As if she was one of the sirens in Greek mythology, Hong Kong's leading male cricketers continued to self-destruct before Natasha Miles. But cricket is a team game, and there is only so much one man, or in this case woman, can do - as the HKCC Optimists were left contemplating last night.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Elegant duo carry Vagabonds into Cup semi-final

Sharma, Sambhus show glimpse of possible future for Hong Kong

The fairytale run of SCC Vagabonds in the Sunday Cup continued as they stormed into the semi-finals with a 92-run victory over KCC Infidels at Mission Road yesterday.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Optimists use girl power to oust LSW

Natasha Miles, 17, proves more than equal to men in the Sunday Cup

A woman has extended the boundaries of cricket in Hong Kong - and possibly the world. Natasha Miles created history by becoming the first woman to play in the premier Sunday Cup, helping HKCC Optimists to a 98-run victory over JKN Little Sai Wan yesterday.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong take wooden spoon

Hong Kong ended at the bottom of the heap in the ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament after crashing to an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Singapore at the Kallang ground yesterday.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Woeful batting puts paid to HK's semi-finals hopes

The soul-searching session lasted longer than it took the United Arab Emirates to deliver the coup de grace and romp to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Hong Kong in the ICC Intercontinental Cup yesterday.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

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