Jamie Atkinson

Tense time as Hong Kong face Papua New Guinea in crunch qualifier

Irfan Ahmed has been outstanding at the crease for Hong Kong during the ICC World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand. Photo: Dickson Lee

"Can we dare to dream?" Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman Mike Walsh and all local fans are on tenterhooks as Jamie Atkinson leads Hong Kong out for their final game at the ICC World Cup qualifiers against Papua New Guinea in Lincoln, New Zealand, today.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 10:25pm

Hong Kong cricketers' Sixes agony

The captains pose with the trophy yesterday.

The measure of Hong Kong's progress over the years at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes was illustrated by the crushed looks on the faces of the home team as they watched the Pakistani batsmen annihilate a toothless Sri Lankan bowling attack and end their hopes of progress into the Cup final.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Who said it?

Chiu See-poo

None of us feel good taking welfare or expecting to eat without paying

Chiu See-poon, retired sailor


At first, he didn't recognise me, but then we embraced and he started calling out 'Father, Father'

Machhour al-Tawashi, father who fled Syria and thought his son Bushr, 2, had died


28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

Barkat sees benefit of Sri Lanka experience

New Hong Kong captain Waqas Barkat is delighted with the improvement to his game after a month's stay in Sri Lanka which ends on Tuesday.

Barkat, who will lead the side on a trip to Papua New Guinea in the absence of Jamie Atkinson, has for three weeks played in the highly competitive Sri Lankan Division One under-23 championship, playing for the Chilaw Marians.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

HK bow out as batsmen fail to set tough target

The dream of appearing in a World Cup is over. Hong Kong were left gutted after a stirring fightback fell agonisingly short against Papua New Guinea who clinched a pulsating victory with one ball to spare at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers yesterday.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Atkinson's heroics see HK book ticket to Dubai

Jamie Atkinson came of age under the toughest conditions of his short span as Hong Kong captain, leading the side into the world qualifiers for the ICC World Twenty20 with seven balls to spare in Kathmandu yesterday.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Four new players join HK squad at Twenty20

Hong Kong's next generation has been given the responsibility of carrying the flag at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 tournament in Nepal next month, with selectors naming four new faces in the 14-strong squad picked yesterday.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Atkinson named Hong Kong's youngest captain

Jamie Atkinson, 21, will become the youngest person to captain Hong Kong when he leads the team for the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Trophy in Nepal in December.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Atkinson will be at the helm of a young team with an average age of 22. Teenager Nizakat Khan was picked as vice-captain as the selectors opted for a future built on a young foundation.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am