Short Form Cricket

'Bad boy' resurrects HK's hopes

'Bad boy' Irfan Ahmed showed how important he is to the fortunes of the Hong Kong team as he almost single-handedly resurrected the city's hopes of playing in next year's world qualifiers for the ICC World Twenty20 competition.

Wednesday, 7 December, 2011, 12:00am

HK-led world sixes circuit a possibility

The idea of an international circuit with Hong Kong in the driver's seat emerged yesterday, as Cricket South Africa officials were impressed with the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes.

Tournament organisers breathed a sigh of a relief after the main attraction, the Woodworm All Stars squad, scraped into the quarter-finals of the Cup competition.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK coach's batting masterclass

Lou Vincent, Hong Kong's new batting coach, showed how it was done as he smashed a century to lead the Woodworm All Stars to a two-wicket victory over the Rest of the World in the first Twenty20 match on local soil.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sixes looks to fans for success

Strong fan support this weekend would have a critical impact on the success and the future of the new-look Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes, a top official said yesterday.

'Whether we end up making a profit, or in the red, will depend on how many fans turn up and buy their tickets at the gate,' said Shahzada Saleem, president of the Hong Kong Cricket Association.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talented teen Hayat flies HK flag in Twenty20

Teenager Babar Hayat will represent Hong Kong in the Woodworm All Stars team against the Rest of the World in the first international Twenty20 match on local soil.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New and improved

When Sanath Jayasuriya walks out to bat in the first ever international Twenty20 game played on Hong Kong soil on Friday at the Kowloon Cricket Club, he could be heralding a new dawn for the Hong Kong Cricket Association.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Youthful squad seek second Sixes title for Sri Lanka

One-day specialist Chamara Kapugedera will lead a young Sri Lankan side in the chase for a second title at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club this month.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Howzat for a Hong Kong girl

Her name might suggest a long road ahead but former Hong Kong cricketer Natasha Miles is on the verge of making it big in England and convincing officials she should be part of the country's long-term plans.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Twenty20 adds star power to H.K Sixes

Swashbuckling duo Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi have been pencilled in to figure in the first international Twenty20 game in Hong Kong, on day one of the Cricket Sixes next month.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HKCA Sixes receives Mega shot in the arm

Cricket chiefs pledged to push the boundaries of the Hong Kong Sixes yesterday after being handed a HK$3.5 million windfall from the government's Mega Events Fund.

Three months after the government signed a HK$8 million cheque to woo some of the world's best golfers to the Hong Kong Open in December, it gave the showpiece Sixes in October a shot in the arm.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

Why New Zealand? That is the joke doing the rounds in cricketing circles after it emerged this week that three Black Caps - Scott Styris, Nathan McCullum and Daryl Tuffey - might have been the target of gambling syndicates bent on fixing matches.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A crying shame

Did Australia win or did Pakistan lose? What about another gripping last-ball ending - the third time in the past three years - or how about China's spunky performance in their debut appearance.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cricket nightmare for Pakistan

There was a sensational climax to the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes yesterday with Pakistan conceding 46 runs in the final over to hand Australia an improbable last-ball victory.

8 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Surrey captain to lead Sixes team

Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown will lead five-time Cup champions England in another title assault at the Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club next month.

All-rounder Hamilton-Brown will return with Kent's Darren Stevens and Peter Trego of Somerset, who featured in last year's tournament as England attempt to win back the silverware they last lifted two years ago.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

Not everyone has a father like Kim Jong-un, the third son of 'revered' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. One day he is an ordinary Joe - in the eyes of the outside world - and the next he is a four-star army general and in line to inherit his father's command of the hermit state. Lucky Kim. He didn't need to push himself up the ladder.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am