Tuanku Ja'Afar Cup | South China Morning Post
  • Tue
  • Mar 3, 2015
  • Updated: 5:03am

Tuanku Ja'Afar Cup


Touch wood. But at 46, Rahul Sharma is still looking good with the bat. Maybe it's time he started wearing tights like Superman for he certainly has saved the day for Hong Kong cricket.

Sunday, 3 September, 2006, 12:00am

Cash demands threaten Tuanku trophy

Years of tradition lost out to cold cash when the Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy, which was due to start tomorrow in Hong Kong, was indefinitely postponed after Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia pulled out citing financial difficulties.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

HK juniors crash to Thailand in Cup opener

The Hong Kong under-19 cricket team lost their opening game to Thailand in the 2004 Tuanku Ja'afar Cup at the Kowloon Cricket Club in Jordan.

Darshil Sha top-scored with 30 runs for Thailand, who batted first and made 169 in 49.3 overs. In reply, Hong Kong could only manage 136 (40.3 overs) in the face of a balanced attack led by Ghirag Ghugani, who ended up with two wickets.

9 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Rain sees Hong Kong through to final

Hong Kong will meet Singapore in the final of the Tuanku Ja'afar Trophy today at the Hong Kong Cricket Club after yesterday's match against Malaysia was abandoned due to rain. Hong Kong had beaten Singapore by six runs on Friday while Singapore had beaten Malaysia in their round-robin game a day earlier.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


Hong Kong batsman Alex French sweeps on his way to a handy 27 runs in their Tuanku Ja'afar Cup match against Singapore at the Hong Kong Cricket Club yesterday. Hong Kong scored a thrilling six-run victory and took a giant step towards qualifying for the final tomorrow.

30 Nov 2002 - 12:00am


Singapore began their 2002 Tuanku Ja'afar Cricket Trophy campaign on a winning note when they defeated Malaysia by six wickets in a match reduced to 35 overs at the Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday. Malaysia were dismissed for 181. Joshua Dearing made 43 and H.Dongre hit an unbeaten 59 as Singapore overhauled their target for the loss of four wickets in the 31st over.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am


Thailand have pulled out of this week's Tuanku Ja'afar Cricket Trophy, leaving hosts Hong Kong to battle it out with Singapore and Malaysia for the title. Thailand have been replaced by Hong Kong 'A' but matches against Hong Kong 'A' are unofficial and do not carry any championship points. Hong Kong 'A' cannot play in the final.

26 Nov 2002 - 12:00am


Hong Kong: Left-arm fast bowler Khalid Khan will make his debut for Hong Kong at next week's Tuanku Ja'afar Cup. The Pakistan Association bowler has qualified under the ICC residency requirements and will play in the annual Southeast Asia Championship to be hosted by Hong Kong. Khan is the only new face in the 14-strong squad, which is captained by Rahul Sharma.

20 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Teen leads from the front

Hong Kong's 'unexpected' loss at the Youth Asia Cup has not dampened the confidence of up-and-coming talent Jignesh Tailor who wants to put the SAR back on the world cricket map. The 16-year-old Island School student has been selected to lead the Hong Kong under-19 squad at the Southeast Asian Cricket Championship.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

HK bowlers prevail in tight final

Hong Kong battled back from the brink of disaster to inflict a 21-run defeat on Singapore to hold on to their Tuanku Ja'afar Cup title in a seesaw tussle at the Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday.

A devastating piece of bowling from Hong Kong - which saw Singapore's last six wickets polished off for just 24 runs - clinched victory for Stewart Brew's side.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

New recruit Davies steers Hong Kong to Tuanku Ja'afar final

HONG KONG edged closer to a successful defence of their Tuanku Ja'afar Cup title yesterday, clinching a place in today's final with a deceptively comfortable four-wicket victory over Malaysia at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

6 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

SAR out to avenge Malaysia defeat

Hong Kong will be attempting to exorcise the ghost of their Asian Cricket Council Trophy debacle against Malaysia when the Tuanku Ja'afar Cup gets under way today.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Thailand pull out of Tuanka Ja'afar

Thailand have dropped a bombshell on local organisers of the Tuanka Ja'afar Trophy by withdrawing from next month's event.

The Thais pulled out of the four-nation event after deciding they would not be able to afford the trip to Hong Kong for this year's tournament, which takes place from December 3-6 and is being held in Hong Kong for the first time.

14 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Territory duo meet Trophy criteria

Rahul Sharma and Mohammed Zubair have been included in the Hong Kong ICC Trophy squad who were submitted to Lord's yesterday.

All associate members had to submit a squad of 20 players, 16 plus four standbys, before today's deadline. No changes can be made.

1 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Hong Kong submit to Malaysia in Trophy decider

HONG KONG'S days of dominating the Tuanku Ja'afar tournament are over.

25 Sep 1995 - 12:00am