21 Jun 2018

Chinese Tape Ball Tournament - Sunday the 24th of June 2018


Chinese Tapeball Press Release

On Sunday the 24th of June, Cricket Hong Kong (CHK) will be holding the inaugural Chinese Tape Ball tournament at Lai Chi Kok Park, Mei Foo to help promote this form of Cricket amongst the local Chinese population.

Tape ball is a form of Cricket that developed in South Asian countries and is a highly popular form of the game all over South Asia. It is a simplified form with less of what can be seen as the complicated rules for beginners. CHK therefore feel it is an ideal entry level form of the game to use to attract local indigenous players and provides a simple competitive environment that is similar enough to the full game but does not provide the normal barriers of the rules and the need for a substantial amount of kit to play.  This form simply requires a bat, a ball (Tennis ball bound in tape ie “Tapeball”) and an area similar in size to a football pitch although matches can be played almost anywhere as local rules can be applied to fit the environment.

The Chinese Tapeball tournament consists or five squads of 8 drawn up of players from all of the current Chinese teams CHK Dragons, CHK Pioneers, CCC Hung See and CCC Fung Wong, this covers both men’s and women’s teams so the day should be a great mix of what Chinese Cricket in Hong Kong has to offer.

 

Quotes:

 

Chris Pickett, CHK Chinese Cricket Operations Manager

“The Chinese Tapeball tournament promises to be a great day both showcasing the current talent we have within our Chinese set up across both men’s and women and a form of cricket that will we feel in its simplified form will appeal to new players from the local indigenous population.

 

Corn Wong, National Women’s Development player, member of CCC Fung Wong

“I am looking forward to this tournament. It is my first time to play it on a hard court football pitch as before I have only played with children during coaching sessions. This is my first official match and this is also my first time to play with so many Chinese players both men and women. It will be very exciting. I hope we can have more tournaments like this in the future that mix both the men and the women as we can learn a lot from each other.”

 

Ka U Lynn, CHK Dragons and CCC Hung See player

“I am very happy and excited to be involved in the first ever Chinese Tapeball tournament, especially as I am one of the team captains.

I believe this is a great opportunity for Chinese youngsters to learn cricket and hopefully many more will continue playing the game in the future.

 

Damien Yee, CHK Dragons former captain and CHK Pioneers player

Many people don’t know there are many different forms of cricket. Tapeball is fun and fast with a soft ball that swings as it moves through the air.  Many elite cricketers grew up playing Tapeball cricket on the streets, in their homes or on the beach. If they suddenly decide to play a game with friends it is likely to be Tapeball. I cannot wait to play in this tournament and relive my childhood memories and introduce the game to the Chinese cricket community

 

 

Warriors

Bosco Szeto (Captain)

Arthur Ip

Amanda Cheung

Damien Yee

Cynthia Lee

Michael Tsing

Corn Wong

Bliss Lam

 

Chilli Kings 

Vans Chan (Captain)

Virginia Wong

Horace Leung

Jacky Lin

Tammy Chu

Jay Yeung

Li Kai Ming

Kam Wing Shan

 

Playground Panthers

Bobby Chan (Captain)

Alex Yuen

James Chan

Annie Ho

Adam Cheuk

Danny Lee

Gloria Lo

Adam Chan

 

The Launchers

Nigel Sun (Captain)

Billy Li

Ashley Hung

Tom Tsang

Emma Lai

Craig Choy

Ricky Yip

Ajaz Khan

 

Boundary Blasters

Ka U Lynn (Captain)

Kevin Yam

Lemon Cheung

David Fang

Chan Sau Ha

Manson Wong

Betty Chan

Andra Au

 

Game

Time

Home Team

Away Team

1

10:00am - 10:30am

Warriors

Chilli Kings

2

10:30am - 11:00am

Playground Panthers

The Launchers

3

11:00am - 11:30am

Boundary Blasters

Warriors

4

11:30am - 12:00pm

Chilli Kings

Playground Panthers

5

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The Launchers

Boundary Blasters

Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

 

 

6

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Warriors

The Launchers

7

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Chilli Kings

Boundary Blasters

8

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Warriors

Playground Panthers

9

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Chilli Kings

The Launchers

10

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Playground Panthers

Boundary Blasters

11

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Final