12 Oct 2018

Domestic Cricket Preview - 13th, 14th and 17th Oct 2018


The Chung Yeung Festival on Wednesday means that we have three days of cricket this coming week! Here is a preview of all the games scheduled:

Junior’s

The U11 League continues at PKVR Reservoir on Saturday morning. A pair of Pool 3 games start us off. DLSW Kangaroos play DLSW Littles in a derby game on Pitch 2, while the HKCC Hawks play the KCC Honey Bees on Pitch 3. These four teams sit 4th to 7th in the table, so the results from these games could see a real shake up in the standings. Following this are three Pool 1 hard-ball games. At 9:40 AM DBS Blue take on DLSW Tigers, both unbeaten sides at the top of the table. At 11:20 AM, the DLSW Cheetahs play the HKCC Sharks, and the KCC Wasps play the HKCC Cobras. This will be the Cheetah’s first game of the season, and they play a talented Sharks unit, while the Cobras will look for their first win against the Wasps. On Wednesday, the Discovery Bay play host to DLSW in a pair of U-11 league games too. DBS Red play the Kangaroos, after which DBS Blue play the Cheetahs.

Discovery Bay also hosts a pair of U13 games during these three days. DBS White first play LMC U13s on Sunday, before playing USRC Premier on Wednesday. Both these games are Premier Division T20s, with these three young teams sitting at the bottom of the table and looking for much needed victories. Before heading out to DB, USRC Premier are in action at KGV on Sunday, playing the second-placed HKCC Scorpions. At the same time, the unbeaten KCC Crusaders play third-placed DLSW Cheetahs. After these games, KGV hosts a pair of Elite Division games – the Lantau Lions playing the DLSW Littles and the KCC Buccaneers playing the DLSW Tigers. The Tigers and the Littles are coming off an exciting game last weekend, where the Littles upset the Tigers by 3 runs. This was the Littles’ first win of the season, and they will look to continue this form against the Lantau Lions. Meanwhile the Tigers will look to bounce back and claim their spot at the top of the table against mid-ranked Buccaneers.

We have 8 U15 games scheduled over these three days. It’s still early days for both divisions, with no team having played more than 2 matches, which means plenty of eager kids looking to get out there and compete. Two Elite Division games take place on Saturday morning 9:30AM - the DLSW Cheetahs face the HKCC Witherers at Mission road while the Lantau Lions play LMC at GDB. Then on Sunday at GDB we have an Elite Division game at 9:30 AM – DBS Sky playing KCC Cyclones – followed by a Premier Division game at 1:30 PM – HKCC Optimists playing DLSW Tigers. Finally on Wednesday we have 4 games scheduled. Two games take place at HKCC - The Witherers play the Lantau Lions first, followed by the KCC Typhoons playing the Optimists. The other two games are to be played at PKVR Reservoir – PACC taking on DLSW Tigers at 9 AM followed by LMC playing DBS Sky at 12:30.

Women’s

The Women’s T20 cup continues this Sunday at PKVR Reservoir. Last weekend’s game saw a real shakeup in the table, and with the last set of games for 2018 being played this weekend, all 6 teams involved will be looking to end on a high note. At 8:20 AM the HKCC Willow Wielders will look to pick up their third win on a trot against the USRC women, who have had a rough start to the season and will want to turn things around. Following that, CCC Fung Wong will look to cement their place at the top of the table against the SCC Divas, who will be coming into this game filled with confidence after their first ever win. And lastly we have an exciting match-up between the HKCC Cavaliers and DLSW Wasps. Both sides were top of the table last weekend, but were unable to field full XIs and suffered big losses as a result. An opportunity for both sides to get back on track, and to create some space between them and the competition.

Men’s

The Saturday League sees 4 games on Saturday and 3 on the Wednesday, marking another big week for the league. All three Division 2 games scheduled will take place on Saturday. Kai Tak will look to repeat their record-breaking performance against the Pioneers at GDB last weekend when they play CCC Hung See this Saturday at the same venue. The Pioneers, meanwhile, continue their busy schedule by playing the Borrelli Walsh Centaurs at PKVR Park. Both sides are looking for their first wins of the season, so we could have an exciting game on our hands. And at Mission Road the HKCC Witherers play their first game away from their home ground, facing 8th placed DLSW Spartans. After 3 abandoned games the Spartans lost their first match to CCC Hung See, and will look to come back hard against the league leaders.

In Division 1, the KCC Tartars finally play their first game of their season, as they host CCC Jing Sun on Saturday. CCC themselves have just played 2 games so far -1 washed out and 1 loss to table-toppers DLSW Sarjan. Both sides will be hungry for a win here. Both sides are in action again on Wednesday – CCC Jing Sun come up against the unbeaten HKCC Gap Ramblers at Mission Road, while the Tarters play third-placed Crusaders in a derby at KCC. Also on Wednesday the unbeaten DLSW Sarjan will look to continue their run against 2nd placed, and also unbeaten, USRC at Gin Drinkers Bay.

Sunday sees just two Division 2 Elite League games being played. The CHK Dragons and KMF Vagabonds will both be looking to bounce back from big losses when they meet up at Mission Road. The Vagabonds sit second in the table, and a win here puts them back in contention for the top spot. The Dragons have only played one game so far and will need to find their feet quick against a challenging side. After a hard-fought loss to start their season, the Optimists put on an impressive showing against DLSW DTC last weekend on home turf, and will look to repeat that performance against the SLCC Tritons. The Tritons started the season poorly, but a good win over the Dragons will give them confidence going into this tricky match up.