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1999-2000 Season - Saturday Cup/Plate

Congratulations to:

  • 1999-2000 Saturday Cup winners - Gap Ramblers
  • 1999-2000 Saturday Plate winners - Nomads


Gap Ramblers are the 1999-2000 Saturday Cup winners!

* All teams are reminded that for the Cup/Plate, match costs are to be split equally.

* Captains, note that the wearing of spikes by players in games played on artificial wickets is not permitted. Recently some damage has been caused to the new Mission Road track by a player wearing spikes.

* Please note that if a result cannot be reached on the day, then the game will be settled by the toss of a coin.



Qualifying Round

At KGV (played 11.3.2000): Chinese University 136-9 (Aftab 5-32) beat Mainlanders 135 (Ravishawar 3-11) by 1 wkt

At HKCC (played 18.3.2000): Centaurs 134-4 (Ebrahim 46) beat HKCC Casuals 132 (Johnson 36; J Black 5-22) by 6 wkts

First Round

At DBS (played 11.3.2000): Witherers 160-4 (a Booth 63*) beat DBS 157 (J Mohammed 38, Zimen 33, Shakeel 34; Deller 5-41, V Karnani 4-51) by 6 wkts

At PTS (played 11.3.2000): Crusaders 154-2 (R Brewster 75*, N Waters 33) beat Police 153-7 (G Jones 36; Green 3-46) by 8 wkts

At Mission Road (played 11.3.2000): Kai Tak 189-1 (T Patidar 70, J Doubleday 85*) beat Saracens 186-6 (R Sharma 58, S Vachha 45; R Nuttal 4-39) by 9 wkts

At KCC (played 11.3.2000): Tartars 189-6 beat Nomads 188 by 4 wkts (detailed scoresheet not available)

At Sandy Bay (played 11.3.2000): Lamma CC v HKU - match abandoned due to rain

At DBS (played 18.3.2000): St George's 140-8 (S Malik 41; B Fotheringham 4-26) beat CCC 134 (M Eames 66; A Gohar 3-14) by 2 wkts

At Sandy Bay (played 18.3.2000): Lamma CC 228-7 (M Burns 49, B Tarr 40, S Malik 67*) beat HKU 220-7 (M Sabine 89, P Glenwright 35; I Mir 3-62) by 8 runs

At Mission Road (played 18.3.2000): Gap Ramblers 237 (P Winchomb 76, J Collard 44; Ravishanker 4-84) beat Chinese University 142 (Bain 3-26) by 95 runs

At MR (played 25.3.2000): Islanders 237-5 (Z Nizami 54, T Jhaveri 84, N Hameed 40) beat Centaurs 177 (K Hemshall 58, T Gibson 48, K Khan 3-39; N Hameed 3-19) by 50 runs

Cup Quarter-Finals

At KCC (played 1.4.2000): St George's 138-5 (Ahmed 48) beat Crusaders 133 (G Jardine 33; A Goher 4-16) by 5 wkts

At PTS (played 1.4.2000): Islanders 128-7 (S Malik 3-15) beat Lamma CC 122-9 (S Malik 46*; D Qureasi 3-28, N Hameed 3-38) by 6 runs

At HKCC (played 1.4.2000): Gap Ramblers 253-6 (J Collard 41, M Winstaley 52, J Foster 49) beat Kai Tak 163 (T Patidar 50; G Smith 4-69, M Bain 3-13) by 90 runs

At Mission Road (played 1.4.2000): Tartars 197-9 (A Nainani 33; Deuler 3-67) beat Witherers 131 (Booler 48; Lama 3-20, B Gohel 3-29) by 66 runs

Plate Quarter-Finals

At PTS (played 1.4.2000): Police gave walkover to HKU

At DBS (played 1.4.2000): Nomads beat Chinese University - details not available yet

At Sandy Bay (played 1.4.2000): CCC 153-2 (M Eames 56*, B Haskett 61*) beat Centaurs 149-8 (S Brammar 61; A Lee 3-25) by 8 wkts

At DBS (played 4.4.2000): Saracens 136-1 (R Sharma 68*) beat DBS 133 (Zimen 55; Rahul Sharma 4-17) by 9 wkts

Cup Semi-Finals

At KGV (played 8.4.2000): Gap Ramblers 168 (D Mallinson 57, Foster 47; K Khan 4-31) beat Islanders 165 (R Boghani 38, Hussain 32) by 3 runs

At MR (played 8.4.2000): St George's 190-8 (Jawaid 39, Amjad 37*; P Butani 3-38) beat Tartars 189-9 (Farouk 33, S Lama 35; Gohar 4-42) by 2 wkts

Plate Semi-Finals

At Sandy Bay (played 8.4.2000): Nomads 210-7 (Roxburgh 43, Tuckwell 52, Garwood 45) beat HKU 206-5 (P Glenwright 87*; Ashman 3-22) by 3 wkts

At DBS (played 8.4.2000): Saracens 146-1 (R Sharma 77, B Shroff 35*) beat CCC 145-8 (M Eames 69) by 9 wkts

Cup Final

At HKCC (played 15.4.2000): Gap Ramblers 206-6 (Winchcomb 51, Winstanley 51) beat St George's 118 (Vipula 31*; Bain 3-25, Smith 3-37) by 88 runs

Plate Final

Nomads and Saracens agree to share the title


Rules of the Hong Kong Cricket Association



1. Except as specified in the playing conditions, the Laws of Cricket (1980 code, 1992 Second Edition or any subsequent revision) will apply.


2. The scheduled fixtures and normal starting times will be as printed in the HKCA Rules Handbook or as circulated by League & Cup Committee during the season.

Postponement of Matches

3. a) Postponement of competition matches and changes of venue will not be normally permitted, and requests for blank dates and other particular arrangements must be made before the season commences except as provided for in the rules for knock-out competitions. In extraordinary circumstances, requests may be made to the Match And Disciplinary Committee (MDC) whose decision shall be final.

b) If Saturday or Sunday League matches are affected by adverse weather conditions to the extent that a result cannot be achieved, the points for that match will be evenly split between the teams. In the event of disagreement, the matter shall be referred to the MDC whose decision will be final.

Ground, Weather and Light

4. Before the Toss has taken place, the decision with regard to the fitness of the ground will rest with the authority responsible for the maintenance of the ground, or in the absence of the ground authority, Umpires appointed by HKCA, or in their absence, the team captains. Once the Toss has taken place:

a) The Umpires appointed by HKCA shall be sole judges of the fitness of the ground, weather and light for play. However, before deciding not to start, or to suspend, or not to resume play after an interval or stoppage, the Umpires shall establish whether both Captains (the batsmen at the wicket may deputise for their Captain) wish to commence or to continue in the prevailing conditions; if so, their wishes shall be met. In addition, if during play the Umpires decide that the light is unfit, only the batting side shall have the option of continuing play. If, after agreeing to continue to play in unfit conditions either Captain subsequently wishes play to be suspended, he may appeal to the Umpires, who shall uphold the appeal only if, in their opinion, conditions have deteriorated since the arrangement to continue was made.

b) After any suspension of play, the Umpires, unaccompanied by any of the players or officials, shall, on their own initiative, carry out an inspection immediately the conditions improve, and shall continue to inspect at intervals.

c) Immediately the Umpires decide that play is possible, they shall call upon the players to resume the game.

d) In the event that no official Umpires are present it will be the responsibility of the two Captains at all times to decide on the fitness of the prevailing conditions for play to proceed. If the two Captains are unable to agree, the teams shall remain at the ground for one hour after the scheduled start, at which point the home Captain will decide on the suitability for play.

Note: For Saturday League games, see Saturday League Rule 3.


5. All disputes during a match shall be determined by the Umpires appointed by HKCA or in their absence, by the team captains. If they disagree the existing state of affairs shall continue. Rulings given by the MDC on any disputes brought before them shall be final.

Match And Disciplinary Committee (MDC)

6. A Match Disciplinary Committee shall be elected annually by the HKCA League & Cup Committee and shall consist of three members elected by the League & Cup Committee. This committee shall be the final authority within the HKCA for all decisions regarding the playing of an HKCA league match or cup fixture. The MDC is empowered to make retrospective decisions on any of the above and impose whatever sanctions it deems appropriate.

Registration and Eligibility of Players

7. a) Individual membership of the HKCA is available in the following categories:-

  • Life Member
  • Ordinary Member
  • Junior Member

b) Prior to the start of the league season, each team is required to register a minimum of 11 players and pay the requisite individual membership and team fees. The names and addresses of all players to be registered must be submitted at this time.

c) Should the said individual and team membership fees not to be made by the team, prior to the commencement of the season, consideration will be given to removing the team from the League or Cup competitions for the current season. Any matches played prior to payment of the membership fee may be declared null and void. The MDC may award full points to the non-offending team.

d) Playing a non-registered player may result in the deduction of league points. However, an individual may play a maximum of 3 games in the League/Cup without being required to be registered. The MDC shall be the final authority.

e) No non-member of the HKCA shall be chosen to represent any Association side in representative games. It shall be the responsibility of the Chairman of Selectors to ensure that all representative players are members of the HKCA.

Transfer of Players

8. A player shall not, without the prior permission of the MDC, play for more than one team in the same competition. Applications for transfer must be submitted in writing to the Chairman of the MDC at least 72 hours before the transfer is required to take effect. This must be accompanied by the written approval of the Captain of the player’s previous team. Breaches of this rule will be referred to the MDC who may impose appropriate sanctions including, the deduction of league points or removal of the offending team from the Cup competition.

The Ball

9. Home teams shall supply identical HKCA approved balls for the match. Only one new ball shall be used in each innings. In the Saturday competitions, balls will be HKCA recognised 2 piece yellow balls. In the Sunday League Competition, balls will be HKCA recognised 4 piece red balls. In the Sunday Cup and Plate competitions, balls may be 2 or 4 piece, subject to the approval of both Captains.


10. a) Should a bowler become incapacitated, another bowler may complete the over. A part of an over counts as a complete over for the purpose of calculating how many overs a bowler has bowled in matches where bowlers are subject to restrictions on the number of overs they may bowl. A part of an over does not count as a complete over for any other purposes (eg total number of overs bowled by the team; statistical purposes).

b) It shall be the responsibility of the Captain of the fielding side to ensure that no bowler exceeds any permitted number of overs.

c) All teams are required to bowl at an average rate of 16 overs per hour. Umpires and/or Captains may refer any rate less than 16 overs per hour to the MDC, who may take any action deemed appropriate.

Match Result Cards

11. a) A match result card for each match shall be submitted to the HKCA office by the winning team or, in the event of a tie or a No Result, the home team. These result cards shall be sent by fax to the Sports House: Fax-25778486.

b) The full names of all players taking part in a match must be entered on the match result card. This includes any match started but abandoned as No Result due to adverse weather conditions. Such a match counts as a game for registration purposes. In matches where a team plays less than 11 men, the word "ABSENT" shall be written on the match results card in the corresponding location.

c) In a match started but abandoned as No Result due to adverse weather conditions, players’ individual batting, bowling and fielding figures count towards their season’s averages, and, if applicable, should be shown on the Match Result Card.

d) Failure to submit a Result Card by noon on the first Monday after a game may result in the deduction of league points. The HKCA office will bring breaches of this rule to the attention of the MDC who will decide on the appropriate action.

Dangerous Bowling

12. In all HKCA competitions, dangerous or intimidatory bowling, & the bowling of fast full pitch deliveries, shall be determined by the umpires in accordance with the Laws of Cricket (1980 code, 1992 Second Edition or any subsequent revision).

Additional rules related to short-pitched bowling are included in the rules for the separate Saturday & Sunday League & Cup competitions.

Saturday Cup and Plate Rules


1. a) The Saturday Cup and Plate Competitions are open to all Saturday League teams. Entries will be called for by the League & Cup Committee. The Committee may also invite other teams to enter the Competition.

b) The format of the Saturday Cup and Plate Competitions shall be decided by the League & Cup Committee.

c) Teams must notify the HKCA of the names of their players before the draw is made for the first round. No transfers or additions will be allowed without the prior approval of the MDC.

d) The player eligibility rule will be strictly enforced.


2. The draw for each separate round of matches will be made by a minimum of 3 members of the League & Cup Committee or MDC appointed by the Chairman of the League and Cup Committee.

Competition Conditions

3. a) The Saturday Cup and Plate competitions will be on a straight knockout basis.

b) All matches are to commence at 1315 hrs or earlier if both Captains agree and will be of one innings for each team.

c) Teams losing first round matches will enter the Plate Competition.

d) Teams losing qualifying round matches will not be able to enter the Plate Competition.

e) Where possible, the MDC will reschedule a match abandoned as No Result due to inclement weather. Where this is not possible the match will be decided by the toss of a coin.

Playing Conditions and Intervals

4. a) Playing conditions will be the same as for Saturday League matches, ie 35 overs per innings.

b) The team fielding first shall bowl 35 overs or complete the over which is in progress at 1530 hrs, if this arises first.

c) The team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs unless the team batting first is all out in fewer than 35 covers, in which case the team batting second shall have the opportunity of batting for the full 35 overs.

d) Notwithstanding b) and c) above, the team batting first may declare at any time before 35 overs are completed, in which case the team batting second shall receive the full 35 overs.

e) The team fielding second will be expected to bowl the same number of overs as the team fielding first by 1755 hrs. Complaints of slow over rates may be referred to the MDC under General Rule 13 c).

f) No bowler may bowl more than 10 overs. In the event of a bowler becoming incapacitated, Competition General Rule 13 a) will apply.

g) There will be a ten minute interval between innings.


5. a) The team scoring the higher number of runs in the allocated number of overs will be deemed the winner.

b) In the event of tied scores, the team losing fewer wickets will be the winner.

c) If both teams have scored the same number of runs and are all out, but the number of overs bowled is unequal, the winner will be the team with the overall faster scoring rate.

d) Where both teams have scored the same number of runs, lost the same number of wickets and bowled the same number of overs, the winner will be the team with the faster scoring rate at the end of 20 overs and, if still identical, at the end of 10 overs.

e) If the team batting second has not received ten overs, the match will be abandoned as No Result, provided the team batting second is not all out in fewer than ten overs. If the match is abandoned, Rule 4 e) above will apply.

Match Balls

6. The attention of Captains is drawn to Competition General Rule 9.

Match Expenses

7. In all rounds, expenses incurred by the home team will be shared by both teams.

Short-Pitched Bowling

8. The square leg umpire shall call and signal NO BALL for any short pitched ball passing or having hit his bat or person, which would have passed the batsman in his normal batting stance above shoulder high.