|Valiant Hong Kong finish second to strong Malaysian side in the U23 Tuanku Ja'afar Tournament.|
Tuanku Ja'afar U13 tournament details announced.
International programme for 1998 announced.
Gunn & Moore reaffirm their desire to support Hong Kong cricket by providing equipment to Hong Kong Young Dragon of the Year and Hong Kong Young Cricketer of the Year.Hong Kong perform brilliantly at the Youth Asia Cup and complete a comfortable victory over Nepal in the Plate Final. But
the team - arguably the second best in the competition - is disappointed
not to make it to the Youth World Cup after a narrow loss to Bangladesh in the semi final rounds.
Mohammed Zubair takes a hat-trick as awesome Hong Kong beat South Africa and India to win the Bowl at the New T & T / Cathay Pacific Hong International Cricket Sixes.
Young Hong Kong team finish second in Beijing Sixes.
The Hong Kong Under 15 team thus become the first team to represent Hong Kong after the historic event when they travel to Singapore on 9 July for the Tuanku Jaafar U15 Cup. Hot on their heels are the Hong Kong Emerging Players who leave for a 9 day tour of Sri Lanka on 17 July.
|1997-98 International Season - Fixtures|
|1998 International Programme|
Hong Kong Team
Hong Kong Emerging Players
Hong Kong Dragons
Hong Kong Under 19
Hong Kong Under 15
Hong Kong Under 13
|1997-98 International Seasons - Results|
|Hong Kong excelled at the New T&T / Cathay Pacific International Cricket Sixes,|
with victories over South Africa and India to win the Bowl competition.
Check out the following links to see how they progressed.
|Hong Kong Squad|
|No details available.|
|1997-98 International Season - Youth Teams|
|Tuanku Ja'afar U19 Tournament|
Hong Kong beat Singapore on faster run rate.
Malaysia beat Hong Kong by 5 wkts
Hong Kong beat Thailand by 8 wkts
Singapore beat Malaysia by 1 wkt
Hong Kong net run rate 0.9, Malaysia net run rate 0.72
Final: Hong Kong v. Singapore : Rain stopped play.
Hong Kong 144/9 in 50 overs (M Cheruparambil 52; N Krishnan 3/21)
Hong Kong retains the U19 Tuanku Ja'afar Cup
The squad for the Tuanku Ja'afar U19 Cup is:
Coach - Lal Jayasinghe
* Indicates locally born.
Teams: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
Friday, 10th April 1998
Saturday, 11th April 1998
Sunday, 12th April 1998
Tuanku Ja'afar U13 Tournament
The selectors have now finalised the touring party to represent Hong Kong Under 13 in Singapore from 16th -19th April. May I take this opportunity to thank all boys who tried so hard at the practice sessions and for some it will be disappointing to miss selection.
After discussion with the International Committee the selectors based selection policy on:
Points 2 & 3 therefore excluded some boys from participating but this decision was taken in the best interests of the development of Hong Kong Cricket.
For your interest the final side is:
Thank you again for your efforts at training, if you missed selection this time, work harder on your game and make it next year.
A. Dates: 16th - 19th April 1998
B. Venue: Singapore
C. Match Schedule:
D. Arrival Times:
E. Transport: All transportation will be provided by the SCA.
G. Squad Sizes: Squad 14, Manager & Coach.
I. Age Restrictions: Under 13 on January 1st, 1998
J. Technical Committee: To be headed by Anil Kalaver.
K. Special Under 13 rules:
L. Umpires/Scores: To be provided by SCA.
Tuanku Ja'afar U23 Tournament - Singapore
Hong Kong lost to Malaysia by 15 runs - match details not currently available.
Hong Kong 133-5 (A French 46*, G Tyndale 20, A Booth 20) beat Singapore 132 (K Raza 3-20, A French 2-24) by five wickets.
28/6/98 - Final
Hong Kong 249-6 (G Tyndale 88, M Cheruparambil 44, R Lamsam 48*) lost to Malaysia 250-4 (S Navratnam 118, R Hadhavan 101*) by six wickets.
Youth Asia Cup
Hong Kong won the Plate Final in the Youth Asia Cup in Hong Kong played in Hong Kong during December 1997. The team was:
Saturday 22nd November 1997
At DBS: Atkinson's XI 213-1 (M Eames 71, T Smart 87*, R Sharma 47*) beat BIL Hong Kong U19 212 (R Lamsam 85*; Y Vachha 3-26) by nine wickets.