Kowloon Cricket Club

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Kowloon Cricket Club clubhouse

The Kowloon Cricket Club (Chinese: 九龍木球會) is a members only cricket club and social club situated in Kowloon, Hong Kong, on Cox's Road.

History[edit]

The KCC was established on 4 October 1904 and obtained land from the government in King's Park. It competed with local clubs like the Hong Kong Cricket Club, the Craigengower Cricket Club, the Parsee Cricket Club, Royal Engineers, the Army Ordnance Corps CC and the Civil Service CC Royal Army Medical Corps and HMS Tamar soldiers played with KCC in the South China Morning Post Shield.

The foundation stone of the first Clubhouse was laid on 18th January 1908 by the President and benefactor, Sir Hormusjee N. Mody, who was later presented with an engraved silver trowel to mark the occasion. The Kowloon Cricket Club Pavilion was opened by the Governor H.E. Sir Frederick Lugard on 11th July 1908.[1]

Due to World War II, the club did not operate between 1941 and 1946. It competed for the Hancock Memorial Shield after 1946.

As of January 2016, its head coach is Ryan Campbell, who is also the batting coach of the Hong Kong national cricket team.[2][3]

Facilities[edit]

The KCC owns its own cricket pitch. Starting from 1992 it has been the venue of the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes (apart from the 1996 and 1997) editions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ humans.txt. "History". Kowloon Cricket Club. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  2. ^ Mcardle, Jordan. "Former Australian batsman Ryan Campbell to make shock T20 comeback". Fox Sports. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Former Aussie ODI batsman Ryan Campbell to play for Hong Kong at World Twenty20 in India". Fox Sports. Retrieved 28 January 2016.

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Coordinates: 22°18′16.19″N 114°10′27.56″E / 22.3044972°N 114.1743222°E / 22.3044972; 114.1743222