The First Fifty Years of Shanghai Cricket (Pt 2)
2nd part of the same 1914 North China Herald article. Note that Gentlemen should really not play in the heat which clearly explains the Leisure's regular mid season slumps. It was a (Major) Turner that started the Interport games. The Bokhara tragedy...... I wonder if the stained glass window is still here.
50 years of Shanghai Cricket (Part 1) – from an article published in 1914
The following is the first part of an article that appeared in the North China Herald on Nov 7th 1914 to record the first 50 years of Shanghai Cricket. I am sure the guys from that era would have put on a big party for their Jubilee so I think something should be done for the 150th year. Anyway if you are Scottish you will enjoy this first part and if you are a either Irish or a Yank you may be surprised....
National Holiday BBQ and knock about
This one is for all of us not lucky enough to be heading off to the beach for there holidays.
Cricket Clubhouse in Shanghai 1939
Now here is a decent clubhouse befitting the gentlemen of the Leisure. Steps leading down from the bar for the batsmen to wander down on their way out to the wicket, bar properly stocked and waitered as well as decent seats to watch the proceedings from. I can just see the likes of the Jag, Latex, Loose and Mouse sitting in the club house, blazered up, guffawing at the proceedings on the field whilst they suck on a big fat cigars and snap their fingers at the waiter to bring over another rather large gin and tonic.
Scotland v England at Cricket (In Shanghai)
As the Battle of Auckland looms next week when Scotland hopefully give England a good kicking at rugby, I was pleased to find out that Shanghai is also no stranger to such sporting fixtures. If you have looked at the rugby shirts on the wall at the SRFC you may have seen the rather splendid Shanghai Scots shirt from the 30's. Simon Drakeford who is writing a book on the history of the SRFC/Shanghai Rugby recently sent me some photos of the mighty all conquering Shanghai Scots Cricket Team from around the 1860's to 1890's that took on the Shanghai English and beat them regularly. Clearly now it is my mission to reestablish this fixture and obviously one lesson I can take from the current England cricket team is that in the modern era one can be very flexible on the eligibility rules.
Roots and Shoots Gala Dinner
Its time to don your blazers and represent the Bashers at a great events hosted by our amazing charity partners Roots and Shoots.
Final Match Day Triple Header
Dulwich Knights vs Leisure
When: Sun, September 25, 9:00am â€“ 12:15pm
Last training of the regular season. 123 Yanping Road, San He Hua Yuan, Thursday 6pm to 8pm.
All three teams playing this Sunday so should be a good turnout (or at the very least more than the 5 than come last week!)