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2011, 3/05-06, Jan Hong Tournament

The Pakistan Badshaws Cricket Club hosted their Jan Hong tournament again this year on the weekend of March 5 & 6 in Jiayi. Last year it was the Taiwan Southerners who beat the Pakistan Cricket Club. This year it was the reverse after an intriguing first day of competition.

Scorecards added as attachments at the bottom of this page. Click here to enter your personal stats from the tournament.

The Pakistan Taipei (PCCT) and the Taiwan Southerners (TSCC) cricket clubs finished top of their groups in the annual Jan Hong tournament in Chiayi. Group B saw intense competition for the top two places. 

In the first match, the TSCC piled on a massive 255/1 in 18 manic overs against a hapless Formosa Cricket Club (FCC). Openers Gerhard Terblanche (110) and Duane Christie (108*) hit hundreds. Heinrich Nothnagel's comment summed up the performances, "There is no word in Afrikaans for that!" In response the FCC made 180 with Timmy Chang (41) and Wayne Lombardini (47) the main contributors. 

The TSCC were then brought back down to earth with a thump as some new TCA faces helped rack up 183. Opener and keeper Devoradan Sadasiead rattled off 55 runs in 27 deliveries in between some wickets from Hercules Malan (3-33). The TSCC chase was cut short by quick spin bowling from TCA captain Manoj Kriplani (2-22). To that point Terblanche (65) and Andrew Carrick (48) had been keeping up with the required run rate, but the steady loss of wickets meant the TSCC fell 17 runs short. 

The FCC then had a mathematical chance of finishing second in Group B could they chase down TCA's 136 quickly enough in the evening match. Jayesh Parmer hit 82 in a much improved bowling display including Charl Esterhuizen's 1-25. Nothnagel then turned on the pressure with a rapid 50 in reply. Kriplani's spin once again tempered the run rate and wickets hampered the chase, but in their moment of glory, Thomas Rayen and Alok Gupta launched some meaty blows and deft cuts to see the FCC to victory, and more significantly, quickly enough that their NRR moved above the TCA. 

In Group A the Pakistan Taipei (PCCT) and Badshaws (PBCC) qualified for the semifinals after both downing the Swingers. PCCT looked ominous against the Tainan side with Shezhad Khan (70*) predictably among the runs. He also picked up 6-30 in their victory over the PBCC to hand them top spot. 

The Pakistan Taipei Cricket Club (PCCT) have won this years Jan Hong tournament by three wickets in a last over thriller. Their opponents, the Taiwan Southerners (TSCC) found themselves needing to use a sixth bowler, captain Duane Christie, with nine runs required from the last over. A couple of wides eased the pressure some, but good deliveries pinned Rehan Raheem (64* from 50) and number eight Rahid Khan to the crease. Rahid was then run out, but Rehan played a cool legside flick for four to tie the game up and launched a drive over mid on to spark manic celebrations.

Earlier the TSCC batted first and found themselves in early trouble as their two best batsmen were dismissed early. Shezhad Khan (1-17) bowled a miserly three over spell and his opening partner, Shuaib Meer, matched him until the fifth over when Jeff Black (60 from 48) hit consecutive boundaries to break the shackles. Black formed a succession of mini partnerships with Andrew Carrick (20 from 22), Roy Horgan (11 from 9) and Shane Daly (9 from 7) to set a challenging target of 155 in 20 overs.

TSCC Chairman, Carrick, reckoned the target defendable as long as they bowled well. The plan didn't pan out initially as wides dominated the first four overs. Black (2-20) backed up his batsmanship with the ball to peg back the run rate and wickets started to fall. Firstly, star batsman Shezhad Khan was sent packing LBW for only one. Then Carrick took a catch at fine leg to dismiss PCCT captain Mujahid Muhammad (12 from 21). Through it all Rehan batted sensibly by picking up singles and hitting the loose deliveries for 11 boundaries. Wickets continued to fall and the pressure continued to build, but in the end the PCCT avenged their defeat to the same opposition last year.

Hosts the Badshaws beat the Formosa Cricket Club (FCC) to take third place and in the semifinals PCCT beat the FCC with a solid chase of 137 made easy by some dropped catches and poor fielding. TSCC piled up 178 against the Badshaws in the other semifinal which was never seriously threatened.
  
Date: March 5-6, 2011.
Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm.
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Teams: TSCC (holders), FCC, PCCT, TCA, Swingers, PBCC (hosts).
Umpire: Marc Feltham.
Team Entry Fee: $NT8,000
Saturday Lunch: Little India.

Little India is the best Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Taichung.
The food is great and at good prices. Go check them out!

They are located behind the Splendor Hotel on Taichung Road. The address is:
N0. 6 Boguan 3rd St. West Taichung.六號,博館三街,西台中
Phone: 04 2326 1425

Schedule (2 Groups of 3 with semis and a final. All matches are 18 overs).
  Group A Group B 
  Swingers Cricket Club  Taiwan Southerners Cricket Club
  Pakistan Badshaws Cricket Club Formosa Cricket Club
  Pakistan Cricket Club Taipei Taipei Cricket Association 
  Saturday  
Time Field 1 (away from road, no lights) Field 2 (near road, lights)
0900 Swingers v PBCC (Umpire - Khalid) TSCC v FCC (Umpire - Marc) 
1140 Swingers v PCCT (Umpire - Marc) TSCC v TCA (Umpire - Khalid) 
1420 PBCC v PCCT (Umpire - Marc) FCC v TCA (Umpire - Khalid)
1700-2000                                                                            Invitational Match.

Sunday
0900 Semifinal 1 (PCCT v FCC) Semifinal 2 (TSCC v PBCC)  
1140 3rd v 4th Playoff (PBCC v FCC)
1420 Final (PCCT v TSCC)
1700
Prizegiving ceremony.

Jiayi Cricket Grounds including transport hubs, hotels and bars

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The ground address is: 比賽地點:運三慢速壘球場(乙場地) 嘉義市新民路與世賢路口(三段)
"Yùn sān màn sù lěiqiú chǎng. Jiāyì shì, Xīnmín lù, yǔ Shìxián lùkǒu."


Contacts:
Ali Syed (Organiser - PBCC)
cell: (09) 5529 1613
email: chan119us@yahoo.com 

Grant Dexter (Rules and Scoring - FCC)
cell: (09) 3900 4653
email: grantjohndexter@gmail.com
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