48 teams took part in the final round of the Chinese National Cricket Championships this year, 21 more than last year. The senior finals were played in Shanghai and the junior finals in Linhai. Shenyang Sport University, as they always have been, were the men’s champions, this time joined by their women’s team and a local high school team win as overall victors. In all other categories there were new champions. “The matches were competitive and the standard was higher than in other years,” says ACC Development Officer for China Aminul Islam.

66 schools and universities across Beijing, Jinan, Linhai and Shanghai took part in the qualifying round for the championships. 89 T20 matches were played in the final rounds for the men, women and youth teams. Eight grounds, as yet with artificial turf, were used in Shanghai and Linhai and they. along with local umpires and scorers, were all in good condition. The highlights of the men’s final and the results were shown on Shanghai television. “This is a milestone achieved as this will help to promote cricket in the country,” says Chinese Cricket Association Deputy Secretary General Zhang Tian.


Linhai Training

A school in Chongming, near Shanghai has put up a turf wicket for practice and that’s where national U-19 coach Manjurul Islam took the team prior to the ACC U-19 Challenge in July. And Daqing Normal University in north-east China, has taken to the game too, hosting a 10-over demonstration match in front of 5000 students and local officials earlier this year. Daxing senior women eventually finished third in the national championships. Monjurul Islam will go there in September for six weeks for training and coach upgrading.

2011 CCA National Championships

University Male:
Champions – Shenyang Sports University
Runners-up – Shenyang Aeronautical University

University Female:
Champions – Shenyang Sports University
Runners-up – Shanghai Law and Politics University

High School Boys:
Champions – Shenyang Number 28 High School
Runners-up – Beijing Chei Chen Li High School

High School Girls:
Champions – Chongming High School
Runners-up – Jinan High School

Junior High School Boys:
Champions - Shao Jiadu Middle School
Runners-up - Tongle Middle School

Junior High School Girls:
Champions - Jinan Yuhua Middle School
Runners-up - Shao Jiadu Middle School

Primary School:
Champions - Jinan Dajin Primary School
Runners-up - Shenzhen Yucai Primary School

China’s National Champions
China Cricket Profile

Filed August 10th, 2011