CHINA’S FIRST CHAMPIONS

Yuan Yuang of Zhichunli High School

Two teams from Beijing won the newly-launched Chinese National Cricket Championships in July.

Zhao Ruiquan of The Attached High School to
Beijing Institute of Technology

The middle school attached to Beijing Institute of Technology won the Under-15 age group while Aidi International Primary School was crowned at the Under-13 division. The championships also feature an Under-19 competition which will be contested from September to December by college teams including Peking University and Tsinghua University, China’s equivalent of Oxford and Cambridge.

68 universities and schools have started playing cricket since the inaugural ACC introductory course in September 2005.

Filed August 1, 2006