Craigengower Cricket Club [1922- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Craigengower Cricket Club [1922- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
I've used the date they built a permanent building, according to the club's website. Apparently the building was bombed during the war and demolished by the Japanese, who used the grounds to shape the granite blocks for the war memorial near mt Cameron.

Photos that show this place


Incidentally, it costs $300,000 to join the club

Hi there,

From a photo album at the website of the CCC Website it showed the current Club House was opened on 27th May 2007.  It did not mentioned when did the old club house was demolished for rebuilt, however.  That whole plot of land had been rearranged along with the Race Course Extension, HKFA relocation & Sports Road re-route back then.

Thanks & Best Regards,



Many people, for instance have-wondered how Craigengower got its Scots-like name.  Away back in the nineties of last century there used to be a Victoria English School in Caine Road. Its headmaster Mr. W. D. Braidwood resident in a house called " Craigengower. It was he who formed a sports club  at Happy Valley, for the boys and he called the Club after the name of his dwelling.


Mr. Braidwood was Craigengower’s first President, and before his retirement from Hongkong was Headmaster of the Ellis Kadoorie School prior to this institution being taken over by the Hongkong Government. " Craigengower Cricket Club was the first club to occupy a site on the new recreation grounds at Happy Valley. This was in the year 1897. It was not, however, until 1901, that a clubhouse was built. About the same time the Police and Civil Service also built their matshed Club-houses.


Source: Old Hong Kong by Colonial Vol 1

I played cricket for a year for CCC in 1994/95.

It was I understood the Club's centenary year as we had the club logo on our chests and Centenary 1894-1994 embroidered on the sleeves.

On the rare occasion we practiced our "nets" were set up on an artificial grass tennis court at the club.  There was no cricket ground at the club and I suspect there hadn't been for quite a while.

Not surprisingly we didnt win that many games!