PEOPLES ROYAL INTERNATIONAL CRICKET CLUB SANYA
The international sports club for the international island of Hainan. 海南国际旅游岛中的国际体育俱乐部
Why was the Club formed, and who formed it? 为什么成立此俱乐部？谁成立的
During the Summer of 2010, a few residents of Sanya decided that the formation of a cricket club would be a good idea.
Sir David Taylor, a New Zealand architect living in Sanya, took the idea and founded the Sanya Cricket Club. Since then, the Club has played regular matches, nearly every month for almost three years.The Sanya Cricket Club was formed to take the idea that sport provides a good work and life balance, promotes social interaction and health. A sports club is a respectable way for people to meet each other. The sport of cricket was chosen because the game is gentle, allowing everyone to play and provides a central social networking hub. It is also a good day for families, wives to meet and children to play. The Sanya Cricket Club is a not-for-profit community-based sports club. The club’s only purpose is to serve community.
在2010年夏天，一些本地居民觉得成立一个板球俱乐部是一个不错的主意。 大卫·泰勒是一位住在三亚的新西兰籍建筑设计师，他把成立三亚板球俱乐部的想法带来并付诸行动。从那时起的两年多时间里，俱乐部几乎每个月都会举行比赛。 三亚板球俱乐部旨在为人们在工作和业余生活间达到一个良好的平衡，促进社会互动和身体健康。体育俱乐部为人们相互认识交流提供了一个平台。 板球运动被青睐是因为这项运动比较温和，任何人都能参与其中，而且它还提供了一个中央社交中心。这同时也是一个很好的家庭日，球员的妻儿也能相互认识玩乐。三亚板球俱乐部是一个非营利的社区体育俱乐部。俱乐部的唯一目的就是服务社区。
What is cricket? 什么是板球运动?
Cricket is a gentle game played with a bat and ball, similar to baseball. Playing the game well requires skill, endurance and tactical play. A player’s physical size and strength is relatively unimportant in cricket. According to the number of fans, cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, after football. The game of cricket originated in England around 1600 and is considered a gentleman’s sport. In China, cricket has been called ‘the noble game’. It is a sport played mostly in commonwealth nations. Like golf, tennis and polo, cricket was a sport played by the wealthier classes, but today is played by everyone.
What happens and where? 比赛详情及地点
Cricket matches are normally played on the beach at Sanya Bay, but matches are also played on grass Oval at the InterContinental Sanya Resort. Sanya cricket club has combined with surfing competitions such as the Surfing Hainan Open. Cricket matches are played on the second Saturday of each month. Up coming matches are advertised on www.whatsonsanya.com. Every game is followed by a formal dinner, with the chairman giving presentations and speeches given by club captains.
Who attends? 谁参加?
The Sanya Cricket Club hosted a presentation match with Volvo Ocean Racing members and senior management of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team in February 2012. The Sanya Cricket Club is invited to play at tournaments in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Croatia. The Xiamen Cricket Club have offered to send a team to Sanya. Since the first match, 320 different people have attended Sanya Cricket Club matches. An average of 35 people attend the cricket match each month. The Club does not charge membership fees or have a formal membership base. The aim of the club is to encourage everyone to attend or play in cricket games. There are 40 regular players; mostly foreigners who live in Sanya with occupations such as international hotel general managers and senior management, several airline pilots, an investment bank owner, yacht captains, businessmen, hotel staff and school teachers. Many people in Sanya have met each other at cricket matches. Many tourists have enjoyed a day with Sanya Cricket Club. Tourists have returned to Sanya because they had so much fun playing cricket during their last visit.The Sanya Cricket Club is the single place where people from different countries come together each month.
Which other cities in China have cricket teams? 中国还有那些城市有板球队伍？
“For over five years, the Sanya Cricket Club has demonstrated to hundreds of people the fun and glamorous lifestyle Sanya can provide”.
International and China Tournaments.
THE FUTURE 未来计划：
What do we want to do for sport and tourism in Sanya? 三亚板球俱乐部想为三亚体育和旅游做些什么？
How can you be involved? 你怎么能参加？