The Shanghai Cricket Club Dragons depart tomorrow for a tour of Hong Kong to play Centaurs Cricket Club on Saturday, September 3 in the Opium Bowl. This is the second time to the two clubs have met.
The Dragons squad is Philip Mildenhall, Mike Tsesmelis, Oliver Austin, Bernie Hughes, Darren Manning, Rowan Turner, Siddharth Sinha, Sameer Jolly, Amogh Kashyap, Andy Baggot, Rakesh Kumar, Tim O’Connell, and John L’Epagniol.
“We’re looking forward to adding to the trophy case,” said Club Captain Phil Mildenhall. “This is our only away game of the year and it is likely to be our biggest challenge.”
The SCC defeated the Centaurs for the inaugural Opium Bowl in 2009, beating the tourists in less than ideal conditions in Shanghai with a defiant last wicket stand of 21 runs.
Shanghai and the Centaurs contest the Opium Bowl in a 50 over match at Kai Tak Cricket Ground on Saturday. Sunday features a Twenty20 match between the two sides.