By Paul Malpass, SCC President
The 2016 cricket season in Shanghai is now truly underway after a successful weekend of sixes kicked things off in style.
Twelve teams from across nine clubs battled in near perfect weather at Wellington College which resulted in K2 being crowned champions after defeating the Leopards in the final. This is K2 second successive title following last years D1 championship and as we enter the regular season, they must be considered favourites for the season ahead.
Aside from K2’s success, there were other notable performances, with a young promising Dulwich team reaching the semi finals. This should bode well for their season ahead as they make the step up to Division 2 for the first time.
All results from the weekend can be found in the results section of the website or on the CricHQ website. This was the first time the SCC had used the system for scoring and it proved a great success. As fell as tracking results, it calculates player performance points, allowing us to crown Yousef Khan from K2 as MVP for the tournament. He closely beat out Kevin Wright from the Bashers, who looked in good touch with the bat and sharp behind the stumps and Ardash Lobo from the Daredevils who contributed in all three facets of the game.
The SCC would like to thank Santa Fe for providing tents over the weekend allowing teams to rest up comfort in between games. In addition we are grateful to Hit Wicket, who kept players and officials well fed and watered on Sunday.
Finally, I would like to Andrew Jackson, Dayne Wotton and Vikas Laxman, who’s efforts made the whole weekend possible.