The Hong Kong Cricket Club will tour Shanghai September 13-15 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the Bokhara Bell Trophy. Shanghai and Hong Kong first played each other in 1866 in Hong Kong, and since then, have met 44 times.
On Saturday, SCC and HKCC will play the 50 over Bokhara Bell Interport Match, followed by an awards ceremony and reception dinner at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club.
Sunday will feature a Twenty20 match at the SRFC between the tourists and the SCC Pirates beginning at 9:45 am, followed by lunch and end of tour drinks.
The Hong Kong Cricket Club
HKCC was founded in 1851, making it one of the first cricket clubs outside England. It has over 2,300 members and provides a range of sports and social activities at its facilities in the heart of Hong Kong Island. In addition to Interport and friendly matches, HKCC has three teams in the domestic Saturday League and two teams in the Sunday League.
The Bokhara Bell
The SS Bokhara sank off the coast of Sand Island, Formosa on October 10, 1892 en route to Hong Kong from Shanghai. Of the 125 people who perished on board, 11 were members of an HKCC team returning from an Interport match against the SCC. When the two clubs reestablished relations in 2003, a trophy bearing the name of the ship was created to honour the memory of the team.
All are welcome at the ground. Transportation, food and drinks, and children’s activities provided.