The Beijing Cricket Club will tour Shanghai May 17-18 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the China Cup. The China derby, played every year between Shanghai and Beijing, starts at 10 am on Sunday, May 18 at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club in Pudong.
Beijing CC arrives on Saturday evening at the Baolong Hotel with welcome drinks to be held at the Sticky Wicket Bar in the Big Bamboo Jingan from 8:00 pm onwards (123 Nanyang Lu; directly opposite the hotel). All SCC members are encouraged to attend.
An awards ceremony will be held following the China Cup on Sunday.
The Beijing Cricket Club
Beijing Cricket Club was established in 2005. The club hosts the Santa Fe League and a Twenty20 League for regular weekend matches in Beijing, and play matches and tournaments throughout China and Asia.
The China Cup
The first China Cup was held in Shanghai in May 2007 with the return match in Beijing played in October 2007, with each club winning their home fixture. In 2008, only one match was held, with Shanghai prevailing. Since 2009, the China Cup has been played on an annual basis, with each club hosting every other year. While Beijing currently leads the series 5-3, Shanghai is the defending champion, having won the cup in Beijing in 2013.