The Hong Kong Cricket Club will tour Shanghai September 4-6 to play the Shanghai Cricket Club for the Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy. Shanghai and Hong Kong first played each other in 1866 in Hong Kong, and since then, have met 46 times.
On Saturday, SCC and HKCC will play the 50 over Bokhara Bell Interport Match at Wellington College Cricket Ground, followed by reception dinner and presentation at Hit Wicket.
Sunday will feature a social Twenty20 match at Wellington between the tourists and the SCC beginning at 9:00 am.
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.
Friday, September 4
8:00 pm: Bus to meet HKCC squad at Pudong Airport
9:00 pm: Check in to hotel, bus to Hit Wicket sports bar for social drinks
Saturday, September 5
9:00 am: Bus to pick up HKCC squad and take them to Wellington College
10:00 am: 50 over Bokhara Bell Memorial Trophy Interport match – refreshments to be provided throughout the match
1:00 pm or change of innings: Lunch
6:30 pm: Bus to take players to reception dinner and presentation
7:00 pm: Reception dinner and presentation at Hit Wicket
10:00 pm: Finish up at dinner, a chance for the players to head out on the town.
Sunday, September 6
8:00 am: HKCC squad to check out, bus to pick up HKCC squad and take them to Wellington College
9:00 am: T20 Social match – refreshments to be provided throughout the match
1:00 pm: Bus to take HKCC squad to Pudong Airport for their flight home