Hong Kong Cricket Association



HK_SIXES: Hong Kong Sixes Oct 1993 - Summary

The Daily Telegraph
Exciting tournament
Graham Gooch arrived at Kowloon Cricket Club to find that his Eng
land team were seeded only seventh in the Hong Kong sixes tourna-
ment, which starts  today.  The only  consolation  for  England's
party - Gooch, Stephenson, Fairbrother, Reeve, Emburey, DeFreitas
and Small - was that they were ranked  higher than  South  Africa
and Hong Kong. A local jeweller has offered a cricket  bat dipped
in gold and encrusted  with diamonds, rubies and emeralds - worth
perhaps 70,000 pounds - to the  first side to win the title three
years in succession.  The tournament has attracted much  stronger
all-round international sides after  last year's inaugural sixes,
won by Pakistan.  The equivalent of about @30,000 has been put up
in prize money, with 10,000 pounds for the winners. 

Hong Kong  Sixes teams:  Pakistan, West Indies, Australia, India,
New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, Hong Kong.

Sunday Telegraph
Gooch's men sweep to sixes success
England players fly back to London tomorrow more than 4000 pounds
richer and carrying a solid silver miniature cricket bat each for
winning the two-day Hong Kong Sixes tournament at Kowloon, writes
Charles Randall. Heathrow customs might take some convincing that
England  did win something at cricket, but that is what happened.
Graham Gooch's side  swept the board at  this instant action form
of the  game.  Phillip DeFreitas  won the  man of the  tournament
prize - a full-size bat  dipped in  precious metals - and  Dermot
Reeve, making a  popular appearance at the  Tsim Sha Tsui  ground
where he once  played, took the man-of-the-match award after Eng-
land beat Sri Lanka in the final.  The  tournament, sponsored  by
Cathay  Pacific  and  Wharf  Holdings, showed  that  so  much  is
possible in Hong Kong. If a small insert in the classified ads of
the colony's main daily newspaper can  offer a  Van Gogh for sale
at close on @1 million, the  gathering of so  many world renowned
cricketers  in one place  becomes less remarkable.  England, with
Neil Fairbrother, Gladstone Small and John Emburey completing the
side, won the final  with one delivery  to spare after  Reeve had
sent his home crowd into ecstasy with a typically resourceful 31.

Press Association report
Graham Gooch led England to another international cricket success
today as they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the final of the
Hong Kong Sixes.  Gladstone  Small hit  the  winning run  off the
penultimate ball of the match.  England  batted  impressively  to
overhaul Sri Lanka's formidable 74 for one. Dermot Reeve, who was
once a Hong Kong national player, won the man of the match  award
for his 31 not out which helped his  side to recover from a shaky
start.   Sri Lanka's  Aravinda de Silva hit 28 not out, his third
unbeaten innings, and  captain Arjuna  Ranatunga was  15 not out,
providing the SriLankans with a solid total for England to chase.
In the  semi-finals England beat South Africa by 15  runs and Sri
Lanka defeated Australia by 18 runs. West Indies, India, and Hong
Kong were the other teams participating in the two-day tournament


England 79 for 1 (N Fairbrother 34*, P DeFreitas 23, G Gooch 17*)
South Africa 64 for 3 (A Kuiper 33no; D Reeve 1-5,DeFreitas 1- 4)
England won by 15 runs.  

Sri Lanka 78 for 4 (S Jayasuriya 29, A de Silva 23; I Healy 2 for
18); Australia 60 for 3 (M Waugh 17, Dodemaide 16*, M Hayden 14*;
A Ranatunga 1-5, R Kalpage 1-11).  Sri Lanka won by 18 runs.

Sri Lanka  74 for 1 (A de Silva 28*, Ranatunga 15*, S Jayasuriya
18); England 75 for 3 (G Gooch 27, D Reeve 31*).  England won by
three wickets.

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