Shanghai Cricket Sixes

Three exhibition comps are being held in Shanghai this weekend (23-25 October) to promote cricket in China, and entrance is free! The main event is the Men’s Sixes Cup, with international stars from the ‘80s and ‘90s attending.

One of the stars is Aussie Terry Alderman (pictured), whose achievements include having an even lower batting average than New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison, who will also be competing. Unfortunately, top batsman Javed Miandad, who for many years represented Pakistan and men with moustaches with distinction, has had to pull out.

Two teams of six compete in the Sixes format, and each player – except for the wicket keeper - bowls one over. The whole match takes only 10 overs, allowing 16 teams to compete for the Cup this weekend.

The other competitions are the Women’s Twenty20 tournament, featuring national representative teams from Pakistan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, and the Development Sixes Cup, which is mostly for university sides.

A “Legends Dinner” is being held at the Sheraton this Saturday, hosted by comedian Raybon Kan, with proceeds going to charity. Think of it as a blokesy roast. Tickets are RMB 850. Email: [email protected].

The matches are being played at the Shanghai Rugby Football Club, just 30 metres from Zhangyang Bei Lu Metro Station (line 6).