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Super Sixes Cricket

he Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is an annual 10-team international cricket tournament held at the Kowloon Cricket Club and fully sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. The tournament is made for television, with rules and a venue that encourage aggressive batting and high scoring. Because every player (except the wicket-keeper) is required to bowl one over, the format suits all-rounders.

The 2009 event took place from October 31 to November 1. It starred legendary Indian spinner Anil Kumble for the very first time.

* 1 History
o 1.1 Match rules
* 2 Past winners
* 3 Players of the tournament
* 4 Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes 2009
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links

The first tournament was held in 1992 and, after a four year hiatus, returned in 2001. Over the years the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes has attracted a veritable Who's Who of world cricket, including stars such as Viv Richards, Andrew Flintoff, Sachin Tendulkar, the Waugh brothers (Steve and Mark), Inzamam-ul-Haq, Adam Gilchrist, Jonty Rhodes and Wasim Akram.

In 2007, Sri Lanka defeated the much-fancied All-Stars team, while in 2006 South Africa beat four-time champions Pakistan.

The 2008 event was played on 8 November and 9 November. It saw the return of the All-Stars team that in 2007 featured such cricketing luminaries as Brian Lara and Shane Warne. West Indies batting great Shivnarine Chanderpaul and New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming took part in the 2008 team. The All-Stars joined nine representative international teams in the tournament – 2007 champions Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, England, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Bangladesh and hosts Hong Kong.
[edit] Match rules

The Laws of Cricket apply, except:

* Games are played between two teams of six players, and each game consisted of a maximum of five six-ball overs bowled by each side (eight-ball overs in the Final match)
* Each member of the fielding side bowls one over, with the exception of the wicketkeeper.
* Wides and no-balls count as two runs.
* If five wickets fall before 5 overs are completed, the last remaining batsman bats on with the 5th batsman acting as runner. He always takes strike. The innings is complete when the sixth wicket falls.
* Batsmen retire not out on reaching 31 runs. The idea being to reach 36 runs by hitting 6 sixes.

A tournament points system awards two points for each match won.
[edit] Past winners
Year Winner Runner up Leading run scorer Leading wicket takers
2009 South Africa Hong Kong Peter Trego (184) David Wiese (7)
2008 England Australia Dimitri Mascarenhas (185) Irfan Ahmed (7)
2007 Sri Lanka All Stars Craig McMillan (148) Saman Jayantha (6)
2006 South Africa Pakistan Robin Singh (129) Sylvester Joseph, Nicky Boje (5)
2005 India West Indies Thilina Kandamby (125) Robert Croft (6)
2004 England Sri Lanka Ravindu Shah (126) Arshad Ali, Darren Maddy, Dilruwan Perera (5)
2003 England Pakistan Saman Jayantha (152) Gerald Dros (7)
2002 Pakistan England Dene Hills (159) Naved-ul-Hasan, Chris Silverwood (6)
2001 Pakistan South Africa Kaif Ghaury (158) Upul Chandana, Ahmed Nadeem (5)
1997 Pakistan England Floyd Reifer (133) Matthew Fleming, Ben Hollioake, Mohammad Zubair (6)
1996 West Indies India
1995 South Africa England
1994 England Australia
1993 England Sri Lanka
1992 Pakistan India
[edit] Players of the tournament

This is a list of players who have been judged as the best player in each tournament. Since 2002, the Ben Hollioake Trophy has been awarded to the winner.
Jonty Rhodes was named Player of the Tournament in South Africa's successful 1995 campaign
Year Winning player
2009 Hong Kong Irfan Ahmed
2008 England Dimitri Mascarenhas
2007 New Zealand Craig McMillan
2006 Pakistan Imran Nazir
2005 India Reetinder Sodhi
2004 Hong Kong Hussain Butt
2003 Sri Lanka Saman Jayantha
2002 Australia Dene Hills
2001 Pakistan Wasim Akram
1997 Pakistan Zahoor Elahi
1996 South Africa Derek Crookes
1995 South Africa Jonty Rhodes
1994 England Robin Smith
1993 England Phil DeFreitas
1992 Pakistan Wasim Akram
[edit] Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes 2009

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