It will be the last time that Adrian Kuiper will play at the Hong Kong Sixes. And he hopes he can bring the curtain down on a high note for himself, and South Africa, this weekend. 'I am retiring from the game at the end of this season. This is definitely my last year,' said the 38-year-old Kuiper, a Cape Town farmer when not playing cricket around the fields of the world. 'We are out to win the tournament, and despite the absence of our Test players we will be very competitive. All the guys in the Sixes squad are part of the national cricket squad of South Africa. 'We play the game very competitively and this spirit will be reflected this weekend,' said Kuiper. 'You will remember Derek Crookes from last year, who was both Player of the Tournament and winner of the most sixes competition. He is returning and is coming to Hong Kong on a hot streak of form . . . Derek recently scored a mammoth 160 in Australia, hitting nine sixes.' The right-handed batsman from Boland has played only one Test. He is regarded as more of a one-day specialist, having made 25 international appearances. Kuiper is confident that South African cricket will grow from strength to strength. 'We have a very comprehensive development programme, and there are some terrific young players coming through. 'You can expect South Africa to stay among the elite in world cricket, although at present I would say several countries are performing to a pretty high standard. 'South Africa's Test series against Pakistan will be an interesting one. South Africa enjoy playing there and it is going to be a pretty significant challenge for us. 'They have got many good players and will be looking to rebound after their poor series in Canada.' When he retires, Kuiper will go back to his beloved farm in Cape Town - to grow roses and apples. 'That will be my life . . . with friends and family.'