It was a vintage year for Stewart Brew - and for Hong Kong debutant Mohammed Zubair. Zubair, playing in his first Hong Kong Sixes, took a hat-trick yesterday to finish the competition with a bag of six wickets. That was great going in a tournament where he bowled only four overs. Brew has played in all six Hong Kong Sixes, but this year was his first as captain. He seems to revel in the responsibility, enjoying a fine tournament with both bat and ball, and capping it all by leading Hong Kong to the Bowl title, with wins over South Africa and India. Brew, who took over from Pat Fordham at the end of the ICC Trophy this year, finished the tournament with an aggregate of 113 runs, including nine sixes. That was not enough though to win the award for most sixes - shared by Sri Lankan Ruchira Palliyaguru and Pakistan's Naeem Ashraf with 15 each. But Brew did not care a whit because Hong Kong had for the first time finished with a trophy. 'It is a great feeling. Hopefully it will encourage the development of the game here. It would be nice to think that in 15 years a fully Chinese side will be able to play at the Sixes and win trophies,' said Brew. This is the second time he has walked up the stairs at the Hong Kong Stadium to receive a winner's medal: in 1992 he was a member of the territory's rugby union side which won the Plate Trophy at the Hong Kong Sevens. The move from winger to opener has been achieved with ease. Zubair said before the tournament began that he was a little nervous. Watching him play yesterday one would not have thought so. Playing South Africa in the first Bowl game yesterday morning, Hong Kong looked as if they would tumble to defeat, having set a target of only 61, but with the bowlers clicking for the first time, Hong Kong created a record by bowling their opponents out for the lowest score in the tournament's history - a miserable 20. Zubair's hat-trick had Derek Crookes and Dean Laing caught on the long-on boundary by Rodney Bannister, and then Fanie de Villiers bowled. Bannister capped it with his first ball in the last over by having Roger Telemachus stumped. Needing to beat India to win the Bowl, an all-round performance from Hong Kong - Rahul Sharma with the bat, Bannister with his fielding, Zubair and Yates with their bowling - enabled Hong Kong to win by 17 runs. 'It is great to win, especially in front of a Hong Kong crowd,' said Brew.