SO the boys have ended their campaign here in Kenya. Hong Kong's last match against Bangladesh ended in another defeat, but was a good effort. The wicket was extremely dry and the ball turned alarmingly. It was tailor-made for the four Bangladesh spinners. To restrict the number two seeds to 238 was a fine effort. David Cross again bowled steadily and has had an excellent tour with his three for 19 off 10 overs against Denmark a personal highlight. Hong Kong were always going to struggle to make the runs. Most first class sides would have lost. Jonathan Orders and Pat Fordham played to their best but the run rate was always going up. At 139 for two we were in an excellent position, but to score at 7.5 runs an over for 15 overs was too tall an order on this wicket. To end on 181 was no disgrace. Unfortunately Hong Kong do not possess the quality spinners to exploit these conditions. Yarman Vachha has been found wanting against the better sides. He had an excellent game against Bermuda and enjoyed bowling the majority of his spell to a left-handed batsman. I'm certain the players have learnt much from the three weeks here. Stewart Brew has been Hong Kong's most outstanding player. Without him we would not have made the last eight. Fordham has led from the front and has been our most dangerous batsman but unfortunately the experienced pair of Riaz Farcy and Steve Atkinson did not perform against the top three seeds. Hong Kong have however done extremely well with their resources. An average age of 35 has shown in the field and our catching let us down. We were not consistent enough with the bat against good bowling and on the whole, techniques were limited for one day cricket. Our seam bowling has been good with Brew outstanding. Eighteen wickets at 13.2 is a tremendous effort.