KEN Rutherford will captain a New Zealand side comprising Test stars and newcomers for the Cathay Pacific/Wharf Holdings Hong Kong International Sixes on October 1 and 2 at the Kowloon Cricket Club. Rutherford has grown in stature as both a player and captain and recently gained the respect of his peers in a tour of England. He has a first class average of 40 from 248 innings. Brian Catton, executive director of Cricket World International Ltd, said: ''The selectors have gone for seven players who are highly effective with bat and ball, and who are committed to doing well at the Sixes. They have a match winner in Dion Nash and Shane Thompson enjoys a first class average of 43. ''Together with Rutherford's experience and the enthusiasm of the rest of this team, they will spring a few surprises.'' Nash enjoyed a fine tour of England and made a fairytale debut at Lords, bagging 11 wickets and scoring 50 in the same Test. He is currently being sought to play English county cricket. New boy Mark Douglas represented New Zealand at the recent tournament in Sharjah. He bats left handed and is a ferocious hitter of the ball. Douglas is also a brilliant fielder. Lincoln Doull is a new cap and plays for Wellington. He is developing into a genuine all-rounder and this tour will expose him to some of the world's best cricketers.