The traditional season opening fixture between the best of the Clubs (KCC and HKCC) and the best of the Independents, will be played on 18th September 2005. This year sees two matches being played - the men's match will be played at the Hong Kong Cricket Club while the women's match will be played at Kowloon Cricket Club.
At Hong Kong Cricket Club: Independents' XI 129 from 40 overs (Nasir Hameed 29, Munir Dar 29; Mark Fuzes 6.3-0-28-3) lost to Club XI 131-2 from 25 overs (Mark Eames 59*, Tim Smart 27*) by 8 wkts
At Kowloon Cricket Club: Clubs' XI 177-2 from 35 overs (Natasha Miles 59*, Renee Montgomery 47) lost to Independents' XI 88-7 from 18 overs. ICCA won on better run rate