On 20 and 21September São Paulo Cricket Club played the Carioca Cricket Club. For many years until the mid-1990s these were regular fixtures, a two day game, usually ending in a draw on the slow matting wickets in Santo Amaro and Niteroi. Then Rio stopped playing, but three years ago the Carioca Cricket Club started cricket again in Rio, now in Itaguai, and with great enthusiasm, and now 20/20 games have become all the fashion.

But Rio have lost their best player, Rob Wallace, descendent, despite his RP public school accent, of William Wallace, legendary Scottish hero, and without Rob, there was no one to hold the Carioca batting together. the result was that the Cariocas lost the three games, despite late batting flurries in each of the games, and the fact that Matt Featherstone always batted low in the order.

The São Paulo batting and bowling was always superior, and each of the games was won with relative ease.

20 September

Game 1: 20/20
São Paulo 132-6 (Yasar 48, Featherstone 48*; Brunt 3-14)
Carioca C. C. 96 all out (Pringle 22; Allen 3-22, Yasar 2-15, Townsend 2-6, Rafia 2-4)
São Paulo won by 36 runs

Game 2: 20/20
Carioca C. C. 91 all out (Donald 27, Pither 21; Allen 4-2, S. Randolph 3-11, Yasar 2-13)
São Paulo 94-6 (Caisley 45*; Aldred 2-26)

21 September

Game 3 25/25
Carioca C. C. 115 all out (Brunt 45*, Aldred 18; Avery 4-20)
São Paulo 116-8 (Jones 27, Featherstone 24*; Brunt 4-20, James 2-20)