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Japan Women have received a huge financial boost with the announcement of a major sponsor in Altech, a beverage technology and equipment company. The news comes ahead of the team’s preparations for the Shanghai International Sixes tournament later this year.
Last year, they competed very successfully and the players made a real impression on many of the sponsors and officials with their competitiveness and positive demeanour on and off the field.
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.