October 19, 2009

Japan

MCC whitewash Japan

Martin Williamson

A strong MCC side completed their tour of Japan with wins in all four matches. They beat Sano CC, a Japanese Development XI and the national side in Twenty20 games, and rounded things off with a tight two-wicket defeat of Japan in a 50-over match.

Japan had every chance to win the limited-overs game after reducing MCC to 60 for 6 chasing 137 but a seventh-wicket stand between Gary Brown (46*) and Guy Bulpitt (26) enabled the tourists to sneak home.

The MCC squad completes the trip with games in Indonesia.

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Posted by Wellwisher on (February 17, 2010, 13:17 GMT)

Its is good for cricket in Japan that MCC comes and play cricket to understand improvement needs to be done where there is very little international exposure. 80% cricket playing teams are from Ex-pats. Natives and ex-pats needs to mix well to improve standard rather putting comments on cricinfo. less knowledge and big ego is main reason due to which cricket development is hindered.

Japan is expensive place to live and play cricket. to reach to any ground or play atlesat one match one need to pay min 5000yen+umpire fees etcetc.

There Are good clubs in Japan where cricket level is good. slowly but steadly cricket is Improving in Japan.

Posted by Shaun on (February 17, 2010, 13:16 GMT)

Its is good for cricket in Japan that MCC comes and play cricket to understand improvement needs to be done where there is very little international exposure. 80% cricket playing teams are from Ex-pats. Natives and ex-pats needs to mix well to improve standard rather putting comments on cricinfo. less knowledge and big ego is main reason due to which cricket development is hindered.

Japan is expensive place to live and play cricket. to reach to any ground or play atlesat one match one need to pay min 5000yen+umpire fees etcetc.

There Are good clubs in Japan where cricket level is good. slowly but steadly cricket is Improving in Japan.

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (October 30, 2009, 8:57 GMT)

Why doesn't MCC play against more competitive sides like PNG, HongKong, Oman etc.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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