Full name Sora Ichiki
Born July 31, 2002
Current age 17 years 177 days
Major teams Japan Under-19s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1*||Japan U19||v India U19||Bloemfontein||21 Jan 2020||YODI # 1310|
|0/54||Japan U19||v NZ U19||Potchefstroom (Uni)||18 Jan 2020||YODI # 1302|
|1/43||Japan U19||v UAE U19||Dobsonville||15 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|0/26||Japan U19||v Scot U19||Johannesburg||13 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|-||Japan U19||v Fiji U19||Sano||6 Jun 2019||Other OD|
|0, 2/29||Japan U19||v Vanuatu U19||Sano||3 Jun 2019||Other OD|
|0, 0/11||Japan U19||v Samoa U19s||Sano||2 Jun 2019||Other OD|
Nicknamed "Fish" for reasons that are not very clear to anyone, Ichiki was the first serious cricketer to come out of Akishima City in the western suburbs of Tokyo.
A target area for the Japan Cricket Asssociation, Ichiki was attracted to the international and inclusive nature of cricket and quickly excelled. He played in the Under 12 Cricket Blast tournaments and joined the first junior cricket club in the city, which later developed into the Akishima Aviators Club.
Originally a left arm swing bowler, which served him well as Japan won the Under 19 Regional Qualifiers for the 2020 World Cup, he later morphed into a canny left-arm orthodox spinner.
Bright, funny and always enthusiastic, he is a key part of the Under 19 group and is widely tipped for higher honours in the not too distant future with the Japan men's team.