ACB/Australian Indigenous defeat Japan in final of 8's Festival in Perth

With two wickets down and two overs to spare, the ACB/Australia Indigenous development team successfully chased Japan's total of 3/143 in the final of the inaugural ICC East Asia Cricket 8's Festival at Lilac Hill Park.

ACB/Australian Indigenous went through the tournament undefeated.

In finishing second, Japan are officially the ICC East Asia Affiliate member champions. The tournament, hosted by the WACA, is part of the ICC Development Program to globalise the sport of cricket and has seen South Korea and Indonesia competing in international competition for the first-ever time.

In the consolation final for 3rd and 4th, Indonesia set South Korea a big total of 5/168. The Koreans responded by posting their highest score of the event of 98.

Player of the day award was presented to Jung Suk Lee of South Korea, making 37* and taking 1/10.

Final, Japan 3/143 (Hirokazu Takahashi 60, Shuichiro Nakamura 48no) lost to ACB/Indigenous 2/144 (Noel Bennell 56no, Clint Yates 37, Dallas Coyne 36)

Consolation Final
Indonesia 5/168 (Soni Hawoe 47, Agus Anon Abadi 38, Wayan Suandi 37no, Sang Hyeun Kyung 2/35, Jung Suk Lee 1/10) defeated South Korea 98 (Jung Suk Lee 37no, Tae Jin Kim 26no, Zacharia Awang 4/10)

1. ACB/Australian Indigenous development team
2. Japan
3. Indonesia
4. South Korea

For more information, please contact the ICC East Asia - Pacific Development Program:
Matthew Kennedy, Regional Development Manager 0409 218 883
Tim Anderson, Regional Development Officer 0407 841 850