Season to (Re-)Reconvene!

The Covid situation has finally calmed down sufficiently for cricketers across Kanto to get back on the field! We start off this Saturday 16 Oct with 2 Japan Cup matches! [Neel]

Thanks Ash and Neel – Our umpires

Many thanks to young guns Ashley Thurgate and Neel Date for taking care of our first umpiring commitment this term. They are overseeing Tigers vs Falcons in JCL3 at Sano 3. The complete Umpiring Schedule will be posted soon. [Anton]

Season Underway!

Both Sharks teams kicked off their campaigns over the weekend in wonderful April weather amid a backdrop of sakura trees. Both teams are yet to get a win on the board, but took plenty of positives from the opening day and are confident we will get better as the season moves ahead. [Neel]

Training Goes Well

A very hisashiburi return to the Akai nets allowed a handful of of Sharks to clear the cobwebs with a solid 3 hour session. Highlights included Ajeet’s very tidy batting, Marcus’ bullet tweakers and Hamid’s seam up assortment. Best of the lot – Seeing Dave back in Sharks kit. [Anton]

Welcome to Neel, our new Webmaster

This year we are very fortunate to have Neel at the controls of the website. He’ll be maintaining what is good and changing what isn’t. Thanks again Neel! [Anton]

Sign Up For September / October

Our sign ups for the business end of the season are currently up in the Forum. The Japan Cup is effectively over but the 1st XI need a good run to make the Semis and the 2nds need a miracle just to survive! [Anton]

August Sign Ups Available

The Season seems to be spluttering into life but who knows how long it might last. All of the sign ups for our August games are up in the Forum so help the Selectors by showing availability as early as possible. [Anton]

Thanks CT and MT

Appreciation goes to our first umpiring pair of the year, Thurgates Marcus and Chris. They took the long ride up to SICG to watch the teams valiantly try to soak up a lake with a couple of sponges but it wasn’t to be. Match cancelled. Many thanks anyway guys. [Anton]

2020 Season Finally Starts…then stops

The 2020 Season struggled to get going in the rain today. Fortunately we weren’t playing as some games were washed out. However recent rises in Tokyo Covid numbers means cricket is suspended again. We have to be patient. [Anton]

July Restart Looking Likely

Word on the grapevine is that the Japanese Cricket Season will start again around the beginning of July. The season will be slightly reduced (as will JA fees) but we should still be able to get a lot of games in. Confirmation coming soon. [Anton]