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2016 East Asia Cup & Sano UK Festival

Venue: Sano International Cricket Ground (formerly Tanuma Cricket Ground)

2016/11/03 - 2016/11/06

2016 Men’s East Asia Cup & Sano UK Festival

The 2016 Men’s East Asia Cup was the first event of it’s kind and was hosted in Sano, Japan and alongside the hosts would feature the China, Hong Kong Dragons and South Korea.

Japan were coached by David Reid of Cricket Victoria, and captained by Masaomi Kobayashi and also included 15-year-old Marcus Thurgate who made his debut.

Japan won each of their first three matches before losing a tense final to South Korea in front of an excellent crowd. Despite losing the Final Masaomi Kobayashi was the leading run-scorer of the tournament and Kohei Wakita the leading wicket-taker.

For the full list of players selected please click here while all results can be found on ESPN Cricinfo.

  1. Schedule
    Date Time East Asia Cup UK Festival etc
    Nov. 3 Thurs 09:15 – 12:15 Match 1: Japan vs China
    12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 – 16:15 Match 2: CHK Sportsroad Dragons vs Korea
    Nov. 4 Fri 09:15 – 12:15 Match 3: China vs Korea
    12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 – 16:15 Match 4: Japan vs CHK Sportsroad Dragons
    Nov. 5 Sat 08:45 – 11:45 Match 5: CHK Sportsroad Dragons vs China
    09:40 – 13:00 Sano Social League
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:15 – 16:15 Match 6: Japan vs Korea
    Nov. 6 Sun 09:15 – 12:45 3rd Pace Playoff Sano UK Festival
    12:15 – 13:15  Lunch Sano UK Festival
    13:15 – 16:15 Final Sano UK Festival
    16:45 – 17:15 Closing Ceremony
  2. Host
    Japan Cricket Association
  3. Co-host
    Sano City, Sano Chamber of Commerce and Industries, “City of Cricket Sano” Supporter Club
  4. Support
    Ministry of Foreigh Affairs, British Embassy Tokyo, British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tochigi Prefecture, Sano City Board of Education, Sano Aso Chamber of Commerce, Sano City Tourism Association, Sano City International Exchange Association, JA Sano, Sano City Doctor’s Association, Sano Rugby Football Association, Sano City Soccer Association


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