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Japan Cricket Association Press Release: 
Mark McTamney resigns as the head coach of the Japan National Cricket Team: 
The Japan Cricket Association today announced the resignation of Mark McTamney as the Head Coach of the Japan National Cricket Team. With the pending arrival of his second child early next year in addition to other duties entailed with running his own business, time commitments required to continue coaching the National Side were the main factors in Mr McTamney's decision. 

It is with regret that Mark McTamney will no longer be coaching the Japanese National Team from next year. During Mark McTamney's coaching term, which began when he took over as co-coach with Robb McKenna at the end of 2001, the National team has shown marked improvement both on and off the field. 

Major achievements by the team during Mark McTamney's period as coach include: 
-First international victory during the Perth 8's tournament in February 2002 
-Japan named as East Asia Champions due to results from the Perth 8's 
-Domestic victory against the YCAC side in 2002 
-First international limited overs victory against Indonesia during the ICC East Asia Pacific tournament in Fuji in May 
-Lifting the Japan Friendship Cup against the Bangladesh Academy, KCL All-Stars and JCA Board XI at the Fuji Grounds in August 2004 

Individual achievements by national team players during Mark McTamney's term as coach: 
-Hirokazu (“Junior”) Takahashi named most influential player of the tournament during the 2002 East Asia Cricket Eights Festival (Perth, Australia). Junior went on to represent Japan as part of the EAP Representative side in the 2004 Australian Country Championships. 
-Naoaki Miyaji and Kazuhisa Orita named to the All-Star team for the 2002 East Asia Cricket Eights Festival (Perth, Australia)  
-Jummei Hanada, Munir Ahmed, Tatsuro Chino named in the EAP Training Squad, from which a side will be selected to play in the 2005 Australian Country Championships. 

Comments from Mr McTamney regarding his resignation: 
“It has been a pleasure being associated with such a dedicated group of players.  Coaching is easy when player motivation is not an issue.  It completes a period of my life that I will look back upon with great fondness, and I wish each player all the best in his future cricketing endeavours.”