Japan Universities Menís Representative Team
(Japanese Translation available on request/E-Mail,
From Gavin Beath, Robert-Gilles Martineau, Mayank Dabral and Anton McCloy
Dear University Players, Captains, Club Representatives and Interested
After due process, the J.C.A. has appointed us as the coaching and
management team for the inaugural Japan Universities Menís Representative
We are excited and honored to be have been chosen to help shape Japanís
cricketing future and look forward to working with many of you.
This letter gives brief introductions of each member of the coaching
and management team. It will then outline our broad goals as well
as our plans for the immediate future.
Iam Robert-Gilles Martineau. I was born in ijon, France and am a French
National, not an auspicious start for cricket, indeed!
After graduating from Bournemouth of College of Technology, Hampshire/Dorset-England,
I came to Japan on March 23rd, 1976 in Shizuoka and have stayed there ver
since. I helped creating the Shizuoka Prefecture Cricket Club, later called
Shizuoka Kytes Cricket Club on November 3rd 1984 (first match).
I am a visiting French Lecturer at University and run my own business.
I have been involved with the Japan Cricket Association since 1987.
I am Gavin Beath from Dunedin, New Zealand. After playing high level
cricket for a number of years in New Zealand along side some of New Zealandís
current national players. I moved to Auckland city in search
of a job then to South Korea to teach English. I did that for a year,
and after that I decided to cross the Sea of Japan to Japan. I got
a job here with Aeon Eikaiwa and met a student who introduced me to ĎThe
Wyvernsí Cricket Club. I am enjoying cricket here and am looking
forward to coaching Japanese Menís University Team.
I am Mayank Dabral and Iíve been in the Japan cricket circuit for one
As an Indian, I have played cricket from a very early age.
I started cricket at school level in the year 1990 as a batsman.
After 5 years at school level, I continued to play cricket at University
level for another 3 years and started bowling. Unfortunately I had to give
up cricket for a while as I started a job after graduation and luckily
came to Japan in 2001. I started playing for Tokyo Bay C.C in the
2003 but didn't get to play many matches due to rain and a tight schedule.
I am Anton McCloy. Iím from Otago, New Zealand. Iíve been
in Japan for 7 years and have been involved in cricket since I arrived.
I was a member of the Shizuoka Kytes Cricket club for 5 years before changing
job and deciding to join Fuji Far East Cricket Club.
I live in Fuji City and work for myself as an English teacher.
Iíve coached at high-school level in New Zealand and have been acting as
an assistant to the National Team at their practices. Iím looking
forward to using my cricket experience to help you enjoyment of cricket.
- Speed up the development of young cricketers
- Retain player members after graduation
- Develop disciplines strategic to Japan cricket development at higher
- Continue to support the current good work and efforts of University
clubs in developing a solid base of cricketers that will improve Japan
cricket at all grades.
- To create an enjoyable and rewarding team atmosphere conducive to
playing good positive cricket.
Our Immediate Plans:
We ask that all captains, administrators and interested parties share
the following information with as many university club members as possible
irrespective of ability or participation levels.
1. Selection Camp:
We will hold a selection camp on the weekend of May 15th and 16th in
Shizuoka Prefecture. (Fuji or Shizuoka City)
This camp will involve two games of cricket (one on each day) as well
as a range of skill assessment drills and exercises.
We ask that the captains put forward the names of those interested in
trying-out for the team over that weekend.
With the names of those who are interested we ask that the player himself
fill-out a simple cricket profile of himself and forward it to us by e-mail
before APRIL 23rd
(The profile is attached to this mail)
The reason for this is that we may need to restrict numbers for the
first selection camp in case of too many people applying to try-out.
2. Selection criteria for the initial squad is as
An initial squad of an undisclosed number will be chosen from those
who attend the initial camp. This squad will be a starting point
for future University teams and will be open to additions and changes made
by the Coach/Management group.
- Last year results.
- This year results.
- Impression on coaches at the selection camp.
- Performance in the selection camp games.
- Discipline in demand.*
* There are some cricketing disciplines that have been identified as
being in short supply in Japanese cricket (e.g. leg spin bowling)
The Coach/Management group thanks you in advance for all your help and
look forward to working with you in the near future.
Regards and Happy Cricketing
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