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Big in Japan

Japan is getting bowled over by British sport, Cricket
26 Jun 2019
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Rob Newman, front row first right
Rob Newman, front row first right
Rob Newman (OB 1973 - 85) was a talented cricketer in his younger days, having played for the School 1st XI and represented Essex U19s, and recently he wrote to tell us how the sport is gaining momentum and popularity in Japan.

Rob, who teaches English at the Tokyo City University School, is still playing regularly despite having reached his own half-century and manages the British Embassy team (where his wife works) as well as turning out for the occasional game for the Gents of Essex during his annual trips home each summer. 

Japan is now an associate member of the International Cricket Council, has its first International standard grass wicket, around 200 teams covering all age groups and welcomes touring teams. Maybe we will be able to run a School or OB Tour one day, which Rob is happy to facilitate!

Rob is back in the UK this summer between 5th - 25th August; if any of his OB friends would like to meet up, they can get in contact with him via the OB Portal or the School's Development Office.

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