The Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club (TWCC) was formed in 2002, by cricket loving members of the Tokyo Goannas Aussie Rules Football Club. On the eve of Japan Gold Cup/Kanto cricket association season, the team was invited by Sheikh Nassir’s ‘Edogawa Falcons’. And unknowingly they had been invited to enter a team in the league, that’s when Jarrad Shearer along with Chuck Jones and Peter Hosking gathered some more players and the club was born.
The Wombats made their way to the semi-final of the Japan Gold Cup, and lost to Indian Engineers in the final hence making them the runners-up. Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club (TWCC) is an amateur cricket club based in Tokyo playing in Division I of the Japan Cricket League. Initially the club was made up of mostly Australian nationals in Japan, TWCC now boasts players from many cricket-playing nations.
The Club’s current President is Mr. Jamie Payne, Captain/ Coach is Mr. Patmore. TWCC competes in various competitions held by the Japan Cricket Association (JCA), namely Japan Cricket League Division 1, Japan Cup (T20 Competition), Tokyo Ashes, Pacific Cup, Kobe Challenge, Japan Gold Cup, Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes.TWCC also has a social side, the club hosts events – hanami, trips to the races, and sweepstakes are some of the events that occur throughout the year. The club finishes the year with an annual presentation night where they take a look at the year and reward the best moments.
The TWCC is supported by Wyndham Estate wines and MickLay.com.
Honours and Achievements of the TWCC
2015 – Japan Cricket League Division I runner-up
2014 – Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes “bowl” winners
2012 – Japan Cricket League Division I runner-up
2010 – Japan Cricket League Division I runner-up, Pacific Cup winners
2009 – Japan Cricket League Division I winners, Pacific Cup winners
2008 – Japan Cricket League Division I winners
2007 – Japan Cricket League Division I winners, Pacific Cup winners
2006 – Japan Cricket League Division I winners, Pacific Cup winners
2005 – Kanto Cricket League Division I runner-up
2004 – Kanto Cricket League Division II winners, Pacific Cup winners
Global Cricket Community congratulates TWCC for their achievements and contribution towards cricket. GCC also would like to wish the TWCC all the best for the future.
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