MCC Head To Japan For Final 2014 Tour

The MCC squad prior to departing for Japan
The MCC squad prior to departing for Japan
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The MCC, captained by Worcestershire's Daryl Mitchell and managed by John Emburey, have arrived in Japan, the venue for their final tour of the year.

Former Middlesex and Worcestershire wicket-keeper Ben Scott joins Mitchell in the touring party which will play eight matches in 13 days.

They head to Chiba, Yokohama, Akishima and Sano.

They players will be coaching local children who do not usually have access to training facilities and coaches with professional backgrounds.

This is the MCC's fourth tour of Japan following visits in 1998, 2005 and 2009 and last year, MCC welcomed Japan to Lord's where they played on the Nursery Ground to celebrate 150 years of cricket in Japan.

"MCC has long taken touring sides out to Japan and I’m delighted we have another group going out there to continue to promote the MCC Spirit of Cricket," MCC President David Morgan said.

MCC squad: John Emburey (manager), Daryl Mitchell (captain), Gareth Fisher, Tyler Griffin, Charlie Hopkins, Michael Krause, Edward Lowe, Thomas Philip, Jon Reed (umpire), Jonathan Riches, Ben Scott, Vishal Sethi, Rudra Singh, Mark Sullivan, Mark Tipping

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