JCA In the JCL Club meeting held earlier this year, informed about the Cricket Ball change from Kookaburra to Newbery to reduce cost. Newbery is based in Sussex England. Clubs who participate in all JCA leagues (Div 1, 2,3 ) and T20s are most likely to benefit from this move. JCA tested a few cricket balls in the practice session last year and found the performance satisfactory. The real test will be in the T20s to see if the ball would hold its shape and hardness. The majority of bowlers in japan are medium pacers with few quality spinners.
Season kicks off tomorrow with wet outfield, it would be another test we have on the cards.
Cricket ball image source credit : Kookaburra and Newbery