||What is Recreational
Recreational Cricket Association (RCA) was founded in March 2002 as a member
of Japan Cricket Association (JCA), a non-profit organization.
As to take over the work that JCA development department had energetically
done since 2000, RCA carries out 5 main activities as follows:
RCA provides students from elementary to high school with various
“cultural study” programs.
in international exchange programs
In order for international exchange programs to be successful, RCA
searches with those program members living all over Japan, and engages
in various supporting activities.
in recreational events
As a member of National Recreation Association of Japan, RCA receives
various kinds of information. Using the information, it will actively
participate in events, competitions, seminars, etc. throughout the
certificates and organizing seminars
With new sports seminars by prefectural divisions of Recreation Associations
of Japan at the head, RCA is planning to organize seminars and to
set certification systems. Alongside, it will prepare for setting
up branch offices.
kits and other products
RCA sells products such as a kit called “Easy Cricket” and Japanese
sub-titled video “This is Cricket”, for those who wish to be more
familiar with the sport.
RCA stands with the volunteer spirit.
It consists of the passion and the goodwill of its staff who would like
to help popularize cricket and make friends with local children and people.
You could cry out, “Cricket is an internationally well-known sport with
200 years of history,” but the fact is that the sport is totally unknown
in Japan. While trying hard to follow the authentic, traditional style,
the past efforts have caused false recognition, and failed to popularize
I started RCA with a new approach, different from what Japan Cricket Association
have tried before. That is, to introduce cricket as a recreation of flexible
Let's try this, though the real rule says that.
We'll change it this way today, though that's the normal way.
RCA's main concept is “to play, to learn and to spread.”
We begin from where we can play and have fun, not from learning difficult
rules. Won't you come and play with us?
Feel free to talk to us because RCA has full of people who love to play.
One day I would like to play all together with thousands of people.
President Kenny MATSUMURA