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Tanzania tour a success

MCC's final touring team of 2012 has returned from Tanzania following a highly successful tour, on and off the field.

The side, which featured Ireland's Niall O'Brien and Matthew Spriegel of Surrey CCC, were victorious in five of their six fixtures, against a Tanzania Cricket Association XI and ARCC of Arusha.

And in addition to providing a stern opposition for Tanzania's top cricketers, MCC's touring squad - captained by Steve Atherton and managed by Simon Prodger - also spent three days coaching talented young players.

Two days worth of coaching took place in the nation's capital, Dar es Salaam, before the tour headed to Arusha, where another clinic was held for youngsters in the local regions.

Encouraging the growth and improvement of cricket in countries such as Tanzania is a huge part of MCC's touring policy, which sees the Club undertake four overseas trips a year with men's teams, and one every other year with women's squads.

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