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Triangular Series - La Manga - March 2019
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To promote cricket in Spain through clubs and academia.
To encourage young people (Spanish and non-Spanish residents) to play cricket in Spain.
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To develop representative Spanish national teams for international competition.
To encourage a competitive yet good sporting attitude throughout the game.
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Triangular Series - La Manga - March 2019
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Just over two months to go before La Manga Club plays hosts to the inuagural ECL Champions Trophy, a tournament were the eight champions from their respective countries vie for the honour to be named the Champions of Europe.
Cataluyna CC will represent Spain in the event and Spanish Under 19 and "A" team player Nadim Husain will be looking to have an impact on the tournament.
THE ECL PLAYER PROFILE | NADIM HUSSAIN
1. Who are you, where are you from? Where were you born? How old are you and what is your profession?
I'm Nadim Hussain I'm from Spain and I was born in Barcelona, I am 17 years old and I am a student.
2. Since when are you playing cricket in the country you are living in now?
I started playing cricket in Spain since 2016, when I was 15 years old and until now I am playing in the same club.
3. What club you are you playing for?
Catalunya Cricket Club.
4. What is your strength?
I'm bowler, my bowling style is Right-arm Leg-Spin.
5. Why did you first choose to play cricket?
I started watching cricket in 2010-2011 and thanks to the great legend Shahid Afridi I started playing and am always trying to play the way he plays.
6. Tell us about your best ever batting and bowling performances?
In batting I don't have a great record because I don't usually bat too much but in bowling my best figures are 5/16 in 4 overs.
7. When have you been the hero for your team and what did you do?
The first time I was a hero of my team when I was 15 years old and I was playing just my second game and the reason was because I took five wicket haul for the first time in my cricket career.team interviewed Nadim to get his thoughts on cricket and the ECL in particular and here are his responses to the posed questions.
After months of negotiations with Bonalba Resort the Intellectuals of Alicante were finally given permission to put down a permanent wicket at their home base and the conversion is now complete.
Wicket installation time-line:
3 April – Preparatory meeting with officials of Bonalba
5 April – Confirmation of installation requirements
8 April – Work began with the excavation of the wicket track
10 April – Matting and shock-pad underlay ordered (delivery 17 April)
12 April – Unbound under-surface (scalpings etc.) put in place and prepared.
17/18 April – Final stage of the installation – shock-pad underlay and matting fitted.
Three Under 14 teams converged on the Catama Oval last weekend to play in a triangular event created to stimulate the growth of Junior Cricket in the region. The hosts, Costa Del Sol Crusdaers were joined by Colegio Spinola Juniors from Madrid and a Rock XI from Gibraltar.
The whole event was organized by David Young of England Cricket, Lewis and Meredith from Madrid, and Sunil and Guy from Gibraltar Cricket. Harmit Phull, the Junior development of Cricket officer for Spain was also there to assist and distribute Junior Equipment donated by Cricket España....Read full story.
Menorca Cricket Club once again provided the island with some fantastic entertainment on their annual open day, the highlight of which was undoubtedly the Ladies match, that took place in wonderful weather and in great spirit.
The game on the Saturday between two ladies teams was played in front of one of the busiest crowds the idyllic Biniparrell ground has seen in a long while.
The Nutcrackers Ladies teams dressed for the occaision and Team One posted a very respectable 64 from their twenty overs. This proved a little too tough for team two, who went down fighting all the way, finally finishing on 44....Read full story.
It looked like a tough challenge when focusing on the 6 man SACC firsts team sheet on Friday but thankfully 3 gents from the Alfas basketball team volunteered to help out, and on the day Andy Dell
drove up from Torrevieja to give SACC a ten man team.
The Toads were invited to set a score, after what was a very sharpe but heavy down pour. With the ground so wet SACC ´spinners´ Muñoz and Alger happily excepted the challenge of using the new ball. The Toads opening pair of Bingham and Rake never looked troubled by the gentle pace. Eventually Bingham decided enough for this day and trying to spank the ball into space gave Joan his first challenge with a small ball and as steady as a pro he set himself to take the catch, much to the delight of the SACC team....Read full story.
This weekend at Cartama Oval a triangular Under 14 series will take place.
The local team Costa Del Sol Juniors will lock horns with the Madrid Colts and a Rock XI that will be coming over the border from Gibralatar.
Cricket Espana´s Junior Director of Cricket Harmit Phull will be also in attendance as Junior cricket continues to flourish in the region.
Entry is free for anyone wishing to see a wonderful weekend of cricket at the splendid Cartama Oval in Coin. Many thanks to all the sponsors of the event, Taste of India, (Nerja) Phoenix College, (Malaga) Hatchman Brothers, By Terry and Chris Batten for their contributions to this event....Read full story.
Friday saw hosts Menorca take on the cup holders Ibiza first up.
Menorca were asked to take to the field following the toss. They soon had Ibiza in all sorts of trouble. Tim Stacy got a ball that spat from back of a length in what could be described as Toomeyesque, realtor Sturgeon taking a fine catch diving forward from Wilson's 4th ball.
Things didn't get any better for the boys from the white isle as they were reduced to 18/4. James Harvey 33 offered some resistance in the middle order and was supported by Paul Cruttwell 26*. Menorca's bowling attack was very consistent throughout there were 3 wickets for Hagger and 2 apiece for Hayden, Wilson and Catterall. The latter of the 2 wicket trio bowling an incredible 7 consecutive maidens he conceded 5 runs in his final over to finish with superb figures 8-7-5-2 the call up for Lancashire over 60's clearly justified. Ibiza mustered a paltry 98 from 37.1 overs which was never really going to be enough to threaten the locals....Read full story.
Three games into the ECCL Division One League and it is already starting to be a competitive affair.
Madrid CC started proceeds with their customary 950 km round trip for consecutive matches against Pinatar Pirates and La MangaTorry at La Manga.
The Saturday game was a one sided event with Pinatar winning by 165 runs. Batting first Madrid restricted the Pirates to 213 all out and thus denying them their fifth batting point. Ravi Panchal top scored with 77 for Pinatar. In reply Madrid were skittled out for just 52. Jassi Singh recorded figues of 5 for twenty which also included the first hat trick of the season. Pinatar took 19 points from the game and Madrid took 6 points....Read full story.
Saturday saw frequent visitors Big West return. They predominantly hail from Oxted Surrey which is at the foot of the North Downs.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat on a bright yet blustery day.
Menorca's opening partnership of Wilson and skipper Cotton kept the run rate down with some tight bowling. Menorca's hardest working estate agent particularly miserly conceding less than 2 an over from his allotted eight....Read full story.
Cricket in Cartama, Colts vs Codgers
Youth v Experience
By Ian Higgins
If you had happened to be passing Cartama Oval on Saturday, from a distance you would be forgiven for thinking there was a lawn bowls tournament about to start you’d be mistaken. The newly formed Costa Del Sol Codgers Cricket Team with a combined age of around 620 were there to take on the Costa Del Sol Colts, the new under 14’s team....Read full story.