A very youthful Cricket Espana Academy finished runners up in the La Manga Classic Event at the Murcia resort last weekend.
During the round robin event they beat two teams from the UK (Westcroft and Stanstead) and a last ball victory over the hosts La Manga to set up a contest with Pinatar Pirates.
The Academy, that comprised of a selection of youngsters from the ECCL League lost out in the final to a very strong Pinatar Pirates team.
The Pirates had many players with work commitments so had also invited two Spanish internationals (Faran Afzal and Kuldeep Karan of Sporting Alfas) to bolster their team and the strength and depth of their squad proved a stretch too far on this occaision for the talented Spanish youngsters.
The weekend ended on a positive note for the Academy with 12 year old Charlie Rumistrzewicz winning the tournament bowling award.
With the oldest player in the squad only 24 the future looks bright for Spanish cricket. Many thanks to the CE staff behind the scenes, the officials and La Manga Resort for another successful tournament.
Charlie Rumistrzewicz with his bowling award.