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CLIVE WOODBRIDGE RETIRES AS SPORTING ALFAS CHAIRMAN
 
24th January 2007

CLIVE WOODBRIDGE RETIRES AS ALFAS CHAIRMAN. 

      SPORTING ALFAS      

The Spanish season starts this weekend with two differing fixtures. Firstly, on the 27th of January a Costa Blanca XI play a Spanish National XI at La Manga, starting at 11 am and then this Sunday at Albir a Chairman's XI, selected by Phil Pennick will play a Directors XI, selected by Dennis Pennick to commemerate the ten years of service given to Sporting Alfas Cricket Club by the outgoing Chaiman Clive Woodbridge. Several members are also cooking curries and they will be available after the end of the days play.

Clive, a fine batsman  in his playing days with Chesham in the Bucks league, was a founding member of Sporting Alfas along with the late Andrew Bond and Pamela Dawson Tasker. Inaugurated in 1995 and having their first game in 1996 Clive has held the role of President for two years (1997-1998), Director (1997-2004), Treasurer (1999), and Chairman (1999-2006). Add to this the spell Clive had on the directorate of the AEC and you can see how important Clive has been to cricket on the South-East coast of Spain.

During this time he has attended numerous meetings, clocked up hundreds of miles in travel and helped to turn Alfas into arguably the most successful club in Spain. His philosophy for successful cricket in Spain has been simple but incredibly effective.Concentrate on getting touring teams to Spain and staying in the local hotels so they generate income to the local community. Both community and the standard of cricket benefit and everybody is happy. By remaining as fixture secretay at Alfas Clive continues to promote this concept and with many touring teams being repeat customers Alfas have an healthy fixture list way into 2008.

Clive, on behalf of Sporting Alfas Cricket Club and Cricket España thanks for all your ground-breaking work, enjoy your special day Sunday, and continue to be an active mouthpiece in developing  and improving Spanish Cricket.  

ALFAS HONOURS DURING CLIVE'S TENURE.

 

1996 Blackstone Franks International Cup
   
1997 Blackstone Franks International Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
   
1998 Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
   
1999 Royal & Sunalliance Spanish National Cup
  Ian & Pauline Hammond Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
   
2000 Royal & Sunalliance Spanish National Cup
  Ian & Pauline Hammond Cup
  Savoy Travel Trophy
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
   
2001 Benidorm Palace Cup
  Royal & Sunalliance Spanish National Cup
  Ian & Pauline Hammond Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
  Intellectuals C.C. Alicante Cup
   
2002 World Travel Bag Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
  Asociación Española de Cricket Costa Blanca League Cup
  Intellectuals C.C. Alicante Cup
  Oropesa C.C. Valencian Cup
   
2003 World Travel Bag Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
  Asociación Española de Cricket Costa Blanca League Cup
  Intellectuals C.C. Alicante Cup
  Oropesa C.C. Valencian Cup
   
2004 Benidorm Palace Cup
  Asociación Española de Cricket Costa Blanca League Cup
  The Hammond Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
  Intellectuals C.C. Alicante Cup
  Oropesa C.C. Valencian Cup
   
2005 Benidorm Palace Cup
  The Hammond Cup
   
2006 Asociación Española de Cricket Costa Blanca League Cup
  Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy
  Intellectuals C.C. Alicante Cup