CE JUNIOR FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS AT LA MANGA
Cricket Espana held a very successful Junior Festival Day at La Manga as part of the ICC Centenary celebrations. Under the guidance of the director of Junior Cricket, Neil Brook the youngsters participated in skill schools relating to batting, bowling, fielding and catching. John Dye, the former Northants and Kent professional was on hand to give tips and advice to the Juniors and the event culminated with a 10 over match for the hard-ballers and a kwik cricket competition for the soft-ballers.
(Spanish Junior Girls at the Cricket Espana Junior Festival)
The teams and schools taking part in the event were El Liminar International School, Mar Azul International School, and Las Claras School. The Junior cricket academies at Sporting Alfas, San Flugencio and La Manga Lions were also represented and the girls team was made up of a combination of all the participating Juniors.
Half way through the day the youngsters stopped for lunch, just before the group winners of the catching and throwing competitions sparred off against each other for the title of Junior Festival Champions. The following players won medals in the categories listed..
(A Junior taking part in the throwing competition)
Throwing the Cricket Ball the farthest distance