TORREVIEJA GIVEN LAND TO PLAY CRICKET BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL
They say that all things come to those who wait and such is the case for Torrevieja Cricket Club who last week were granted an area of land behind the Sport Complex in Torrevieja on which to play cricket.
The area was surveyed by members of Torrevieja Cricket Club, Cricket Espana, Graham Knight the Director of the Foreign Residents Office, Councillor for Sport Daniel Plaza and members of the Town Hall and a plan of action put into place to enable cricket to be played and practiced in the zone provided.
Work is already underway in turning the former sand football pitch into a cricket field, netting being put up to stop stray cricket balls damaging anything and other necessities. To action plan is to develop cricket at all levels in the town, from youth to senior teams.
The first attempt at a get together at the new facility will take place at 10.30 am on Saturday 28 November which anyone is welcome to attend. It is hoped that club officials will be able to organise both a limited overs game and net practice for those who wish to partake.
With Torrevieja’s diverse population base, interest has been expressed by expats and those from former British territories, especially India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, in forming a team. The next step for those interested is to contact the club who shall then provide you with details of meeting times and start to put together the genesis of the first Torrevieja Cricket Club. Those interested should contact: George 610 006 783 or Ben 677 335 707.