La Manga, Spain welcomed ICC Europe Umpire, Ken Amos, to run the first Introductory Umpires Course the country has ever seen.
Eight umpires attended the course and six of these sat the exam. During the course there were many questions and many local scenarios talked about. Those who attended will go away with more knowledge about their umpiring and those who took the exam will have the added benefit of a confidence boost.
At the end of his weekend trip Ken took time to enjoy a league match in the 26۫c Spanish sunshine. He reported back that the pitch played well and the outfield was fast and level.
If Ken’s reports are true then all bodes well for the ten countries set to travel out to La Manga for the European U15 tournament in August 2007.