NEW NAME ON THE SPANISH LEAGUE TROPHY.
A new name will appear on this years trophy after last years winners Sporting Alfas CC were knocked out in the semi final stages by league newcomers Valencia Green in a tight game at the Woodbridge Oval last month. The other game was a one-sided affair, which saw Northern league winners Barcelona easily see off a Madrid side that was missing several key players by 226 runs.
Both Barcelona and V alencia Green had won the Northern and Southern league sections respectively during the group stages and the final on paper looks to be a close affair.
Barcelona CC will be looking to its captain Muharram Ali to deliver with the bat and he will be expected to open the innings for the Catalan side when batting.Strong things will also be expected from Spains opening quick bowler Tanveer Iqbal when he gets the chance to bowl at Valencia Green.
From Valencia’s perspective the left arm spin and guile of Spanish International Gulzar Ahmed will be an important factor if Green are to topple the current 20/20 champions of Spain and they will also seek telling contributions from their talented all rounder and captain Asad Awan.
The final will take place at the prestigious La Manga club in Spain, which was the venue for last years ECC Under 15 Division 2 Tournament, and is the current home of the ECC’s Centre of Excellence. The game will start at 11.30 am on September the 6th and will be kindly sponsored by the local Q Bar, who will play host to the presentation and a barbeque after the game.