Today we return to the East Coast and Central League and focus on a very promising junior from La Manga Torrevieja. Welcome to Connor Wood, a young bowler who has increasingly impressed over the years and is getting better all the time. In February in the Dream 11 Regional T10 series, he showed his potential and was undoubtedly one of the bowlers of the series. As usual, it is the Cricket España director of Junior Cricket Harmit Phull (Rico) posing the questions.
Thank you Connor for taking part, lets start with:
Rico : How old are you?
Connor : I am 16 years old.
Rico : At what age did you start playing cricket, and where?
Connor : I was 12 years old and started playing at Torrevieja C.C
Rico : What is your first memory of cricket?
Connor : My brother, Kieran, invited me to join them in a match vs Intellectuals CC.
Rico : Under normal circumstances, where and when do you practice playing cricket?
Connor : Normally I would train once a week at La Manga. I also train in La Marina, San Fulgencio every now and then but most of my training comes from playing in the garden every day with Kieran.
Rico : Do you see yourself as a batter or bowler?
Connor : I am a bowling all rounder (in development, adds Kieran)
Rico : What, where and when do you think was your best performance to date?
Connor : That would be in 2016, I was bowling at Torrevieja and got figures of 6/13 in 8 overs.
Rico : Why do you like to play cricket?
Connor : Because It gets me out the house and keeps me fit and active.
Rico : What is the best thing about cricket in Spain?
Connor : The weather is great and hardly any chance of rain calling games off.
Rico : What if anything is the most disappointing thing about cricket in Spain?
Connor : Lack of organisation, not many people able to do it and ground availability.
Rico : What’s your most memorable cricket experience in Spain?
Connor : LMTCC tour to Cartama for Halloween 2019. We had lots of fun and we won the tournament.
Rico : As a player, where would you like to see yourself in 15 years time?
Connor : Hopefully playing for the Spanish national team.
Rico : Who is your favourite player and why?
Connor : Jimmy Anderson, best bowler for England.
Rico : If you could have dinner tonight with any famous person in the world, who would it be and why?
Connor : Anna Kendrick …… my celebrity crush
Rico : What effect has Covid19 had on your young lives, for better and worse?
Connor : School has been Suspended, Cricket is cancelled, and as a social young man, not being able to see my friends and cricket team is very boring and frustrating.
Rico : If you had a message to all people your age during these difficult times, what would it be?
Connor : I wish people would do as their told so the lockdown we are in would not last even longer than it has too.
Thank you very much Connor, hopefully the lockdown will be relaxed very soon. Until then, keep practicing with Kieran in the garden.
Harmit Phull (Rico)