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by: conrad_a_bedford



With the influx of clubs that joined Cricket Espana in 2008 a new format and structure has been developed for the 2009 league season. The steady increase of clubs in the Barcelona area has led to Spain´s second city having its own regional league, that will stretch as far South as Tarragona, and include league games for the first time at Tarragona’s new ground.

Lanzarote, who had their own successful league last year, could also be signing up this year to play their league games under the Cricket Espana umbrella, and there is also a possibility of a league in the Marbella region with talks currently ongoing to establish this. The Costa leagues, will comprise of CE regulars and will have a Division 1 and Division 2 section, based on clubs placings in last years league matches.

Division One will see regular league winners Sporting Alfas play current champions Valencia Green, and the ever improving Madrid CC. The league line up is completed by dark horses La Manga, who can beat anyone on their day and on paper all matches should proove competitive.

Division 2 should also be a close affair with local rivals Albox and Mojacar looking for glory. Intellectuals who will play home games at the Woodbridge Oval will be considered outsiders, whilst the Sporting Alfas second string will be hoping to show the Altea based club has strength in depth.

All in all the two leagues look certain to create closer matches than last year and it is not beyond imagination that any one of the clubs from both Division One and Division Two  can make their way to the semi-final berths. Many thanks to Ron Graham for all his hard work in putting the fixture list together.


2009            Woodbridge Oval                    La Manga Pitch 1     La Manga Pitch 2    
May       Start        Start        Start 
Sat 09 SACC 1 v La Manga 1300                
Sun 10                        
Sat 16 Valencia Green v SACC 1 1300 Albox v Mojacar 1230        
Sun 17 SACC 2  v Intellectuals 1300          
Division 1 Teams are:
La Manga, Madrid
SACC 1 and Valencia Green
Division 2 Teams are:
Albox, Intellectuals
Mojacar and SACC 2
Sat 23 Intellectuals v Mojacar 1300      
Sun 24                  
Sat 30 Intellectuals v Albox 1300 La Manga v Valencia Green 1230    
Sun 31                  
Sat 06 SACC 1 v Madrid 1300 Albox v Intellectuals 1230      
Sun 07 Valencia Green v Madrid 1300            
Sat 13     Mojacar v SACC 2 1230    
Sun 14 SACC v CE Chairman’s XI 1300            
Sat 20         La Manga v SACC 1 1230        
Sun 21 SACC 2 v Mojacar 1300       1230        
Sat 27 SACC 1 v Valencia Green 1300 Mojacar v Intellectuals 1230        
Sun 28 SACC 2 v Albox 1300            
Sat 04     Madrid v Valencia Green 1230 Albox v SACC 2 1230
Sun 5         Madrid v La Manga 1030        
Sat 11     CE Select XI A v CE Select XI B 1030        
Sun 12         Spanish Training Week          
Sat 18 Valencia Green v La Manga 1400 Mojacar v Albox 1230        
Sun 19 Intellectuals v SACC 2 1400                
Sat 25     Madrid v SACC 1 1230        
Sun 26          La Manga v Madrid 1030        
Teams playing ‘Home’ games at Woodbridge Oval, are Sporting Alfas 1 & 2, Intellectuals and Valencia Green
Teams playing ‘Home’ games at La Manga Resort are La Manga, Madrid, Mojacar and Albox



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