First Junior Cricket Catalan League won by SANTA COLOMA (A)
First Junior Cricket Catalan League organized by the Unió Esportiva Catalana de Clubs de Cricket (UECCC), Started in June 2012 in Barcelona. 130 young Catalans South Asian origins, age 19, had the opportunity to compete for the first time in an official championship and demonstrate their high level of game spirit. Seven teams participated were: Catalunya CC, Santa Colona (A) CC, Santa Coloma (B) CC, Cornella Warriors , Girona CC, Fondo CC and Poble Sec CC.
Despite not having adequate facilities for the practice, young people showed great quality of cricket and ready for up-coming Junior& Seniors tournaments.
The big final match of 1st Junior League played between Santa Coloma (A) lead by Asim Irshad and Girona CC whose Captain was Vinod Kumar. Girona CC (U-19) appeared as very well balanced team in almost all departments of game but in final they didn’t able to set a good target.
A powerful attack and a strong defense of Santa Coloma (A) restricted Girona CC to 111 runs in 18 overs. Once again like all other matches Rizwan from Santa Coloma (A) played a fantastic opening inning and lead his team towards first Champions of Junior League. This young guy played very well in all matches and become best player of the league as well as man of the match for the final. In the result of Rizwan batting Santa Coloma easily chased the target and won the final match by 6 wickets.
As in all seniors’ tournaments for the recognition of the cricket game, UECCC invited the different personalities of the local government. Mr. Angel Colom, president of the Foundation Nous Catalans was the chief guest.Mr. Khalid Shabaz Chuhan, president of the Unio Esportiva Cricket Clubs Catalan and director of the South Asia area of CIU and Mr. Muhammad Afzal, Secretary (UECCC) and Mr.Muhammad Adnan Khan, Regional Development Officer of the Catalunya (UECCC) distributed the Medals and trophies among the young cricketers.
Santa Coloma Cricket Club was established in 2009 by the young Bangladeshi Sajib Jasim, Sajib is currently president of Santa Coloma Senior Cricket Club Cricket Club and Santa Coloma Junior Juniors A and B.
Mohammad Adnan Khan