The cricket season continues at La Manga Club
From February to October, La Manga Club has hosted numerous international cricket tournaments, as well as some Spanish league matches. The second sport of the world continues to gain pace on the resort where the local team, La Manga Cricket Club, play on their home turf.
La Manga Club, 18th May 2015. The England Women's Academy opened the cricket season at La Manga Club last February, when both the junior and senior teams trained and played on the first class facilities at the resort.
From the very beginning of the cricket season in February, over twenty teams have stopped by at La Manga Club. Notably, amongst those who have visited are St John’s School, Emmanuel School, Kings College Taunton and Store School, as well as Esher CC, the U18 and U13 Spanish Academy, and participants of the T20 Classic Tournament: RAF Wytion CC, Findon CC, Surrey Kings CC, Ostend CC, Lindeberg CC, Klemmestrud CC, United CC, Spain Select XI, NLM and GB CC.
What's more, another six teams participated in the Madrid T20 Charity Tournament, thanks to which Madrid Cricket Club has been able to finance itself for years (half of the funds raised go to organisations such as the Vincete Ferrer foundation, the rest goes to the club itself). In fact, the International Cricket Council (ICC) rewarded the efforts made by Madrid Cricket Club in organising this charitable tournament at La Manga Club and in finding sources of funding in a country like Spain, where there is no such cricket federation exists.
This month the Spanish Eastern & Central Cricket League (ECCL) has commenced and will continue until the end of October 2015, with just as many matches scheduled in both senior and junior categories, at two of which the local team, La Manga Cricket Club, will be playing at home at La Manga Club. Six British teams will also compete in a six-a-side tournament, after which a junior tournament will be held between teams from La Manga CC and King’s College Murcia from Torre Pacheco.
In May and June the league continues, showcasing a junior tournament of six-a-side which will take place over a three day tour.
The most important event of the season is the La Manga CC Charity T20 Tournament from 2nd to 4th October, which will be collecting funds for the Tom Maynard Trust to help talented young cricketers to take the next step in turning pro. The Trust has confirmed that, at the event in October, they will be joined by a famous athlete, although we cannot yet reveal their identity!
The last meeting of the year, still to be confirmed, is the touring game against Andorra on 24th and 25th October. Don’t miss any of the cricket events at La Manga Club and come and see them for yourself!