Madrid CC to host T20 tournament in Alcorcón
Madrid Cricket Club has announced it will host a four-team Twenty20 tournament at its home ground in Alcorcón this month.
The 1st European Vibe T20 Development Tournament will be held at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos campus in Alcorcón over four days. The participating teams are Madrid CC 2nd XI, Triskel Taverners CC, Variant CC and Madrid United 2nd XI.
Semi-finals will take place on Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th. The 3rd-4th place match will be on Saturday March 24th and the final is on Sunday March 25th. All matches start at 10:30am.
According to organiser David Stirton, captain of the Madrid CC 2nd XI, the tournament will benefit all the teams in different ways: “For us, it will be a great chance for us to see the Madrid CC second team players in action and give them some competitive cricket before our league season starts. The Vice-Captain Lewis Clarke and I will be watching the guys in action, and it’s also a good opportunity to see how the many new players we have this year perform.”
“Triskel Taverners CC and Variant CC will get the chance to play in a competition for the first time. They aren’t part of the national league set-up yet, and it’s important to ensure they play as many games as possible. For Madrid United CC, it’s a chance to field a second eleven for the very first time - they have enough players and want to enter their seconds in the Spanish National Cricket League, but the problem is the travel to the coast and the costs involved.”
“We are delighted to be able to organise the tournament. We’re all really looking forward to it and we’re sure it will help cricket grow and develop further in the capital”, he added.
The tournament is sponsored by European Vibe - www.europeanvibe.com.