Cricket comes to the streets of Spain
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 11:32 AM
Last weekend Torrevieja CC held the first Street Cricket event in Spain, in conjunction with Torrevieja Town Hall, with twenty local juniors taking part.
The teams comprised of players from La Manga Cricket Club and Mar Azul International School with the other team from Torrevieja Cricket Club. All matches were played to street cricket rules where you could catch one handed off the wall, one bounce one handed catch, target areas for batsman, target areas for bowlers, it was decided to have a couple of warm up games to let the juniors get used to the rules then play with a round robin tournament.
The round robin tournament put the Mar Azul- La Manga B team against Torrevieja CC with Mar Azul scoring 34 in their innings with Torrevieja getting the runs with 2 overs to spare.
Second game put the two Mar Azul La Manga teams together with the A team coming out on top, the remaining round robin match was a close fought match between Mar Azul- La Manga A v Torrevieja CC with Mar Azul winning in the last over.
The final was played between the two top teams Mar Azul-La Manga A team and Torrevieja CC with La Manga winning the toss and deciding to bat. La Manga Mar Azul went about their batting with the openers going for big runs pushing the target to 91 runs off the allocated 5 overs, It was always going to be difficult for Torrevieja but they made a good game of it scoring at least 10 an over but they marginally failed to reach the score, with Mar Azul La Manga ending up the winners.
The event ended under street lights with the presentation of medals and trophies. The award ceremony was hosted by Torrevieja players Jon Algar and Graham Skelton who can be proud of making this fantastic event to a tremendous success.