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Phoenix International School to host International Cricket Tournament

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We are delighted to announce that Phoenix International School on the Costa Blanca will be hosting an inter-school Cricket Tournament on Thursday March 3 2016.

Phoenix International School to host International Cricket Tournament

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The contest has a truly international flavour with many nationalities being represented amongst the participating schools. Schools involved include El Limonar, Murcia; Kings College, Murcia; Newton College, Elche; CEIP San Isidro, Cartagena and hosts, Phoenix International School.

Graham Gooch, former England and Essex cricket captain has given his backing to this prestigious event. Twelve to fourteen year old students from his very own secondary school, Norlington School for Boys, where he spent his formative, teenage years, are making the journey over to Spain to act as umpires during the matches and to practise their leadership skills in many of the participating schools in the days leading up to the event.

The tournament will take place at CDM, Orihuela Costa with the first match starting at 10:30am and the final encounter commencing at 2pm. Each school will be entering three teams: a primary team (age 5 to 11), secondary team (age 12 to 16) and an all girls team (mixed ages).

Spectators will be in for a nail biting treat as the tournament promises to be an exciting head to head battle between the rival schools. The pupils will be able to apply the leadership and team building skills that they have learned from the Norlington boys in a thrilling challenge and the chance to take the coveted title of school champions 2016. But whilst all teams will naturally have the desire to win, this competition is all about forging links between schools, raising the importance of team work and building the confidence of the players.

For further details, please contact Phoenix International School on 0034 965 720 785 or office@phoenixschool.es.

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