On the 24th of September, the sports field in Primary was filled with cricket, picnic hampers, blankets, suncream, sunhats and a lot of energy. Cricket was the main event, in what was a really fun day for those Families at the School who joined the “Cricket Funday Sunday”. With a helping hand from the Madrid Cricket Club, they were able to learn the fundamental rules and principles behind this most quintessential British sport.
It didn´t matter if they had never played cricket before, parents and students were able to master the basics around this sport with the School providing all the necessary equipment. They were even able to play proper matches thanks to the training sessions which the Madrid Cricket Club organised before each game.
The Madrid Cricket Club was originally set up in 1975 by a joint group of British and Indians and was the only cricket club in Spain up to 1982. At the beginning of the 90’s the Madrid club was dissolved for internal reasons. This was until April 2001, when a small group of players started again to train on a basketball court using tennis balls. Since then, the club hasn’t stopped growing and has successfully competed in both charity competitions and the Spanish League, thus guaranteeing the on-going presence of this sport in the capital.
The day was rounded off with a picnic, blankets and sandwiches on the School playing ground, sealing what was a great family day in pure British style.