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England legends headline autumn Cricket season at La Manga Club

Former England cricket stars Mike Gatting, Graeme Fowler and Matthew Maynard top a star-studded list of names that will headline some big-hitting T20 tournament action at Spain’s five-star La Manga Club this autumn.
The trio, who boast 104 Test appearances between them, are set to be part of a fun-packed autumn cricket calendar at Spain’s flagship resort that will see amateurs across the UK have the chance to line-up alongside some of their sporting idols.

Fowler and Maynard will be appearing in the La Manga Cricket Club Tom Maynard Trust T20 Tournament in honour of Maynard’s late son, and limited places in the annual three-day event are still available priced from €250 (approx £210) per person.

Taking place from September 25-29, the packages include the entry fee into the competition, four nights’ twin share accommodation in a three-bedroom apartment in La Manga Club’s Las Lomas Village, a barbeque buffet, charity raffle and auction and prize-giving on the final day. And the fun doesn’t end there for cricket lovers, with Gatting having confirmed his participation in the La Manga Club T20 Taverners Charity Tournament for the third year running from October 9- 13.

England’s 1986 Ashes-winning captain will lead a side of other cricketing stars and celebrities in the knockout event, with a match against his ’Taverners Legends’ on the final day the coveted prize for the winners, as well as a full social programme.

Team bookings are still being accepted with prices from €335 per person including twin-share accommodation in a four-star apartment, welcome reception, gala dinner with entertainment, use of La Manga Club’s extensive cricket facilities and free access to the resort’s five-star spa. Regarded as Europe’s premier sports and leisure destination, La Manga Club is regularly used by county and international cricket teams as a warm-weather training base, and the addition of the two regulation club turf pitches and four full-length nets has helped to cement the resort’s standing as the ‘home of cricket in Spain’.

Boasting an average 300 days’ sun a year, the Mediterranean climate makes it possible to train outdoors in the sunshine all-year round and La Manga Club also stages a series of popular Cricket España junior cricket academies during school holidays.

La Manga Club’s outstanding sports facilities are just part of the overall attraction of Europe’s number one sport and leisure resort. Three 18-hole championship golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000sqm spa complex are just some of the facilities on offer in addition to more than 20 restaurants and bars and a five-star hotel.

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