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Argentina Cricket Structure and Culture:

Asociación Argentina de Cricket is the official body of cricket in Argentina. ACA is an Associate Member of the ICC - International Cricket Council since 1974. ACA comes under ICC development zone - Americas. They have played in ICC Trophy 1979, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2001. Cricket is gaining popularity in Argentina since the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 performance in 2007.

Official Website of Argentina Cricket Association: http://cricketargentina.com/ (website is in Spanish - you can use google translate to read the web pages)

Cricket Clubs in Argentina:

Lomas Athletic Club Website: http://lomasac.com.ar/cricket/ The club's cricket ground held a first-class match in 1912 when Argentina played the Marylebone Cricket Club, with the visiting Marylebone Cricket Club from England winning by 2 wickets. This is the only first-class match to have been played there. Still in use to the present day, the ground hosted various local and touring sides in the 20th century, matches in both the Americas and the South American Championships.

Club San Albano Website: http://www.clubsanalbano.com/noticias/cricket.html San Albano was founded on May 22, 1927, by alumni of the Quilmes Grammar School and the later Saint Alban's College. Originally born as a cricket club with the name of Old Philomathian Club.

Union de Rugby de Buenos Aires, (U.R.B.A.)  Founded in 1864. Website: http://www.bacrc.com/


Cricket Tournaments of Argentina: 

Robin Stuart Shield T20

Robin Stuart Shield T20

1st Division Championship

2nd Division Championship

3rd Divison Championship

School Cricket Tournament and leagues

Women's Cricket Championship

Argentina Tourism and Cricket Tours: 

Argentina Tourism Official Website: http://www.argentina.travel/en

other website: http://www.welcomeargentina.com/ 

Essentially, there is some part of this vast country to visit at any time of the year. The magnificent capital city of Buenos Aires is wonderful throughout the year when even in winter temperatures remain mild. The peak summer months of January and February can be hot and humid, so best time is around spring and autumn.  Winter in the far south of the country stretching down to Tierra del Fuego, which lasts from June to August, can be very cold indeed.  Generally speaking, November to April are prime months to visit the wine growing region of the Andes and Patagonia.  For the rest of Argentina, namely Salta, Tucuman, Ibera and Iguazu Falls, temperatures are milder and with less rain from May to October.  Southern right whales can only be seen off the Valdez Peninsula between June and November.

Cricket Tours:

Tailormade cricket tours to Argentina. http://www.gulliverssportstours.co.uk/Destinations/South-America/Argentina/Cricket-TT

Argentina is a vast land of cattle ranches, wide rivers and endless horizons. The continent’s largest Spanish-speaking country offers a remarkable diversity of landscape, including Iguazu Falls, with nearby ruins of Jesuit missions, ancient colonial and remote Indian villages of the north-west province, the Andes Mountains, which form a 2,000 mile frontier with Chile in the west and windswept Patagonia in the south. http://www.prestonreid.com/sportstours/CricketSouthAmerica.aspx

Our Featured Profiles:

Argentina - Daniel Sutton - Head Coach at Cricket Argentina

Daniel SuttonDaniel Sutton is a Cricket Player and Head Coach at Cricket Argentina. Daniel started playing Cricket when he was just 8. He currently plays for St. Georges College, which is one of the 5 teams in the Argentina First Division. As a Head Coach, Daniel looks after U13, U16 and U19 Cricket Players. He is also a Coach to The Flamingos (Argentina Women's National Squad).  Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country? I currently play for St. Georges College, which is one of 5 teams in the Argentina First Division. I have been playing cricket since I was 8 years old and when in England I represented Banstead Cricket Club, in the Surrey Championship First Division.

 

Argentina - Carolina Sobral - Women's National Cricket Team Player

Carolina Sobral

Carolina Sobral plays for Argentina’s National Cricket Team. Carolina got introduced to Cricket at the age of 7 while she was in her school St.Albans. Cricket wasn’t popular then in Argentina, but Carolina found the game quite interesting. Her family was always supportive in letting her play Sports and Carolina soon picked up the game. Thanks to the Coaches and her cricket mates. Cricket, being a team game always admired her and made her overcome all the challenges. She played the South American Championship and got the opportunity to represent her country. Carolina’s goal is to play in the America’s Cup. She feels that getting there would make Cricket more popular in Argentina and also encourage other girls to join Cricket. Cricket Argentina is already taking a lot of efforts to raise the bar and promote it using Social Media. Carolina has a beautiful advice for all the budding youngsters. Read the Interview to know more about Argentina Women’s Cricket.

 

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