Glen Evans, now 43 Years Old is a Cricket Player from Portugal, a Country which is dominated by Football. Glen plays for Miranda Crows Cricket Club which was founded in September 2014. He also also played for ADS Serpinense CC and Académica Cricket Club. He is also a part-time T20 DAY/NIGHT Cricket Promoter for the Cricket Stadium in Miranda do Corvo. Know more about Glen and how he fell in love for Cricket in a Football dominated Country.
1. About Me
Full Name: Glen Evans
Date of Birth: 07 January 1972
Playing Role: Bowler
Batting Style: Agricultural
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Address: Miranda do Corvo
Excerpts from an Interview with Glen Evans from Portugal by Vishal Yadav
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
Player for the T20 side, the "Miranda Crows" CC in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal.
3. 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?
Sadly, I was only introduced to cricket when I was 41 years old. However, I immediately fell in love with it and I play at local/regional level.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
Player for "Miranda Crows" (founded 2014) and Coimbra Cricket Club (founded 2013) in Miranda do Corvo. In the past, I have also played for ADS Serpinense CC (founded 2014) in Serpins and Académica Cricket CC (founded 2014) in Coimbra. I am also the part-time T20 DAY/NIGHT Cricket Promoter for the Cricket Stadium in Miranda do Corvo.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket
The team I am currently playing for is always looking to improve our game. We have just had a pro batting and bowling coach visit us from the UK for a week to help us brush up on our technique.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Throughout 2014, we have organized a number of cricket introduction days, to get kids interested in cricket. Portugal is traditionally a football nation, but our enthusiasm, coupled with the assistance of the local council in Miranda do Corvo has been spectacular. We had a team all the way from Moscow in March 2014 and they were received by Miguel Baptista Mayor in the Town Hall and presented with gifts. In their own words they said "we felt like visiting superstars".
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
Cricket has exploded in Central Portugal since 2014 and we are right in the middle of it, so at this point no, we are just to busy with organizing floodlit DAY/NIGHT competitions at our stadium to travel abroad.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
Portugal is mad about football. Cristiano Ronaldo being Portuguese is not helping the situation. Many kids want to be Cristiano Ronaldo, so we are concentrating on recruiting kids who love and play any sport, not just football. For whatever reason, ICC Europe seems to have forgotten Portugal even exists. It's sad as so much is happening here.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
Portugal is a Catholic country. And now St. Peter's Cricket Club - (The Vatican CC) have confirmed that they will attend one of our Tournaments in September or October, it will get massive publicity for cricket throughout Portugal.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country.
1. Coimbra Cricket Club
2. Miranda do Corvo "Crows" CC
3. Académica Cricket CC
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
I would like to nominate Coimbra Cricket Club. CCC is the county team and at the forefront of the promotion of cricket in the central region of Portugal and all other central region clubs, ADS Serpinense CC, Académica Cricket CC and the Miranda do Corvo "Crows" CC are affiliated clubs to CCC.
13. Tell in brief. Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
England. I am English.