European Cricket Network is delighted to announce that the picturesque Cartama Oval in Malaga, Spain has been selected as the Official Host Venue for the much-anticipated new European Cricket Championship (ECC), which launches in September.


The stunning Cartama Oval is surrounded by the backdrop of the Malaga mountains. Due to the fabulous Mediterranean climate, cricket can be played all year-round on the Costa del Sol, only 15 minutes’ drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Malaga city centre.

“Spain’s weather is perfect for year-round cricket, and Cartama’s cricketing facilities and proximity to the beach make it a truly awesome destination especially for cricket fans and holidaymakers,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Championship.

“The quality of the facilities at Cartama make it a perfect site for us and we are certain that this is the beginning of a fruitful long-term partnership with Sports World Spain that will bring much success.”

Once a Turf Nursery supplying grass to world-renowned golf resorts across Europe before a conversion into an oasis of top-class multi-sports grounds offering high- quality facilities and onsite hospitality. This success has been inspired by English-born owner, David Cooper of Sports World Spain and resident of Cartama for 35 years.

“The European Cricket Championship is a fantastic new initiative, and we are simply thrilled to stage the inaugural tournament,” said Cooper.

“We cannot wait to welcome fans to the Cartama Oval. Partnering with this new competition will give us the opportunity to showcase our cricket facilities to a truly global audience.

“It has always been my dream to make Cartama the premier cricket facility in Spain and it has been an exciting journey to create such an exceptional venue for hosting international cricket.”