The Malaga Province Representative Team , colloquially known as Team Malaga, is the equivalent of a UK County side. Spain is split into Autonomous regions, which in turn are split into Provinces. The region of Andalucía plays bowls in 3 of its Provinces - Almeria, Huelva and Malaga.
Historically we have been very proud to play “friendly” Matches against the Spanish National side for many years, to give that side some much appreciated practice. Those matches have been tough and competitive for both sides, despite the “friendly” tag.
Matches against Spain have been 10 a side (with each having a squad of 12) for both Men’s and ladies Matches but the recently inaugurated Inter-Provincial Matches were 13 a side with a squad of up to 15 bowlers, again for both Men’s and Ladies matches. Matches are held over a 2 day period, with games taking place over 4 sessions. Team Malaga hold regular selection and training sessions throughout the season.
Eligibility for Team Malaga Selection
The Team Malaga Manager is responsible for both the Men’s and Ladies teams, assisted by their Team Captains and Vice captains. The Team Malaga Manager is an annually elected position with the Team Captains and Vice Captains appointed by the Manager. The Team Manager may also appoint additional Selectors as he sees fit.
The calendar for Team Malaga this year looks like this:
- Wednesday 17th October 2018 - Trials Day
- Thursday 18th October 2018 - Trials Day
- Thursday 7th November 2018 - Trials Day
- Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Practice Day
- Saturday 26th January 2019 - Match v Spain
- Sunday 27th January 2019 - Match v Spain
- Wednesday 6th March 2019 - Practice Day
- Monday 25th March 2019 - Practice Day
- Tuesday 26th March 2019 - II ANDALUSIAN INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
- Wednesday 27th March 2019 - II ANDALUSIAN INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Team Malaga Squad For Match v Spain 2019
Folowing the Trials Days the squad has been announced for the Team Malaga vs Spain friendly in January 2019. "Team selection is never an easy job and when deciding between players of this calibre, even more so." said Team Malaga Manager, Paul Hughes." I would like to thank everyone who participated and hope those who have not made the squad this time will continue to support the Team and try again for the next match against Almeria."
|Gordon Kain (Captain)||Margaret Kain (Captain)|
|Ron Jones||Barbara Land|
|Marcus Smith||Brig Gunn|
|Jeff Turner||Mary Dethridge|
|Graham Jarrett||Sue Jones|
|Julian Thomas||Angie Holt|
|Tony Barnes||Pat Fisher|
|Mike Old||Lynda Hall|
|Juan Abeal||Simone Morgan|
|Allen Gateshill||Ella More|
|Geoff Edgington||Val Thornton|
|Tony Thornton||Dine Warn|