A report on this year's activities of the LCU Academy in Dublin.
Another first when the Junior Under 13 Team from Malaga, Spain, travelled to Gibraltar in mid August to take on the Gibraltar Under 13 national side.
Ireland took the 1st Division title in Dundee, while Belgium emerged as Division 2 champions in Gibraltar.
Ireland defeated Scotland with just two balls to spare in the decisive match in Herning, Denmark.
Scotland won the Under 17 title in Londonderry, Israel took the 2nd Division title in Bologna; Ireland won the Under 19 tournament at Oundle.
German youth teams once again visited Austria for another cricket filled tournament which included a new team this year.
A very warm June Sunday saw the Malaga age group 6-a-side Soft Ball cricket competitions being staged at Aloha Gardens in Marbella.
In 1986 Boris Gerganoff introduced his pupils at the Altmuhltal Relaschule Beilngriess in Lower Bavaria to the game by getting them to make their own bats and stumps and playing what he describes as 'family cricket'.
Bradfield College, Reading was once again the destination for talented European cricketers and developing coaches attending the ECC Youth Camp held from the 13th-17th April.