The St. Peter's XI Cricket Team (aka VATICAN CC) comprising mainly of Priests and Seminarians are to take part in an inter-faith cricket tournament this month at Miranda do Corvo Cricket Stadium in Portugal.

In this '3rd Light of Faith Tour', St. Peter's team will play 3 other teams from Portugal and UK, including a friendly match against 'Miranda Social XI' and a number of matches against a Hindu Team 'Gurkha s XI' from Portugal and the 'LNCC' from London in the UK.

Miranda do Corvo, PortugalThe LNCC will field a multi-ethnic and multi-faith Team of Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish players. The goal of the tournament is to promote inter-faith dialogue and is believed to be the first cricket tournament of its kind to take place in Continental Europe.

The St. Peter's XI has the Patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture and have toured to the UK twice in recent years, including matches at Lord's and Headingly.

They have played teams such as the Church of England XI and the Cricket Team of the Royal Household.

Miranda do Corvo is a small town in Central Portugal, in a country better known for its football.

But the town has fast become a 'tour magnet' after dedicating a muti-use stadium exclusively to cricket.

Since 2015, the Stadium has hosted tournaments to include teams from as far afield as Moscow and has grown in popularity exponentially as a pre and post season training facility for teams arriving from the UK

(pictured below) Former ENGLAND International, Martin Bicknell, poses with the now famous 'Golden Duck Fountain' at the Miranda do Corvo Cricket Stadium during a visit to Charterhouse School from the UK.

Martin Bicknell. Ex England International


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On March 4, 2017 Times Shield E Division 2017 Final: Deepak Bhogle played match winning 114 Knock against Osian's Cricket Club at Wankhede Stadium. AllCargo Avvashya group sports club's Deepak Bhogle smashed a century against the Osian's Cricket Club at the Wankhede Stadium.

The toss was won by Osian's Cricket Club and they elected to bat first. They put up a score of 204/10 in 45 overs.  Allcargo team chased the target successfully by scoring 208/2 in 32.3 overs.

Deepak Bhogle 114 runs at Wankhede StadiumA sensational Deepak Bhogle century – Times Sheild E Division final 2017, and his 166 run partnership with his opening partner Vishwas Shinde, was the highlight of AllCargo Group comprehensive win over Osian's Cricket Club. It was Vishwas who set the tone for the partnership, with some gorgeous strokes through the covers. It could be called “Licence to kill”, depending on which team one supported.

We at Global Cricket Community were proud to see Deepak Bhogle scored 114 runs in 87 balls with 17 fours and 1 Six and Vishwas Scored 73* runs from 81 balls with 8 fours. It’s a good feeling but the game’s not over. Today was one of the days, Deepak did expect to hit a hundred and he just wanted to hit in good areas.  He was just concentrated on hitting the gaps.

We at appreciate your effort and taking responsibility as a senior player to take your team to the next level in the higher division of Time Shield Division Tournament.  Global Cricket Community Congratulates the Deepak Bhogle & AllCargo team and wish them all the best for the next level. 


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