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Junior Round Up

t’s been a pretty good week for the youngsters of Radyr CC.

· The Under 15’s won at St.Fagans by 7 wickets with 4 overs to spare. Huw Wallace took 3-15 from 3 overs and Dan Rogers was undefeated on 32.
· The Under 13’s Golds beat Pentyrch by 102 runs.
· The Under 13’s Reds beat Vale by 10 runs.
· In an all Radyr affair the Under 11’s Greens beat the Under 11’s Girls by 114 runs.
· The one disappointing note was the Under 13’s Reds losing at home to Creigiau by 69 runs.

Lady Taverners Cricket

On Sunday 14th June, the under 11’s girls played in the Lady Taverners regional tournament for Cardiff and districts
They tied with Lisvane and then went on to beat Newport.
This means, that as last year, they shall go on to play in the West of England tournament. A great achievement for Girl’s cricket at Radyr.

The tournament, which had originally six teams, was, in the end whittled down to three.

However, the Radyr club came to the rescue, by putting in an additional side of Under 9’s, in order for the tournament to go ahead.
This team played really well and came in a very creditable fourth.
It was a huge pleasure, to all watching, two Radyr teams of eight girls performing so well.

The Radyr mums, most capably lead by Becky Thomas, produced cakes and bacon butties which made the club £130.
Including the ground hire of £80 and the bar takings this was a most successful day financially.

My thanks go to all the parents who scored, umpired and helped in every way possible.

Tony Butlin

Lady Taverners Cricket .

10 wicket wins again for 2nd and 3rd teams!

1st X1

RCC 1st X1 suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Pontypridd CC on Saturday, having put themselves in a strong position to take maximum points from the game.

Winning the toss and electing to field, RCC had Pontypridd in trouble at the halfway point, with the away team all out for 135 in 36.1 overs. Some excellent bowling performances including 3-43 from James Cady, Mandy 2-32, Nicko 2-6 off 4 and a brilliant spell from Rhodri Lewis who finished with figures of 3-9 off 6.1, which included 4 maidens.

Unfortunately in response early wickets cost the home team, falling to 27-3. A partnership of 38 between Huw (27) and Jonty (21) looked to get them back on track however wickets fell regularly, leaving RCC at 103ao and losing by 32 runs.

Radyr 5 points and Ponty 16. Abergavenny CC home next for the 1st X1.

2nd X1

RCC 2nd X1 recorded another superb 10 wicket win, this time away at Pontypridd’s Ynysangharad Park. Ben O’Neil backed up his maiden RCC century last time out with an excellent 92no, with Skipper Clegg closing on 69no in a stand of 172.

Cleggy had led the bowlers earlier on in restricting Ponty to 170-9, taking 2-23 from 9, with Fordy working his way through the middle overs and batsmen for yet another jug avoidance, finishing with figures of 4-27 from his 9. Matty Tyler also contributed with a tight spell including 4 maidens (2-20). Radyr 19 points and Ponty 3. Abergavenny CC away next for the 2nds.

3rd X1

Gump’s 3rd X1 recorded their third 10 wicket win of the season on Saturday this time chasing down 108 against the Welsh Asians in just 14.3 overs!

With Tamos away for the week it gave others a chance to bat, and Ed Richmond stepped up to open and finished with 80 not out! Alun Williams again providing the support unbeaten on 27.

It was a remarkable spell of bowling which put RCC in such a strong position, as Gwyn Morris took 4-3 in just 2 overs. Jack Davies 3-24 (9) and Rob Lankshear 2-14 (9) also finished with impressive figures.

26 points for RCC and 1 point for the Welsh Asians. Another great winner for the team.

4th X1

Radyr CC lost the toss and were inserted. The openers were going well until Ceri Morgan tweaked a fetlock. Initially he refused a runner, and then decided that he would consider it. Jon Griffiths was padded and raring to go, but before he could get out of the blocks, Phil Haines was unfortunately caught off the bowling of Woodford with the score on 62. Within minutes of Haines’ departure, Ceri called for a runner and law 2.7 came into effect, which states that ‘a runner should have already batted in that innings’. This returned ‘Usain’ Haines to the field of play to act as a runner.

There’s nothing like timing, especially as the dismissal of Phil had brought Peter Sullivan to the crease, who has absolutely no previous convictions for ‘running people out like a dog’. The crowd watched the proceedings with bated breath. Forty-one runs later, the inevitable happened and Ceri was run out for 62. Scott Clode then proceeded to score a quick fire 45 in an eighty run partnership with Sully, followed by an unbroken stand of 27 with Geraint Thomas which saw Radyr’s innings close on 209 and Sully finish up undefeated on 54.

Needing 210 to win, Christchurch lost their first wicket to a fine catch by Scott Clode at point, off the bowling of Conor Thirkettle in the 5th over. Dave Evans removed their other opener in the next over. Neil Clode took a C&B in the 9th over and 3 wickets fell in each of the 12, 13 and 14th overs to leave Christchurch reeling on 42 for 6. G Francis and L Jones forged a 7th wicket partnership of 72, which threatened to take the game away from Radyr, until Andrew Simmonds struck with the final ball of his spell in the 29th over. This left Clode and Thirkettle to mop up the tail, with Conor Bowling G Francis for 62 in the 32nd over to seal Radyr’s victory by 85 runs.

Ceri Morgan was voted Man of the Match by a nose.

The skipper, having won his first victory, is now going to slope of the Bedlinog and disappear into obscurity….

Some excellent performances across the teams. Nets at 6.15pm on Wednesday. Big fixtures this weekend including a Welsh Cup fixture for the club away at SWPCL Premier 2 team Ynystawe CC.


Tickets are now available for the cricket week Saturday events!

Tickets are available for the Saturday Cricket week events on the 25th July and 1st August.

The club have organised for a marquee for the cricket week, will be hosting a Beer & Cider festival, along with some great live music and a hog roast on both nights.

Tickets are available from Emma Clegg and are very reasonably priced.

For more information please see the below flyer or speak to Emma directly.

RCC 125 - Bands Flyer .

Junior Round Up

Radyr CC Under 11 Greens lost narrowly to Lisvane Dragons on Monday 15th June, Lisvane scoring 249 and Radyr reaching 246.

Radyr Reds Under 11’s played at Radyr on Monday 8th June against Whitchurch Blues. Whitchurch Blues batted first and made 255 for 2. In reply Radyr Reds batted made 255 for 6! A fantastic game of cricket finishing in a TIE! Every body bowled really well but the turn in the game came when Zoe Hall came to the crease and hit four consecutive fours. The last wicket pair of Leah Denver and Alex Hallet held on for a Tie making 6 and 5 respectively.

The U11 Red lost their match v Cardiff ‘A’ on Monday scoring just 162 for the loss of 14 wickets!! Cardiff scored 260 for 7

The U11 Greens did well scoring 273 against the Welsh Asians who scored 218. RCC the victors.

RCC make their Radio Cardiff debut as Club of the Week!

Radyr Cricket Club Chairman Chris Hitchings was a guest on Radio Cardiff on Saturday 24th January as the club were Club of the Week on @GriffTalksBalls regular sports show.

Chris was able to provide a brief history of the club to the present day, whilst also outlining plans for our 125th Anniversary year.

If you missed this piece of history fear not for the Secretary was quick to record and share! 


RCC 125th Anniversary Launch – Winter Lunch

The Radyr Cricket Club 125th Anniversary celebrations were formally launched during the clubs annual Winter Lunch at the SWALEC Stadium yesterday (Sunday 25th January).

As always the afternoon was a fantastic occasion as the clubs members and families gathered after a long winter to kick start the scheduled activities for the year.

There were 125 guests in attendance to enjoy the fine food and company, and to mark the launch of the new 125 website and series of planned events led by the Chairman during his outline of the year.

Accompanied by the infamous President’s quiz which was again fiercely contested, were the annual raffle with a 1st prize of two tickets to Wales vs. England in the 6 nations going to the Clegg family, another excellent toast by the Patron, and the presentation of 2014 awards.

The 2014 winners were:

1st X1 Player of the year – Rhys Mander

2nd X1 Player of the year – Tom Morris

3rd X1 Player of there year – Simon Walters

4th X1 Player of the year – John Griffiths

Youth Team Player of the year – Tom Morris

Sunday X1 Player of the year – Gwyn Morris

The club person of the year was awarded to Bernie Axtell for his continued efforts and support in assisting the ground and assets team ensure that the club is always fully to prepared to host numerous forms of cricket throughout the season.

On behalf of the club a huge thank you for those organising and those who attended and contributed to making it another successful occasion for the club.

Please do continue to visit the site for more information on upcoming events!

Next event – Family Quiz Night Saturday 21st February Old Church Rooms Radyr

2015 Winter Lunch and 125th Anniversary Launch gallery