Radyr Cricket Club

More success for Radyr girls

For the first time in our clubs history we have been able to enter an U15 team into the Lady Taverners competition. Having been drawn against Briton Ferry we knew we were in for a great game of cricket.
Having batted first Radyr posted a total of 156 for 2, Chloe scored an amazing 85 not out and took 2 wickets for 15 runs off 4 overs. In reply Briton Ferry batted well and by the final over needed just 4 to win making for an exciting finish to a great game of cricket. Radyr secured victory by just 3 runs, we now face Newport in the next round.

Girls Cricket Update

Lady Taverners success
In 2019 we are delighted to be entering teams into the U13 and U15 Lady Taverners competition a first in Radyr CC history. Having been drawn against Newport in the first round our U13s travelled to Newport on Friday 3rd May. After a shaky start Alex Poole and Summer Wales steadied the Radyr ship and both achieved personal bests of 39 and 31 not out and helped us achieve a total of 120 for 2 off 20 overs. Newport in reply were bowled out for 39 with Seren Jenkin taking 3 wickets for 7 runs and Caitlin Jewitt, Jess Clegg and Lola Robinson taking one wicket each. Overall a great team effort and a place in the next round awaits us.
Radyr girls help to make cricketing history
We all love it when a plan comes together and this plan was made even more special when a group of U13 girls played a newly formed girls team South Wales Falcons (a team formed of girls from Rogerstone, Ebbw Vale, Malpas, Croesyceiliog, Miskin Manor and Cardiff) on Bank Holiday Monday. This was the first time in Rogerstone’s 90 year history that an all girls game had taken place at the club. Having entered a team into the U13 Lady Taverners competition the SW Falcons were keen to get some practice and game time against an all girls team. It proved to be a great success and was enjoyed by players, supporters and coaches alike. We wish the SW Falcons every success for the season and look forward to welcoming them to Radyr CC in the near future.

Wales Squad success

We are delighted to announce that we once again have a great representation of players who have been selected for Wales squads in 2019. We would like to send our congratulations to them all and wish them every success for the season ahead.


Alex Poole

Cerys Griffiths

Seen Jenkins

Summer Wales

Alys Phillips
Bethany Cook
Chloe Thomas
Esme Jones
Sophie Thomas

Lady Taverners competition

We are delighted to announce that for the first time we have been able to enter a team into the U13 and U15 Lady Taverners competition. Our U13s have an away draw against Newport whilst our U15s have a home fixture vs Briton Ferry. Both games are scheduled to take place by mid May. Good luck.

All Stars cricket at RCC

Now in its third year we are delighted to be offering the ECB accredited All Stars programme at the club. Sessions are aimed at children in school years 1 and 2 and will run from Tuesday 14thMay for 8 weeks on Tuesday between 5-6pm.

To register your child please visit https://allstarscricket.co.uk/radyrcc

If you have any questions please contact Emma Clegg, Youth Secretary at peteemarch@hotmail.co.uk

RCC Winter Nets 2019

I hope you have wintered well!  It seems that spring has sprung early and with that, let me drag your minds to the warmer climes of summer and cricket!!

You will have had some correspondence already and many of you will know but we start our winter nets proper, this time next week.  Wednesday the 6th of March 8-9pm we have 5 lanes in total.

This is an increase on the number of lanes we had last year but we start a little later.  The aim is to have a better, more consistent practice night with the flexibility to add and remove bowling machines on the evening as required as well as offering coached cricket.  That said this does hinge on everyone turning up on time!  Cricket Wales will have the hall beforehand and we will find that it will be all open, no machines set up and no nets pulled into lanes etc etc. They do have a tendency to have a group chat at the end of session right up to the close of their allotted time.  Having numbers there will help chivvy them along.

Arriving 5 minutes early means we can set up, get batsmen ready for the session and allot bowlers/set the net rota and therefore maximise our time.  Please try and help me with this as I want everyone to feel they are getting full use of the sessions, a lot of planning does go into how it operates and dismantling a machine net to allow for latecomers means multiple people miss out. If you cant make it please try and let me know.

Everyone is busy and other commitments may mean that Wednesday is a struggle.  For this reason we will be running a 2 lane Saturday net for anyone that cant make a Wednesday that week, wants to work on anything in particular or just needs to bowl/hit/catch some balls.

These sessions are planned with the best will in the world to offer every member good quality practice as part of the pre season.  If you have any further requirements or would like to get some coaching please do let me know we can make it happen.

I look forward to seeing you next week!



2019 Winter Nets


It has been decided this year that following comments from members the pre season indoor nets will start later in the year than is usual. The rationale behind this decision is to concentrate matters closer to the start of the season and avoid a longish pre-season. We also have arranged a number of Saturday mornings for those who cannot make Wednesdays.

The venue is of course the ground formerly known as the Swalec but today is plain old Sophia Gardens. The dates which are inclusive are Wednesday evening, 6 March to 24 April between 8.00 and 9.00pm with five lanes and Saturday morning, 2 March to 30 March between 10.00 and 11.00am with two lanes. Unfortunately we have been warned that there might be the odd cancellation due to rugby internationals etc.

This email is I realize a tad early but it will enable you to put the dates in your diaries and plan for your attendance. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Jonathan Wilson – Club Captain

Community support from Barratt Homes

We are always grateful to the many supporters we have at Radyr CC and are delighted that Barratt Homes have recently joined our list of supporters. Our thanks for the wonderful gesture in donating a defibrillator plus training to the club can not be praised enough. It was presented to me and the First X1 captain at our recent end of season awards ceremony by Carl Norman and the reception from the members and especially the parents of the juniors was very moving. It is now placed on the wall in the clubhouse and I hope you understand my sentiments in wishing it never has to be used.

Many thanks once again to Barratt Homes for their generosity.

Chris Hitchings


2018 Award Winners

On Saturday 8th September we held our inaugural joint junior & senior awards night at Radyr CC. It was fantastic to see this event so well supported with members and their families from across the junior and senior sections in attendance. We are very grateful to you all for your support and are already looking forward to 2019.
Thanks must also go to all those who helped behind the scenes to ensure the event was a huge success and a great club evening to end the season. So to those who bought provisions, organised awards, took a turn on the BBQ, ran the bar or cleaned up afterwards – thank you!
Congratulations must go to all our award winners from 2018 who are as follows:

U9 Players of the Year – Lara Poole, William Lamb and Dan White
U9 Most Improved Players – Naomi Damsell and Oscar McMillan
U11 Player of the Year – Elen White, Sportsperson of the Year – Sam Garrod
U11 Most Improved Player Golds – Oscar Bell, Greens – Imogen Downe
U13 Batsman of the Year Golds – Rhys Couston, Greens – Dylan Davies
U13 Bowler of the Year – Ollie Sanders, Most Improved Player – Jack Warrington
U15 Golds Player of the Year – Archie Clegg, Most Improved Player – Dan Jewitt
U15 Greens Batsman of the Year – George Janas, Most Improved Player – George Harvey
Adam Shantry Award – Isaac Gould

Congratulations also to the following juniors who made their debuts playing senior cricket at Radyr in 2018 they are:
Bethany Cook, Chloe Thomas, Gwion Tyler, Isaac Gould, Jake Wakeling and James CookCongratulations to our younger players who achieved their first senior 50s in 2018
Benny Das, Taylor Burns and Dan Rogers
First senior fivefers – Alex Griffiths and Ben Thomas
1XI Player of the Year – Rhys Lloyd
2XI Player of the Year – George Duplock
3XI Player of the Year – Matt Tyler
4XI Player of the Year – Peter Sullivan
Club Person of the Year – Gwyn Morris
Young Player of the Year – Sam Hurley