Radyr Cricket Club

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

Clubhouse Transformation

Earlier this year we heard the fantastic news that we had been successful in securing an ECB small grant award for £4,000 towards our kitchen refurbishment, something that regular visitors to the club will know was long overdue.

Upon hearing the wonderful news from our Cricket Wales, Area Manager, Mark White our management team started to discuss a larger project that would involve rearranging the kitchen, store room and bar. Although this was a more ambitious project and would require more funding we were keen to ensure that any work completed would complement the greater plans we have for extending and refurbishing our changing rooms and other club facilities.

Through a lot of hard work and generous offerings we were able to secure the additional funding that has allowed for the successful completion of stage one of our clubhouse transformation. The finished project has been met with continual positive comments and feedback throughout the season from our members, their families, spectators, visiting teams and officials which has been a great boost to us all and has made the hard work all worthwhile.

We are keen to now press ahead with the next phase but this will require a lot more funding something that we are continually seeking. If you are aware of any available funds we would be grateful if you could get in touch as soon as possible.

Under 15 Winners

Well done to Radyr Under 15s Greens (James Cook, Harry Prior, Dan Jewitt, Gwion Tyler, Jamie Brind, Esme Jones, Beth Cook, Rhys Couston, George Janas (captain), George Harvey and Chloe Thomas) on a great win at a rather chilly Pentrych on Sunday 9th September!

It was a thrilling final and a great game to win, with Radyr Greens coming out victorious by 3 runs.

It was a great all round team effort with everyone making a contribution, with every run scored and every piece of bowling or fielding being crucial.

However special mentions must go to James Cook who retired on 30, Rhys Couston 22 not out and Harry Prior 16 not out, taking us to a creditable total of 105.

All the bowlers performed well, especially Beth Cook and Chloe Thomas who led the way with 2 wickets each.

Pentyrch only needed 8 off 7 overs but only had 2 wickets in hand, Chloe then took a wicket and conceded a 4 to leave the crowd on tenterhooks. George Janas then delivered 5 dot balls and created a false shot with his final delivery. The ball seemed to hang in the air for ever but it finally settled in James Cook’s hands for a fantastic victory.

A new style of cricket at RCC

Last year a collection of enthusiastic mums, wives and girlfriends of club players decided to try their luck at the newly launched ECB women’s softball festivals. After just a couple of training sessions they travelled to Newbridge CC and represented Radyr in their first ever softball festival. It was an action packed afternoon and to the players amazement they found themselves playing in the final a great achievement on their debuts. Although the result didn’t go our way the players were well and truly hooked and spent the winter enticing friends and family members to give it a try.

Thanks to their efforts we were able to enter two teams into the first festival of the summer at Creigiau CC. Another wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by everyone and whilst we didn’t make it to the final we were thrilled to have recruited more players and be able to prepare for our very own festival at RCC.

On Sunday 13th May we welcomed teams from Blackwood, Creigiau and Newbridge to RCC to take part in our inaugural festival. Whilst the burgers sizzled and spectators lapped up the sunshine our two Radyr teams put on a spectacular display for the supporters and found themselves playing each other in the semi-final. As always only one team can go through to the final and on this occasion it was Radyr Revellers who faced Creigiau Chiefs (winners of the Creigiau festival). After a great effort by the team we weren’t quite strong enough to beat Creigiau Chiefs and they were crowned festival winners once again.

I think all our players will agree that these festivals are a great way to give cricket a go regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience. Above all they are a fun way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, make new friends and enjoy yourselves. A whole host of festivals are planned over the summer at clubs across South Wales, if anyone would like to join us please email rethomas21@btinternet.com