Young Cricketers’ Tour to West Wales

June 4, 2024

Our Under-13 Girls’ cricket team and Cricket Wales West Girls at Lawrenny CC

Young cricketers at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School used their skills and knowledge to deliver fun and engaging outreach coaching to pupils at Narberth Community Primary School in Pembrokeshire, during a hugely successful three-day cricket tour in the week before the half-term break.

The under-13 girls’ and boys’ cricket teams at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School planned and delivered a one-hour session which covered a range of cricketing skills, including how to warm up properly for cricket, bowling, batting, catching and throwing. This proved a big hit with the Pembrokeshire schoolchildren, who participated enthusiastically in all the activities.

The tour party was based at Newgale, and the coaching sessions, which built up new friendships and developed the pupils’ confidence and organisational skills, were among the many highlights of the trip, which included fixtures against representative sides. Pupils from both schools appreciated the beautiful West Wales countryside and coast, the opportunities to work together during the outreach session and to socialise together in the evenings, and the delicious West Wales ice-cream! Perhaps most importantly, the pupils were excellent ambassadors for their schools.

After both opening matches of the tour were rained off, the under-13 pupils at Monmouth School for Boys played Cricket Wales West Under-13 at Kidwelly CC (followed by a delicious cream tea prepared by some of the CWW parents) and then met Cricket Wales South under-13 Development at Cowbridge CC. Both matches were won; the boys’ individual performances and teamwork improved noticeably as the tour went on.

Our Under-13 Boys’ cricket team and Cricket Wales West Under-13 at Kidwelly CC

 

Our Under-13 Boys’ cricket team and Cricket Wales South Under-13 Development at Cowbridge CC

The under-13 pupils at Monmouth School for Girls played against Cricket Wales West Girls at Lawrenny CC and met Cricket Wales South Under-13 Girls Development at Newbridge Cricket Club. The girls put in strong performances in both fixtures, winning the second one, and really improved their all-round cricketing skills and knowledge.

Our Under-13 Girls’ cricket team and Cricket Wales South Under-13 Girls Development at Newbridge CC

The hospitality shown to the Monmouth pupils by the local clubs was very generous indeed: the facilities and standard of pitches were excellent, especially considering the wet weather which had hampered preparations in the weeks prior to the tour.

Coaching batting at Narberth Primary and a delicious cream tea at Kidwelly CC

 

Coaching bowling at Narberth Primary

This was the third time that girls and boys from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School had travelled to West Wales together for a cricket tour; the success of these joint trips augurs extremely well for the launch of the new co-educational Haberdashers’ Monmouth School in September 2024.