Cricket: Winter Nets programme gets underway
October 3, 2019

Rydal Penrhos’ talented young cricketers are back in training just a few short weeks since the season’s conclusion.

The school’s winter nets programme got back underway last week, which has proven to be a hugely important tool in terms of developing skills leading up to the summer.

Those in attendance have been boosted considerably this year by the arrival of Colin Grindey, who took over as the school’s new cricket coach in July.

Mr Grindey joins the team with an extensive coaching background having held numerous roles with the Cheshire Cricket Board, including Development and Coaching Officer for over ten years.

A Level 3 Coach with the England and Wales Cricket Board, Mr Grindey has been involved with Eryri Cricket in the North for the last few years in addition to coaching at National Development centre level.

His knowledge and experience has already been an invaluable benefit to aspiring players in North Wales in the role of Regional Manager for the Cricket Wales Performance Centre based at Rydal Penrhos, which is an extensive pathway programme offered to talented individuals throughout the region over the winter and summer months.

Mr Grindey has also been working closely within the coaching set-up at Bangor, who are currently top of the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division standings.

It was another exceptional year of success for Rydal Penrhos’ cricket programme, which saw success across all year groups and first XI captain Owen Reilly secure international honours with the Wales U17 squad.