Rydal Penrhos is eagerly counting down the days until its highly anticipated annual cricket fixture against the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Cricket holds a profound historical significance for Rydal Penrhos, and the school takes immense pride in maintaining the hallowed grounds of the New Field, a cricketing venue that has stood for over a century. The historic venue has witnessed entertaining cricket of all different levels over the years, from Saturday U11 matches to a first-class international contest featuring Wales and South Africa. Rydal Penrhos has a rich tradition of nurturing exceptional cricketing talent throughout the years, and this tradition continues to thrive into the present day.
With spring well underway, cricket fixtures are once again in full swing across various age brackets at Rydal Penrhos. Playing competitively has proven to be instrumental in the development of aspiring cricketers, who have dedicated themselves to rigorous training sessions throughout the term. The dedication and hard work of these players will be showcased on Wednesday 21 June at 11am, when Rydal Penrhos hosts its much-anticipated 2023 fixture against the revered MCC.
For those unfamiliar with the MCC, it is a cricket club with a prestigious history deeply entwined with the sport. Founded in 1787, the MCC is widely regarded as the guardian of cricket’s laws and spirit. Its significance to the game is immense, and the MCC holds a prominent place in cricketing heritage. Sharing the pitch with the MCC is a testament to the skill and passion exhibited by Rydal Penrhos’ cricketing community.
While the MCC match is a highlight, there is more cricketing excitement on the horizon. From Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 July, Rydal Penrhos will be participating in a three-day cricket event that will involve one-day matches against Wirral Grammar, Ratcliffe College, and Bolton School. This event promises to be a spectacle of batting, bowling, and fielding, providing a fitting conclusion to the academic year for all the cricketers involved.
Rydal Penrhos eagerly looks forward to welcoming the MCC for the upcoming fixture. The school encourages the entire community to join in the festivities and witness the exceptional talent on display. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a delightful day of cricketing action.