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NEWS 2011

31st October 2011

The League Presentation Evening brought this year's season to a fitting end.  Despite its last-minute enforced rearrangement, it was well attended.  The presentations were made by Huw Waters, John Glover and Harry Powell who have figured prominently in recent reports below. 

Peter Hybart, Director of Cricket for Cricket Wales, also attended and presented trophies to the Gwent Girls U13 Squad who have become the inaugural Wales U13 National Champions.

29 September 2011

              Mark Wallace (18)               Will Bragg (22)

            Mark Wallace                                Will Bragg

It's been a great season for two Gwent Young Cricketers - Mark Wallace and Will Bragg. They both topped the 1,000-run mark in the Championship and  Mark has been given the accolade of captaining his county for the coming season.  He has given great service to Glamorgan over the last twelve years and during that time scored 10,634 runs, including 42 fifties and 11 centuries and taken 742 dismissals. Will, meanwhile, has been rewarded with a two-year contract after scoring one century and eight fifties in his first full season in the first team.


Huw Waters

It has not been such a happy time for some other players, though.  Huw Waters had a good start to the season, bowling well and scoring his first first-class fifty, but was sidelined with injury for the rest of the season after just three games.  He has spent his time being a great ambassador for his county and, in particular, with the encouragement of young cricketers, and his now raring to go for next season. 


David Harrison                        Mike Powell

Unfortunately, things have not gone well for David Harrison, who has been forced to retire from the game through injury.  In a career that spanned twelve years he took a total of 378 wickets, including ten five-wicket hauls, and also made seven fifties and played for England U19s.  Mike Powell, meanwhile, has left Glamorgan after fourteen years during which he scored 17,970 runs in all forms of cricket, including 26 centuries and 94 fifties.  We wish them both well for the future.

John Glover (36)

John Glover

We finish on a bright note, however, with a Gwent Cricketer making his Glamorgan debut.  John Glover played in the last three Championship matches of the season taking a four-wicket haul in the first innings of the match against Kent.  During this match John had the distinction of becoming the first bowler to take a wicket in the Championship under lights!

Harry Powell

Finally, we would like to congratulate 16-year-old Harry Powell who has played for Glamorgan 2ndXI, Wales Minor Counties and Wales U17s this season.  To cap it all he was named the Glamorgan Academy's Most Promising Player of the Year at the county's recent end-of-season awards ceremony. 

15 September 2011

Congratulations to Dewi Thomas of Machen  CC who has been selected as the mascot for this Friday's One Day international between England and India at Cardiff.  Dewi is also a member of the Gwent Young Cricketers Under 10 Squad.

He follows in the footsteps of Newport's Izzy Berry, a member of the Gwent Girls U13 Squad, who had the honour last year at the England v Australia One Day International.

13th September 2011

The season was brought to an end with the rearranged Building Society Youth Cricket Shield Under 15 Final on Sunday; Newport emerged as the 2011 champions.  For full details and photos of all three of this year's Finals press here.

11th September 2011                                                       

Congratulations to two Gwent Young Cricketers this week.  John Glover made his debut for the Glamorgan 1st XI in the County Championship and Mark Wallace was announced as the Glamorgan captain for next year. This week, he also became the highest scoring wicket-keeper for a  season in first-class cricket for his county.

10th September 2011

This season's Monmouthshire  Building Society Youth Cricket League has now been completed.  For full details press here.

6th September 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the Monmouthshire  Building Society Youth Cricket Shield Finals.  This year's Champions are Newport (at Under 11) and Croesyceiliog (at Under13).  Unfortunately, the U15 Final was abandoned and will be replayed this Sunday at Newport CC at 10am.  For full details press here.

1st September 2011

The League season has now finished and the Organiser is completing the Final Tables which should be published next week.  However, there is one major event left - The  Finals Day which takes place this Sunday at Rogerstone CC.  Why not come along for a feast of youth cricket?

The details of the Finals are as follows:- Under11 – 10am – Chepstow v Newport, Under13 – 1.15pm – Croesyceiliog v Newport, Under 15 - 4pm  - Chepstow v Newport. (Please note, the last two finals may start later depending on weather etc).

27th August 2011

Congratulations to the Under 14 Boys who became Welsh National Champions in their match against Cardiff yesterday.  For full details press here.

The U10s also had a very good Festival in Aberystwyth. Press here for full details.

Unfortunately, the Under 13 Girls Final was unable to be played.

22nd August 2011

Congratulations to our Under 14 Boys and Under 13 Girls County Squads which have reached the Finals of the Wales National Championships.  They both had comfortable wins in their Semi-Finals and will play for the ultimate prize later this week.

20th August 2011

Congratulations to Gwent Young Cricketer Will Bragg who scored his maiden first-class century for Glamorgan today.  In his first season as a regular in the Championship side,  he is closing in on 1,000 runs for the season with an average of 35 runs per innings. 

15th August 2011

Congratulations to our Under 14 Boys and Under 13 Girls County Squads which have both reached the Semi-Finals of the Wales National Championships; both have been unbeaten throughout their group matches.  The Girls play at Sudbrook CC this Wednesday (1pm start) against Carmarthen and the Boys are at Ebbw Vale on Sunday (11.30am start) versus West Glamorgan.  Why not come along and give them some support!

5th August 2011

Congratulations to John Davies who is being recognised for his contribution to youth cricket as part of the Sky Recognition and Reward Scheme.  In addition to being a member of the Gwent Young Cricketers U10  and U11 management teams he is always willing to help out at other age groups when required.  On top of that, he also serves as the Youth Organiser for Ebbw Vale CC.  He will receive his award on Sunday, 14th August at the Glamorgan CB40 game at the SWALEC stadium so hopefully you will see him on TV or, even better, go along and give him a cheer!

31st July 2011

The Finalists in the Monmouthshire  Building Society Youth Cricket Shield have now been decided.  Newport and Chepstow are set to contest both the Under 11 and Under 15 Finals while Newport are also in the U13 Final but, this time, against Croesyceiliog.  Finals Day will be on Sunday, 4th September at Rogerstone C C.

30th June 2011

Congratulations to the 26 boys and 16 girls from Gwent who have been selected as members of this year's Wales squads; we hope they all have an enjoyable and successful time playing for their country.  For full details see the 'Talented Players' section on the 'About Us' page.

13th June 2011

There have been some exciting performances in the Monmouthshire  Building Society Youth Cricket League this week. These include two centuries, from Jake Watkins (Newbridge) and Mike Hodson (Rogerstone), and no less than three hat-tricks from  Jack Fitzgerald (Fugitives),  Dan Jones (Croesyceiliog) and Jamie Thomas (Pentwyn).  For full details of these and other best performances, plus the results of the early rounds in the Shield competition, click on the buttons at the top left of this page.

30th May 2011

Most of us will be pleased to see the back of May and look forward to a 'Flaming June'!  However, quite a number of matches have been played in the League and Shield and eight games have been played by our county sides.  The most notable of these was the U14 Welsh Championship match against North East Wales.  In it both Jack Thorpe Yon and Matt Jones scored centuries.  Jack's 172 was the highest in Gwent Young Cricketers' history as was their opening partnership of 250.  In fact, this was Jack's third consecutive century for his county!

16th May 2011

The Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League is now well underway.  Weekly updates of the League Tables and details of the best playing performances can be found by pressing the League button above left.

5th May 2011

The season got off to a great start this Sunday with our U13 County team putting up a confident performance in defeating Wiltshire.  To find out more about this match, and all our county matches through the season, press the County Boys and County Girls at the top left of the page.  Meanwhile, the League and Shield season is now in full swing and the first Tables should appear within the next two weeks and then be updated weekly.

13th April 2011

We are now less than three weeks to the start of our 2011 Youth Cricket season and I'm sure you are all -  players, parents, coaches, umpires, scorers, grounds and catering staff, spectators etc - looking forward to it.  The sound of leather on willow, the smell of newly-mown grass, a tasty tea, the patter of raindrops ...!

As many of you know there has been a fundamental change in the way recreational cricket is being organised in Wales with the formation of Cricket Wales to oversee the whole process.  Ted Tipper has been invited to serve as an inaugural Director of the Board of this august body and is looking forward to helping shape the future development of the game in the Principality.

As far as Gwent is concerned, the League and Shield competitions are going ahead as normal.  However, there have been some changes for our Gwent Young Cricketers county sides as a result in the withdrawal of grant funding,

The website is now up and running.  We hope you all have an enjoyable summer playing, organising and watching cricket.


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