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Junior League Newsletter – Week 2

Week 2 Newsletter

Junior league Newsletter – Week 1

Week 1 Newsletter

Cardiff & Vale Players on the Glamorgan Books

Congratulations to our ex-players who have secured Glamorgan contracts.

Ruaidhri Smith and Jeremy Lawlor both played their junior cricket at St Fagans.

Ruaidhri Smith Jeremy Lawlor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations also to our players who are now with the Glamorgan Academy.

Connor Brown, who was also 2014 Academy Player of the Year, Kiran Carlson, Prem Sisodya and Muji Ilyas. Connor played his junior cricket with Pentyrch and Kiran, Prem and Muji all played for Cardiff.

You can read and hear them interviewed at:-

Glamorgan Academy Successes

County Squad Information

Contact details for coaches and managers in charge of county squads are available on the download section. All the squad fixtures are also available though these are subject to constant change during the course of the season so please check before travelling.

New Scoresheets for Under 9 and Under 11 Competitions

New scoresheets (featuring boxes for tallying extras) are now available in the download section of this website. Please download ready for the new season.

2015 League Rules

League Rules for all competitions are now uploaded on to the website. Please go into “Downloads” and familiarise yourself with any changes.

Club Contact details

Coach and manager contact details for each junior club have now been uploaded to this website. Please check your entries against your club name in the left hand pane and report any discrepancies to the website administrator. Many thanks.

Junior League Fixtures 2015

Draft Fixtures for the Junior Season 2015 have now been produced and distributed to all club coordinators. Please provide feedback as soon as possible. The first (under 11) fixtures are scheduled for Monday 27th April. Team coach/manager contact details will be posted on this web site shortly.

In Memory of Peter Hardwick

Peter’s funeral service will be held on Friday 23rd January 2015 at All Saint’s Church in Penarth at 2pm.  Cremation will follow at the Vale of Glamorgan Crematorium in Barry at 4pm.  There will be a celebration of Peter’s life which will take place at Penarth Cricket Club after the service.

The family have asked that if you plan on attending the service, please do not wear black. They would prefer to see people in club shirts, county shirts or other sporting attire.

Peter Hardwick

Pete Hardwick was an adopted son of Wales and in particular Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan Cricket. Originally from the West Country he played his early cricket for Brislington CC in Bristol as a left arm fast bowler. He quickly realised that perhaps he wasn’t quite fast enough so changed his action to left arm spin and the rest, as they say, is history. When he moved his young family, wife Dawn and children Paul and Jane, across the bridge to South Wales and the village of Wenvoe on the outskirts of Cardiff he was lured to St Fagans Cricket Club by the club skipper, Ricky Needham. It was to be a fruitful union with Pete going on to twirl his way into the club’s record books.

 

Over time coaching became a greater and greater part of his life coinciding with his career with Vale of Glamorgan council as a Dragon Sports officer. From St Fagans his travels took him to Cowbridge CC and from there to Penarth CC enabling him to combine his playing and coaching talents. He was invited to play for Wales Minor Counties, as well as the Wales over 40s, 50s and 60s and, though Gloucestershire born and bred, he wore the dragon on his chest with pride.

 

At the same time he was invited to join Cardiff & the Vale Regional Cricket and would become our longest serving coach and our most successful. Pete would describe his coaching style as “old school” and would spurn the use of cones and complex warm up routines but this did not do justice to his coaching philosophy which was thoughtful and effective, frequently turning around under-performing squads. At his heart Pete loved the game and had a real passion and belief in improving players. He liked nothing better than working with young left arm spinners but he would have pearls of wisdom and great insight to pass on to seam bowlers, wicket keepers and batters alike.

 

He was a great raconteur and fantastic fun to be with whether sharing a bottle of wine or a Black Sheep Ale on a far-flung cricket tour or simply strolling around a boundary. His dry, rich humour sat well with his softly spoken West Country burr and he never ran out of stories to tell of distant games or funny incidents such as the day he snaffled the prize wicket of Steve James for a duck in his benefit game!

 

Pete passed away on December 23rd 2014 at the University Hospital in Cardiff with his family at his bedside. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and family and by so many young cricketers who benefited from his wit and wisdom.Peter Hardwick