new Cricket North Wales forum will help tackle issues within the game such as
declining player numbers and standards, and will focus on key areas such as
player retention, post age 15 cricket, links with local schools and support for
coaching and umpiring within the game.
forum will operate under the chairmanship of Glyn Watkin-Jones, a well
respected figure in North Wales cricket, and include
representatives from all the key cricketing bodies in the area.
Cricket North Wales (CNW), through
its governance of the game in North Wales,
will coordinate all aspects of junior and senior cricket and lead and inspire its
member bodies to produce quality cricket whilst giving opportunities to all,
irrespective of age, ability, gender or race to become the best they can, with
emphasis on the future health of the game.
It will encourage personal development
and improvement and will ensure that the game is governed in a manner that
offers constructive advice, appropriate legislation and considered judgment, maximizing
participation, improving levels of enjoyment and ensuring that the spirit of
the game is paramount.
CNW will be the single
point of contact with Cricket Wales and will be responsible for the implementation
of ECB and Cricket Wales strategic policies and initiatives.
chair, Glyn Watkin Jones, said: “This is a significant step towards the
protection of the game in North Wales and I am
honoured to have been appointed chairman of a group with such an important
has been a popular sport in Wales
for over a century and it would be such a shame to let it lapse through
will be made up of representatives of the major bodies which contribute to
cricket across North Wales, including: NW
Cricket League, Umpires’ association, Groundsmans’ Association, NE Wales Junior
Cricket, Eryri Junior Cricket, North Wales Cricket Association, Disability Cricket,
Child Welfare, Sport Wales and Cricket Development Officers.
CNW will officially come into being
on 1 April 2014.
A launch event is being held at
4pm on Thursday 27th March 2014 at Bangor Cricket Club, with officials from Glamorgan CC and Cricket
Wales including Hugh Morris Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cricket
Glamorgan CC and Peter Hybart Chief Executive Officer Cricket Wales, in
For more information, please
contact Tony Moss ([email protected]
On Thursday 27th March
at Bangor CC the officials stated plus members of the Cricket North Wales Forum
will be available for interviews and photographs.