Cricket in North Wales to be bowled over by new forum

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The 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.  

The 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.  

CNW 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 remit.   “Cricket has been a popular sport in Wales for over a century and it would be such a shame to let it lapse through inaction.”  

CNW 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 attendance.      

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.
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