Derby Day at Llangennech Cricket Club
Cricket Wales is now able to field two women's premier league sides - a great achievement.
Last year Newport Women won the club national finals. As the squad became more numerous it was decided to set up a team in the West of Wales so that more girls/women could play regular women's cricket against some of the best players in England.
Llangennech Cricket Club approached Claire Thomas about wanting to start a ladies' team at the club and Claire was happy to help to make this happen. The club have been very supportive in setting up the team and is committed to developing the younger girls as well as the women.
Having two sides now means more women get regular cricket thus improving the standard in the Wales national squads to compete against some of the best players in the England and Wales. In turn, this will motivate players to continue to chase their dream to play for England. Claire is the current women's captain and, having played women's cricket for twelve years, recognizes that this is a huge step forward in the development of the Welsh squad, playing in the inter-county competitions.
Claire has expressed her pride in everything that Newport and Llangennech Cricket Clubs have achieved this year and, further, she hopes that more teams can be formed in Wales to play in the league.
Claire and her colleagues would like any girls/women/families etc to attend the day (advertised above) in support of women's cricket in Wales and for our younger aspiring players to meet current Wales Women Squad members.