6 June 2022
Cricketers at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools used their skills and knowledge to coach children at two primary schools in Pembrokeshire, during a hugely successful three-day tour.
The under-13 girls’ and boys’ cricket teams delivered fun and engaging outreach coaching to children at Narberth Community Primary School and Stepaside Community Primary School, respectively.
The boys and girls from Monmouth taught batting, bowling, fielding and catching skills – and proved a big hit with the Pembrokeshire schoolchildren.
The tour party was based at St Davids and the coaching sessions, which built up new friendships, were among the many highlights of the trip, which included fixtures against representative sides.
The under-13 pupils at Monmouth School for Boys opened the tour against Cricket Wales South Under-13 Performance at Port Talbot; played Cricket Wales West Under-13 at Kilgetty and then met Cricket Wales South under-13 Development at Margam.
The under-13 pupils at Monmouth School for Girls had a wash-out in their opening fixture against Cricket Wales South Girls at Briton Ferry; they then played against Cricket Wales West Girls at Narberth and met Cricket Wales South Under-12 Boys Development at Tata Steel Cricket Club.
It was the first time that girls and boys from Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools had travelled to West Wales together for a cricket tour, but it promises to be the first of many.