Menai Bridge Cricket Club is
situated on the Isle of Anglesey in the North West of Wales just off the shores
of the Menai Strait. Our most famous landmark is the Thomas Telford suspension
bridge which links Menai Bridge to mainland Wales. The town is situated
approximately 2 hours drive from Manchester and Liverpool, 3 hours from
Birmingham and 5 hours from London. The island itself is served by excellent
road, rail and ferry links to all areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Menai Bridge is also very close to both the University town of Bangor as well
as the magnificent scenery of the Snowdonia National Park featuring the highest
mountain in Wales, namely Snowdon.
The Cricket Club was established in Menai Bridge
in 1973, prior to this cricket in Menai Bridge was subject to nomadic playing
at a number of different locations. We are without doubt one of the most
picturesque cricket grounds in North Wales!
We are a very friendly cricket club and have
always welcomed new members of all standards and ability. A high level of
community spirit is maintained by regular club functions and social events
throughout the season. We put great emphasis on junior cricket development by
providing a structured coaching environment and holding regular practice
sessions. We have at least 10 active members currently holding coaching
qualifications of which two are dedicated to each junior team. We currently run
4 senior sides and 4 junior sides playing in leagues throughout North Wales.
The Committee Members of Menai Bridge Cricket Club are proactive throughout the year ensuring the Tyn-y-Caeau ground is fit to play cricket and welcoming for visitors and guests.
We have hosted many Representative Games and Touring Teams return year on year to play at the ground.
Our most famous ex-player and current life member
is Matthew Maynard who has previously held positions as the England Assistant
Coach and Director of Cricket for Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Chosen to lead the Teams for the 2014 Season are: 1st XI Robbie Jones; 2nd XI Andy Skeoch; 3rd XI Rhys Dart.