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Cricket coach Holden aiming for title tilt with Menai Bridge

Cricket coach Holden aiming for title tilt with Menai Bridge

Rydal Penrhos coach and Menai Bridge captain Dion Holden is confident his side can go one better and claim the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title.

The fancied side finished second last term but have a number of key acquisitions that have strengthened them considerably, and they will look to get their campaign off to the best possible start when they welcome newly promoted Northop on Saturday.

Holden, who is a former member of the Glamorgan Academy programme, has been working hard at the school’s winter nets programme and has overseen the development of each member of the scheme in the hope they can hit the ground running when the season kicks off this week.

He is also the head coach for the North Wales hub of the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation, which is hosted by Rydal Penrhos and gives talented cricketers from the state school system a chance to gain some high-quality coaching during a number of specialist sessions in the off-season.

Holden, said: “We finished second in the league last year so we are hoping to go one better this season.

“We have definitely got the squad to go all the way, we just need to make sure we put in consistent performances which I am confident the lads can do.

“We have a quite a few senior players in our squad now who know what it takes to win the league, hopefully they can take that experience into the season and put out some big performances.”

Holden also highlighted Josh Massey as an “exciting young talent at the club”, with the young star turning out for the Welsh age group sides this summer before joining Rydal Penrhos on a sports scholarship in September.


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