Apex Cricket, a new venture from Ted Williamson, is taking 18 young players from Munster over to Wales and England on a three-day cricket tour over the mid-term break.
The tour will comprise of a trip to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club on day one, where the players will get the chance to work with Academy Head Coach, Tim Hancock.
On day two they will train twice at Glamorgan County Cricket Club where they will be under the watchful eye of Head Coach Robert Croft, who will be leading one of the sessions around the T20 format.
Apex Cricket’s Ted Williamson was delighted after the mini tour finally came together saying: “The lads are going to two first class facilities and will be working with two highly respected coaches who had an awful lot of County and International success as players. We’ll have the indoor centre’s to ourselves on both days and the experience of facing the new Trueman machine and Merlyn is going to be great for the lads.
"The idea is to show them different county environments and get the chance to work with coaches with different styles and skill sets. The trip is going to be an annual one and we have two different counties locked in for 2018”.
He was also very happy that there were players from different clubs in Munster involved when he said ”This group has been together now for over 16 weeks and they’ve formed a very good bond with each other. A trip like this helps those relationships grow even more and they will no doubt learn plenty with so much planned for them. It will be great for them to share that with players in their own clubs, once they’re back”.
The players are also taking part in the Swalec stadium tour, visiting the cricket Museum at Glamorgan and going to FATBATS bat making factory where they will see willow at various stages of the process.
Being immersed in cricket for 3 days will benefit these players greatly and the tour will no doubt be something that they will remember for some time to come.
The touring party is as follows:
Ciaran O’Reilly, Luke O’Reilly, Shane O’Reilly (Midleton CC), Harry Broadhurst, Carlu Nienaber (Limerick CC), Rioghan O’Sullivan, Eshan O’Sullivan, Daniel Kennedy (Cork County CC), Max Egan, Adam Hickey, Cian Edgerton, Jack Buss, Mike Higgins, Seanan Jones, Ruadhan Jones, Cormac McCarthy-Hann, Liam Edwards, Matthew Brewster (Cork Harlequins CC)
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