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.
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 is delighted with the opportunity for the players, 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 centres to ourselves on both days and the experience of facing the new Trueman machine and Merlyn is going to be great for them. The idea is to show them different county environments and give them 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”the group has been training 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 the FATBATS cricket bat factory where they will see willow at various stages of the bat-making 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)