Former IPL star joins Rydal Penrhos School coaching team

Will Sissons, Wales U15 captain, batting at Rydal Penrhos School
Will Sissons, Wales U15 captain, batting at Rydal Penrhos School
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Former Indian Premier League bowler Shrikant Mundhe is to join ex-Glamorgan bowler Will Owen on the coaching staff at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay.

Talented young players at the school will benefit from the varied and considerable experience of their coaches after Mundhe signed with Liverpool and District Premier Division side Colwyn Bay.

As part of the deal, he will work with the school alongside Owen, who has been part of the Rydal Penrhos School team since October.

Owen recently headed to Packwood Haugh School to work with their Under-13 side and a recent High Performance Centre offered an opportunity for elite cricketers to hone their skills under his watchful eye.

The strong links between Colwyn Bay and Rydal Penrhos School are strengthened further by Mundhe's arrival, while former pupil Matt Thomas is performing well for Colwyn Bay CC in both the first and second teams this season.

And once the school cricket fixtures are completed, Lower Sixth student Jack Sissons will start training with the club.

"We are extremely fortunate to have two former professionals coaching here at Rydal Penrhos, which is the perfect platform for our players to develop," Allen Boyd, Director of Sport at the school, commented.

"Shrikant is a very well thought of cricketer with a lot to offer our pupils, while the work Will has done here since his arrival has been exemplary.

"We are very proud of our association with Colwyn Bay Cricket Club and Shrikant has a wealth of experience that will be of great benefit to our pupils in the coming months."

Mundhe was part of the IPL in 2011 when he represented Pune Warriors. He has represented Maharashtra in first-class cricket since 2007, taking 52 wickets in 20 matches.

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