Work on New Outdoor Cricket Nets Facility Nearing Completion
Work is nearing completion on an exciting new facility for Rydal Penrhos’ thriving sporting provision.
The school have been constructing a new five-bay grass outdoor nets facility over the off-season, with the finishing touches now being put on the area situated on Blackburn’s Piece opposite the outstanding New Field surface.
This is the latest in a series of significant improvements around Rydal Penrhos in recent months, which is part of the school’s ongoing strategic development plan to enhance facilities for a well-rounded academic and co-curricular experience.
The Rydal Dolphins, who are a team comprised of former pupils and people associated with the school, contributed to the cost of the development of an outdoor cricket nets facility, which will be used by aspiring young cricketers looking to improve their game under the direction of dedicated coaching staff.
The donation was made in memory of Brian Lewis, who was a Rydal School pupil from 1953-62 and left a gift in his will for the Dolphins following his passing.
Other notable contributions to the project came from The Percy Heywood Bequest and The W. Stephen Jones Memorial Fund, with a special plaque recognising their generosity unveiled at the start of the eagerly anticipated Dolphins Week against the school’s first XI last year.
Senior School Head Sally Ann, said: “This will be another hugely beneficial element of the sporting programme we provide here at Rydal Penrhos, and it is going to be a massive asset to our aspiring cricketers going forward.
“I would like to thank the Rydal Dolphins for their donation towards the project, which is a fitting tribute to a fine man in Brian Lewis.”
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