Meet the Cricketer: Gerallt Lyall (Denbigh CC)
Gerallt Lyall (right) with CPD Llansannan team-mate Dafydd Williams

In the first of a new series of features on North Wales cricketers we put Denbigh opener Gerallt Lyall under the spotlight.

Full Name

Gerallt Lyall

Date of Birth

01/08/87

Current team

Denbigh C.C

Age when first took up cricket

9

Style of batting

Left-hander


Style of bowling

Used to be left-hand fast / now left-arm medium swing

Highest batting score

125 not out (v Llandudno, 2014)


Best bowling figures

6/22 (v Castell Alun, 2004)

Most runs in a season

777 (2010)

Most wickets in a season

27

Most catches in a game

3 (I think)

Best bowler faced

Will Owen (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Will Owen (Prestatyn and Flintshire)

Best batsman played against

Will Evans (Mochdre)

Favourite away ground

Colwyn Bay

Strengths to your play

Gerallt Lyall

Concentration (able to play a long innings)

Weaknesses to your play

Clearing the rope ( hitting sixes!)

Favourite county

Glamorgan

Favourite international team

New Zealand – a country of similar size in population to Wales showing they can punch above their weight as an independent nation.

Batting idol

Graham Thorpe because he was a classy left-hander

Bowling idol

Simon Jones of Glamorgan celebrates taking the wicket of Michael Clarke of Australia during day five of the third npower Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on August 15, 2005. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

Simon Jones – Welsh, fast and hostile and could reverse swing the ball. Great combination

Most memorable game played in

From a personal view v Castell Alun in 2004 when I took a hat-trick, clean bowling the last 3 batsmen to win the game as a 17 year old.

Most memorable game seen

Ashes 2005 the whole series.

Representative cricket played

North East Wales junior teams, Denbighshire U19 Colts and Denbighshire


Highlight of your cricket career

Winning Division One of North Wales twice with Denbigh C.C

Remaining ambitions in cricket

Score a Premier League 100 and finish higher than 4th, which is Denbigh’s best ever position in the North Wales Premier Division.

World Cup Final 2019 – best one-day match ever?

Yes

Other sports you play

Gerallt (fifth from right, back row) celebrates winning the 2017-18 Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Cup with CPD Llansannan

Football for CPD Llansannan

Advice to young cricketers

Practice, practice and practice but enjoy the game!

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