In the first of a new series of features on North Wales cricketers we put Denbigh opener Gerallt Lyall under the spotlight.
Date of Birth
Age when first took up cricket
Style of batting
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
Most wickets in a season
Most catches in a game
3 (I think)
Best bowler faced
Will Owen (Prestatyn and Flintshire)
Best batsman played against
Will Evans (Mochdre)
Favourite away ground
Strengths to your play
Concentration (able to play a long innings)
Weaknesses to your play
Clearing the rope ( hitting sixes!)
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.
Graham Thorpe because he was a classy left-hander
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?
Other sports you play
Football for CPD Llansannan
Advice to young cricketers
Practice, practice and practice but enjoy the game!