Meet the cricketer: Bethan Hughes (Bangor CC)

Bethan Hughes has taken 29 league wickets this season at 11.79 apiece

Slowly but surely, female players are beginning to really make their mark on the men’s game in North Wales cricket.

This season Llandudno Lions made a groundbreaking move in appointing Wales international Hannah Thornton as second team captain.

Meanwhile, at Bangor CC, a young bowler named Bethan Hughes is really hitting the heights for the second team, taking 29 wickets so far in 2019 and establishing herself in the league’s 10 top achievers with the ball.

Bethan, 18, took part in a Q and A with Grassroots North Wales this week.

Full Name

Bethan Hughes

Date of Birth


Current team

Bangor’s first team this season

Bangor C.C

Age when first took up cricket


Style of batting

Right handed

Style of bowling

Right arm medium

Highest batting score


Best bowling figures


Most runs in a season


Most wickets in a season


Most catches in a game


Favourite away ground

Colwyn Bay

Strengths to your play

Bowling variations

Weaknesses to your play

Hitting boundaries

Favourite county


Favourite international team


Batting idol

Eoin Morgan

Bowling idol

England’s James Anderson (IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

James Anderson

Most memorable game played in

This year against Marchwiel and Wrexham when I took career best figures

Most memorable game seen

4th day of the First Test of the 2015 Ashes in the Swalec Stadium

Representative cricket played

Eryri junior teams, Wales girls U13, U15 and U17 and Wales women development Xl

Highlight of your cricket career to date

Getting to the ECB County Championship Finals with Wales girls U17

Ambitions in cricket

Win Division Two with Bangor 2nds, and to take 50 wickets in a season

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

England celebrate after winning the 2019 World Cup


Other sports you play

Tennis, hockey, netball

Advice to young female cricketers

Have fun, practice, and believe in yourself

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