Three rising stars from Ellesmere College have been selected to play cricket for Wales this season. Ben Beaver, Connor Davies and Josh Andrady are part of the College’s Elite Cricket Academy and Development Centre, which offers pupils the opportunity to experience some of the best coaching and facilities in the county.
Ben Beaver, a cricket scholar at Ellesmere has had three years working under senior coach Rod Jones and has represented Shropshire U10s, becoming the team's leading batsman. Connor Davies who plays at Brymbo Cricket Club and Josh Andrady who is at Northop CC have joined Ellesmere College this year and are also on cricket scholarships. “Ellesmere has given me the opportunity to focus my passion for cricket alongside my studies. The coaching is great and it has really improved my bowling action for much better accuracy. My overall game has also improved and being at Ellesmere has boosted my confidence to play for Wales”, said Josh
Academy Director, Rod Jones said “All three lads are developing nicely and working hard towards being good all round cricketers, but they are also good role models at Ellesmere, which is important. As a school we are keen to develop character as well as skill. In the last year, the College has seen an increase in young cricketers coming into the Academy, so the future looks very promising. I'm really pleased with all the boys that have joined the Academy this year. They are all working to a tailor made programme that includes nutrition, psychology and fitness. We look forward to seeing them develop further and play at the highest levels”