We talk to Criced Cymru / Cricket Wales community coach for Pembrokeshire Rick Walton. Awarded the ECB community coach of the year award in 2015, Rick is a committed and well loved cricket coach who spends his working life converting as many young people as he can to the joys of the game of cricket.
In our interview he talks about his sporting family, including a grandfather who played for Manchester United, and his early years growing up in Grimsby. We talk about how he discovered cricket when his own son wanted to get involved at Haverfordwest Cricket Club and how he has never looked back.
Rick is a thinker not only about cricket but sport and wider associated and unassociated issues! We talk about his writing of blogs, his involvement in watching the England International womens team and his own 'journal' which he hopes will be published as a book soon.
An enjoyable half hour chat with someone at the coalface of cricket conversion.
If you would like to read a little bit of Rick's writing you can find it here:
https://cricketmanwales.com/ for his writing on sport and cricket in particular or
https://bowlingatvincent.com/ for his views on a broader canvus.
Anyone interested in booking Rick to come to their school / cricket club can contact him at: