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Cricket: Owen appointed First XI captain

Cricket: Owen appointed First XI captain

A talented cricketer at Rydal Penrhos has secured a role of responsibility for the current campaign.

Owen Reilly, a Year 12 pupil at the school, has been appointed the First XI senior captain after making a huge impact on the programme during his first year as a member of the Rydal Penrhos community.

The Welsh youth international has enjoyed a glittering young career to date and has achieved a considerable amount in a short space of time as another product of the sports scholarship provision that the school offers to successful candidates.

He has been in tremendous form during the initial stages of the campaign for both school and North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title challengers Bangor, who Owen signed for during the off-season after a successful spell at Pwllheli.

The all-rounder is averaging 44 with the bat for the Gwynedd side and has a season’s best score of 64 not out, and Owen has also secured ten wickets at an average of just 9.5.

Owen also received the Spirit of Cricket Award from Rydal Penrhos’ annual fixture against Marylebone Cricket Club, and produced a sensational unbeaten innings of 82 in their recent victory over St Mary’s College, Crosby.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Owen is undoubtedly one of the brightest cricketing prospects anywhere in the country and he displays a maturity way beyond his teenage years.

“His talent and overall knowledge of the game make him the perfect choice for captain, and his experience in high-profile competitive matches will not only stand him in good stead, but also other members of the squad who look up to him.”


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