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Cricket: Owen plays leading role in Bangor win over Gresford

Cricket: Owen plays leading role in Bangor win over Gresford

A talented cricketer at Rydal Penrhos produced a sensational display to help his regional side to victory.

Owen Reilly, a Year 12 pupil at the school, turned in an exceptional all-round display in Bangor’s six-wicket home win over Gresford to continue their superb start to the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division season.

The teenager wasted no time in making his mark with the new ball, claiming the wickets of Sam Thompson and Matthew Cree for eight and a golden duck respectively.

Reilly also disposed of the dangerous opener Matthew Thompson for 42 at a critical stage of the innings, adding Gareth Bell (9) and John Bell to his list of victims late on to end his eight-over spell with eye-catching figures of 5-26.

He was ably assisted at the other end by Franco Kasner, who disposed of Chris Ellwood (38), Daniel Williams (17), Chris Mullock (3) and Ryan Williams (0) to end the day on 4-22 as the visitors posted a target of 133 all out.

The sports scholar and Welsh youth international was also in fine form with the bat, posting a stubborn 46 off 146 deliveries before he was eventually ousted from the crease by Williams.

Fellow opener David Winter was clean bowled by John Bell after contributing 27 to the scoreboard, but an unbeaten 40 from Nadeem Rehman got the home side over the line for the loss of just four wickets after 47 overs in the middle.

Owen now has nine wickets for the loss of just 51 runs so far this season at an average of 5.67 after joining Bangor from Pwllheli during the off-season.

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