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First XI captain Owen takes five wickets for Cricket Wales U17 side

First XI captain Owen takes five wickets for Cricket Wales U17 side

A talented cricketer turned in another fine display for a national youth side recently.

Owen Reilly, a Year 12 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was part of the Cricket Wales U17 squad that took on Hampshire in a pair of contests on Sunday, July 28.

The sports scholar and first XI captain was in fine form once again against quality opposition, turning in a fine display of bowling to help himself to four wickets for the loss of 24 runs from a four-over spell.

This played a significant role in Wales’ 20-run victory over their Hampshire rivals at Totton and Eling Cricket Club, but they were unable to claim a notable double from the fixtures as the hosts responded with a five-wicket triumph in the second contest.

Owen opened the batting and made a promising 18 before he was caught off the bowling of Dominic Kelly, but he bounced back by taking the prized wicket of opener Charlie Mumford for 68 to finish the day on 1-22.

This is the latest in a series of outstanding displays throughout the summer so far from the Sixth Former, who is playing a considerable role for North Wales Cricket League Premier Division leaders Bangor in their quest to regain the championship.

Head of Physical Education Nicky Head, said: “Owen has really come of age this summer both for school, club and country, and this has further enhanced his reputation as one of the best young players anywhere in the country.

“He demonstrates a tremendous composure for someone and has gained a considerable amount of experience in his short career to date, and there is no telling what Owen can go on to achieve in the future if he continues to show the same desire and commitment.”

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