An ambitious cricketer has received a special award after making a superb transition to the senior game earlier this summer.
Ben Davies, a Year 10 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, made a considerable impact for Carmel and District’s senior thirds throughout the season, which was the first time he had played at such a level during what has been an impressive young career to date.
The 14-year-old produced a series of impressive performances throughout the campaign, and he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the team’s overall success with the Best All-Rounder Award from their recent Presentation Evening.
He was given significant responsibility despite his tender age, bowling 47 overs and taking six wickets at an average of 30, which included season’s best figures of 2-8 against Mochdre.
Ben accounted for 14 per cent of Carmel’s wickets, batted nine times and ran out three batsmen to enhance his growing reputation.
The boarding pupil will now look to hone his skills even further during the off-season thanks to Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated winter nets programme, which enables each talented cricketer situated at the school to develop all areas of their game and fully prepare them for the upcoming campaign next year.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Ben has worked incredibly hard this summer and it is great to see his efforts paying off with a deserved award.
“I am glad he has been able to return to club cricket as a better player. He has certainly developed across all sports since he came to Rydal Penrhos, and if he continues to show the same sort of dedication under the guidance of our coaching staff then there is plenty of room to progress further in the future.”