Ahead of the new cricket season, we will be taking a look at the ones to watch across various year groups as they prepare for a busy series of upcoming fixtures in the coming weeks.
We continue the feature with Year 12 pupil Jack Jones:
- Name: Jack Jones
- Year group: Year 12
- Pupil status: Boarding
- House: Morgan
Lower Sixth Form pupil Jack is currently in his ninth year with us, and the 16-year-old has emerged as one of the most talented all-round cricketers currently plying their trade at Rydal Penrhos.
He has been working hard on all aspects of his game in the winter months under the guidance of Head of Cricket Mike Leach and coach Dion Holden, which will hopefully bring with it another season of notable individual performances.
Jack has gained some useful experiences in previous seasons, and has already proved to be a valued member of the first XI thanks in no small part to his consistent bowling and eye-catching fielding skills.
This included a standout performance in the prestigious annual Marylebone Cricket Club fixture, in addition to aiding the senior squad to a number of impressive overall performances throughout the campaign.
His experience is going to be a huge contributing factor to any success that comes Rydal Penrhos’ way during what is sure to be a busy summer term, while his leadership abilities will also be a key asset to have for the younger members of the school community.
Mr Leach, said: “Jack has shown enormous promise and he is now one of the senior figures at the school in terms of cricketing experience and ability.
“This responsibility will be something that he will undoubtedly thrive with, and his drive to succeed is a prominent feature of his overall character which can only make those around him better too.
“We have a wealth of cricketing talent across all year groups here at Rydal Penrhos, and someone like Jack is a great measure of what can happen when you adopt a willingness to learn and make improvements across all areas of school life.”