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Cricket: Sports scholar Josh continues sensational form for Menai Bridge

Cricket: Sports scholar Josh continues sensational form for Menai Bridge

A sports scholar continued his sensational cricket campaign with another sensational knock for his regional side last weekend.

Josh Massey, who will officially join Rydal Penrhos in September, turned in another virtuoso display at the crease to help Menai Bridge Seconds to a convincing 153-run victory over Northop to further boost their North Wales 2nd XI League Premier Division title hopes.

The Welsh youth international smashed no fewer than 16 boundaries before being ousted from the crease agonisingly short of his century on 97, contributing significantly to Bridge’s imposing total of 335-6 from their allotted 45 overs in the middle.

This is the latest in a series of exceptional displays from Massey, who is also part of the Glamorgan Pro Elite training programme and has spent time at the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation Hub situated at Rydal Penrhos.

He has accumulated an astonishing 441 runs from nine bats at an average of 55, which includes three half-centuries and a season’s best 107 not out.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is yet further proof of the talent Josh has at his disposal, and the composure he is showing for someone so young is going to be a great asset to our thriving cricket programme here at Rydal Penrhos.

“His experiences of playing senior cricket this summer with such a fantastic set-up at Menai Bridge is going to make the transition to our winter nets programme incredibly easy, and we are relishing the prospect of improving his game considerably during his time at the school.”

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