A cricket sensation and sports scholar has received a special award thanks to an outstanding performance in school colours.
Arran Sen, a Year 7 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has enjoyed a phenomenal first year at the school to further enhance his growing reputation as one of the brightest young talents anywhere in the country.
The Lancashire youth international secured his maiden half-century in fine fashion against Caldy Grange prior to the summer break, producing a series of exceptional shots to end the day on 53.
This resulted in the 12-year-old securing the Junior Performance of the Week from leading website Cricket World, and the organisation handed Arran a special certificate to mark the achievement.
This is the latest in a long line of exceptional milestones for the boarding pupil, who has been making his presence felt in adult cricket throughout the summer at both Stretford and Colwyn Bay.
Arran has made appearances for Bay’s Third XI despite his tender age, and has claimed five wickets from 24 overs at an average of 23.
His exploits on Rydal Penrhos’ annual tour of Yorkshire also came in for significant praise, with the sports scholar catching the eye with a pair of five-wicket hauls, and another notable highlight was his contribution to the long-running fixture against Marylebone Cricket Club, which saw Arran take home the Spirit of Cricket Award after a dazzling display of spin bowling.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Arran came to Rydal Penrhos with a fantastic amount of potential, and it is great to see all his hard work and dedication paying off with a host of achievements throughout what was a hugely encouraging season.
“He has already achieved so much despite not yet entering his teenage years, and if he continues to show the same application in the months and years to come there the sky is the limit in terms of what he can achieve.”