Rydal Penrhos pupil and talented cricketer James Gilman was put forward for a national squad trial after impressing on the regional scene.
The rich and proud history of Rydal Penrhos is full of cricketing achievements both individually and from school sides. The iconic figure of Wilf Wooller started his journey at the school and it continues today with many pupils earning recognition both regionally and on the national stage.
Rydal Penrhos has the most stunning facilities for cricket. Our New Field pitch is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. It is regularly used for Welsh youth internationals, with the recent construction of the outdoor nets facility benefitting aspiring stars greatly.
The school has also formed strong links with Marylebone Cricket Club and Cricket Wales in recent years, with former pupil and captain Owen Reilly taking the national youth scene by storm with the Wales U18 squad during his time at Rydal Penrhos.
James Gilman, who is about to enter Year 11 at the start of the academic year, has made considerable progress both in school, for Mochdre Cricket Club and following his selection to the North Wales youth squad following a successful assessment.
His progression through the Cricket Wales pathway has come with significant praise. Something that resulted in coaches putting James forward as one of three players from North Wales for national squad consideration this summer.
This saw James make the long trip to Port Talbot for two T20 trial games, where he was assessed for possible inclusion in the future. Another great experience for a cricketer of immense promise.
James has been part of the school’s first XI last summer, participating in a number of competitive fixtures and also representing Rydal Penrhos against the MCC during their prestigious annual fixture on New Field.
Everyone would like to congratulate James on this latest accomplishment. We look forward to hearing about many more in the not-too-distant future.