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Cricket: First XI captain Owen named in Wales XI for MCC clash at Lords
December 18, 2019

A decorated young cricketer will get the chance to play at one of the most storied grounds in the country after earning a national squad selection.

Owen Reilly, a Year 13 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has been named in the Wales XI that will take on Marylebone Cricket Club in April next year, with the game set to take place at Lords.

The first XI captain will be looking to enhance his growing reputation as one of the bets young prospects anywhere in the country, and he earned his place in the select side thanks to a series of exceptional displays for Bangor during the summer on their way to clinching the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title.

The all-rounder opened the batting and bowling for the title-winners and performed superbly throughout, scoring 422 runs at an average of 35.17 and scooping 19 wickets at the average expense of 22.58 and an economy rate of 3.52.

This outstanding level of consistency also earned the Sixth Former a place in the Wales U18 squad during the summer, where they tested their skills against English county sides in the T20 format.

Head of Physical Education Nicky Head, said: โ€œThis is another excellent achievement from Owen and an experience that is going to be unforgettable.

โ€œTo play at the home of cricket with a Wales XI select side will be a real confidence boost for Owen and one that is a direct result of his incredible ability to perform well both regionally and on the national stage against high-quality opposition.โ€