Cricket: Owen selected to Wales National Counties squad
July 22, 2022

Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Owen Reilly has been selected to the Wales National Counties squad for their upcoming fixture against Wiltshire.

A former pupil at Rydal Penrhos has received a well-deserved selection to a national side for a pivotal fixture this weekend.

Owen Reilly, who was part of the school’s cohort that secured historic A Level results in 2020, will make his debut for the Wales National Counties squad for their clash again Wiltshire in a three-day contest beginning on Sunday at Panteg Cricket Club.

This is the latest in a series of fine accomplishments for Owen, who is currently studying Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage Therapy at Cardiff Metropolitan University, which was his first-choice destination.

Owen is currently looking to help Bangor regain their North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title and also gained further notoriety with a starring performance for a Cricket Wales select side against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s with a five-wicket haul.

Owen arrived at Rydal Penrhos as a Year 12 pupil and wasted no time in making his presence felt in a sporting environment, developing his outstanding skill set under the guidance of dedicated staff.

He was the school’s First XI captain at Rydal Penrhos, leading by example and earning selection to the Wales U18 squad during his time as a pupil.

His performance during the school’s annual contest against Marylebone Cricket Club earned Owen the Spirit of Cricket Award, with his leadership during fixtures in his role as skipper also coming in for significant praise.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to congratulate Owen on yet more well-deserved national recognition. We wish you the very best of luck with the Wales National Counties squad this weekend.


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