Ahead of the new cricket season, we will be taking a look at the ones to watch across various year groups as they prepare for a busy series of upcoming fixtures in the coming weeks.
We continue the feature with Year 7 pupil Arran Sen:
- Name: Arran Sen
- Year group: Year 7
- Pupil status: Boarding
- House: Beecholme
Ambitious and talented, Arran has a very bright future ahead of him if continues to develop at his rapid rate.
The all-rounder is one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the region, and plenty more accolades potentially await the 12-year-old this summer after a winter of honing his skills at the school and further afield.
He has already earned regional honours as part of the Lancashire Cricket Club youth set-up, and recently took part in a special training programme ahead of a possible selection to their U12 side for the forthcoming campaign.
This winter has seen Arran progress all areas of his game significantly thanks to the opportunities available to him at Rydal Penrhos, with his efforts at the school’s winter nets programme seeing him come on a great deal with both bat and ball under the leadership of Menai Bridge captain and coach Dion Holden.
The sports scholar also recently signed up for Liverpool and District side Colwyn Bay with a view to improving his game even further, and has been training with both the U12 and U15 squad and hopes to appear for the third and second teams at some point during the season.
His talent has also been recognised by Viz Sports, who recently agreed to sponsor the aspiring cricketer with a custom-made cricket bat that he will be using during a busy series of fixtures in the coming weeks.
Arran has also received significant praise for fully immersing himself in boarding school life since joining Rydal Penrhos in September, with his polite mannerisms and willingness to help others a prominent feature of his overall character.
Head of Cricket Mike Leach, said: “Arran’s desire to succeed is matched only by the immense potential he possesses, and he is going to be a huge asset to us here at Rydal Penrhos in what will be his first season in school colours.
“He is a fantastic young man who is keen to enhance his knowledge on the game at any given opportunity, and this passion is sure to stand him in extremely good stead ahead of a busy summer with school, club and hopefully county.”