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 13 pupil Llywelyn Cowell:
- Name: Llywelyn Cowell
- Year group: Year 13
- Pupil status: Day
- House: Payne
Llywelyn is entering his final season with Rydal Penrhos before heading off on the next stage of his education journey this summer, and his leadership and knowledge will be sorely missed.
The Upper Sixth Form pupil has become a key component in the first XI, and has progressed his game considerably since joining the school in 2016.
He has spent the summer honing his coaching skills at Rydal Penrhos’ winter nets programme, which has been implemented with a view to improving all aspects of the game for each pupil taking part before the season.
Llywelyn has been working alongside Menai Bridge captain Dion Holden, who is a former member of the Glamorgan Academy and has also represented the West of England on a 2006 tour of the West Indies.
Both have been lending their advice and tips to those in attendance, helping them with areas such as batting technique, shot selection and bowling length.
The 18-year-old also boasts senior experience with North Wales Cricket League Division One side Conwy, and he also looks after the playing surface at the club to add another string to his bow.
Head of Cricket Mike Leach, said: “Llywelyn is a great ambassador for the school and he has emerged as a significant cricketing role model for those looking to following in his footsteps in the coming years.
“He is only too happy to share his knowledge with younger members of the Rydal Penrhos community, and this support is an essential part of their overall development.
“Hopefully Llywelyn can enjoy a fantastic end to his time with us by achieving success for our first XI before his A-level examinations.”