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Cricket: Sports scholar Josh achieves maiden senior century for Menai Bridge

Cricket: Sports scholar Josh achieves maiden senior century for Menai Bridge

A future sports scholar recorded his maiden senior century to continue his superb recent run of form this season.

Cricket ace Josh Massey, who will join the Rydal Penrhos community in September following a successful application process, produced a fantastic knock to guide Menai Bridge Seconds to an emphatic ten-wicket triumph over North Wales 2nd XI League Premier Division rivals Buckley.

After being set a target of 191 by the visitors, Massey produced an innings that defied his tender age to finish the day unbeaten on 107, which included no fewer than 19 boundaries.

The Welsh youth international opened the batting for title-chasing Bridge and managed to secure his first every century at senior level, which further enhances his growing reputation as one of the best young prospects anywhere in the region.

Joshua relocated from South Africa to Anglesey five years ago, and within one week of joining Bridge he was put forward for the Eryri set-up, which he has been a part of for the last four years.

He is also a member of the Glamorgan Pro Elite training programme and has been working with Bridge captain Dion Holden at the Marylebone Cricket Club North Wales Hub, which is held at Rydal Penrhos for elite cricketers within the state school system.

Another talented cricketer joining Rydal Penrhos in September performed well as part of the Pwllheli side during their narrow loss to North Wales Cricket League Premier Division championship contenders Brymbo.

Owen Reilly, who has also earned national recognition within the Welsh set-up, almost got his side over the line but ran out of batting partners in the closing stages and finished on 11 not out from 47 deliveries.

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