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Cricket: Sports scholar Owen joins title hopefuls Bangor

Cricket: Sports scholar Owen joins title hopefuls Bangor

A talented cricketer at Rydal Penrhos has made a high-profile move to a regional club ahead of the new season.

Owen Reilly, a Year 12 pupil at the school, has joined North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side Bangor from nearby Pwllheli ahead of a busy series of fixtures over the summer.

The all-rounder has enjoyed a fine young career to date and has represented Wales from U11 level up to his current U17 status, and he has also been part of the Eryri set-up for a prolonged period of time.

He began as a junior at Anglesey Aluminium CC before spearheading Pwll’ to promotion in 2017, with Owen also taking part in the Marylebone Cricket Club’s Foundation Hun at Rydal Penrhos under the guidance of coach and Menai Bridge captain Dion Holden.

Owen turned out for Bangor University on Saturday as a guest player in their pre-season friendly against Colwyn Bay’s second XI, and he turned in a virtuoso display to finish a hugely impressive innings unbeaten on 84.

Bangor will be looking to mount a title challenge this season after winning the crown in 2017, and he will be joined at the club by brother Sean.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Owen is an enormously talented young cricketer who is going to benefit from the experience with such a well-regarded club as Bangor as the season progressed.

“He has a maturity beyond his years and I am looking forward to watching his progress both at club level and with our senior side throughout the season.”

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