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Future and past pupils make headlines on regional cricket scene

Future and past pupils make headlines on regional cricket scene

A future sports scholar and former pupil have been making headlines on the regional cricket scene recently.

Josh Massey, who will join Rydal Penrhos is September following a successful assessment process, was the star of the show as Menai Bridge Seconds as they secured an emphatic 235-run home success over Hawarden Park.

The teenager, who is also a Welsh youth international, further demonstrated his immense potential at the crease throughout, taking over proceedings with a knock that defied his age, displaying patience and an impressive shot selection before he was eventually dismissed by Nick Woods four short of his century.

This enabled Bridge to post a formidable total of 333-7 to guide them to victory.

Pat Leach, who left Rydal Penrhos in 2003, has been in sensational form for Liverpool and District Cricket League side Colwyn Bay this season, and turned in another virtuoso display at the crease as they secured a creditable draw at league leaders Formby.

The opener remained a consistent presence throughout during a critical stage, and he followed up last week’s century with a superb 90 until he played a Sabbir Patel delivery into the hands of Ollie Sutton.

He also secured a century partnership with Adam Campion, with the pair putting on 103 for the fourth wicket which was a huge contributing factor behind their positive result.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “It is always great to hear of both past and future pupils thriving for their clubs, which is something we actively encourage around their school commitments during their time at Rydal Penrhos.

“Josh has an enormous amount of potential and we are looking forward to helping him with his development later this year, while Pat is a hugely respected figure within the game and is one of the finest talents that has ever come through the school.”

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