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Owen secures Spirit of Cricket Award for MCC performance

Owen secures Spirit of Cricket Award for MCC performance

A talented cricketer at Rydal Penrhos received special recognition for his efforts in a prestigious annual fixture.

Owen Reilly, a Year 12 pupil at the school, was this year’s Spirit of Cricket Award recipient following a standout performance for the First XI against Marylebone Cricket Club on Wednesday, May 1.

The sports scholar opened the bowling and gave a very good account of himself, ending with figures of 1-9 that also included a stunning caught and bowled to dismiss a dangerous MCC opener.

This is the latest in a series of notable achievements for the Welsh youth international, who has made a superb start for the campaign both for the school and North Wales Cricket League title hopefuls Bangor, who he signed for earlier this year.

The teenager took the prized wicket of overseas star Sean O’Callaghan during Saturday’s early season derby clash against defending champions Menai Bridge, who were all out for 76, but Owen was run out by Rydal Penrhos coach and Bridge captain Dion Holden during a critical stage of the innings as they made 73 in reply.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Owen’s talent is there for all to see, but what some may miss is just how hard he is working to get better with the bat, bowling and in the field.

“He is rapidly progressing into an exceptional cricketer was is acquiring valuable experience for school and club, with his efforts against MCC thoroughly deserving of the Spirit of Cricket Award.”

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