A talented staff member turned in a virtuoso performance that proved to be the catalyst behind the success of the school’s evening cricket side.
The Reverend Nick Sissons, who holds the position of Chaplain at the school, was the star of the show for Rydal Penrhos’ side as they picked up their first win over the season against Abergele Daredevils in the T20 Spillane League.
The defending champions restricted their opponents to just 72 all out thanks to the performance of Rev’d Sissons, who produced a sensational spell to come away with five wickets for the loss of four runs during a four-over spell.
This ensured the home side managed to secure their required target with minimal fuss, with Lower Sixth Form pupil Josh Thomas top scoring with an unbeaten 31 thanks to a number of eye-catching strokes in their convincing nine-wicket triumph.
Rev’d Sissons has passed on his cricketing prowess to his sons, with Jack and Will both achieving national recognition in addition to senior appearances for Colwyn Bay and Llandudno respectively.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, who was also part of the successful side, said: “This was a very pleasing performance after our opening day defeat, and Reverend Sissons once again showed his class with a truly outstanding spell of bowling.
“It was also great to see Josh in such good nick at the start of the season, and all this bodes very well for the coming weeks as we look to retain our title.”