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First XI cricket side gear up for prestigious annual MCC fixture
25th April 2019

Excitement is building ahead of a prestigious annual cricket contest at Rydal Penrhos.

The school’s first XI will be in action on home soil on Wednesday, May 1, where they will welcome Marylebone Cricket Club in a fixture that dates back to the 1900’s.

The New Field surface has been transformed in recent weeks for the summer term, with Rydal Penrhos offering one of the finest pitches in the region and has hosted Welsh youth internationals in recent seasons.

They will be looking to make a considerable impact in their first competitive fixture of the season against the MCC, with the squad set to benefit considerably from the presence of Year 12 pupil Owen Reilly throughout the campaign.

The talented all-rounder recently joined North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side Bangor and has earned national honours with the Welsh youth set-up.

Another expected to feature heavily is Lancashire U13 squad member Arran Sen, who took home the Spirit of Cricket Award from last year’s contest, with senior figures such as Jack Jones, Ewan Luke and Rafeez Mortuza also looking to sign off their time at Rydal Penrhos on a high note.

A number of promising youngsters will also be part of the side that takes on the MCC, with Thomas Hughes, Ben Davies, Sam Bixby and Laurence Richardson all set to benefit from the upcoming big match experience.

First XI vs MCC:  Joe Gardener, Rafeez Mortuza, Jack Jones, Owen Reilly, Michael Thomas, Sam Bixby, Arran Sen, Ewan Luke, Thomas Hughes, Ben Davies, Laurence Richardson.

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