A TALENTED cricketer extended his positive summer with the Wales U17 squad during two high-profile fixtures last week.

Owen Reilly, a Year 13 pupil at the Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, was part of the Welsh side that took on Gloucestershire for a pair of T20 fixtures which saw the national side perform exceptionally well on their way to a notable double.

He began with an impressive showing with the ball in the first game, claiming two wickets for the loss of just 19 runs during a five-wicket triumph for the Wales side.

His outstanding contribution continued against a Gloucestershire development side, with Owen further outlining his immense potential at the crease with a half-century knock of 50 from just 53 deliveries, and Owen also aided his side’s cause with two wickets in their dramatic one-run victory.

The first school's senior captain also made an appearance for a North Wales select XI in their annual encounter against their South African counterparts on Bank Holiday Sunday, producing a score of 39 to round off another memorable week.

The promising teenager has enjoyed a fantastic summer for club and country, which has enhanced his growing reputation as one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the country.