THREE cricketers from the region have been selected to a national side for a prestigious fixture next year.

Mochdre skipper Matty Humphreys, Llandudno captain Jack Rimmington and Rydal Penrhos School pupil Owen Reilly will all represent a Wales XI that will take on Marylebone Cricket Club in April next year, with the game set to take place at Lords.

Humphreys was in sensational form for newly promoted Mochdre throughout the campaign, amassing 975 runs from 23 innings at a superb average of 65 and a season best knock of 185 not out against Connah’s Quay.

He also made a telling contribution with the ball, claiming 19 wickets at an average of 26.21.

Rimmington was one of Llandudno’s standout performers throughout the campaign from a leadership position, helping himself to 44 wickets at a superb average of 18.14 to take his career total to an outstanding 570.

Reilly produced a series of exceptional displays for Bangor during the summer on their way to clinching the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title.

The all-rounder opened the batting and bowling for the title-winners and performed superbly throughout, scoring 422 runs at an average of 35.17 and scooping 19 wickets at the average expense of 22.58 and an economy rate of 3.52.

This outstanding level of consistency also earned Reilly a place in the Wales U18 squad during the summer, where they tested their skills against English county sides in the T20 format.