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Cricketer hits outstanding century in South Africa

March 4th, 2020

A Monmouth schoolboy struck an outstanding century for Glamorgan Academy in a pre-season tour to South Africa.

Harry had a very successful trip, scoring 104 as Glamorgan made 230-8 in reply to the KZN Inland Academy’s daunting 370.

The Monmouth School for Boys’ opening batsman also hit an unbeaten 55 against Hilton College Under-16s as Glamorgan completed an eight-wicket triumph after restricting the hosts to 93.

One of the highlights of the trip was watching England men’s thrilling two-run win against South Africa in the second T20 international.

The tour was a wonderful learning experience for 17-year-old Harry and his team-mates, who won one and lost three of their four matches.

“Culturally Harry and the boys had a great time,” said Richard Almond, Head of Talent Development at Glamorgan.

“We went on a safari drive and visited a Zulu cultural village as well as spending a night camping in the African bush, which was an experience the boys will never forget.”

Harry, a Year 12 pupil, is a vital member of the first team at Monmouth School for Boys and took two catches on his debut for the Wales Minor Counties men against Dorset last summer.

Harry, who also represents Wales and Gwent in junior cricket, will be playing for Newport in the South Wales Premier League this season.

The teenager is progressing after two excellent campaigns at senior level with Monmouth Cricket Club where he won the first-team batting trophy in 2019.


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