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Former Ellesmere College student Dewi Penrhyn Jones marked his professional Championship debut last weekend with two wickets as Glamorgan reduced Northants to 128-5 on day three at Wantage Road.

The 21-year-old dismissed Alex Wakely (40) and Ben Duckett (20), both caught by stand-in wicketkeeper Chris Cooke. Earlier, Glamorgan were all out for 233, with David Lloyd the last man to go, caught off Olly Stone for 92.

But it was the performances of Penrhyn Jones, who offered promise for the future for Glamorgan.

Glamorgan all-rounder David Lloyd told BBC Wales Sport: “Dewi bowled very well and looked like he’d been there for a while, there were no nerves. Hopefully he can take confidence from what he’s done and keep going so fingers crossed.

Paceman Dewi came through the schools cricket academy and has played for the Wales Minor Counties side since 2012, besides having experience of playing in the Birmingham Leagues.

“We both come from Brymbo Cricket Club and my dad used to coach me and Dewi, so it’s good for him to have us both representing Glamorgan” said David.

Dewi also spent the winter of 2014/15 in Australia, working with former Australian pace bowler Geoff Lawson at the University.