Cricket

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Any forthcoming Cricket fixtures for the current term are listed below.

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Shrewsbury sets out to be one of the best cricket schools in the country. In the summer, our cricketers have the privilege of playing on the fields described by the cricket-writer Sir Neville Cardus as "the most beautiful playing fields in the world, spreading and imperceptibly mingling with the pasture land of Shropshire". And in the winter, cricket training has been transformed by our truly world class indoor cricket centre, which was opened in September 2006.  Coaching is provided by teaching staff, the full time cricket professional, visiting English coaches, and a visiting Australian coach who spends his winter based at Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury regularly fields 13 teams across all age groups and also has a flourishing House programme to enable boys and girls of all abilities to play.  Every two years the U15s and 1st XI tour abroad and recent destinations have included the UAE and South Africa (2014), South Africa (2012), Dubai and Australia (2010), Sri Lanka and Barbados.  The U15 side have had considerable success in the Lord’s Taverners Colts Trophy in recent years. 

The culmination of the 1st XI season is the Silk Trophy.  This highly-coveted trophy is competed for by Shrewsbury, Eton, Oundle and an overseas touring side at the end of each summer term. In 2015 Shrewsbury won the Silk Trophy for the third year running - the only school to do so in the 25 years of the competition.

In 2013 Shrewsbury also achieved the unique distinction of winning the HMC National Schools Under-18 Twenty20 trophy and being declared joint winners of the School Sport Magazine Under-17 Cup and the ECB/ESCA Under-15 Twenty20 Championship. This is a feat unprecedented in school cricket. 

Old Salopians who have played county cricket include N.E.J. Pocock (Hampshire), The Hon. T.M. Lamb (Middlesex & Northamptonshire), I.J.F. Hutchinson (Middlesex) and S.W.K. Ellis (Worcestershire).  Tim Lamb has also been Chief Executive of the ECB and Richard Bevan, former Chairman of the PCA, is also an Old Salopian.  The most prominent Old Salopian and current professional cricketer is James Taylor (R 2003-2008), who now plays for Nottinghamshire and is captain of the England Lions team.  James was a prolific batsman in his time at Shrewsbury and started receiving awards almost as soon as he entered the professional world; he was named as Wisden’s Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year for 2008. He made his England Test debut when he faced South Africa at Headingley in August 2012.

There is a good crop of promising players currently in the School who work on their game throughout the year in the Cricket Centre with Shrewsbury’s Cricket Professional – Paul Pridgeon (former Worcestershire seamer). Among them is George Panayi (Ch UVI), who was selected for the England U17 tour to Dubai in February 2015.

The Saracens - Old Salopian Cricket Club

The Old Salopian Cricket Club - The Saracens - has a long and noble history including days when Old Salopians informed their counties that they were not available for County fixtures because they were representing the Saracens in the Cricketer Cup.
 
Annual activities include those Cricketer Cup fixtures, the matches against the School on Speech Day,  the Cricket Week at Shrewsbury and the Devon Tour.

Please see the Saracens page for further details.


Any forthcoming cricket fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.

More detailed information about each of the fixtures can be found on our Sports Calendar. (Note: Viewing the Calendar either by Week or by Day gives you more information at a glance than the default monthly view.)

 If you are following a particular team or teams, you can also select their fixture list from the Cricket Fixtures and Results page, which includes team selections (where you see this blue image ) and location maps for away matches. It is possible to download a team's visture list onto your personal calendar on your PC or mobile device, which will then be synchronised with the master fixture list whenever your device is connected to the internet.

Forthcoming Cricket fixtures for the current term

Wednesday 4 May 2016

  • 13:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Wrekin College (depart Alington Hall 11.45am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Denstone College 1st XI
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Girls U14 XI v Moreton Hall
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U15A, U14A & U14C XI v Wrekin College
    0
  • 16:00
    Cricket: Girls U15 XI v Bromsgrove (depart Alington Hall 2pm)
    0

Friday 6 May 2016

  • 16:30
    Cricket: U14C & U14D XI v Packwood (depart Alington Hall 3.45pm)
    0
  • 16:30
    Cricket: Girls U14 XI v Packwood
    0

Saturday 7 May 2016

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Repton School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U14A, U14B & U14C v Repton School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI, 3rd XI, U15A & U15B v Repton School (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0

Sunday 8 May 2016

  • 11:00
    Cricket: HMC T20 Group
    0

Monday 9 May 2016

  • 16:30
    Cricket: U15C XI v Old Swinford Hospital
    0
  • 16:30
    Cricket: U15B XI v Old Swinford Hospital
    0

Wednesday 11 May 2016

  • 13:30
    Cricket: U15A & U14A XI v Cheshire
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14 Girls v Prestfelde Girls Training Match
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Oswestry 1st XI T20 (depart Kingsland Hall 1.15pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd & U15B XI v Ellesmere College
    0

Friday 13 May 2016

  • 16:00
    Cricket: U14C XI v Birchfield Prep School (depart Alington Hall 3pm)
    0

Saturday 14 May 2016

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Sedbergh School
    0
  • 13:15
    Cricket: 2nd, U15A & U15B XI v Sedbergh School (depart Alington Hall 9.50am)
    0
  • 13:15
    Cricket: U14A & U14B XI v Sedbergh School
    0

Tuesday 17 May 2016

  • 16:30
    Cricket: U14B & U14C XI v Old Swinford Hospital
    0

Wednesday 18 May 2016

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14C XI v Shrewsbury High School Prep
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U15A & U14A XI v Ellesmere College
    0
  • 16:30
    Cricket: Girls U15 XI v Shrewsbury High School
    0

Thursday 19 May 2016

  • 13:30
    Cricket: U14A XI v Cheshire U13s
    0

Saturday 21 May 2016

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U14A & U14B v Newcastle Under Lyme School 1st XI (depart Alington Hall 12.20pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Christ College Brecon 1st XI
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14C XI v Newcastle Under Lyme School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15B v Newcastle Under Lyme School
    0
  • 14:30
    Cricket: U15A & U14A Xi v Wrekin College T20 (depart Alington Hall 1pm)
    0

Sunday 22 May 2016

  •  
    Cricket: HMC T20 Quarter Final
    1

Tuesday 24 May 2016

  • 16:00
    Cricket: U15B XI v Bridgnorth Endowed T20
    0

Wednesday 25 May 2016

  • 13:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Myerscough OT
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Girls U15 & U14 v Moreton Hall (depart Kingsland Hall 1.15pm)
    0

Friday 27 May 2016

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Saracens
    0

Saturday 11 June 2016

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Malvern (depart Alington Hall 8.45am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, U14A, U14B, U14C & U15C XI v Malvern
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd, U15A & U15B XI v Malvern (depart Alington Hall 11.45am)
    0

Wednesday 15 June 2016

  • 14:30
    Cricket: U15A & U15B XI v Ellesmere College (depart Alington Hall 12.35pm)
    0

Thursday 16 June 2016

  •  
    Cricket: U15A Solihull 6-a-side (depart Cricket Centre 8.30am)
    1
  • 9:40
    Cricket: Girls U15 Shropshire CB Festival
    0

Friday 17 June 2016

  • 16:00
    Cricket: Girls U15 v Charlton (depart Alington Hall 3pm)
    0

Saturday 18 June 2016

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Manchester Grammar School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd & U15A XI v Manchester Grammar School (depart Alington Hall 11.10am)
    0

Wednesday 22 June 2016

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16B XI v QEMS 2nd XI, Walsall T20
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Oswestry School 1st XI T20
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd, U15A & U14A XI v Denstone
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Girls U14 v Prestfelde
    0

Thursday 23 June 2016

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Stowe School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Girls U15 & U14 v Malvern College (depart Alington Hall 12pm)
    0

Saturday 25 June 2016

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Greys School, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15B & U14B v Wolverhampton Grammar School (depart Alington Hall 12.20pm)
    0

Sunday 26 June 2016

  •  
    Cricket: Wales U12s v Cheshire U12s
    1

Monday 27 June 2016

  •  
    Cricket: 1st XI v Bedford (depart Alington Hall 8am)
    1

Tuesday 28 June 2016

  • 12:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Lancaster Royal Grammar School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14A & U14B v Manchester Grammar School
    0

Wednesday 29 June 2016

  •  
    Cricket: 1st XI v Uppingham Two Day Match (depart Alington Hall 8.30am)
    1
  • 13:00
    Cricket: U14A & U14B XI v Lancaster Royal Grammar School (depart Alington Hall 9.40am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16 XI v Denstone College (depart Alington Hall 12.30pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Kirkham Grammar School (depart Alington Hall 10.45am)
    0

Thursday 30 June 2016

  •  
    Cricket: 1st XI v Uppingham Two Day Match
    1
  • 13:00
    Cricket: U14A XI v Cardiff & Vale
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14B XI v Queen Mary's Grammar School Walsall
    0

Friday 1 July 2016

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Saracens
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Development XI v Kings School Paramatta Sydney
    0

Saturday 2 July 2016

  • 13:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Kings School Paramatta Sydney T20
    0

Sunday 3 July 2016

  •  
    Cricket: U15 Silk at Marlborough (depart 2nd July)
    1

Monday 4 July 2016

  •  
    Cricket: Shropshire Gents Festival at Shrewsbury School
    1
  •  
    Cricket: U15 Silk at Marlborough
    1
  •  
    Cricket: Silk Trophy at Eton College (depart 3rd July)
    1

Tuesday 5 July 2016

  •  
    Cricket: Shropshire Gents Festival at Shrewsbury School
    1
  •  
    Cricket: Silk Trophy at Eton College
    1
  •  
    Cricket: U15 Silk at Marlborough
    1

Wednesday 6 July 2016

  •  
    Cricket: Shropshire Gents Festival at Shrewsbury School
    1
  •  
    Cricket: Silk Trophy at Eton College
    1

Thursday 7 July 2016

  •  
    Cricket: Shropshire Gents Festival at Shrewsbury School
    1