Cricket

Please see our Fixtures list below.

Shrewsbury Cricket is on Twitter: @ShrSchCricket

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 'The most beautiful playing fields in the world, spreading and imperceptibly mingling with the pasture land of Shropshire'.  And in the winter, cricket training was transformed by our truly world class indoor cricket centre when it 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 twelve teams across all age groups and also has a flourishing House programme to enable boys 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, which it was our turn to host in 2012.  This highly-coveted trophy is competed for by Shrewsbury, Eton, Oundle and an overseas touring side at the end of each summer term. Shrewsbury are the current holders of the Silk Trophy, having won it at Eton in July 2013, and then again at Oundle in July 2014.

In 2013 Shrewsbury 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 LVI), who has been 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

Saturday 18 April 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Bloxham School, Oxford (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U15B & U14B XI v Wolverhampton Grammar School
    0

Sunday 19 April 2015

  • 10:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Warwickshire Cricket Board U17s
    0
  • 11:00
    Cricket: U15A XI v Warwickshire Cricket Board U15s
    0

Wednesday 22 April 2015

  • 13:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Shropshire Development XI
    0

Saturday 25 April 2015

  • 13:30
    Cricket: 2nd, 3rd, U15B & U15C XIs v Millfield School (depart Alington Hall 10.30am)
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: U16A, U14A, U14B & U14C XIs v Millfield School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16B XI v Bedstone College (depart Kingsland Hall 1.00pm)
    0

Sunday 26 April 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Marylebone Cricket Club
    0
  • 13:00
    Cricket: U14A XI v Cardiff & Vale County U13s
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: U15A XI v North East Wales U15s
    0

Wednesday 29 April 2015

  • 13:30
    Cricket: U16A XI v Shropshire Cricket Board U17s
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: U15A & U14A XI v Shropshire Cricket Board
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd XI v Ellesmere College 2nd XI (depart Kingland Hall 1.10pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Free Foresters
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Forty Club
    0

Friday 1 May 2015

  • 16:00
    Cricket: U14B XI v Prestfelde School Twenty20 (depart Alington Hall 3.45pm)
    0
  • 16:00
    Cricket: U14C XI v Prestfelde Twenty20
    0

Saturday 2 May 2015

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Bromsgrove School (depart Alington Hall 8.30am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, U15A & U15B XIs v Bromsgrove School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14A & U14B XI v Bromsgrove School Twenty20 (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0

Sunday 3 May 2015

  • 10:30
    Cricket: HMC T20 Round 1 (Shrewsbury School, Oswestry School, Ellesmere College & Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall)
    0

Wednesday 6 May 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Denstone College
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Wrekin College 1st XI
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Wrekin College 2nd XI (depart Alington Hall 1.10pm)
    0

Thursday 7 May 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Repton School (depart Alington Hall 8.30am)
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: U15A & U14A XIs v Cheshire U15s & U14s
    0

Friday 8 May 2015

  • 16:00
    Girls' Cricket: U14A XI v Packwood Haugh Prep School
    0
  • 16:15
    Cricket: U14B, U14C & U14D XIs v Packwood Haugh Prep School (depart Alington Hall 3.50pm)
    0

Saturday 9 May 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, 3rd, U15A, U15B & U14C XIs v Repton School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U14A & U14B XIs v Repton School Twenty20 (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15 Girls XI v Malvern College
    0
  • 14:00
    Girls' Cricket: U15A XI v Malvern College
    0

Sunday 10 May 2015

  • 10:30
    Cricket: HMC Round 2 (h/a)
    0

Monday 11 May 2015

  • 16:30
    Cricket: U15A & U15B XI v Old Swinford Hospital School
    0

Wednesday 13 May 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd, U15B & U14B XIs v Ellesmere College
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A v Oswestry School 1st XI (depart Kingsland Hall 1.10pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 1st & 2nd XI v Solihull College
    0

Thursday 14 May 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15 Girls XI v Malvern College (depart Alington Hall 11.40am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15A & U14A XI v Solihull College
    0

Saturday 16 May 2015

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Sedbergh School
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: 2nd, U14A & U14B XI v Sedbergh School
    0
  • 13:30
    Cricket: U15A & U15B XI v Sedbergh School (depart Alington Hall 10.00am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Queen Margaret's Grammar School, Walsall
    0

Sunday 17 May 2015

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

Tuesday 19 May 2015

  • 16:30
    Cricket: U14A & U14B XI v Old Swinford Hospital School
    0

Wednesday 20 May 2015

  • 13:30
    Cricket: U14A XI v Cheshire U13s
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Ellesmere College 1st XI
    0
  • 16:00
    Cricket: Girls U15A XI v Meole Brace School Twenty20
    0

Thursday 21 May 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15B & U14B XI v Bishop Vesey Grammar School
    0

Friday 22 May 2015

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

Wednesday 3 June 2015

  • 13:30
    Cricket: 1st & 2nd XI v Myerscough College (Preston)
    0

Saturday 6 June 2015

  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Malvern College
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 3rd, U15A, U15B & U15C XIs v Malvern College
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, U14A, U14B & U14C XIs v Malvern College (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0

Wednesday 10 June 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Ellesmere College 1st XI
    0

Saturday 13 June 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, U15A & U14B XI v Manchester Grammar School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U14C XI v Bedstone College (depart Kingsland Hall 1.00pm)
    0

Wednesday 17 June 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: U15B & U14B XIs v Ellesmere College (depart Kingsland Hall 1.15pm)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: Girls' U15A XI v Malvern College (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
    0
  • 14:30
    Cricket: U15 Girls' XI v Moreton Hall (depart Kingsland Hall 1.15pm)
    0

Thursday 18 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Stowe School (depart Alington Hall 8.30am)
    0
  • 12:00
    Cricket: U15A VI v Solihull School (6-a-side) (depart Alington Hall 9.40am)
    0

Saturday 20 June 2015

  •  
    RSSBC: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake (2nd VIII, J16A, J15A, J14A)
    1
  • 11:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Bedford School
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd, U15A & U14B XIs v Bedford School (depart Alington Hall 10.00am)
    0
  • 14:00
    Cricket: U16A, U15B, U14A & U14C XIs v Bedford School
    0

Monday 22 June 2015

  • 14:00
    Cricket: 2nd XI v St Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool
    0

Tuesday 23 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: U15A XI v Dulwich College
    0

Wednesday 24 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Uppingham School (Day 1)
    0
  • 12:00
    Cricket: U14A XI v Royal Grammar School, Lancaster (depart Alington Hall 10.30am)
    0
  • 12:00
    Cricket: U16A XI v Royal Grammar School, Lancaster
    0

Thursday 25 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: U15A & U14A XIs v Uppingham School (depart Alington Hall 8.30am)
    0
  • 11:30
    Cricket: U16A XI v Newcastle-under-Lyme School 1st XI (depart Alington Hall 9.40am)
    0

Friday 26 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Cricket: 2nd XI v Saracens
    0

Saturday 27 June 2015

  • 13:00
    Cricket: 1st XI v Hyderabad Schools Twenty20
    0

Sunday 28 June 2015

  • 11:00
    Cricket: U15 Festival at Uppingham School
    0

Monday 29 June 2015

  • 10:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Oundle School (Silk Trophy Festival at Shrewsbury School)
    0
  • 11:00
    Cricket: U15 Festival at Uppingham School
    0

Tuesday 30 June 2015

  • 10:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Hilton College, South Africa (Silk Trophy Festival)
    0
  • 11:00
    Cricket: U15A Festival at Uppingham School
    0

Wednesday 1 July 2015

  • 10:30
    Cricket: 1st XI v Eton College (Silk Trophy Festival)
    0