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 currently playing county cricket include Joe Leach (Worcestershire), David Lloyd (Glamorgan), Alex Blofield (Worcestershire), Stephen Leach (Worcestershire), Rhaudhri Smieth (Glamorgan), Ed Barnard (Worcestershire), Oliver Westbury (Worcestershire). 

James Taylor (R 2003-08) played for Nottinghamshire and for England until a diagnosis of a serious heart condition sadly forced him to retire from a professional playing career in 2016.  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, who was selected for the England U17 tour to Dubai in February 2015.


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

Monday 22 August 2016

  • 10:00
    Shrewsbury School Cricket Academy

    This summer, Shrewsbury School is running one intensive cricket course and two specific batting and bowling clinics. The courses will be based in the School's purpose-built indoor Cricket School in addition to using the School’s wonderful pitches and facilities. Each day will be led by Head Coach Adam Shantry, assisted by a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Each one-day workshop will focus on either a player's batting or bowling technique. With a full day working specifically on each of these skills, players can fully expect to improve their batting/bowling technique in a short period of time.

    Dates and Prices
    Monday 18th - Friday 22nd July:  5-day Cricket Course - £150

    Monday 22nd August:   Batting Workshop - £30
    Tuesday 23rd August:   Bowling Workshop - £30

    Time: 10am - 4pm

    Head Coach: Adam Shantry
    Currently manager of the Wales U14 team following a ten-year professional career, Adam Shantry comes with first-hand experience of the pathway from junior cricket to the first class game. Having played for Shropshire from U13 to U17 level and then gone on to represent Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan CCC, he is now retired from the professional game and enjoying passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation.

    Age: 7 - 13-year-old boys and girls

    Booking
    Places on this course may be booked online via the Holiday Course Booking Form page.

    Alternatively, please click here to download a Registation Form, which can be returned to us either via email to sport@shrewsbury.org.uk or via post to Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA. Please note, we ask that all bookings and payments are made two weeks prior to the start date for your desired course.

    Clothing & Equipment: In light of the British weather, indoor and outdoor trainers are recommended. Cricket whites are desirable but not essential, personal bats and pads may be used. Players must provide a packed lunch.

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

  • 10:00
    Shrewsbury School Cricket Academy

    This summer, Shrewsbury School is running one intensive cricket course and two specific batting and bowling clinics. The courses will be based in the School's purpose-built indoor Cricket School in addition to using the School’s wonderful pitches and facilities. Each day will be led by Head Coach Adam Shantry, assisted by a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Each one-day workshop will focus on either a player's batting or bowling technique. With a full day working specifically on each of these skills, players can fully expect to improve their batting/bowling technique in a short period of time.

    Dates and Prices
    Monday 18th - Friday 22nd July:  5-day Cricket Course - £150

    Monday 22nd August:   Batting Workshop - £30
    Tuesday 23rd August:   Bowling Workshop - £30

    Time: 10am - 4pm

    Head Coach: Adam Shantry
    Currently manager of the Wales U14 team following a ten-year professional career, Adam Shantry comes with first-hand experience of the pathway from junior cricket to the first class game. Having played for Shropshire from U13 to U17 level and then gone on to represent Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan CCC, he is now retired from the professional game and enjoying passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation.

    Age: 7 - 13-year-old boys and girls

    Booking
    Places on this course may be booked online via the Holiday Course Booking Form page.

    Alternatively, please click here to download a Registation Form, which can be returned to us either via email to sport@shrewsbury.org.uk or via post to Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA. Please note, we ask that all bookings and payments are made two weeks prior to the start date for your desired course.

    Clothing & Equipment: In light of the British weather, indoor and outdoor trainers are recommended. Cricket whites are desirable but not essential, personal bats and pads may be used. Players must provide a packed lunch.

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