On a difficult surface at KES Birmingham on Friday 15th June, Shrewsbury 1st XI defeated Bromsgrove by 14 runs in the Midlands Quarter Final of the HMC U18 T20. Runs were at a premium - Shrewsbury made 105, and Bromsgrove replied with 91. The 1st XI now play Bedford School in the Midlands Final on 24th June for the right to play in the National Finals Day.
On Saturday there was a more comfortable victory away at Manchester Grammar School. In a rain-reduced match, MGS 1st XI made 144 for 7 in 40 overs - captain Henry Blofield took four wickets. In reply, Joe Carrasco and Ed Pollock both made half centuries, and Shrewsbury won by eight wickets with plenty of time to spare.In their match against Manchester Grammar, the 2nd XI won by 57 runs; Jamie Hume made 46* and Sam Green took 5 for 22. Meanwhile, the U15A XI and U14A XI both won by four wickets and 74 runs respectively, whilst the U14B XI lost to a strong U13A XI.
On Thursday 20th June, the U15A XI beat Repton in the Midlands T20 Quarter Final and are now through to the Semi-Final against Bablake School, to be played next week.
The previous day, the U17A XI won an exciting match against Sedbergh in the National U17 Quarter Final. Their National Semi Final match will be against Bromsgrove School next week.