Shrewsbury School

Cricket: Salopian contributions to Worcestershire CCC success

Thursday 20 September 2018

Just days after Lower Sixth Former Peter Clark made an exciting debut with Worcestershire 2nd XI, three Old Salopians were involved in Worcestershire CCC's historic victory in the Vitality T20 Blast.

Peter Clark (Rb) was thrilled to be selected to play for Worcestershire 2nd XI in a T20 match against the Ministry of Defence 1st XI on Tuesday 11th September - a remarkable achievement for such a young player. He found himself playing alongside Ben Cox, who scored a century and secured his place back in the 1st team a few days later. Peter had a great match too, finishing with the top bowling figures of 4-1-10-3.

A few days later, on 15th September, three Old Salopians were involved in the finals of the Vitality T20 Blast at Edgbaston.

Worcestershire played in the first semi-final match of the day and overcame a very strong Lancashire team by 20 runs.

Edward Barnard (PH) scored 28 n.o. and added 72 runs for the 6th wicket with Ben Cox, as WCCC totalled 169. He then made two run outs and picked up the vital of Livingstone, as Worcester restricted Lancashire to 149.

Oliver Westbury (S), who had made his 1st team debut earlier in the week, fielded for 16 overs as a 12th man sub for Luke Wood.

WCCC then took on Sussex in the final who batted first. Barnard again picked up a useful wicket when he removed Evans for 52, looking like he was going take the game away from Worcester.

In the reply, Worcester eased home with 9 balls to spare and WCCC won their first domestic title for over a decade.

WCCC are captained by Joe Leach (M), who is presently side-lined with a stress fracture to his back.


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