Congratulations to the U17's who qualified for the National Final of the School Sport Magazine Competition on Sunday by defeating Richmond School, Yorkshire on Friday by 34 runs. Shrewsbury posted 204 in their 40 overs thanks to a good start from Ed Pollock and an important partnership by Doyle and Farquhar. Richmond were bowled out for 170.
The final took place yesterday at Cumnor CC near Oxford, in which we played Gillingham School. A full report will be available shortly, but unfortunately we did not bring the trophy home.
Also on Sunday, the U15's were defeated in the first semi-final of the National U15 T20 Competition by Bolton School by 3 wickets.
Freddie Adair and George Lewis got Shrewsbury off to a flyer putting on a century stand, before top scorer Adair (72) was dismissed. Shrewsbury lost a bit of momentum towards the end of the innings but still posted a competitive 153 from 20 overs. Shrewsbury struck early and at 22-3 Bolton looked up against it, but Shrewsbury's fielding and bowling discipline faltered, and Bolton did not lose another wicket, passing the Shrewsbury score with eight balls to spare.