Shrewsbury School

OS Cricket at Edgbaston

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Three OS involved in exciting day of cricket at Edgbaston.

Three OS were involved in the most exciting day in domestic cricket on Saturday 15th September 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 2012-14) scored 28 not out and added 72 runs for the 6th wicket with Ben Cox, as Worcestershire totalled 169. He then made two run outs and picked up the vital wicket of Livingstone as Worcester restricted Lancashire to 149. Oliver Westbury(S 2013-15) fielded for 16 overs as a 12th man sub for Luke Wood.

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

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

Worcestershire are captained by Joe Leach (M 2004-09) who is presently side-lined with a stress fracture to his back.

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