Shrewsbury School

Recent Cricket Highlights

Friday 28 June 2019

There has been plenty of cricket news to celebrate during the last two weeks of term.

The Boys’ 1st XI beat Uppingham in their two-day match played at home during Salopian Week. Highlights included a splendid century partnership on Day 1 between Will Sissons and Ludo Litchfield; and Arthur Garrett finishing Day 2 with bowling figures of 6-35, and in doing so reaching 100 wickets for the U17s and 1st XI – an outstanding achievement, particularly as he is still only in the Lower Sixth.

At the time of going to press, Shrewsbury 1st XI had won their first Silk Trophy match against South African visitors Grey College.

On 22nd June, the Girls’ 1st XI had a great win against Wales U17. They posted 206-2 (Issy Wong 98, Harriet Shuker 62*) and limited Wales to 125-7 (Laura Elliott 2-22, Alice Hughes 2-16).

The Girls’ 1st XI beat Stamford in the Quarter-Final of the National U18 Cup to reach Finals Day on 27th June. Playing at Moseley Cricket Club, they won their Semi-Final against Malvern College, posting 253-1 from their 20 overs. They were disappointed not to beat Felsted in the Final, but were nevertheless delighted to be National Runners-Up.

The Boys’ U17A XI reached the Regional Finals of the U17 National Cup, but after an under-par performance with the bat they were defeated by Bromsgrove.

On 18th June, the Boys’ U15A XI (pictured above) defeated Ellesmere College by 8 wickets to become County Champions. Harvey Walker claimed the Man of the Match Award with a crucial 33 not out.

Three days later they played Oakham in the Quarter-Finals of the Inspire National Cup. Despite a superb 108 from their Captain Harry Cooke and an imposing 244-6 from their 40 overs, they lost in the final over of the match.

Following a convincing win against Queen Mary’s Grammar School in the Regional Finals of the U15 T20 Regional Final, the U15 XI reached Midlands Finals Day on 27th June. Sadly their campaign ended there, as they lost to Trent College in a low-scoring encounter.

Their attention now turns to the Clarke-Williams Trophy at Uppingham.

The Boys’ U14A XI finished their season with a comfortable win in the County Cup.

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