Shrewsbury School

Through the eyes of three great Old Salopians: From School cricket stars to County Cricket stalwarts

Friday 29 January 2021

Salopians past and present can take a trip down memory lane with three former students, of which two have gone on to have successful county cricketing careers.

The meeting, hosted by Andy Barnard Master IC Cricket, takes place on Wednesday, February 3rd at 2.30pm and will feature Tim Lamb, Nick Pocock and Nicko Williams, who all attended the school and went on to have successful careers, both on and off the pitch.

The Old Salopians will discuss Shrewsbury School Cricket, their experiences of First Class Cricket and the Cricketer Cup.

Tim Lamb (School House, 1966-71) went on to study at The Queen’s College, Oxford, for whom he got blues in 1973 and 1974 and played professional cricket for Middlesex (1974–77) and Northamptonshire (1978-83).

He was the first Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (1996-2004) before going on to become Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance (formerly the CCPR) from 2005 until 2014. He is now a member of the Cabinet Office Sport Honours Committee.

Nick Pocock (Oldhams Hall, 1965-70), was a right-handed batsman who bowled left- arm medium pace.

Pocock made his Hampshire debut during the 1976 County Championship season. He captained Hampshire before he retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 1984 County Championship season, after eight years with the club, four of which were as captain.

Following a successful career in county cricket, Pocock qualified as an ACII and worked for HSBC Insurance Brokers for over 10 years. He is currently Vice Chairman of Hedgehog Risk Solutions, who specialise in providing bespoke insurance and financing solutions for corporations with sports related exposure. Nick is currently on the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee.

Nicko Williams (School House, 1954-58) is a former Saracens captain and stalwart. Williams was secretary and captain of the Saracens in their Cricketer Cup campaigns which culminated in the club first winning the trophy in 1977.

This side also contained Tim Lamb and Nick Pocock - then playing for Middlesex and Hampshire (of which Nick was captain) as well as Richard Tudor and Mark Thornycroft who played for Shrewsbury School 1st X1- 1958 1980.

The OS Cricketers will be discussing their time at Shrewsbury School, their careers and offering tips to our young cricketing stars for a bright future.

Please follow this link to the webinar.

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