Shrewsbury School

Unprecedented success for Shrewsbury's cricketers

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Shrewsbury has achieved the unique distinction of being declared National Champions at under-18, under-17 and under-15 level. The under-14 side have also qualified as Regional Champions for the national Lord’s Taverners Trophy in 2014.

At the beginning of July, the 1st XI were crowned HMC U18s National Twenty20 Champions, two days after defeating Eton, Oundle and St Peter’s Adelaide to win the prestigious Silk Trophy.

In the semi-finals of the National U15 Twenty20 on 8th September, Shrewsbury’s U15A XI defeated Sedbergh by 6 wickets. They were scheduled to meet Whitgift School in the final that afternoon, but sadly the weather closed in, the heavens opened and the match was postponed. Heavy rain and a poor weather forecast a week later meant that the final had to be cancelled. As it was not possible to rearrange a new date, Shrewsbury and Whitgift were declared joint National Champions.

The under-17s have also been the victims of the recent spell of wet weather. Having won through to the final of the U17 National Cup sponsored by School Sport magazine, they managed to play only 30 overs against Portsmouth Grammar School at Cumnor CC last week before the match had to be abandoned. Although it was postponed, further heavy rain preceding the rescheduled date meant that their final, too, had to be cancelled. Shrewsbury and Portsmouth Grammar have therefore agreed to share the national U17s title.

U17 XI

The U17 XI

Shrewsbury 1st XI, winners of the HMC U18 National T20 Competition 2013

The 1st XI

Shrewsbury's U15A XI

The U15A XI

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