Once again this was played on an amazing pitch on the grounds of the Emirates Palace where we were all left startled at the beauty of the surroundings. We won the toss and elected to bat. Crawford and Bedson started well, hitting frequent boundaries with one of Marcus’ reaching the nearby beach! When we lost our first wicket in the 7th over they started to tumble. This dented our confidence slightly and as a result our run rate slowed down. Our top scorer made 30 runs (Bedson) and we ended up with a total of 131 which was a moderate score considering the size of the pitch and run rate to start with. Decent innings from Gittins and Bibby meant that the run rate was built up to 8 an over after a slow run rate in the middle part of the innings.
This was a much improved performance from the previous day as we were better in all the aspects of the game. Highlights in the field included Sam Green’s three wickets and a neat stumping from keeper Will Waterworth. The British School closed their innings on 102 and Shrewsbury had won by 29 runs. We look forward to the challenge of Repton International School and hopefully building on this win.
Harry Flowers & Charlie White