Shrewsbury School

Cricket Tour to the UAE and South Africa

Thursday 8 January 2015

The 1st XI and U15 XI enjoyed an extremely successful tour to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, playing 24 matches in total over 17 days.

The 1st XI won 11 of their 12 games, including excellent wins against The Bishops Diocesan College and Wynberg High School, two of South Africa's strongest cricketing schools that have produced many South African (and English) Test cricketers.

The U15s narrowly lost against Bishops but still managed to win half of their 12 games, with 3 of those losses going down to the last over. Their finest victory of the tour was against the All Rounder Academy (which was the only opposition that the 1st XI failed to beat). Chasing 223 in only 30 overs, they reached their target only one wicket down with a ball to spare, with Jamie Crawley (Rt IV) unbeaten on 119 and Jordan Zaza (Rb IV) undefeated on 74.

The final leg of the tour involved a Twenty20 Festival at Hermanus, a coastal resort 80 miles east of Cape Town. The opponents included a mixture of school and club sides, among them Harrow School. Shrewsbury's 1st XI were successful in all their games, while the U15 XI had mixed fortunes: two straightforward wins, a very competitive game that was lost on the penultimate ball and a comprehensive loss against a Western Province side.

Please see the full Cricket Tour 2014 report.

The touring party are also the focus of Giles Bell's Team of the Week article.


1st XI Awards
Wicketkeeper of the Tour:  Jamie Humes  (I)
Most Improved Player of the Tour:  Charlie Adams   (S)
Best Shot of the Tour:  George Panayi (Ch) (v Wynnberg)
Best Catch of the Tour:  Dan Durman (PH)  (v Bergvliet)
Outstanding Performance on Tour:  Jamie Humes (I)
Man of the Match Awards on Tour:  Tom Breese (PH), Oliver Westbury (S) , George Panayi (Ch) & Charlie Home (Rt)
All-Rounder of the Tour:  Charlie Home (Rt) 158 runs at 31.6 & 14wkts at 15.71
Bowler of the Tour:  George Panayi (Ch)  18 wkts at 6.50  Ec 2.26
Batsman of the Tour:  Oliver Westbury (S)  290 runs at 41.4
Player of the Tour:  George Panayi (Ch)
1st XI Colours awarded to: Dan Durman (PH)

U15 XI Awards
Wicketkeeper of the Tour:   Dan Humes (I)
Most Improved Player of Tour:   David Schofield (O)
Best Catch of the Tour:   Angus Moore (S) (v Bluebells)
Bowler of the Tour:   Tom Brunskill (S)
Fielder of the Tour:   Dan Humes (I)
Outstanding Performance on Tour:   George Garrett (Ch) 5-10 (v Bishops)
All-Rrounder of the Tour:   Marcus Cope (Rt)
Batsman of the Tour:  Jamie Crawley (Rt)
Team Player of the Tour:   Jordan Zaza (Rb)
Player of the Tour:  Jamie Crawley (Rt)

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