Shrewsbury School

Cricket: U15A - 2011 T20 National Finalists

Friday 9 September 2011

Following a nail-biting win in a tight semi-final with Sedbergh, the U15A XI unfortunately lost to a strong Whitgift School side by nine wickets in the National U15 Final at Arundel.

Shrewsbury set Sedbergh a challenging target in their semi-final, scoring 130 for the loss of 6 wickets. Following a bright start, Sedbergh soon fell behind the rate, though some sloppy fielding gave Sedbergh an outside chance in the final few overs. Captain Henry Blofield bowled the final over of the match, with Sedbergh needing 11 to win. He bowled it superbly and Shrewsbury won by 6 runs.

Shrewsbury never really recovered from a terrible start to their innings in the final, after Whitgift had won the toss and inserted Shrewsbury. Henry Blofield and George Lewis did ther best to fight back and post a reasonable total, but 73 always looked very short indeed. In reply, Whitgift lost captain and England Development player Dom Sibley early, but that ended up their only loss of the innings, and passed Shrewsbury's total in the 13th over.

The U15A XI performed superbly well all summer to reach the National Final, and in addition to the 1st XI's outstanding success this week, it has been a bumper week for Shrewsbury cricket.

PG

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