Shrewsbury School

Cricket: 1st XI and U15s both win regional rounds of National T20 competition

Saturday 11 June 2011

1st XI through to quarter finals of National HMC T20

In the HMC T20 West Midlands match yesterday  v Denstone College, Shrewsbury played very well to beat Denstone by 72 runs and now progress to the quarter finals of the national HMC T20.

Shrewsbury 173-9 (20 overs) (M.Gregson 58), Denstone 101-8 (20 overs) (S.Barnard 3-21, R.Smith 2-22, C.Farquhar 2-16)

In the three-team quarter final they will meet Felsted (Eastern Winners ) and the winners of the EAST MIDLANDS region: either Oundle, Bedford or Worksop.

The quarter final will be played at the home of the winners of the EAST MIDLANDS region  - date TBC.

U15's win Shropshire Schools ESCA 20/20 Competition

Henry Blofield (captain) won the toss and decided to bat on a good Chances wicket in the Final of the competition against Bridgnorth Endowed School. Shrewsbury scored at six per over for the first ten overs, and accelerated up to a score of 162 for 6 from their 20 overs. No batsman scored over 29 (Harry Flowers) although there were key partnerships involving James Hulton-Harrop (20), Charles Kidson (24) and Freddie Earlam (23).

Bridgnorth started their innings brightly, however Charles Kidson (4 overs, 1 for 14) and Angus Hayward (4 overs, 1 for 11) put the brakes significantly on the innings, with imaginative field placements and good, tight bowling. Wickets started to fall, and captain Henry Blofield exerted more pressure with a superb spell of 4 overs, 2 for 11 including the key wicket of Bridgnorth captain Will Cook. 

Shrewsbury deservedly won the County title by 79 runs and play West Bridgford School (the Nottinghamshire winners) next week.
The winning U15 team

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