Congratulations to the U14As who finished a great first half of term (10 wins to date) with a very comfortable win over Thomas Telford on Thursday and now progress to the County Final in June. Thomas Telford 45-9 (L. Graham 3-10) Shrewsbury School 46-0 in 4.5 overs (H. Cooke 26no, A. Gallimore 22no)
All teams competing on Wednesday afternoon enjoyed another clean sweep of victories:
- 1st XI 87 all out beat Myerscough 78 all out (G. Garrett 4-15)
- 2nd XI 222 for 8 (R. Grandhi 66) beat Myerscough 79 (D. Davies 5-16)
- U15 Girls 153 (H. Shuker 60 no) beat Moreton Hall 53 (National Cup Qualifier) - following on from their tremendous performance the previous week in the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Tournament, where they finished as Runners-Up for the second year in succession
- U14 Girls 106 for 8 beat Moreton Hall 105
Congratulations to the U17s who, by beating Denstone College in a thrilling match on Tuesday, have progressed to the National Quarter-Finals of the Cricket Paper National U17 Cup. Denstone College 159-9 (X. Clarke 2-15, F. Jebb 2 – 13) Shrewsbury School 160-6 (D. Humes 53, X Clarke 34, L. Litchfield 32 no)
The previous week will go down in Salopian cricketing annals, as the school’s batsmen and women scored more runs than in any week in the School’s history. In one extraordinary 24-hour period, Dan Humes scored a century as part of the 1st XI’s victory over Wrekin in the HMC T20 (Shrewsbury 185-3, Wrekin 82-8), and there was another century for Jamie Crawley and a 97 for Xavie Clarke in the 1st XI match Bromsgrove
Both the U14As and U14Bs registered two wins apiece against Manchester Grammar midweek and Bromsgrove on the Saturday – a highlight being Harry Cooke’s (PH) 70* vs Manchester Grammar.
The U14B & Cs beat Old Swinford Hospital by 57 runs and 7 wickets respectively. Unfortunately the U15As lost on Friday to a strong Bromsgrove team and bow out of the ESCA Cup.
Many congratulations to 1st XI Captain George Garrett, who took three wickets on his debut for Warwickshire 2nd XI, to Jamie Crawley who has been playing for Lancashire 2nd XI, and to Issy Wong, who is playing for Worcestershire Women.