Shrewsbury School

Fives: EFA Williams Cup Champions once again

Monday 5 March 2012

'A show of strength from Shrewsbury' - Mark Williams, EFA Competition Organiser, and Fives Coach at Eton.

Shrewsbury School won the Teams Cup at Eton on Sunday 4th March, for the 10th time since its inception in 1993.  We are the first school ever to win it for three consecutive years.  Our boys were accompanied by Andy Barnard, Master IC Fives, Grant Williams and Seb Cooley.

The following report was written by Mark Williams, the Fives Coach at Eton, and the organiser of the Eton Fives Association (EFA) Williams School Cup:

"Six schools entered this competition which is for school teams of 6 players. The format is a round-robin where each school plays a two game match over 3 pairs against each of the other schools.

Jack H-W receives the Teams Cup from Mark Williams"Shrewsbury confirmed their current status as the leading fives school at this level by beating all of the other schools, and only dropped one game in their 2nd pair match against St Olave’s. Their strength in depth and quality of play was evident all day, and they are worthy champions. St Olave’s deservedly claimed the runners up place by defeating everyone else and had a strong first and second pair. Eton, Harrow, Westminster and Berkhamsted finished in that order, and competed strongly against each other. All had young players gaining invaluable experience.

"The consistent rain and very cold temperature were the only factors detracting from a thoroughly worthwhile day’s fives."

Mark Williams

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