Shrewsbury School

Historic moment for Shrewsbury School Cricket

Friday 7 June 2019

Two exciting firsts for Shrewsbury School cricketers this week: Issy Wong became the first girl to play for the Boys’ 1st XI; and Harry Cooke took two (yes, two) hat-tricks for Shropshire CCC U15s.

Playing against Myerscough College on Wednesday 5th June, Issy contributed to a 7-wicket victory for Shrewsbury with two wickets of her own – the first a stunning yorker that sent the batsman’s leg-stump flying, and the second setting up a fine catch by Peter Clark.

“It came as no surprise that Issy was selected, on merit, for the Shrewsbury School 1st X1,” said Teacher in Charge of Cricket, Andy Barnard. “Her progress over the past year has been phenomenal.”

The following day, Fifth Former Harry Cooke had an outstanding match playing for the Shropshire CCC U15s against Herefordshire. Remarkably, he took not just one but two hat-tricks, part of a spell that saw him take eight wickets for just six runs. Prior to that he had also scored 61 runs. A day to remember.

"Harry has had an impressive start to the summer following a winter of hard work," said Cricket Professional and 1st XI Coach Adam Shantry. 2His commitment to the off-season programme, concluding with the incredibly worthwhile Easter tour to Cape Town has paid dividends, and he deserves his success.

"He has already enjoyed opportunities to opening both the batting and the bowling at 1st team level, and will be given many more chances to develop further."



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