Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury 1st XI regain the Silk Trophy

Saturday 6 July 2019

Congratulations to the Boys’ 1st XI, who defeated Eton and touring sides from Australia and South Africa to regain the highly coveted Silk Trophy.

The three-day competition took place at Eton during the first week of the summer holiday.

On Day 1, Shrewsbury beat South African tourists Grey College by 50 runs. Having been 82-6 after 16 overs, the contributions from Captain Dan Humes (34) and Ludo Litchfield (30) were vital and meant that they finished on a more respectable 144. They then went on to bowl Grey College out for 94, with Peter Clark taking 5 wickets for 18 runs and Archie Mobbs taking 3 for 12.

Shrewsbury more than doubled their run-score in their match against Wesley College on Day 2, finishing their innings on 323-5 with a sensational 108 from Captain Dan Humes and 50s for Harry Cooke, Peter Clark and Morgan Bevans. In reply, Wesley College were dismissed for 172.

The final match against Eton began with Shrewsbury losing the toss and Eton electing to bat first and going on to score 184-8. After a sensational partnership under pressure between Morgan Bevans and Lewis Evans, Shrewsbury defeated Eton by 4 wickets to regain the Silk Trophy.

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