Shrewsbury School hosted this year’s County final of the ESCA/ECB Under-15 Twenty20. Wrekin College won the toss and elected to bat and after losing the wicket of Henry Davies to the third ball of the game, captain Dillon Pennington and Steve McCartney put on 132 in a record second wicket partnership. Pennington top scored with an undefeated 67 off only 52 balls, with McCartney adding excellent support with 59 off 67 deliveries. George Garrett was the pick of the Shrewsbury bowlers, taking 1 for 17 off his 4 overs.
In reply, Shrewsbury were always up with the scoring rate, thanks to an opening partnership of 55 between George Hargrave 52 n.o. off 41 balls and captain Charlie Home 24, before the latter was brilliantly caught by Marshall Meredith. Hargrave then received good support from Ollie Dixon 19 and Lysander Adair 16 n.o. to guide the hosts home to a 7 wicket victory.
The trophy and medals were presented by ex-Worcestershire seamer and Shrewsbury Cricket Coach Paul Pridgeon, who also presented the 'man of the match' shield to Dillon Pennington.
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