Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury Fives win Richard Barber Cup at Eton

Thursday 20 January 2022

For the first time in ten years since the competition started, the Richard Barber Cup has a new name on the trophy after a thrilling win for Shrewsbury at Eton last Sunday.  

 

Second and Third Team 

After a fixture against Harrow School on Saturday afternoon, our pupils headed over to Eton on Sunday to compete in the Richard Barber Cup. The tournament format meant that each pair was compiled of one former pupil and a current pupil. With the Old Salopians keen to make up for lost time, they signed up in their droves to compete and partner with our pupils to help their development on the Fives courts and enthuse the next generation of Salopian Fives players.  

Seven teams took part in a round robin format, which built up gradually towards a winner takes all final round between defending champions St.Olave's and Shrewsbury. All three games were close - St. Olave's took pair one 15-11 and Shrewsbury took pair three 15-8, leaving the destination of the trophy to be decided by the second pair result. St. Olave's had their noses in front for most of the game, leading 10-7, 12-10 and 14-12, but Shrewsbury pulled back level on each occasion and won the sudden death point to win the game 15-14 and take the trophy at the end of a fantastic day's Fives.  

The winning Shrewsbury team

Adam Morris 

Master I/c Fives 

Final Round 

Shrewsbury A beat St.Olave's 2-1 

E.Taylor & Rory M-O (PH, UVI) lost to S.Cooley & F.Baron 11-15 

R.Worth & Digby T-W (I, UVI) beat T.Barker & G.Nsenga 15-14 

S.Welti & Jago A (S, UVI) beat P.Sathiyamoorthy & E.Smith 15-8 

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