Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury U15A XI win through to the National U15 T20 Finals Day

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Shrewsbury's U15A XI reached the Finals of the National ESCA/ECB U15 T20 competition for the fourth consecutive year. In the Midlands regional final, played at Caythorpe C.C. in Nottinghamshire on Monday 1st September, they comfortably beat Lincoln Minster School.

Shrewsbury batted first and scored an above par 132-3 off their 20 overs. Charlie Home 57 n.o. carried his bat and received good support from Jamie Crawley 18 and Harry Gregson 26.

In reply after a steady start, Lincoln regularly lost wickets to a very accurate Shrewsbury attack, with Home 3 for 7, Josh Malyon 2-20, Pat Jacob and Tom Brunskill 4 for 4 all outstanding. They were well backed up in the field with George Hargrave taking 2 outstanding stumpings off successive deliveries.

Lincoln were eventually dismissed for 58 in the 17th over, leaving Shrewsbury winners by 74 runs.

Shrewsbury went on to represent the Midlands in the National Final at Arundel Castle on Sunday 7th September, where they were joined by Whitgift School (South East winners), Portsmouth Grammar (South West) and Sedbergh School (North). Shrewsbury and Whitgift shared the trophy last year.

Shrewsbury were narrowly beaten by Sedbergh in the semi-final. Director of Sport Andrew Murfin said, "It was a great team effort to get to the National Finals stage, displaying outstanding commitment and team spirit to get that far. Well done to all concerned."

Shrewsbury and Whitgift shared the trophy last year.

During the summer, U15 player George Hargrave caught the eye of Test Match commentator Charlie Dagnall, when he represented the Midlands in the prestigious U15s Bunbury Cricket Festival at Oakham School. Please see the report: George Hargrave featured on Test Match Special

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