Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury's Saracens win the Cricketer Cup

Thursday 30 August 2012

The Cricketer Cup is a keenly-fought annual tournament for old boys from independent schools.

Shrewsbury's Saracens team beat the Harrow Wanderers to bag the 2012 Cricketer Cup in a decisive 111-run victory at Shenley on Sunday 19th August.  Our young team included three leavers from this year's Upper Sixth: Stephen Leach (M), Henry Lewis (I) and Alasdair Pollock (I). Alasdair led the scoring with 49, followed by Stephen (44) and captain Tom Cox (41) as they finished on 199-8. 

There was concern that this might not be enough; the Wanderers started well and raced passed 30 without loss in 5 overs, but a superb bowling performance from Steve Barnard saw him take five wickets, and the Wanderers were dismissed for 88.  Please also see the full match report.

The Saracens last won the Cricketer Cup in 1987.                   

                           

More photos of the Cricketer Cup from first round to final can be found at the Saracens web page:  http://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/page/saracens-cricket

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