Shrewsbury beat Canterbury to win The Cricket Paper Nationwide U17’s Boys Last

Loughborough College was bathed in superb sunshine as the sport started on a real pitch and a lush outfield nonetheless damp from the day past’s rain.

Shrewsbury Faculty gained the toss and determined to bat first on a beforehand used however handsome strip.

They made an excellent begin when Ollie Parton and Theo Wylie attacked within the first energy play and added 60 in 7 overs earlier than Parton fell to Harry Fulton.

Wylie, who survived a stumping attraction, continued to assault earlier than falling to Dale for 63 within the 13th over.

Following the very hectic begin the Canterbury spinners took a firmer grip and steadily introduced the run charge down to six per over.

However, with additional stable contributions from Rhys Lewis (32), Jack Dwelling (39) and Louise Hursthouse (31), Shrewsbury edged in the direction of a good 203 for 7 of their 35 overs.

The ultimate whole of 203-7 from 35 overs was aggressive, however not out of the attain of a Canterbury facet that have been beforehand undefeated all season. Connor Dale was the choose of the spinners and claimed 4 for 37.

Canterbury Academy produced an excellent run, beating various prime personal colleges en path to the ultimate

For Canterbury, Burgess & Roberts made an excellent begin, however a careless run out opened the door for the Shrewsbury bowlers and slowly however certainly, they tightened their grip on proceedings.

Shrewsbury take management of the sport at 58-3 from 13 overs Lewis, Bradshaw and Jenkins all bowled effectively and ultimately Burgess, who had appeared in nice type, holed out to Jack Dwelling within the deep for a well-constructed 50.

This was adopted by one other wicket within the subsequent over for Ed Prideaux, which meant that because the rain arrived and the covers got here on, Shrewsbury have been 23 runs forward through the Duckworth Lewis methodology.

The rain didn’t abate, and shortly after the 2 captains shook fingers, with Shrewsbury victorious.

Profitable skipper Rhys Lewis and outgoing cricket coach at Shrewsbury Andy Barnard have a good time with the trophy

Rahul Diyashi
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