Match Report
Shrewsbury House School 1st XI vs  Rokeby 6's
On: Monday, 01 Jul 2019
Venue: Away

The U13A 6-a-side team made the short trip over to Rokeby to play in their annual 'Martin Alden' 6-a-side tournament. The format was a huge amount of fun and allowed the boys to experiment with new deliveries and bat with real freedom. The boys started well with wins over Tiffin and Farleigh and qualified for the semi final. This was a thrilling match against a very strong Summerfields School, which we eventually lost of the final ball. There were numerous highlights throughout the day. Josh Sinfield batted beautifully, caressing the ball around the ground, while Kit Derrick struck some lusty blows and was simply outstanding in the field. His flying stop on the boundary to save four would have made Ben Stokes proud! Wilf Stokhuyzen and William Malet de Carteret were economical, in this most unforgiving of formats, and bowled with great control, while Jean van der Spuy's leg spin bamboozled many of the opponents as he showed excellent guile and flight. Lorcan Pountney bowled tidily and William Jarrett made useful contributions with bat and ball, really understanding the art of manipulating the field when he batted. This was the final competitive tournament for this very talented bunch of cricketers, who have represented the school superbly throughout their SHS careers. We wish them all the very best for the future.

Squad: Joshua Sinfield (Captain), Kit Derrick, William Jarrett, William Malet de Carteret, Lorcan Pountney, Wilf Stokhuyzen, Jean van der Spuy.