Salop Leisure T20

Oswestry Clinch Place In Salop Leisure Knockout T20 Trophy Final

Oswestry are through to the final of the Salop Leisure Knockout T20 Trophy tournament after beating Shifnal by four wickets in the first semi-final last Friday night.

Last season’s beaten finalists Shifnal batted first and posted 184-2 with Jack Edwards unbeaten on 78 and Bruce Thomason making 52, while Vansh Bajaj claimed 1-14 off his four overs.

Oswestry’s run chase got off to a flying start with 17 off the first over and they were left needing eight for victory off the final over. Victory was secured with two balls and four wickets to spare as Warrick Fynn hit an unbeaten 86 and Joe Clarke (33) and Alex Huxley (20) made useful contributions

The second semi-final sees hosts and defending champions Shrewsbury entertain Whitchurch on Friday evening at 6.15pm, with the victor facing a final showdown with Oswestry on Friday, August 1.

As an incentive to attract more spectators, season ticket holders at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, those wearing the club’s football shirt and anyone picking up a flyer at the club’s two pre-season friendlies at the Greenhous Meadow will qualify for a free drink if they attend the Salop Leisure Knockout T20 Trophy semi-final.

Rather than holding the tournament on a Sunday in August as in previous years, it is being spread over three Friday evenings this summer to attract more spectators and avoid fixture congestion towards the end of the season.

Shrewsbury Cricket Club

Have your say, help improve cricket in Shropshire

Shropshire Cricket Board calls on recreational cricketers to have their say and influence the future of cricket at grassroots level in the second annual National Cricket Playing survey.

Last year more than 300 players in Shropshire responded to the survey – the first of its kind ever undertaken in cricket – and Shropshire Cricket Board is already acting on the comprehensive and wide-ranging feedback received. Clubs and leagues are reviewing formats, rule changes, start times, travel distances to matches and greater opportunities for women, girls and disability cricketers to play the game.

Examples of changes in Shropshire since last year’s survey include:

  •  The formalization and running of the Broseley Bash T20 Club Cluster League
  •  The development of a T20 4 x Midweek League Representative Competition
  •  The development of a Midweek T20 Champions League Finals Day
  •  The formalization and running of a Women’s Club Hard Ball League
  •  The development of a Women’s Club autumn Indoor league
  •  The development of a Colts (16- 19) autumn Indoor League

“Last year’s survey attracted a fantastic response and we intend to listen and respond with innovative and forward-thinking ideas which will all help attract more players and volunteers and make it as inclusive as possible”.

Please complete the survey to allow us to help you shape the future of your cricket needs in Shropshire.

Chris Dirkin
[Head of Club & Community Programmes – Shropshire Cricket Board]