Prestfelde triumph at regional cricket comp

Prestfelde School proved unstoppable in a regional cricket competition recently.

The Shrewsbury school’s under 11 team took part in the annual Malvern Eight8 cricket tournament, competing against nine other preparatory schools.

Despite fierce opposition the Prestfelde boys became champions by beating Shropshire rivals Packwood Haugh in the final.

Victories against Pinewood school from Wiltshire, Elstree from Reading and The Elms from Worcestershire saw the team qualify for the semi-finals against The Downs of Malvern.
A fantastic bowling and fielding display resulted in the team beating the Downs to face Packwood in the final. More impressive fielding and bowling turns restricted Packwood to 54 runs from eight overs.
The runs were knocked off with more than an over to go, largely thanks to a fantastic partnership between Finn Sansom and Patrick Ward-Clayton.
Finn Sansom was awarded a cricket bat by Malvern College for ‘the best batsman’ in the tournament.
Rob Newey, Prestfelde boys’ games teacher, said: “It was an outstanding day with superb performances from all the boys. Ted Davis captained the team beautifully and Finn Sansom fully deserved to be voted the best batsman. However, this was very much a team effort with all nine players making valuable contributions throughout the day.”

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