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March 2012: Shrewsbury win the Williams Cup

Mark Williams reports:

Six schools entered this competition which is for school teams of 6 players. The format is a round-robin where each school plays a two game match over 3 pairs against each of the other schools. Shrewsbury confirmed their current status as the leading Fives school at this level by beating all of the other schools, and only dropped one game in their 2nd pair match against St Olave's.

Their strength in depth and quality of play was evident all day, and they are worthy champions. St Olave's deservedly claimed the runners up place by defeating everyone else and had a strong first and second pair. Eton, Harrow, Westminster and Berkhamsted finished in that order, and competed strongly against each other. All had young players gaining invaluable experience. The consistent rain and very cold temperature were the only factors diminishing from a thoroughly worthwhile day's Fives.

1st Shrewsbury 29

2nd St.Olave's 22

3rd Eton 15

4th Harrow 11

5th Westminster 8

6th Berkhamsted 5