Staffordshire displayed good signs in Bears clash, insists Kettleborough

Staffordshire captain James Kettleborough

James Kettleborough says he was proud of his players’ efforts in Staffordshire’s NCCA Showcase Game defeat by Warwickshire. Staffordshire lost by 122 runs in Sunday’s clash at Knypersley in the annual fixture against a first-class county. Ed Barnard’s superb 143 had helped Warwickshire to post 316-7 from their 50 overs at Tunstall Road. And although […]

Barnard’s innings is the difference as Staffordshire lose out to Bears

Staffordshire celebrate taking a Warwickshire wicket in the NCCA Showcase game.

Ed Barnard delivered a first-class lesson to Staffordshire to help Warwickshire to a comfortable victory in the NCCA Showcase Game. The Bears captain lit up Knypersley’s Tunstall Road ground with a sparkling 143 to set Warwickshire on their way to an imposing 316-7 from their 50 overs in today’s encounter. Barnard struck 15 fours and […]

‘We want to prove ourselves against the best’

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough.

James Kettleborough wants his Staffordshire players to take the opportunity to create more memories in this weekend’s NCCA Showcase Game. Staffs welcome Warwickshire to Knypersley tomorrow (11am) for a 50-over-per-side contest. The sides will have different objectives on the day. For Staffordshire, it will be the chance to claim a first-class scalp, while Warwickshire will […]

Staffordshire name 13-man squad for Warwickshire NCCA Showcase Game

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Staffordshire have named a 13-man squad for Sunday’s NCCA Showcase Game against Warwickshire at Knypersley. Staffs are missing paceman Liam Hurt due to club commitments, meaning they have a young-looking attack to take on the Bears. And there are plenty of youngsters looking to make an impact with the bat for the home side after […]

Development XI claim easy victory in two-day Derbyshire clash

Sam Atkinson

Staffordshire Development XI claimed a comprehensive win in their two-day friendly against Derbyshire Academy. Staffs ran out 448-run winners in the clash at Trentside following clinical displays with both bat and ball. Staffordshire took first use on day on and made serene progress to 366-6 declared in the afternoon session. Rohan Vallabhaneni was the star […]

Development XI squad to play Derbyshire

Staffordshire spinner Anis Raza.

Staffordshire Development XI start a two-day encounter against Derbyshire this week. Staffs take on their neighbours at Trentside in a red-ball fixture on Wednesday and Thursday. Staffordshire will be captained by Meakins’ Jack Hammond – and line up with several players who have featured for the NCCA side. Sam Atkinson, Callum Hawkins, Joe Hawkins and […]

Andy Carr: Youngsters did themselves proud in draw

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Staffordshire head coach Andy Carr says he’s excited for the future progress of his side in the NCCA Championship format. Staffs were frustrated by the weather in last week’s Division One East match against Bedfordshire, which ended in a draw. The contest, at Checkley, saw Staffs on top – boasting a 196-run lead going into […]

‘We were confident we could have forced issue if weather had held’

Staffordshire captain James Kettleborough

James Kettleborough says he was ready to roll the dice to try to force victory over Bedfordshire in the opening NCCA Championship game of the season. Staffordshire were left frustrated as the weather meant no play was possible on the final day of the Division One clash at Checkley. The inclement conditions had also forced […]

It’s time for some Showcase Game action

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Staffordshire will pit their wits against first-class opposition once again on Sunday, July 21. Staffs welcome Warwickshire to Knypersley for the NCCA Showcase Game fixture in a 50-over per side fixture. All NCCA sides take on professional opponents in a season – and Warwickshire provide new opponents for Staffordshire this summer. Staffordshire played Leicestershire last […]

Day Three report: Weather wins the day as Staffs draw opener

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Staffordshire were left kicking their heels as the final day of their NCCA Championship game against Bedfordshire was abandoned. Heavy overnight rain hit Checkley’s Four Trees headquarters to leave the prospects of play in the balance. The Checkley groundstaff worked tirelessly to get the ground fit for play as Staffs looked to force the issue […]