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 […]

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 […]

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

Rain gv

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 […]

Day two report: Rory Haydon has six appeal to put Staffs in control

Staffordshire seamer Rory Haydon

Rory Haydon grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul for Staffordshire to put them in as commanding position on day two of their NCCA Championship clash against Bedfordshire. Leek seamer Haydon took 6-22 as Bedfordshire were dismissed for 141 as they replied to Staffordshire’s 204 all out at Checkley. It was a pace double act from Staffs […]

Day One report: Staffordshire forced to dig deep against Beds

Staffordshire batsman Tom Moulton

It was a day of delays, debuts and a special presentation for Staffordshire as they started their NCCA Championship programme yesterday. The inclement weather at Checkley’s Four Trees ground meant the Division One East clash against Bedfordshire didn’t start until 4.30pm. The two sides managed to squeeze in three hours’ of play which resulted in […]

Development XI tie thriller to bounce back from home defeat

Tom Moulton made a battling 31 not out for Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Development XI secured a thrilling tie against Worcestershire Academy as part of this week’s double header. Staffs had been beaten by Herefordshire on Wednesday, but dusted themselves down to play their part in an entertaining meeting with Worcestershire at Bromsgrove School. Staffordshire were set 271 to win from their 50 overs – but looked […]

Batsmen deliver to secure Development XI win

Tom Moulton made a battling 31 not out for Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Development XI executed a fine run chase to defeat Warwickshire Academy. Staffs were set 271 to win the 50-over contest at Bignall End on Tuesday. And they timed their chase to perfection to clinch a five-wicket victory with three balls remaining. Tom Moulton set the tone at the top of the order with 66, […]

Callum Hawkins shines, but Staffordshire suffer Trophy exit

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Callum Hawkins

Staffordshire’s Knockout Trophy campaign came to an disappointing end at the hands of Shropshire. Staffs needed to beat their neighbours – and hope that Herefordshire defeated Suffolk – to stand a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals. As it was, Staffordshire were left licking their wounds after a six-wicket defeat at Moddershall & Oulton in […]

It’s another bad Trophy day for Staffs as Herefordshire ease to win

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Matt Morris.

Staffordshire’s Knockout Trophy hopes have been left hanging by a thread after another bad day at the office saw them beaten by Herefordshire. Staffs suffered their second defeat in three Group Two outings at Eastnor yesterday as the hosts secured a six-wicket win in relative comfort. Head coach Andy Carr had demanded a reaction from […]

Staffordshire outclassed as Norfolk secure NCCA Knockout Trophy points

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Callum Hawkins

Staffordshire suffered a Smethwick slump for the second successive season in the Knockout Trophy. Last summer, Wiltshire had waltzed away from the venue with a comfortable victory after a below-par Staffs performance. Fast forward 12 months and it was Norfolk gallivanting back to East Anglia with the points following a five-wicket win as they chased […]