Change of venue for NCCA Knockout Trophy game against Bucks

Staffordshire County Cricket Club have switched their NCCA Knockout Trophy game against Buckinghamshire.

Staffordshire have moved their NCCA Knockout Trophy match against Buckinghamshire later this month to a new venue.

Porthill Park were due to stage the Group Four fixture on Sunday, June 18 at the Old County Ground.

However, their success in the ECB National Club Championship means they now have a home tie in the competition against Nantwich on that day.

Porthill Park approached Staffordshire about seeking an alternative venue for the Bucks game – and the county agreed.

The game will now be played at Moddershall & Oulton on the same day (11am).

Staffordshire County Cricket Club chairman Phil Oliver said: “We fully understand Porthill Park’s decision to want to maintain home advantage against Nantwich.

“We wish them all the best in the competition and look forward to staging county games there in the future.

“We are also grateful to Moddershall & Oulton for stepping in to host the Buckinghamshire game. Unfortunately the weather prevented them from staging the T20s against Cumbria earlier in the season, so hopefully it will be set fair to allow them to showcase their excellent facilities.”

Staffordshire have so far won one and lost one of their 50-over fixtures.

They beat Wales and then lost to Wiltshire at the weekend.

Staffs return to action on Sunday when they make the long trip down to Bashley to play Dorset.