NCCA Championship: Staffordshire’s home game against Norfolk to take place at new venue

Leek's Highfield ground will now host Staffordshire's NCCA Championship game against Norfolk.

Staffordshire have changed the venue for their NCCA Championship match against Norfolk later this month.

The National Counties Cricket Association Division One East three-day game was due to be played at Longton, starting on Sunday, July 24.

However, the county club and Longton could not agree a financial package to stage the fixture, which has prompted the game to be moved.

Leek will now host the match – the second time this season Staffordshire have played at Highfield.

Staffs took on Cheshire in two NCCA Twenty20 Cup matches in the Moorlands earlier in the campaign, with the sides winning one match apiece.

That was the county’s first appearance at Leek was back in 2016 when they thrashed Shropshire by eight wickets in a Knockout Trophy tie.

And the venue has staged some memorable encounters, none more so than when Staffs lost by two runs to Wiltshire in a dramatic Knockout Trophy semi-final in 2012.

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Pictured: Staffordshire will now play their NCCA Championship game against Norfolk at Leek.