NCCA Knockout Trophy: Moddershall & Oulton seamer is handed Staffordshire debut

Sam Atkinson

Moddershall & Oulton seamer Sam Atkinson will make his senior Staffordshire debut this weekend.

The 17-year-old has been included in the side for the National Counties Cricket Association Knockout Trophy Group Four match at Wiltshire.

Atkinson, who has also represented Warwickshire Under-18s, has impressed in Staffs’ development sides – and has now been given his opportunity to showcase his skills in Sunday’s game at Warminster.

He is included in the travelling party because experienced paceman Grant Thornton is unavailable for the contest.

Atkinson has progressed through the Staffordshire junior system and becomes the latest product of the county’s pathway to graduate to the senior side.

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