NCCA Twenty20 Cup: Staffordshire and Cheshire share the points at Leek


Staffordshire and Cheshire shared the spoils from their National Counties Cricket Association Twenty20 Cup matches at Leek today.

Cheshire outclassed their hosts in all departments in the opening encounter at Highfield, but Staffs kept their hopes of Group One qualification alive with a 30-run victory in game two, led by seamer Grant Thornton’s five-wicket haul.

That left Staffordshire top of the standings on eight points, two clear of Cheshire and Cumbria, who meet at Toft on Bank Holiday Monday.

Those two games could well prove to be pivotal in shaping who manages to finish top of the pile and qualify for finals day later this month.

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