North of England Cup: Staffordshire Development XI defeat Cheshire rivals

Matthew Morris

Staffordshire Development XI started their summer programme with a six-wicket win at home against Cheshire Academy.

The match formed the first part of a new format for Staffs’ side as they take part in the ‘North of England’ Cup which covers 50-over, Twenty20 and two-day games.

Wales, Cumbria, Shropshire and Northumberland are also involved in the competition, which sees teams pick up points for victories across the three formats.

And Staffordshire secured the three points on offer at Moddershall & Oulton on Tuesday by triumphing in the 50-over match.

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