Staffordshire name squad for NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day

Zen Malik is in the Staffordshire County Cricket Club squad for NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day.

Staffordshire will take a 13-man squad to contest NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day.

Staffs have reached the last four of the competition for the first time in their history. They will play Berkshire in the first semi-final at Tring Park on Sunday (11am).

Cornwall and Hertfordshire contest the second semi-final, with the final due to start at 4.30pm.

Staffordshire have stuck largely with the squad which managed to come out on top in Group One.

However, there is a first appearance of the season for all-rounder Zen Malik. Malik has seen his availability affected by his Leicestershire commitments.

He  has been in fine form for Leek in the NSSCL Premier Division, taking three five-wicket hauls in the opening four matches of the season.

‘Keeper returns’

Wicketkeeper-batsman Spencer Byatt also returns to the squad. He was unavailable for the Bank Holiday double header against Shropshire and Cheshire.

He replaces Callum Hawkins with the gloves in the travelling party.

Tickets for finals day are price at £9.50 if purchased in advance or £12.50 on the day. Children under-16 are admitted for free.

Gates will open at 9am and there is free onsite parking. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Staffordshire squad: James Kettleborough (cpt, Checkley), Sam Atkinson (Moddershall & Oulton), Tom Brett (Finedon Dolben), Spencer Byatt (Nantwich), Michael Hill (Meakins), Liam Hurt (Flixton), Zen Malik (Leek), Matthew Morris (Westhoughton), Nils Priestley (Swarkestone), Dan Richardson (Moddershall & Oulton), Peter Wilshaw (Meakins), Jack Redman (Audley), Tom Moulton (Checkley).

Main image: Zen Malik is in the Staffordshire squad for NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day.