Chairman’s welcome

Staffordshire County Cricket Club chairman Phil Oliver

Another cricket season is upon us. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all players, officials, members and sponsors ahead of the National Counties Cricket Association summer. Having had time to reflect on our 2022 performances, it would perhaps be best summed up as a ‘mixed bag’. We achieved our best-ever results in […]

Staffordshire appoint new captain and head coach for the 2023 NCCA campaign

Andy Carr has been named as Staffordshire's head coach.

Staffordshire have signed batsman James Kettleborough from Bedfordshire – and immediately handed him the top job. The 29-year-old batsman has switched counties in the eastern section of the National Counties Cricket Association and it has been announced that he will captain Staffs in all three formats in the 2023 season. That is part of a revamp […]

Staffordshire’s players can’t let professional game pass them by, says Alex Mellor

Alex Mellor captains Staffordshire in their Showcase game against Leicestershire.

Alex Mellor says Staffordshire’s ‘Showcase’ game against Leicestershire is one his players need to grasp with both hands. Staffs welcome their first-class opponents to Knypersley on Sunday (11am) for a 50-over per side contest, which will be played at the third time of asking. The match, part of programme which sees all NCCA sides host first-class teams, […]

Former Derbyshire batsman to make Staffordshire debut in ‘Showcase’ fixture

Knypersley is hosting the Showcase game between Staffordshire and Leicestershire.

Staffordshire will hand a debut to former Derbyshire player Nils Priestley in their ‘Showcase’ game against Leicestershire at Knypersley on Sunday (11am). The 21-year-old, who went to Abbotsholme School, was released by Derbyshire at the end of last season after playing four List A matches. However, the left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner has been in […]

NCCA Championship day one report: Bedfordshire break records as Staffs are left on back foot

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain Peter Wilshaw

Staffordshire were on the receiving end of some record-breaking Bedfordshire batting on day one of their National Counties Cricket Association Championship clash. Staffs kicked off their Division One East season with a trip to Dunstable – and matters started promisingly for Peter Wilshaw and his side… although it ended up being a day of disappointment and left […]

NCCA Knockout Trophy: Staffordshire learn valuable lessons in Wiltshire defeat

Staffordshire failed in their bid to make it back-to-back wins in the NCCA Knockout Trophy after suffering an eye-opening 63-run defeat at Wiltshire. Staffs ventured south confident of backing up their opening-round success against Wales at Himley, but it wasn’t to be as Wiltshire ran out worthy winners in the Group Four clash at Warminster. Staffordshire were forced to […]

Staffordshire’s Twenty20 education must continue, insists Alex Mellor

Alex Mellor says Staffordshire must continue to be students of the Twenty20 game after making a promising start to this season’s campaign. Staffs have had a distinctly modest record in the short format since it was introduced into the National Counties Cricket Association programme in 2015. The past two seasons have seen T20 cricket put […]