Andy Carr: Youngsters did themselves proud in draw

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Staffordshire head coach Andy Carr says he’s excited for the future progress of his side in the NCCA Championship format. Staffs were frustrated by the weather in last week’s Division One East match against Bedfordshire, which ended in a draw. The contest, at Checkley, saw Staffs on top – boasting a 196-run lead going into […]

Callum Hawkins shines, but Staffordshire suffer Trophy exit

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Callum Hawkins

Staffordshire’s Knockout Trophy campaign came to an disappointing end at the hands of Shropshire. Staffs needed to beat their neighbours – and hope that Herefordshire defeated Suffolk – to stand a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals. As it was, Staffordshire were left licking their wounds after a six-wicket defeat at Moddershall & Oulton in […]

Matt Morris happy to repay Staffordshire faith

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Matt Morris.

Sun, sand, sangria and scoring runs have been on Matt Morris’ mind. The 25-year-old has taken a short break in Spain this week ahead of Staffordshire’s NCCA Knockout Trophy game against Shropshire at Moddershall & Oulton tomorrow. As a batsman, it’s little wonder that Morris has jetted off in search of warmer climes after a […]

Head coach Carr left concerned after another below-par batting display

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Andy Carr admits it’s concerning to see Staffordshire’s top order struggling in the fashion they are. Staffordshire produced their second successive poor batting performance in losing to Herefordshire in Sunday’s Knockout Trophy Group Two game at Eastnor. That came just seven days after the batting unit failed to fire in the defeat by Norfolk at […]

It’s another bad Trophy day for Staffs as Herefordshire ease to win

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Matt Morris.

Staffordshire’s Knockout Trophy hopes have been left hanging by a thread after another bad day at the office saw them beaten by Herefordshire. Staffs suffered their second defeat in three Group Two outings at Eastnor yesterday as the hosts secured a six-wicket win in relative comfort. Head coach Andy Carr had demanded a reaction from […]

Lack of responsibility, pride and desire disappoints head coach Carr

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Andy Carr pulled no punches when assessing Staffordshire’s performance in their NCCA Knockout Trophy loss to Norfolk – and issued a stark warning to his players. Staffs suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of the East Anglians at Smethwick on Sunday as they failed to build on their opening Group Two win at Suffolk. […]

‘It’s a day which has the capability to shape our season’

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Staffordshire head coach Andy Carr says his players have been looking to the past to help them in the present. Carr and his Staffs squad are out to defend their NCCA Twenty20 Cup title this weekend when they head to Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday. Staffordshire play Berkshire in their semi-final –  a repeat of […]

Development XI fixture is called off

Staffordshire pre-season friendlies against the NSSCL have been called off.

Staffordshire Development XI’s opening fixture of the season has been called off. Staffs were due to entertain Herefordshire at Milford Hall today in a 50-over per side contest. However, the bad weather means the fixture has been called off.

Deja-vu for Staffs after NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day draw is made

Staffordshire County Cricket Club won the NCCA Twenty20 Cup last season.

Staffordshire have been drawn against Berkshire in the last four on NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day. The match-up is a re-run of last summer’s meeting between the two sides at Tring Park on the showpiece occasion. This time the pair will battle it out at Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday in the second semi-final, starting […]

Andy Carr wants Staffordshire to capitalise on NCCA Twenty20 Cup lifeline

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Andy Carr is backing his Staffordshire players to make the most of their second chance in the NCCA Twenty20 Cup. Staffordshire initially failed to qualify for this weekend’s Super 12s stage after seeing four of their six group matches fall victim to the weather. But Northumberland were removed from the competition after breaking player rules, […]