Debuts in the pipeline for Staffordshire’s NCCA Championship opener

Staffordshire County Cricket Club general training

Staffordshire have selected a 12-man squad for the opening NCCA Championship game of the season. Staffs welcome newly-promoted Bedfordshire to Checkley for the first three-dayer, starting tomorrow (11am). And there could be a couple of Championship debutants in the line-up after head coach Andy Carr named his party. Kenilworth Wardens all-rounder Reeve Evitts and Moddershall […]

James Kettleborough keen to look forward after disappointing Trophy campaign

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's James Kettleborough.

James Kettleborough insists it’s time to park Staffordshire’s Trophy problems as they look ahead to the next stage of the NCCA season. Staffordshire brought the curtain down on a disappointing 50-over campaign with a six-wicket defeat by Shropshire at Moddershall & Oulton on Sunday. That was a third straight loss – following an opening-round win […]

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 […]

Anis Raza ready to showcase skills in crucial Trophy clash

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Anis Raza.

Anis Raza is ready to throw himself into frontline action as he prepares to make his first Staffordshire appearance of the season. Left-arm spinner Raza has been named in the Staffs side for Sunday’s NCCA Knockout Trophy Group Two game against Shropshire at Moddershall & Oulton because fellow slow left-armer Tom Brett is unavailable. The […]

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 […]

Staffordshire name 12-man squad for Herefordshire Trophy test

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Michael Hill

Staffordshire will take a 12-man squad to Herefordshire for Sunday’s NCCA Knockout Trophy game. Staffs are looking to bounce back at Eastnor this weekend (11am) after being beaten by Norfolk last time out. That left them with one win and one defeat in Group Two after opening their 50-over campaign with victory at Suffolk. Head […]

Staffordshire name squad for NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Matt Morris.

Staffordshire have named a 12-man squad for this weekend’s NCCA Twenty20 Cup finals day. Defending champions Staffs face Berkshire in the second semi-final at Chester Boughton Hall (1pm), while Cumbria meet Oxfordshire in the first match at 10am. The final is scheduled to start at 4.30pm. Staffs have made one change to the squad which […]

Staffordshire name squad for NCCA Twenty20 Cup Super 12 matches

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Liam Hurt

Staffordshire will take a 13-man squad to East Anglia for the latest chapter in the NCCA Twenty20 Cup. Staffs head to Norwich’s Manor Park to play both Norfolk and Hertfordshire in the Super 12s stage of the competition. Norfolk and Hertfordshire kick off proceedings at 10am before Staffs play the loser of that match at […]

Staffordshire take 12-man squad to Suffolk for NCCA Knockout Trophy clash

Staffordshire County Cricket Club will take a 12-man squad to Suffolk in the NCCA Knockout Trophy.

Staffordshire will take a 12-man squad to East Anglia for their opening NCCA Knockout Trophy match this weekend. Staffs start their 50-over campaign on Sunday with a Group Two trip to Mildenhall to take on Suffolk (11am). Norfolk, Herefordshire and Shropshire complete the group in this particular section of the white-ball format. Staffordshire include Leek’s […]

‘We can’t be complacent. Teams will want to beat us as champions’

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Andy Carr admits Staffordshire’s defence of their NCCA Twenty20 Cup crown has been made even harder by the weather. Staffs defeated Cornwall in last year’s showpiece to win the competition for the first time in their history. However, their bid to get off to a flying start in this summer’s short format was hampered by […]