Barnard’s innings is the difference as Staffordshire lose out to Bears

Staffordshire celebrate taking a Warwickshire wicket in the NCCA Showcase game.

Ed Barnard delivered a first-class lesson to Staffordshire to help Warwickshire to a comfortable victory in the NCCA Showcase Game. The Bears captain lit up Knypersley’s Tunstall Road ground with a sparkling 143 to set Warwickshire on their way to an imposing 316-7 from their 50 overs in today’s encounter. Barnard struck 15 fours and […]

Staffordshire name 13-man squad for Warwickshire NCCA Showcase Game

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Staffordshire have named a 13-man squad for Sunday’s NCCA Showcase Game against Warwickshire at Knypersley. Staffs are missing paceman Liam Hurt due to club commitments, meaning they have a young-looking attack to take on the Bears. And there are plenty of youngsters looking to make an impact with the bat for the home side after […]

Development XI claim easy victory in two-day Derbyshire clash

Sam Atkinson

Staffordshire Development XI claimed a comprehensive win in their two-day friendly against Derbyshire Academy. Staffs ran out 448-run winners in the clash at Trentside following clinical displays with both bat and ball. Staffordshire took first use on day on and made serene progress to 366-6 declared in the afternoon session. Rohan Vallabhaneni was the star […]

Development XI squad to play Derbyshire

Staffordshire spinner Anis Raza.

Staffordshire Development XI start a two-day encounter against Derbyshire this week. Staffs take on their neighbours at Trentside in a red-ball fixture on Wednesday and Thursday. Staffordshire will be captained by Meakins’ Jack Hammond – and line up with several players who have featured for the NCCA side. Sam Atkinson, Callum Hawkins, Joe Hawkins and […]

Day two report: Rory Haydon has six appeal to put Staffs in control

Staffordshire seamer Rory Haydon

Rory Haydon grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul for Staffordshire to put them in as commanding position on day two of their NCCA Championship clash against Bedfordshire. Leek seamer Haydon took 6-22 as Bedfordshire were dismissed for 141 as they replied to Staffordshire’s 204 all out at Checkley. It was a pace double act from Staffs […]

Day One report: Staffordshire forced to dig deep against Beds

Staffordshire batsman Tom Moulton

It was a day of delays, debuts and a special presentation for Staffordshire as they started their NCCA Championship programme yesterday. The inclement weather at Checkley’s Four Trees ground meant the Division One East clash against Bedfordshire didn’t start until 4.30pm. The two sides managed to squeeze in three hours’ of play which resulted in […]

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 […]

Staffordshire have point to prove, insists Callum Hawkins

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Callum Hawkins

Callum Hawkins insists Staffordshire are revved up for the NCCA Championship campaign as they look to return to winning ways. It’s been another roller-coaster ride for the county in the white-ball format this season. Their exploits have mirrored last summer when they qualified for T20 Cup finals day, but fell flat in the Knockout Trophy. […]

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 […]