Seamer in line for Staffordshire debut in Showcase Game

Knypersley is hosting the Showcase game between Staffordshire and Leicestershire.

Staffordshire have named a 13-man squad for this weekend’s Showcase Game against Leicestershire. Staffs will take on the Foxes at Knypersley’s Tunstall Road ground on Sunday in a 50-over per side encounter (11am). The match is part of the NCCA schedule which sees all counties play a first-class side. Staffordshire are set to hand a […]

No miracle for Staffordshire as Bucks complete deserved victory

Staffordshire County Cricket Club batsman Nils Priestley

Staffordshire saw their proud unbeaten NCCA Championship run at West Bromwich Dartmouth come to an end as Buckinghamshire secured a deserved victory. Staffs had never been beaten in the three-day format since returning to play at Sandwell Park in 2014. However, that sequence was brought to a predictable conclusion as Bucks put the finishing touches […]

Day Two report: Bucks fizz leaves Staffordshire facing fight for survival

Tom Moulton made a battling 31 not out for Staffordshire.

Staffordshire face a final-day fight to save their NCCA Championship game against Buckinghamshire. Staffs closed the second day at West Bromwich Dartmouth on 70-3 from 42 overs – still 52 runs in arrears of their impressive visitors. It has been a largely disappointing two days for Staffs, who had opened up the Division One East […]

Day One report: Staffordshire need something special after Bucks take control

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Matthew Morris celebrates reaching his half-century against Buckinghamshire.

Staffordshire have plenty of work to do to drag themselves back into matters after coming second best on the opening day of their NCCA Championship clash against Buckinghamshire. Staffs produced a largely disappointing batting performance on day one at West Bromwich Dartmouth after being put in. They were bowled out for 206 and committed the […]

Staffordshire make two changes for Bucks Championship test

Staffordshire County Cricket Club all-rounder Dan Richardson.

Staffordshire have made two changes to their side for this weekend’s NCCA Championship game against Buckinghamshire. Batsman Zen Malik and seamer Rory Haydon are unavailable after helping the county to win their Division One East opener at Suffolk. Checkley batsman Tom Moulton comes into the side, along with all-rounder Dan Richardson, for the match at […]

James Kettleborough wants Staffordshire to express themselves

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough

James Kettleborough hopes letting his Staffordshire side play with freedom will reap rewards as they start their red-ball campaign. Staffs make the long journey to Bury St Edmunds this weekend for their opening National Counties Cricket Association Division One East game against Suffolk. It has been an up-and-down season so far for Staffs, who opened […]

Seven players to make Championship debuts for Staffordshire

Zen Malik made 81 on the opening day against Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds.

Staffordshire will have seven county Championship debutants in their line-up for this weekend’s NCCA Division One East game against Suffolk. Staffs head to Bury St Edmunds on Sunday for the first of four three-day matches – and will field one of the youngest teams in recent memory. Captain James Kettleborough and left-arm spinner Tom Brett […]

Staffordshire knocked out of Trophy as Bucks secure win

Staffordshire County Cricket Club batsman Michael Hill

Staffordshire’s interest in the NCCA Knockout Trophy will go no further than the group stage following a nine-wicket defeat by Buckinghamshire. Staffs needed to win the Group Four contest to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals, but they were beaten in a rain-affected encounter at Moddershall & Oulton. Heavy rain descended on Barnfields […]

Staffordshire make one change for NCCA Knockout Trophy game against Bucks

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Scott Winnington

Staffordshire have made once change to their squad for this weekend’s NCCA Knockout Trophy game against Buckinghamshire. Staffs have recalled Scott Winnington to the 12-man party, with experienced batsman Peter Wilshaw dropping out for the game at Moddershall & Oulton on Sunday (11am). That leaves Staffs with a decision to make at the top of […]

Nils Priestley back in Staffs squad for Knockout Trophy trip to Dorset

Staffordshire's Nils Priestley on his way to a century against Berkshire.

Nils Priestley returns to the Staffordshire squad for this weekend’s NCCA Knockout Trophy trip to Dorset. Priestley was forced to withdraw from last weekend’s team which lost to Wiltshire at Smethwick because of injury. However, he is now back in the travelling party to Bashley. He replaces Scott Winnington in the 12-man squad. The news […]