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 […]

‘We were confident we could have forced issue if weather had held’

Staffordshire captain James Kettleborough

James Kettleborough says he was ready to roll the dice to try to force victory over Bedfordshire in the opening NCCA Championship game of the season. Staffordshire were left frustrated as the weather meant no play was possible on the final day of the Division One clash at Checkley. The inclement conditions had also forced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liam Hurt ready to inflict pain in bid for Staffs Championship success

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Liam Hurt

Liam Hurt is determined to help Staffordshire bridge the gap when they kick off their NCCA Championship campaign this weekend. Staffs welcome Bedfordshire to Checkley on Sunday for their opening three-dayer of the season. And fresh in Staffordshire minds will be how they performed last summer in the red-ball format, ending up in the runners-up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 outclassed as Norfolk secure NCCA Knockout Trophy points

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Callum Hawkins

Staffordshire suffered a Smethwick slump for the second successive season in the Knockout Trophy. Last summer, Wiltshire had waltzed away from the venue with a comfortable victory after a below-par Staffs performance. Fast forward 12 months and it was Norfolk gallivanting back to East Anglia with the points following a five-wicket win as they chased […]