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 Three report: Weather wins the day as Staffs draw opener

Rain gv

Staffordshire were left kicking their heels as the final day of their NCCA Championship game against Bedfordshire was abandoned. Heavy overnight rain hit Checkley’s Four Trees headquarters to leave the prospects of play in the balance. The Checkley groundstaff worked tirelessly to get the ground fit for play as Staffs looked to force the issue […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]