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 […]

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 […]

Super Staffordshire power their way to NCCA T20 Cup finals day

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Liam Hurt

Staffordshire’s bid to defend their NCCA Twenty20 Cup title gathered pace as they booked their place at finals day. Staffs produced two clinical performances to beat Hertfordshire and host county Norfolk at their Manor Park headquarters to progress from the Super 12s stage. It was certainly a case of Staffordshire making the most of the […]

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 produced the perfect Trophy performance’

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Andy Carr ranked Staffordshire’s Knockout Trophy win at Suffolk as one of the best performances of his reign. Staffs cruised to a 116-run victory at Mildenhall to start their Group Two campaign in fine style. Staffordshire failed to qualify from their group last summer – and head coach Carr promised a fresh approach to right […]