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 […]

Nils Priestley happy to be targeted in Staffordshire’s cup quest

Staffordshire County Cricket Club all-rounder Nils Priestley

Nils Priestley insists he has no problems with being a marked man this weekend. Staffordshire all-rounder Priestley is part of the squad heading to Chester Boughton Hall looking to help the county to defend their NCCA Twenty20 Cup title. The 23-year-old was at the forefront of Staffs’ success last year as he produced a record-breaking […]

James Kettleborough looking for one final push in NCCA Twenty20 Cup

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough.

James Kettleborough says his Staffordshire players can handle the big occasion as they look to defend their NCCA Twenty20 Cup title. Staffs head to Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday, along with Berkshire, Cumbria and Oxfordshire, to battle it out for the silverware. Staffordshire hop across the county border as defending champions – and face Berkshire […]

Andy Carr proud of Staffordshire players’ efforts

Staffordshire County Cricket Club head coach Andy Carr

Head coach Andy Carr insists Staffordshire’s players should walk tall after they continued the defence of their NCCA Twenty20 Cup title. Staffs booked their place at finals day for the second successive season after comprehensively beating Hertfordshire and Norfolk at Manor Park in Sunday’s Super 12s stage. Staffs were given a lifeline in the competition […]

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 […]

James Kettleborough out to make more memories after special week

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough.

Staffordshire captain James Kettleborough has enjoyed an unforgettable week – both on and off the pitch. A certain beer company boasts about providing perfect weeks… and there’s little doubt that Kettleborough has just had first-hand experience of one. Last Friday afternoon, his wife Jenny gave birth to daughter Grace, before the new dad then went […]