‘Peter Wilshaw delivered at the most crucial times in Staffordshire’s history’

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Peter Wilshaw

The impact Peter Wilshaw has had not only on Staffordshire, but minor counties cricket in general, was perfectly highlighted in a game he didn’t play in. When Staffordshire arrived at Bury St Edmunds for this season’s NCCA Championship Division One East opener against Suffolk, Wilshaw was absent. A member of the Suffolk contingent asked of […]

James Kettleborough proud of Staffordshire’s efforts in victory mission

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough

James Kettleborough admits he was a proud captain after watching his Staffordshire side push hard for victory over Lincolnshire. The second day of the NCCA Division One East clash was washed out – leaving Staffs with a seemingly uphill task to achieve the win they craved. They started the final day on 54-0 in reply […]

Peter Wilshaw announces his retirement from Staffordshire duty

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Peter Wilshaw.

Staffordshire legend Peter Wilshaw has retired from county cricket. The 36-year-old made the announcement following the conclusion of Staffs’ final National Counties Cricket Association Championship match of the season against Lincolnshire at Checkley. It was Wilshaw’s 98th Championship appearance for the county. Wilshaw scored 5,841 runs for Staffordshire after making his debut as a 16-year-old […]

Staffordshire’s heroic effort falls short as Lincs cling on for draw

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Liam Hurt.

Staffordshire gave it everything. They really did. But ultimately their NCCA Division One East title hopes have been realistically dashed for another year after winding up their campaign. Yes, they moved to the top of the table, but only lead Bucks by four points ahead of their final game against Suffolk this coming weekend. Buckinghamshire […]

Day One report: Brilliant Brett steals the show on opening day against Lincs

Staffordshire spinner Tom Brett

Tom Brett helped himself to seven wickets from a marathon spell on the opening day of Staffordshire’s NCCA Championship encounter against Lincolnshire. The Staffs left-arm spinner toiled away for 36 overs to take 7-93 as Lincolnshire were bowled out for 281 in the Division One East match at Checkley. Staffordshire need to win their final […]

Spin twins Raza and Turner bowl Development XI to victory

Anis Raza helped Staffordshire to victory over Suffolk.

Anis Raza and Matthew Turner left Cheshire in a spin as Staffordshire Development XI won a rain-affected North of England Cup encounter. The match was scheduled to be a two-day red-ball affair, but the bad weather meant that no play was possible at Burslem on Tuesday. That left the sides agreeing to bat for 60 […]

Strong Development XI side for two-day Cheshire clash

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough

Staffordshire Development XI have a strong 12-man squad to pick from for their two-day match against Cheshire 2nd XI. The match is being played at Burslem tomorrow and Wednesday, starting at 11am on both days. Staffs have taken the opportunity to not only look at the next generation of talent, but also to give senior […]

James Kettleborough: All we can do is look after ourselves

Staffordshire County Cricket Club captain James Kettleborough.

James Kettleborough insists Staffordshire must solely focus on their dealing with their own NCCA Knockout Trophy business this weekend. Staffs wrap up their Group Four campaign against Buckinghamshire at Moddershall & Oulton on Sunday, knowing they need to win to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals. Wiltshire have already secured one of […]

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 […]

Professional approach is helping Staffordshire mission, says Matthew Morris

Staffordshire County Cricket Club batsman Matthew Morris.

Matthew Morris is a happy chap in the Staffordshire camp – and he’ll be the county’s Mr Versatile to help them to more success. Morris was part of the Staffs side which won the NCCA Twenty20 Cup last month, although he often found opportunities hard to come by, batting just twice in the group stages. […]