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 […]

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 […]

Development XI tie thriller to bounce back from home defeat

Tom Moulton made a battling 31 not out for Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Development XI secured a thrilling tie against Worcestershire Academy as part of this week’s double header. Staffs had been beaten by Herefordshire on Wednesday, but dusted themselves down to play their part in an entertaining meeting with Worcestershire at Bromsgrove School. Staffordshire were set 271 to win from their 50 overs – but looked […]

Double test for Staffordshire Development XI

Staffordshire County Cricket Club all-rounder Reeve Evitts

Staffordshire Development XI face a double header this week as they continue their campaign. Staffs entertain Herefordshire at Milford Hall tomorrow (Wednesday) before making the trip to Bromsgrove School to play Worcestershire on Thursday. Both matches will be 50-over per side, red-ball matches. Both start at 11am. Staffordshire will be led by Meakins skipper Jack […]

Batsmen deliver to secure Development XI win

Tom Moulton made a battling 31 not out for Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Development XI executed a fine run chase to defeat Warwickshire Academy. Staffs were set 271 to win the 50-over contest at Bignall End on Tuesday. And they timed their chase to perfection to clinch a five-wicket victory with three balls remaining. Tom Moulton set the tone at the top of the order with 66, […]

Staffordshire name Development squad for Warwickshire game

Staffordshire County Cricket Club seamer Sam Atkinson.

Staffordshire Development XI take on Warwickshire Academy at Bignall End tomorrow. The two sides will contest a 50-over per side clash, which starts at 11am. Staffordshire will be captained by Audley’s Jack Redman – one of three players with senior NCCA experience. Seamer Sam Atkinson and all-rounder Tom Moulton are the other two to have […]

Kettleborough and Winnington lead Development XI to victory

Staffordshire County Cricket Club's Scott Winnington

Staffordshire Development XI finished their season with a three-wicket win against Northumberland. Staffs were set 185 to win at Burnopfield, but it looked like they would be heading to defeat after falling to 101-7 with 15 of their 50 overs remaining. Tom Carrigan (25), Tom Moulton (23) and James Abbotts (20) had made starts. Although […]