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Shropshire’s Trophy campaign ends with defeat at Staffordshire

Shropshire’s Unicorns Trophy campaign ended on a low note as they were well beaten by eight wickets at Group Two winners Staffordshire, a third reverse in four one-day games this season. Shropshire were dismissed for just 78 before Staffordshire, who have won all four of their group games to book a home tie in the […]

In profile: David Wainwright

Full name: David John Wainwright.   Birthplace/date: Pontefract, March 21, 1985. Clubs you have played for? Castleford CC, Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC, Shropshire CCC.   Biggest influences on your career? My parents. They still enjoy watching me now. They’ve already been to two or three Shropshire games. I’ve got them to thank for that. There’s a lot of coaches […]

Two changes for final Trophy match

Shropshire make two changes for their visit to Leek CC to play Staffordshire CCC  in the final group game in this year’s Unicorns Trophy. Anthony Parker is unavailable due to work commitments and, with an eye to availability for Championship cricket, Ollie Westbury is omitted. Ryan Lockley takes over wicket keeping duties and Shifnal all […]

Leach falls just short of century as Shropshire beaten by Cheshire

Shropshire’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Unicorns Trophy were dealt a major blow as they were beaten by 60 runs by Cheshire at Oswestry. Steve Leach’s side were left to reflect on what might have been after letting Cheshire off the hook. The visitors, having opted to bat first, were in […]

In Profile : Richard Oliver

Full name: Richard Kenneth Oliver    Birthplace/date: Stoke on Trent, November 14, 1989.   Clubs you have played for? Woore, Whitchurch, Shifnal, Worcestershire, Reigate, and in Australia I’ve played for Willetton (Perth, WA) and Geelong City (Victoria).   Biggest influences on your career? The support from family and friends all over the world has been amazing. Then when Kevin Sharp arrived at Shropshire andmoved […]

Griffiths takes hat-trick as county impress against Worcestershire

Shropshire opening bowler Sam Griffiths enjoyed a night to remember by taking a hat-trick – but Worcestershire Rapids still managed to emerge 24 run winners. Griffiths claimed 4-37 as the New Road professionals, at full strength apart from Moeen Ali following his latest England call up, were restricted to 146-9 from their 20 overs in […]

Same again for Cheshire clash

Shropshire have selected the  team that was successful against Wales to face Cheshire  at Oswestry in the next Unicorns Trophy match. The team is :-  Steve Leach(Shifnal) (Capt), Omar Ali (C & R Hawks), Ross Aucott (Worfield), Henry Blofield (Shrewsbury), Will Cook (Worfield), Sam Griffiths (Shrewsbury), Richard Oliver (Reigate Priory), Anthony Parker (Broseley)(Wkt), David Wainwright […]

Shropshire v Cheshire Preview

  Captain Steve Leach has urged Shropshire’s cricketers to build on the impressive victory secured in their last game when they resume their quest to qualify for the knockout stages of the Unicorns Trophy this weekend. Leach was pleased to enjoy his first win as county captain at the expense of Wales Minor Counties in […]

Twelve to face Rapids

Shropshire have named twelve players to take on Worcestershire Rapids at Shifnal CC on Friday 13 May. Eleven of the squad that was successful in the Unicorns Trophy fixture against Wales are included, the exception being Ollie Westbury who is unavailable due to other cricket commitments. His place is taken by Jack McIver, an off […]

Shropshire old boys returning with Worcestershire for T20 clash

Shropshire captain Steve Leach insists he’s excited about facing Worcestershire’s collection of county old boys when the New Road professionals head to Shifnal for a showpiece Twenty20 clash next week. The match on Friday, May 13 (5pm) offers opening batsman Leach the chance to go head to head with his brother Joe, Worcestershire’s vice-captain and […]