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Shropshire bounce back to win in Wales

Shropshire’s cricketers produced an excellent batting display in Abergavenny to secure their first win of the season under new captain Steve Leach. Wales Minor Counties were beaten by 57 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method as the county came out on top in their second Unicorns Trophy group game to enhance their chances of qualifying for […]

In profile: Alex Wyatt

Full name: Alexander Charles Frederick Wyatt Birthplace/date: Roehampton, London, July 23, 1990 Clubs you have played for? Leicestershire CCC (Young Cricketers, Academy, Professional Staff) Biggest influences on your career? Passion for sport has always been high in the family and with my grandfather captaining England at hockey I have always been encouraged to enjoy and play as much sport as […]

In profile : Steve Leach

Full name: Stephen Geoffrey Leach. Birthplace/date: Stafford, November 19, 1993. Clubs you have played for? Stone CC (North Staffs), Shrewsbury CC and now Shifnal CC. Biggest influences on your career? Geoff and Hilda Leach – Nan and Gramps!! The amount of time and effort they have given to allow Joe, by brother, and I to play cricket is staggering… […]

Team to face Wales

Shropshire have named their eleven to play Wales MCCA as they look to bounce back after defeat by Herefordshire in the opening match of the 2016 Unicorns Trophy competition. Shrewsbury seamer Sam Griffiths and last week’s twelfth man, all rounder,Will Cook are selected. The two to miss out are Ryan Lockley, who will travel as […]

Leach seeking positive reaction after county open season with home defeat

New Shropshire captain Steve Leach admitted “we’ve had a bad day at the office” after the county opened their season with a disappointing seven-wicket defeat against Herefordshire in the Unicorns Trophy. Shropshire’s below par total of 130 at Shrewsbury’s London Road ground never looked likely to be enough to usher in a winning start to […]

New skipper Steve Leach is excited to be leading Shropshire for first time

New Shropshire captain Steve Leach has promised his side will look to play exciting cricket as he prepares for his first game at the helm this weekend. Shropshire begin their new season with a Unicorns Trophy clash against Herefordshire at Shrewsbury’s London Road ground on Sunday, with Leach looking forward to leading the county for […]

Squad news for first Trophy match

Shropshire have named a squad of 12 that includes two former captains and three debutants as they start their 2016 campaign in the Unicorns Trophy at Shrewsbury CC on Sunday 24 April (11.00 am start). Richard Oliver and Anthony Parker are the returnees and debuts will be made by professionals David Wainwright and Alex Wyatt […]

Former captain Richard Oliver delighted to make Shropshire return

Richard Oliver, Shropshire’s former captain, is delighted to have returned to the county on the eve of the new cricket season. Oliver, an explosive opening batsman, has spent the last two summers in the first-class game with Worcestershire. He left the New Road club at the end of last season and, after spending the English […]

Final Preparations for 2016

Shropshire conclude their pre-season preparations on Sunday 17 April when they hold a players meeting followed by a practice match between teams of Shropshire players. This will be an ideal opportunity for new professionals David Wainwright & Alex Wyatt to meet their colleagues and for members of the Development Squad to showcase their talents. The […]

Shropshire CCC sign towering paceman Alex Wyatt

Shropshire have added to their bowling options on the eve of the new season by signing towering former Leicestershire right-arm seamer Alex Wyatt. Six-foot-seven tall Wyatt spent seven years as a member of Leicestershire’s first team squad after progressing from the Academy ranks at Grace Road. Having just returned to England from six months in […]