Entries by Stuart Dunn

Spotlight on Adam Byram

Adam Byram was a regular member of the Shropshire team for 13 years from 1989 to 2002, combining representing his home county with playing club cricket for Wellington, his local club. A left-arm spinner, Adam played 97 Championship matches for the county, taking 227 wickets at 30.47 apiece, with his best figures 7-20 against Dorset […]

Showcase games to not take place in 2020 as delay to the first-class domestic cricket season is extended

The delay to the first-class domestic cricket season has been extended until August 1, with recreational cricket remaining suspended until further notice. This announcement means that the showcase games between National Counties Cricket Association clubs and first-class counties will not be taking place in 2020. Shropshire had been scheduled to face Derbyshire at Shifnal on […]

Bridgnorth Cricket Club’s #Relay50 charity challenge proves a big hit

Shropshire leg spinner Sam Whitney, one of the event organisers, ran the final leg as Bridgnorth Cricket Club’s #Relay50 charity challenge in aid of Severn Hospice proved a big hit. Held over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Birmingham League club pulled together to draw up a rota of club players and friends to either run, […]

Simon Kerrigan

The former Lancashire and England left-arm spinner joined Shropshire as player-coach in November 2019. Simon, who left Lancashire at the end of the 2018 season, played more than 100 first-class matches, taking 322 wickets, while he has also appeared in 35 List A matches and 24 Twenty20 matches. He had a spell on loan to […]

Matt Swift

Matt has developed an impressive reputation for his performances as a wicketkeeper and hard-hitting batsman. His consistent displays for Shrewsbury – he has captained the London Road club when regular skipper and county team mate Will Parton has been unavailable – was rewarded with a first call up to the Shropshire side during the 2019 […]

Tyler Ibbotson

A regular in Shrewsbury’s successful Birmingham League side, Tyler is part of the Shropshire Cricket Board’s coaching team. A left-arm spin bowler capable of chipping in with useful runs down the order, Tyler made his Shropshire debut in a T20 match against Berkshire in May 2018. His first appearance in the Championship came in a […]

Xavie Clarke

Xavie followed in the footsteps of his brothers Robbie and Joe, the Nottinghamshire and England Lions batsman, when he was selected to play for Shropshire during the 2019 season. A right-hand top order batsman, he was given permission by Worcestershire’s Academy to make his Championship debut in the five-wicket victory over Cornwall at Bridgnorth. He […]

Ben Lees

A promising wicketkeeper and top order right-handed batsman, Shrewsbury School pupil Ben is a regular member of the Bridgnorth team in the Birmingham League. Ben, who trained with Worcestershire’s Academy over the winter of 2019, has been part of the Shropshire Academy set up for some time, opening the batting and keeping wicket. He made […]

Ryan Wheldon

Ryan, an opening batsman and seam bowler for Quatt, made an instant impact on his Shropshire debut, taking two wickets as he helped the county beat Herefordshire in a T20 match at Wrekin College in May 2019. He was previously part of Worcestershire’s satellite academy and also had spells playing for Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. Ryan […]