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Sam Whitney returns to captain Shropshire against Wales at Abergavenny

Sam Whitney, Shropshire’s NCCA Championship captain, returns from a shoulder injury to lead the county in a three-day match for the first time against Wales. The Bridgnorth leg spinner missed Shropshire’s opening Western Division 2 game of the campaign, the seven-wicket defeat against Herefordshire at Shifnal earlier this week. But Whitney, who was appointed the […]

Shropshire seeking a positive response after seven-wicket defeat against Herefordshire in NCCA Championship opener

Shropshire’s NCCA Championship season opened with a seven-wicket defeat against Herefordshire – with Director of Cricket John Abrahams now looking for a positive response from his side as they prepare for the next three-day match against Wales. Herefordshire put themselves in a strong position on the opening day at Shifnal, posting a competitive total of […]

Impressive performance secures victory for Shropshire Academy over Herefordshire’s Development XI

Shropshire’s Academy side produced an impressive performance to emerge winners by 69 runs over Herefordshire’s Development XI in their latest 50-over friendly at Wrekin College. Matt Lamb led the way with the bat by compiling an excellent 90 as Shropshire totalled 244-9 before a strong all-round bowling performance removed Herefordshire for 175. Head of Academy […]

Academy duo Lewis Evans and Charlie Walker named in Shropshire squad for opening Championship match of the season

Promising duo Lewis Evans and Charlie Walker, who both played for Shropshire’s Academy side last week, are named in a 12-man squad for the county’s opening NCCA Championship match of the season against Herefordshire. The three-day match starts at Shifnal Cricket Club on Sunday (11am) as Shropshire target a successful season in Western Division 2. […]

Eve Jones looking forward to playing in The Hundred for Birmingham Phoenix

Eve Jones, the Shropshire-born professional cricketer who continues to live in the county, is excited about the launch of The Hundred as she looks forward to helping Birmingham Phoenix push for success. Top order batter Eve, who recently accepted an invitation to join the Shropshire County Cricket Club committee, linked up with the Phoenix squad […]

Shropshire Academy call ups for Jack Home and Will Stanford-Davis

Jack Home and Will Stanford-Davis have been called up to represent Shropshire’s Academy side for the first time against Herefordshire’s Development XI at Wrekin College on Friday (11am). They are included in a squad of 12 for the 50-over friendly. Shifnal all-rounder Home is a member of Worcestershire’s Academy while Stanford-Davis is a wicketkeeper-batsman. Head […]

Shropshire Academy youngsters beaten by Staffordshire’s Development XI at Wrekin College

Head of Academy Ian Roe insisted facing Staffordshire’s Development XI at Wrekin College was “a very good learning exercise” for his young Shropshire Academy side. Staffordshire ultimately emerged winners by 158 runs, with Shropshire now looking forward to two more 50-over friendlies against Herefordshire’s Development XI and Cheshire Academy on the next two Fridays. Staffordshire, […]

Five players to make their Shropshire Academy debuts against Staffordshire’s Development XI

Five players will make their debuts for Shropshire’s Academy side in a 50-over friendly against Staffordshire’s Development XI at Wrekin College tomorrow (Friday, 11am). Shrewsbury all-rounder Harry Cooke, Worfield opening bat Ollie Gilks, Wellington all-rounder Will Lewin, Shrewsbury wicketkeeper Ed Lewis and Oswestry seamer Alex Selby are all selected for the first time. Shrewsbury’s Lewis […]

Shropshire’s National County 50-over Showcase fixture against Derbyshire has been cancelled

Shropshire’s National County 50-over Showcase fixture against Derbyshire, which had been scheduled to take place at the Incora County Ground next Tuesday, July 20, has been cancelled. It follows a positive COVID-19 test result for a member of Derbyshire’s playing squad, which, under COVID-19 protocols, has meant 14 close contacts are currently observing a ten-day […]

Rain leads to abandonment of Shropshire’s final NCCA Trophy match of the season against Cumbria

Shropshire’s final NCCA Trophy group fixture of the season was abandoned after rain curtailed the county’s match against Cumbria. Shropshire, whose qualification hopes in the competition ended with defeat against Staffordshire at Oswestry a week earlier, were 96-6 in the 28th over, with Dan Lloyd unbeaten on 46, at Netherfield CC. Rain then prevented any […]