Entries by Stuart Dunn

Ryan Lockley called up by Shropshire for Sunday’s trip to Cheshire

Shropshire make one change for their second Unicorns Knockout Trophy group game at Cheshire on Sunday, with Bridgnorth’s Ryan Lockley replacing the unavailable George Hargrave. Lockley was 12th man for last weekend’s eight-wicket defeat against Staffordshire at Shrewsbury’s London Road ground and will keep wicket in Hargrave’s absence while also hoping to impress with the […]

Charlie Home to captain Shropshire Development XI against Shrewsbury School today

Shifnal’s Charlie Home will captain Shropshire’s Development XI in their opening match of the season against Shrewsbury School today (Wednesday). Home, pictured, who played for Shropshire in Sunday’s Unicorns Knockout Trophy defeat at London Road, leads a strong side which features five debutants in Connor Dudley, Ben Lees, Charlie Mackelworth, Matty Simmonds and Ryan Jakeman. […]

Karl Krikken believes Shropshire will bounce back from opening day defeat

Shropshire’s director of cricket Karl Krikken believes there’s no reason why his side should not recover quickly from an opening defeat in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy. A fine display from Staffordshire captain Kadeer Ali, who took three wickets before hitting an unbeaten 80, helped the visitors pull off an eight-wicket win at Shrewsbury’s London Road […]

Shropshire begin Trophy campaign with eight-wicket defeat against Staffordshire

Karl Krikken, Shropshire’s director of cricket, insisted the county have time to revive their Unicorns Knockout Trophy hopes after opening the season with an eight-wicket defeat against Staffordshire. Visiting skipper Kadeer Ali, the former Worcestershire and Gloucestershire man, starred with bat and ball as Shropshire were unable to build on a promising start after being […]

Former Worcestershire paceman Chris Russell one of three debutants selected by Shropshire

Shropshire will give a debut to former Worcestershire paceman Chris Russell when they begin their Unicorns Knockout Trophy campaign against Staffordshire at Shrewsbury’s London Road on Sunday. Youth will also be given a chance to shine with teenagers Dillon Pennington, the Shrewsbury all-rounder, and Walmley wicketkeeper George Hargrave handed their debuts in a side which […]

Skipper Leach wants Shropshire to start season brightly against Staffordshire

Shropshire captain Steve Leach insists his team must hit the ground running when they begin their Unicorns Knockout Trophy campaign this weekend. The county face Staffordshire, runners-up in last year’s competition, in their opening group game at Shrewsbury’s London Road ground on Sunday. Shropshire memorably won the one-day competition for Minor Counties clubs in 2010 […]

Shropshire to host Worcestershire’s second team in practice match

Shropshire will step up their preparations for the new season by taking on Worcestershire’s second team in a practice match at Wrekin College on Sunday (11am). Shropshire, who will be led by captain Steve Leach in the 50 over clash, include for the first time Shrewsbury allrounder Dillon Pennington and Wellington wicketkeeper Charlie Mackelworth, the […]

Shropshire’s development XI to face triple challenge against first-class counties

Shropshire’s up and coming cricketers will play matches against academy sides from three first-class counties this summer. Karl Krikken, Shropshire’s director of cricket, has utilised his contacts within the professional game to arrange an exciting fixture list for the county’s development XI, a side which helps widen the experience of Shropshire’s under-21 players. Shropshire’s youngsters […]

Former Lancashire star Gary Yates helps Shropshire prepare for new season

Former Lancashire star Gary Yates, now the Academy Director at Old Trafford, has been helping Shropshire’s cricketers prepare for the new season. Yates, an off spinning all-rounder who played for Lancashire for 15 years, has lent his expertise to Shropshire’s spin bowlers during pre-season coaching sessions in the nets at Shrewsbury School. Karl Krikken, Shropshire’s […]