Bridgnorth all-rounder Adam Quiney will make his Shropshire debut at his home ground in the county’s final Unicorns Championship Western Division match of the season against Devon.
Quiney has enjoyed an impressive season with bat and ball for the Birmingham League first division promotion contenders, averaging just under 30 batting down the order and taking 44 league wickets, including two six-wicket hauls.
Shrewsbury batsman Will Parton is handed a quick recall after missing the county’s last match, the six-wicket victory over Wales Minor Counties at Oswestry.
Gurjit Sandhu is unavailable while Jack Twigger, who has been struggling with a chest infection, will be 12th man for this game.
Shropshire are second in the table, 15 points behind leaders Berkshire, who wrap up their season with an away game at Dorset. Shropshire have won four of their five Championship matches this season to take their title challenge into the last game.
Bryan Jones, Shropshire’s chairman of selectors, said that Quiney deserved his chance following an impressive season.
He added: “Adam’s having a really good season, taking wickets and scoring runs for Bridgnorth, and he’s a talented all-rounder. He’s a left-arm medium pacer, one of the leading wicket takers in the division, and he will give us a bit of control. He’s also chipped in with the bat for Bridgnorth.
“We’ve decided to go with an extra batter this time, so Will is quickly back in the team.
“This is a game we’re looking forward to and it’s one we know we need to win to put some pressure on Berkshire. You never know what could happen.”
The first ball will be bowled at Bridgnorth at 10.30am on Sunday, with admission free for spectators on all three days.
Shropshire: Steve Leach (Shifnal, captain), Omar Ali (C&R Hawks), Will Parton (Shrewsbury), Joe Carrasco (Oswestry), Warrick Fynn (Oswestry), Alexei Kervezee (Halesowen), Ross Aucott (Shifnal), Ryan Lockley (Bridgnorth), Sam Whitney (Bridgnorth), Adam Quiney (Bridgnorth), Alex Wyatt (Shifnal). 12th man: Jack Twigger (Wellington).
Pictured: Bridgnorth’s Cricket Meadow ground will host Shropshire’s final match of the Unicorns Championship Western Division season against Devon.