Shropshire’s Development XI face some exciting matches this year after finalising their 2019 fixture list.
The county’s under-21 side will host both Northamptonshire and Lancashire Academy teams at Wrekin College, their regular home venue, while they have also been invited to take part in a Twenty20 competition at Worcestershire’s New Road.
The tournament on Sunday, August 18 will also feature Worcestershire Academy and Development teams from Staffordshire and Herefordshire.
Ian Roe, Shropshire’s Development XI coach, said: “This will be a great opportunity for our players to showcase their ability and I’m sure it’s a day they will be inspired to be involved in.
“We have some great fixtures lined up and we are looking forward to the new season.
“There was a definite step up in performance level for the team last season as the emerging talent in the county made the most of having the chance to impress.”
He added: “Playing for Shropshire’s Development XI continues to play an important role in helping talented young cricketers from around the county fulfil their potential.
“It’s an ideal pathway for players to make the transition from Shropshire’s junior age group sides to ultimately strive for selection to the county’s first team.”
Shropshire Development XI 2019 fixtures
Friday, May 3 v Shrewsbury School (A) 4.30pm
Friday, June 21 v Staffordshire (H) 11am
Friday, July 19 v Northamptonshire Academy (H) 11.30am
Wednesday, July 24 v Cheshire (A) 11am
Sunday, August 18 v Worcestershire Academy/Staffordshire/ Herefordshire (T20 tournament at New Road) start time to be confirmed
Friday, August 30 v Lancashire Academy (H) 11.30am
Pictured: Shropshire’s Development XI ahead of their final match of the 2018 season against Lancashire Academy, back from left: Will Fox-Davies, Matt Batkin, Sam Ellis, Dan Kearsley, Evan Limerick, Connor Glendinning; front: Ismail Anwar, Matty Simmonds, Sam Baugh, Harry Chandler, Ben Lees, Ross Hurdley. Picture by Alex Thomas.