Venues confirmed for Shropshire County Cricket Club’s 2019 fixtures

Shropshire have confirmed their home and away venues for all three competitions during the 2019 season.

A home Twenty20 date against Berkshire at Whitchurch will open the county’s competitive fixtures.

Berkshire will provide the opposition in two T20 matches at Heath Road on Sunday, May 5.

Shropshire’s other home fixture in the competition will be against Herefordshire at Wrekin College on Sunday, May 26, while the county face trips to Oxfordshire on May 6 and Buckinghamshire on June 16 in their quest to qualify for finals day.

Shropshire, having reached the semi-finals of the 50-over Unicorns Trophy last year, will begin this year’s competition with a home tie against Cumberland at Oswestry on Sunday, June 2.

Shropshire’s three-day fixtures in the Unicorns Championship start by facing Dorset at Shrewsbury between June 23-25.

Then comes a trip to Banbury to meet Oxfordshire from July 7-9 ahead of home matches against Cornwall at Bridgnorth between July 21-23 and Berkshire at Shifnal from August 4-6.

Shropshire, who will be captained by Steve Leach for a fourth season, will then travel to Nantwich to take on Cheshire between August 18-20 and Marlborough to face Wiltshire from September 1-3.

Shropshire will prepare for the new season by playing two Twenty20 friendlies at Wrekin College against Worcestershire on Sunday, April 7 and Staffordshire on Sunday, April 28.

SHROPSHIRE 2019 FIXTURES

April 7: Shropshire vs Worcestershire, T20 (friendly), at Wrekin College
April 28: Shropshire vs Staffordshire, T20 (friendly), at Wrekin College

May 5: Shropshire v Berkshire, T20, at Whitchurch CC
May 6: Oxfordshire v Shropshire, T20, at Magdelen College, Oxford
May 26: Shropshire v Herefordshire, T20, at Wrekin College

June 2: Shropshire v Cumberland, Trophy, at Oswestry CC
June 16: Buckinghamshire v Shropshire, T20, at Gerrards Cross CC
June 23-25: Shropshire v Dorset, Championship, at Shrewsbury CC
June 30: Trophy quarter finals

July 7-9: Oxfordshire v Shropshire, Championship, at Banbury CC
July 21-23: Shropshire v Cornwall, Championship, at Bridgnorth CC

August 4-6: Shropshire v Berkshire, Championship, at Shifnal CC
August 11: Trophy semi finals
August 18-20: Cheshire v Shropshire, Championship, at Nantwich CC
August 28: Trophy final

September 1-3: Wiltshire v Shropshire, Championship, at Marlborough CC.

Pictured: Oswestry will host Shropshire’s home tie in the Unicorns Trophy against Cumberland on Sunday, June 2.