Shropshire County Cricket Club

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Shropshire County Cricket Club
Captain: England Steve Leach
Coach: England Karl Krikken
Founded: 1844
Home ground: London Road, Shrewsbury
Capacity: n/a
Minor Counties Championship wins: n/a
MCCA Knockout Trophy wins: n/a
FP Trophy wins: n/a
Official website: Shropshire County Cricket Club home

Shropshire County Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Shropshire.

The team is currently a member of the Minor Counties Championship Western Division and plays in the MCCA Knockout Trophy. Shropshire played List A matches occasionally from 1974 until 2005 but is not classified as a List A team per se.[1]

The club plays at Shrewsbury and around the county at Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Shifnal, Wellington, and Whitchurch.

Honours[edit]

  • Minor Counties Championship (1) - 1973; shared (0) -
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (1) - 2010

Earliest cricket[edit]

Cricket probably reached Shropshire in the 18th century. According to Bowen, the first reference to cricket in the county was in 1794.

Origin of club[edit]

A county organisation existed in either 1819 or 1829, according to Wisden. The present county club is quite new, having been formed on 28 June 1956 and taking part in the Minor Counties Championship from 1957.

Club history[edit]

Shropshire has won the Minor Counties Championship once, in 1973. This was the first time the county had even finished in the top 10 of the Minor Counties competition.

Shropshire won the MCCA Knockout Trophy, an annual competition that began in 1983, in 2010.

Notable players[edit]

The following Shropshire cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:

Chris Rogers, 1 Appearance only. (as his own wiki page states.)

Also professional footballer Steve Ogrizovic played cricket for Shropshire.

Current Squad[edit]

Current players for 2016 Season:

  • Steve Leach(Shifnal) (Capt),
  • Omar Ali (C & R Hawks),
  • Ross Aucott (Worfield),
  • Henry Blofield (Shrewsbury),
  • Will Cook (Worfield),
  • Sam Griffiths (Shrewsbury),
  • Ryan Lockley (Bridgnorth),
  • Jack McIver (Shifnal),
  • Richard Oliver (Reigate Priory),
  • Anthony Parker (Broseley)(Wkt),
  • David Wainwright (Castleford),
  • Alex Wyatt (Ticknall)
  • Ollie Westbury
  • Henry Blofield
  • Robert Clarke
  • Joe Clarke
  • Adrian Evans
  • Alex Blofield
  • Ben Sanderson
  • Dan Bowen
  • Ed Foster
  • Elliot Green
  • Gurman Randhawa


Grounds[edit]

For a complete list of grounds used by Shropshire, see List of Shropshire County Cricket Club grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List A events played by Shropshire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]