Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Shrewsbury to host Worcestershire National Counties Fixture against Shropshire next summer

Worcestershire will head to Shrewsbury Cricket Club for their National County fixture against neighbours Shropshire next summer, in the build-up to the One Day Cup.

Shrewsbury’s London Road ground will be the venue for the NCCA Showcase game, a 50 overs per side contest, on Sunday, July 30.

All 20 National Counties Cricket Association clubs have again been given the opportunity to play against a first-class county.

Shropshire played Derbyshire at Shifnal Cricket Club last season.

Shropshire secretary Richard Lees said the match against Worcestershire was one to really look forward to.

He added: “It’s excellent that we will get to play one of our neighbouring counties in the NCCA Showcase game next summer.

“We have such a long association and close ties with Worcestershire, so it will be fantastic for our players to test themselves against first-class opposition once again.

“Hopefully, the fixture will stimulate a lot of interest in the county.

“We are delighted that Shrewsbury Cricket Club have agreed to host the game, and it will be an eagerly awaited match.”

Many players have represented both Shropshire and Worcestershire in recent years, with the current Worcestershire first-team squad featuring Joe Leach, Dillon Pennington and Mitchell Stanley, who have all played for Shropshire.

Leach was a member of the Shropshire side which won the MCCA Trophy in 2010.

Pennington made his Shropshire debut in 2017, while Stanley first played NCCA cricket for Shropshire during the 2021 season.