There’s been a thirty percent rise in the number of women getting involved in cricket across Staffordshire.
Despite the cool weather, cricket is back.
It’s an Ashes summer, so the headline writers will be busy over the next couple of months.
Nowadays cricketers at all levels have the advantage of being able to play through the winter, because of the rising popularity of indoor cricket.
Tributes continue to pour in following Stoke City striker Michael Owen’s decision to retire from professional football.
Teammates Charlie Adam and Asmir Begovic paid their tributes to the news of Owen’s retirement on their Twitter accounts.
Keele University delivered the first blow in Varsity 2013 with victory over Staffordshire University in the indoor cricket.
Staffordshire, this year’s hosts of the annual event, are bidding to win the cup for the first time since 2009.
Stoke-on-Trent cricketer Danielle Wyatt hit a career best 40 to help England reach the Super Six stage of the Women’s World Cup in India.
The defending champions successfully chased down the West Indies total of 101 with six wickets and 15 overs to spare.
Staffordshire University student James Hale has been called up by Norfolk to play Minor Counties Cricket next season.
The 19-year-old’s impressive performances for his club, Great Witchingham, caught the eye of the Norfolk selectors.
Staffordshire University student Alex Mellor is set for a winter of hard work after being offered a further trial at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
Mellor, 20, has been asked to join up with Northamptonshire for a second time after being invited to the County Ground earlier this year.