Peter Wilshaw hit 110 from just 65 as Staffordshire won their first match of the new cricket season, beating Cheshire by 50 runs.
Staffordshire County Cricket have signed promising teenage fast bowler Jean Philander.
The 18-year-old paceman has worked with South African cricketing legend Allan Donald in recent years.
Volunteers running a number of sport sessions across North Staffordshire have been shortlisted for a prestigious award for working with young people.
Sporting Communities helps teenagers across Staffordshire to keep out of trouble and off the streets by getting involved in sport.
A statue of the England’s first black footballer is to be unveiled at the National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent.
Arthur Wharton, the first African player to play in the Football League, is to be honoured with a statue at St George’s Park.
Ex England and Staffordshire cricket star Dominic Cork has played down the “sledging” of the fourth day of the opening Ashes test.
England bowler James Anderson was subject to a verbal attack from Australia captain Michael Clarke, who was heard through a stump microphone saying “get ready for a broken arm”.
A Porsche driver, who died in a crash in Cannock, suffered a heart attack at the wheel.
George Taylor, 66, of Dorchester Road, Cannock, died after his Porsche Boxter careered off the road and into a ditch.
Two men attacked a security guard and stole cash in a robbery at a Stafford petrol station.
The offenders, wearing motorcycle helmets, struck when the security guard transporting the money stopped on the forecourt of the Esso petrol station, on Lammascote Road.
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.
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.