Shropshire County Cricket Club
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.
- Minor Counties Championship (1) - 1973; shared (0) -
- MCCA Knockout Trophy (1) - 2010
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
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.
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.
The following Shropshire cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:
- Doug Slade (former Worcestershire slow left-arm bowler)
- Somachandra de Silva
- Bilal Shafayat (current Hampshire batsmen)
- Andy Lloyd
- Ian Payne
Chris Rogers, 1 Appearance only. (as his own wiki page states.)
Also professional footballer Steve Ogrizovic played cricket for Shropshire.
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- Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
- E W Swanton (editor), Barclays World of Cricket, Guild, 1986
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