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Roan Jones looking forward to representing Shropshire in the Summer County Cup after playing in Wimbledon’s Junior Championships

After the excitement of playing in Wimbledon’s Junior Championships, Roan Jones has much to look forward to – including representing Shropshire in the LTA’s Summer County Cup next week. Roan, 17, is set to be part of the Shropshire men’s team competing at Havant between July 19 and 23. He wants to help the county […]

Impressive hat-trick of Shropshire winners in regional LTA Awards

The success of Shropshire tennis has been impressively recognised with a hat-trick of regional winners in this year’s Lawn Tennis Association Awards It is the second successive year the county has provided three regional winners for the Midlands. Launched in 2015, the prestigious LTA Awards recognise individuals involved in tennis at grassroots, county and regional […]

Shropshire’s cricketers chase well to open NCCA Trophy campaign with victory against Northumberland

Director of Cricket John Abrahams was pleased with Shropshire’s efforts as the county enjoyed a winning start to their National Counties Cricket Association Trophy campaign. New captain Graham Wagg led from the front as Shropshire beat Northumberland by three wickets in an exciting opening group match in the 50-over One Day Trophy at Oswestry. After […]

Hatfields are new sponsors of Shrewsbury Running Festival – with the popular event rescheduled for August

Shrewsbury’s annual 10K run, expanded to a weekend running festival for 2021 and rescheduled for August, has attracted new sponsors. Local Jaguar Land Rover retailer Hatfields has thrown its support behind the event – a firm favourite in the Shropshire running calendar – by becoming the new headline sponsor. Organised by Ultimate Fitness Events, the […]

Sam Whitney and Graham Wagg to share Shropshire County Cricket Club captaincy this season

Sam Whitney and new signing Graham Wagg will share captaincy duties for Shropshire County Cricket Club this season. Whitney, the Bridgnorth skipper, has been appointed captain of Shropshire’s Championship side in the National Counties Cricket Association, with Wagg to be the county’s vice-captain in three-day cricket. The roles will be reversed in the one-day format, […]

David Rawlings helps make it a winning double for Cound & District Tennis Club as Shropshire winners of LTA Awards are announced

David Rawlings, a dedicated and long-serving member at Cound & District Tennis Club, received the lifetime achievement award as the Shropshire winners of the annual Lawn Tennis Association Awards were announced. This year’s ceremony – recognising the efforts of the county’s tennis community during a challenging 2020 – was held virtually owing to Covid-19 lockdown […]

Encouraging signs for Shropshire’s commercial property market for the year ahead

Shropshire’s commercial property market is predicted to continue to generate strong levels of activity throughout 2021. Toby Shaw, a partner at Towler Shaw Roberts, said deals are happening in all sectors across the county, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the current national lockdown in England. He highlighted the strength of the local market […]

Keith Smith named as Tennis Shropshire’s new president at county AGM

Keith Smith is Tennis Shropshire’s new president, succeeding Jilly Broadbent, who enjoyed three years in the role. That’s the only change to the county tennis association’s officers following this year’s AGM, which was hosted by Simon Jones, the Tennis Shropshire chair, and held via Zoom. Keith will bring a wealth of experience to the role […]

Shropshire County Cricket Club announce National Counties Cricket Association fixtures for 2021 season

Shropshire County Cricket Club’s fixtures for the 2021 season have been issued by the National Counties Cricket Association. No NCCA competitive matches were played during the 2020 campaign owing to Covid-19, with Shropshire organising a number of friendly games during August and September. The NCCA are now planning ahead for next season in the hope […]