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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 […]

Halloween fun lined up for Shropshire youngsters with Crossbar holiday clubs

Shropshire youngsters are looking forward to a half-term treat at Halloween-themed holiday clubs organised by an established county sports coaching company. Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport will be running action-packed holiday clubs at nine county primary schools, and also offering a dance camp and soccer school at Shrewsbury’s London Road Sports Centre, between Monday, October […]

Shropshire nominations invited for 2021 LTA Tennis Awards

Nominations are invited from across Shropshire to highlight the outstanding contribution of individuals, clubs and venues in the annual Lawn Tennis Association Awards. Launched in 2015, Shropshire’s former LTA president Cathie Sabin – who was always so passionate about recognising the efforts of the many thousands of inspirational individuals involved in tennis – was instrumental […]

Shropshire’s Academy cricketers receive new training kit thanks to the support of NBC Group

Promising cricketers representing Shropshire County Cricket Club’s Academy have a smart new training kit thanks to the generous sponsorship of a county company. The club are delighted to have received the training kit from Wellington-based NBC Group, a family-run business. Head of Academy Ian Roe said: “The NBC Group have been long-time supporters of the […]

LTA National Tennis Awards prove to be a proud night for Shropshire tennis

Tennis Shropshire chair Simon Jones believes there is much for the county’s tennis community to be proud of after Keith Smith and Alex Cleland both made the top three in their categories at a prestigious national awards ceremony. The Shropshire County Championship also featured among the finalists at the virtual LTA Tennis Awards after Shropshire […]

Remember when Somerset’s stars visited Wellington and Shropshire’s Brian Perry was named man of the match?

It may be 37 years since Shropshire welcomed Somerset and their collection of stars to Wellington in the NatWest Trophy – but the fond memories remain for those involved in such a special occasion. Twelve months before Shropshire famously beat Yorkshire at St Georges in the same competition, Somerset managed to avoid hitting the headlines […]

Star speakers to headline at Shrewsbury’s first Wellbeing Festival

A unique new festival celebrating wellbeing, fitness and nutrition will launch in Shropshire this summer – with TV personality Nell McAndrew and Olympic gymnast Kristian Thomas among the headliners. Children’s activities and celebrity guest speakers are all part of the line-up at the Wellbeing Festival, a free event which will debut in Shrewsbury’s showpiece Quarry […]