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The fixture card for the 2014 season has now been finalised and whilst you can pick up a hard copy at the club, you can also download it by clicking here.

We hope to see many members and new members over the course of the summer.

New signings in ahead of the new season

By Stuart Dunn at the Shrewsbury Chronicle

BIRMINGHAM Cricket League champions Shrewsbury have bolstered their bowling department by signing promising left-arm spinner Charlie Morris from Oswestry.

Shrewsbury captain Rob Foster said he was delighted to have landed Morris and stressed the new boy would be part of the first team squad at London Road.

Foster said: “Charlie’s a very good bowler and he’s been involved in senior nets for Shropshire over the winter.

“Oswestry have got some very good spinners and at times he struggled to get a bowl there so he looked at his options and decided to come to us which we’re pleased about.”

Young all-rounder Henry Rose, a Shropshire under-16 player, has also decided to play his club cricket at Shrewsbury instead of Oswestry this season, but batsman Matt Gregson, who found first team chances hard to come by at London Road, has moved the other way.

“It’s disappointing to lose Matt and he did well when he played for us in the Graham Williamson Trophy,” said Foster. “But I can understand that he wants to play regular first team cricket.”

Shrewsbury will have a similar look to the side which performed so impressively last summer although there are doubts over the availability of paceman Mike Barnard after he moved to Cardiff to work.

“His availability might be a bit sketchy,” admitted Foster. “We’ll probably be picking from 15 or 16 players.

“I’m not sure how much we will see of Joe Leach as I would think he will he heavily involved at Worcestershire this season.

“It’s the same with Ed Barnard who will be ruled out by his Shrewsbury School commitments as well as games for probably Worcestershire and England under-19s too.

“But we’ve retained the squad which won the league and we’re looking forward to it.”

Shrewsbury’s opening match of the season will be a Graham Williamson Trophy tie at home to West Bromwich Dartmouth on Saturday, April 12.

Shrewsbury CC dates and upcoming events

Final indoor pre-season nets
Monday 24th March, Shrewsbury School, 8.30pm

Shrewsbury CC Golf Day 2014 –
Friday 4th April, 10am
Final team confirmation required by Friday 21st March

Pre-season get-together
Friday 4th April, 7.00pm onwards, the London Road pavilion
Join fellow players, members and supporters in the clubhouse ahead of the season for food and drinks

CricketForce – help get the club and ground ready for the new season
Saturday 5th April, 9am onwards (hopefully grass net practice in the afternoon)
All members, friends and supporters are urged to attend and help prepare the club and ground for the coming season. Various tasks are required to be completed and all help will be gratefully received. Trees require felling and mulching and new timber fence at entrance is to be erected. Shovels, barrows and paint brushes required.

Early season cricket-fixtures
Saturday 12th April – 1st XI v West Bromwich Dartmouth – Away – 12.30pm
Sunday 13th April – Shrewsbury CC v Stourbridge CC – Home – 1.00pm
Saturday 19th April – 1st XI v TBD (Graham Williamson Trophy) – Home – 12.30pm
Saturday 19th April – 2nd/3rd XI v Isycoed & FB – Away – 1.00pm
Saturday 26th April – LEAGUE CRICKET STARTS
Sunday 27th April – 1st XI v Penkridge (National KO) – Away – 1.30pm
Sunday 4th May – Shropshire CCC v Lincolnshire CCC – LONDON ROAD – 11.00am

Shrewsbury Cricket Club

Shrewsbury CC Golf Day 2014

The club will hold its annual golf day on Friday 4th April 2014 at Wrekin Golf Club.

Find out more by clicking here.