Cheshire face problems with ground for Trophy Match
By Derrick Hastings

Cheshire County Cricket Clubís final match in the group round of the MCCA Trophy competition, due to be played on Sunday 20th May, may have to be moved to a different ground.

Bramhall C.C. is the scheduled location for the game but the recent wet weather has left the outfield very wet and soft, and it has not been possible to do much work on the square. A collapsed main drain close to the ground has meant that Richard Cragg and his staff have had to pump water away from the groundís drainage system.

Cheshire C.C.C. are actively seeking an alternative ground in case it is not possible to play at Bramhall. There is a difficulty with finding an alternative ground to host the match in that all the local grounds have suffered the same weather and face similar problems. Other grounds that are suitable for hosting Minor County games are involved in catching up on the backlog of National Village Cup games which need to be played before the next round of the Competition.

Any developments in the situation will be posted on this web site. More information can also be obtained by contacting the Hon. Secretary, Derrick Hastings, on 01606 889059 (Home), 07989 114691 (Mobile) or by sending him an e-mail.