Cheshire Select XI face Lancashire 2nds at Old Trafford
By Jim Law

Rick Moore (above) captains team in season opener

Cheshire get their 2014 season underway next week as a Cheshire Select XI takes on Lancashire 2nds at Old Trafford.

The friendly fixture, to be played just a couple of days before the 1st XI travel to Northumberland in the Unicorn Counties K.O. Trophy, offers an opportunity to blood a couple of new recruits early on.

Rick Moore captains a strong side that includes ex-Lancashire man Gareth Cross, Didsbury's Nick Anderson and Chester Boughton Hall's Harry Killoran.

Turning out in a Cheshire shirt for the first time since representing the U17s too will be left-arm quickie Ashley Shaw who returns to Nantwich this year following three years with Kent.

Oulton Park's Pat Roberts dons the wicket keeping gloves.

Cheshire team (provisional) v Lancashire 2nd XI, Emirates, Old Trafford, Friday 25 April 2014 (11.00am) - 50 overs.

R.A.L. Moore (Oulton Park - captain), G.D. Cross (Nantwich), A.S. Shaw (Nantwich), L.F. Dixon (Chester Boughton Hall),
H.J. Killoran (Chester Boughton Hall), A.D. Clark (New Brighton), N.D. Anderson (Didsbury), K. Sawas (Hyde),
D.O. Berry (Hyde), P.M.R. Roberts (Oulton Park - wk), A.J. Sydall (Urmston)