CHESHIRE LOOK TO EXTEND WINNING RUN AT NESTON
By Neil Goulding

CHESHIRE captain Andy Hall is looking for his team to build on their winning start to the season.
Last year's Minor Counties champions beat Bedfordshire by six wickets on Sunday in their first group match in the MCCA Knockout Trophy.
This Sunday the county, who reached last season's MCCA showcase final at Lords, take on Shropshire at Neston in their second qualifying group match.
And with Shropshire's opening group match against Oxfordshire last Sunday abandoned due to heavy without a ball being bowled, victory for Cheshire would see them pull clear at the summit.
"We need to win at least three games to qualify, so hopefully we can keep our run going," said Hall.
"We had a good win against Bedfordshire. We let them score too many runs at the end of their innings, but we batted well to chase down a difficult target.
"It's still very early in the season, but we want to keep winning and make sure get some momentum behind us going into the Championship campaign."
Opening batsman Danny Leech, who topped the Minor Counties batting averages last season, is back for this weekend's match.
The Oulton Park left-hander missed victory over Bedfordshire because of work commitments, but is keen to play a key role once again this season as Cheshire hope to repeat last year's memorable success.
Promising off-spinner Daniel Berry has been handed the chance to shine alongside fellow Hyde spinner Danny Woods, with Bowdon seamer Guy Emmett ommitted from the team.
Neston youngster David Hurst will be 12th man on his home ground having filled in for Leech against Bedfordshire.
"Hopefully we can carry on where we left off last season," said Cheshire team manager Sandy Scrimgeour.
"We've started with a good win, but we must build on that."
Cheshire team: Andy Hall (capt, Bramhall), Danny Leech (Oulton Park), Warren Goodwin (Chester Boughton Hall), Ben Spendlove (Oulton Park), James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow (Oulton Park), Jason Whittaker (Alderley Edge), Matt Dawson (wkt, Bramhall), Guy Emmett (Oulton Park), Danny Berry (Hyde), Adam Syddall (Bowdon). 12th man: David Hurst (Neston). Scorer: Jim Law.

Cheshire are kindly sponsored by therightmovearoad.com and AB Nutrition Ltd.

For more information on the Cheshire Minor Counties Cricket team please contact Press Officer Neil Goulding on 07813 859986 or email lancasterandcrowther@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

HALL LOOKING TO EXTEND WINNING RUN AT NESTON
By Neil Goulding

CHESHIRE captain Andy Hall is looking for his team to build on their winning start to the season.
Last year's Minor Counties champions beat Bedfordshire by six wickets on Sunday in their first group match in the MCCA Knockout Trophy.
This Sunday the county, who reached last season's MCCA showcase final at Lords, take on Shropshire at Neston in their second qualifying group match.
And with Shropshire's opening group match against Oxfordshire last Sunday abandoned due to heavy without a ball being bowled, victory for Cheshire would see them pull clear at the summit.
"We need to win at least three games to qualify, so hopefully we can keep our run going," said Hall.
"We had a good win against Bedfordshire. We let them score too many runs at the end of their innings, but we batted well to chase down a difficult target.
"It's still very early in the season, but we want to keep winning and make sure get some momentum behind us going into the Championship campaign."
Opening batsman Danny Leech, who topped the Minor Counties batting averages last season, has been included in Cheshire's 13-man squad.
The Oulton Park left-hander missed victory over Bedfordshire because of work commitments, but is keen to play a key role once again this season as Cheshire hope to repeat last year's memorable success.
Neston youngster David Hurst also keeps his place in the squad having filled in for Leech against Bedfordshire. He will be hopeful of playing on his home ground.
"Hopefully we can carry on where we left off last season," said Cheshire team manager Sandy Scrimgeour. "We've started with a good win, but we must build on that."

Cheshire 13-man squad: Andy Hall (capt), Danny Leech, Warren Goodwin, Ben Spendlove, James Duffy, Nathan Dumelow, David Hurst, Jason Whittaker, Matt Dawson (wkt), Danny Woods, Adam Syddall, Guy Emmett, Daniel Berry. Scorer: Jim Law.

Cheshire are kindly sponsored by therightmoveabroad.com and AB Nutrition Ltd.

For more information on the Cheshire Minor Counties Cricket team please contact Press Officer Neil Goulding on 07813 859986 or email lancasterandcrowther@yahoo.co.uk