Cheshire's 1st XI season gets underway this Sunday 17 April at Oxton CC with the first T20 double header.
Grouped with Shropshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire and Cumbria, Nick Anderson's side start off with a home game against Shropshire.
Didsbury's Anderson, will finally get the chance to lead Cheshire having been selected as T20 captain in 2020. Covid put paid to any T20 cricket in 2020 and 2021 so it's been a long old wait!
Cheshire won the first T20 tournament which was played in a different format back in 2015. It then re-emerged in 2018 and is now played across four groups of five, each team paying a 'double header' against the other four sides in the group.
The group winners will then take part in a Final's Day ( two semi finals and a final)at Tring Park CC on Sunday 22 May,
Cheshire last played Shropshire in 2021 in the 50 over trophy, a game that saw a completely different eleven palyers from the week before after a Covid alert (see match here). Cheshire won by 99 runs.
The first game gets underway at 11am, the second around 2.00pm.
Admission is free, there's a bar open thoughout the day and food's available. Parking at Oxton is limited outside the ground but there are additional spaces a short distance away.