NORTHWICH have been paired with New Brighton, promoted as champions from South Lancs/Cheshire Division One at the end of last season, in the Cheshire Vase.

Blacks, who bowed out at the same stage following extra time of a thrilling derby duel with Winnington Park last summer, will be hosts on Saturday, August 30.

Their neighbours have a home draw too, against Hoylake – also their guests in a curtain-raiser to the league campaign seven days later.

Cheshire RFU Vase
Quarter finals (provisionally Saturday, August 30)

Crewe & Nantwich v Anselmians
Northwich v New Brighton
Wilmslow v Altrincham Kersal
Winnington Park v Hoylake