DEBUTANT Adrian Faulkner, from Castle Private, was one of eight winners for Cheshire at Davenham last weekend when the hosts celebrated a slender one-chalk victory.

Comberbach’s Matt Thurlwell, another newcomer to the team this season, was a victor too during a narrow success in Section One of the county championship.

Wharton Cons trio Glynn Cookson, Daniel Nixon and Tom Vickers also reached 21, along with Castle’s Andy Hamman.

Cheshire won by five points on aggregate to record their only group stage win of the campaign. Shropshire progress to the semi finals next month, when they face Warwick & Worcester, as group winners.