Match of the Day

Barnton v Kingsley (from 12.30pm)

Barnton have lost six of their past seven matches in the Cheshire League’s top-flight, including an eight-wicket reverse against back-markers Prestbury – who hadn’t won previously in 2018 – last weekend.

It leaves Simon Hancock’s side 17 points clear of the bottom two ahead of a derby meeting with mid Cheshire rivals Kingsley at Broomsedge.

The two teams’ fortunes could hardly have been more contrasting this term, and the Crofters recorded a 12th win last time out when they saw off Lymm.

Toby Mullins’ men would like nothing more than to pile the pressure on their neighbours.

It’s an important afternoon for…

Davenham (home to Widnes, from Midday)

Davenham did their chances of staying in the Cheshire County League’s second tier for another year the world of good when they won at Oxton last weekend.

It ended a six-match sequence without a victory, and a testing run-in continues with a visit from promotion-chasing Widnes who have lost only twice in 19 games.

The men from Butcher’s Stile sit third-bottom in Division One with a 28-point advantage over Barrow – who may fancy their chances of beating Macclesfield tomorrow afternoon – in the first relegation position.

And what about…

Weaverham (home to Warrington, from Midday)

The Russets completed a double over back-markers Runcorn last Saturday to close a gap to rivals in front of them in the table.

They trail Mobberley, who host Northwich this weekend, by three points with as many matches left.

Weaverham’s run-in feels testing with head-to-heads against three of Cheshire County League Division Two’s top four, but they have given themselves a chance of surviving.

The first of those fixtures is against Warrington, who arrive at Wallerscote Road with their promotion hopes all but over.

Ian Eaton’s men were also victors by six wickets in the return after an impressive run-chase.

Why not go and give your local side some support?

Here’s a full list of fixtures from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Vivio Cheshire County League

ECB Premier Division (11.30am unless stated): Bramhall v Nantwich; Didsbury v Cheadle; Marple v Timperley; Neston v Grappenhall; Oulton Park v Alderley Edge; Toft v Chester Boughton Hall.

Division One (Midday unless stated): Barrow v Macclesfield; Bowdon v Stockport; Davenham v Widnes; Hyde v Oxton; Sale v Bollington; Upton v Urmston.

Division Two (Midday unless stated): Hale Barns v Christleton; Lindow v Alvanley; Mobberley v Northwich; Romiley v Brooklands; Tattenhall v Runcorn; Weaverham v Warrington.

Second XI, Premier Division (Midday unless stated): Alderley Edge v Oulton Park; Chester Boughton Hall v Toft; Grappenhall v Neston; Macclesfield v Didsbury; Nantwich v Hyde; Timperley v Marple.

Second XI, Division Two (Midday unless stated): Alvanley v Lindow; Ashton on Mersey v Cheadle Hulme; Bollington v Congleton; Heaton Mersey v Davenham; Northwich v Neston 3rd; Stockport v Romiley.

UKFast Cheshire League (all 12.30pm unless stated)

Division One: Barnton v Kingsley; Bredbury St Mark’s v Port Sunlight; Cheadle Hulme v Ashton on Mersey; Congleton v Haslington; Lymm v Disley; Stockport Georgians v Prestbury.

Division Two: Ashley v Poynton; Chelford v Maritime; Irby v Middlewich; Stockport Trinity v Stretton; Wilmslow v Oakmere; Winnington Park v Woodford.

Division Four: Glazebury v Frodsham; Knutsford v Bowdon Vale; Over Peover v Styal; Trafford MV v Westminster Park; Tranmere Victoria v Audlem; Winsford v Wistaston Village.

Division A: Haslington 2nd v Weaverham 2nd; Middlewich 2nd v Irby 2nd; Oakmere 2nd v Mobberley 2nd; Port Sunlight 2nd v Chelford 2nd; Runcorn 2nd v Lymm 2nd; Woodford 2nd v Hale Barns 2nd.

Division B West: Appleton 2nd v Barnton 2nd; Christleton 2nd v Cholmondeley 2nd; Neston 4th v The Groves; Oxton 4th v Barrow 2nd; Stretton 2nd v Chester Boughton Hall 3rd; Upton 3rd v Oxton 3rd.

Division C North: Appleton 4th v Warrington 4th; Ashley Academy v Europa Exiles; Bowdon Vale 2nd v Knutsford 2nd; Frodsham 2nd v Glazebury 2nd; Kingsley 2nd v Rostherne; Warrington 3rd v Winnington Park 2nd.

Division C South: Bunbury 2nd v Over Peover 2nd; Haslington 3rd v Holmes Chapel 2nd; Malpas v Aston 2nd; Mossley 2nd v Hartford; Wistaston Village 2nd v Winsford 2nd.