A NORTHWICH green hosts the home leg of Cheshire’s meeting with South Yorkshire in the opening round of the British Senior County Championship on Sunday.

Rudheath Social Club, on Middlewich Road, is the venue chosen by officials.

Bowlers from Castle and Wharton Cons make up the bulk of a side that can expect to be tested by opponents that finished as runners-up to Warwick & Worcester by the narrowest of margins – just a single chalk on aggregate – in last year’s final.

The defending champions complete a line-up for Section Two.

Cheshire visit Dearne Sports, in Rotherham, for the away leg.

Play starts at 2pm.


British Senior County Championship

Section Two

Cheshire v South Yorkshire

Sunday, May 5

At Rudheath Social Club

Tom Vickers (Wharton Cons) v Richard Atkin (Bradfield)

Andy Hamman (Castle) v Paul Wildgoose (Whiteley Woods)

Dave O’Brien (Castle) v Andrew Turner (Bradfield)

Daniel Nixon (Wharton Cons) v Matthew Bower (Meersbrook Park)

Robert Winnington (Castle) v Barry Connolly (Woodlands Park)

Glynn Cookson (Wharton Cons) v Stuart Thompson (Maltby)

Mike Yearsley (Castle) v Paul Bailey (Meersbrook)

Adi Faulkner (Castle) v Andrew Whitaker (Meersbrook)

Steve Curbishley (Castle) v Joe Westall (Meersbrook Park)

Neal Ocego (Frodsham RL) v Dean Missere (Meersbrook)

Jason Cornes (Castle) v Gary Hanson (Bradfield)

Steve Morrey (Castle) v Jonathan Sneddon (Meersbrook Park)

Reserves Matty Hamman (Castle); Jimmy Harrop, Martin Kettle (Wharton Cons)