A DERBY date between Winsford rivals Wharton Cons A and Meadowbank A will be among the highlights when this season’s Littler Cup resumes on Sunday.

The men from the Tin Mission were comfortable victors in a Premier Division fixture a fortnight ago but a draw for the last 16 provides an early opportunity for their neighbours to avenge that defeat.

They meet at Winsford Cons.

Owley Wood A, conquerors of holder Castle C by a narrow four-chalk margin on aggregate last time out, have been paired with Comberbach A.

The top-flight side have already dispatched an opponent from Section One in the form of Tarporley A.

There are two teams from Section Four, the Mid-Cheshire Bowling Association’s fifth tier, still in the running.

Winnington B take on Rudheath B at Hartford while Rudheath D have Castle B blocking a path to the quarter-finals.

The latter have already had a close call when they edged out lower-ranked Lostock Graylams by three chalks at the previous stage.

Middlewich Community Church, buoyed by eliminating Castle A by just two points after a thrilling encounter, hope to make further progress when they clash with Comberbach C.

Frodsham Red Lion A will be wary of a threat posed by Crosstown A, who were a foe in the Premier Division last summer, when they go head-to-head at Castle.

The Knutsford outfit squeezed through by five chalks at the expense of Wharton Rec A in the first round.

Play is scheduled to start at all venues from 2pm.


Mid-Cheshire Bowling Association

Littler Cup

Sunday, May 26

Last 16

Comberbach A v Owley Wood A (at Barnton CC)

Frodsham RL A v Crosstown A (at Castle No.2)

Helsby B v Norley B (at Crowton)

Middlewich CC v Comberbach C (at Meadowbank)

Norley A v Wharton Cons B (at Winnington No.1)

Rudheath B v Winnington B (at Hartford)

Rudheath D v Castle B (at Lostock Graylams)

Wharton Cons A v Meadowbank A (at Winsford Cons)