CUDDINGTON will be rewarded for their improvement on the pitch this year with a place in a higher division in the Cheshire League next season.

Gareth Harwood’s men, fourth in League Two, are slated to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Halebank in a provisional line-up for the 2019-2020 campaign.

Member clubs meet on Thursday to approve a constitution unveiled by league chairman Rob Goodwin-Davey last weekend.

If they do then the Northwich club, who transferred from the Crewe and District League as champions in 2014, will play at the highest level in their history from August.

However to comply with ground rules they must host opponents on an artificial pitch five miles away Winsford Academy because the changing rooms at their Norley Road home are too small.

Lostock Gralam return to the Premier Division, following their promotion as League One title-winners, after six years away.

Northwich Guardian: Lostock Gralam co-managers Dean Jones, left, and Dom Johnson show off silverware won by the Grey Lambs this season with chairman Bob Barrow. Picture: Karl Brooks PhotographyLostock Gralam co-managers Dean Jones, left, and Dom Johnson show off silverware won by the Grey Lambs this season with chairman Bob Barrow. Picture: Karl Brooks Photography

That means they can renew a rivalry with Middlewich Town that includes a 2-1 victory in the Mid-Cheshire District FA Saturday Challenge Cup final as its latest installment.

The Grey Lambs have also applied for a reserve team to rejoin the league.

That means Winnington Avenue 1994, sixth in League Two at the end of their debut campaign, will play home games on the 3G pitch at Moss Farm after a single season as tenants at Park Stadium.

Meanwhile work upgrading the facilities has started at Jubilee Field, and they hope to return there later this year.

Hartford, an established outfit with more than a dozen age-group teams for boys and girls and junior level, are one of five clubs to have had an application accepted to join the Cheshire League.

Following a successful interview, they now hope rival clubs will vote in favour of them taking a place in League Two.

Cheshire League 

Premier Division 

Provisional line-up for 2019-2020 season* 

Altrincham reserves 


Blacon Youth Club (promoted from League One

Broadheath Central (promoted from League One

Congleton Vale Rovers 



Eagle Sports 


FC St Helens 

Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds 


Lostock Gralam (promoted from League One

Middlewich Town 


Whaley Bridge Athletic 

League One 

Ashton Athletic reserves (promoted from League Two

Cheadle Heath Nomads reserves (promoted from League Two

Cheadle Town reserves (promoted from League Two

Cuddington (promoted from League Two

Denton Town (relegated from the Premier Division

Ford Motors 

Garswood United 

Grappenhall Sports 

Maine Road reserves (promoted from League Two

Malpas (relegated from the Premier Division

Moore United 




Windle Labour 

Winstanley Warriors 

League Two 

Ashton Town reserves 

Buxton reserves (relegated from League One

Club AZ 

Golborne Sports (relegated from League One

Hartford (new applicant

Holmes Chapel 

Knowsley South (new applicant

Mersey Valley 

Newton Athletic (new applicant

Parklands (new applicant

Partington Rovers (new applicant

Pilkington (promoted from the Reserves Division

Rylands reserves 

Sandbach United reserves 

St Helens Town reserves 

Winnington Avenue 94 

*To be ratified by members during Cheshire League's constitution meeting on Thursday, May 30