THE Cheshire men’s county side get their 2023 County Championship campaign off the ground on Sunday.

Comberbach has been selected as the home venue and Cheshire have selected a team wholly made up of players from Castle Sports and Wharton Cons, hoping to use their green knowledge to register a good result against the team from Greater Manchester.

Tom Vickers gets proceedings underway in game number one when he faces Jack Holland.

The 100-plus county cap stalwart Glynn Cookson features in game three against Matt Gillies.

Matty Hamman returns to the team after several years in game six when he comes up against John Ashton.

Steven Baskerville makes his county debut  game nine. Neal Ocego, who has joined Castle Sports this season, is game 10 on the green, while another 100-plus county cap holder, Jason Cornes, will be the final game on the green against Tom Eccles.

The match starts at 2pm.

Meanwhile, Vickers' bid to retain the Owley Wood Spring Open ended at the semi-final stage on Saturday when he was beaten 21-17 by the eventual winner Matty Gilmore.

Gilmore took the confidence from this victory into the final where he defeated James Wilcox to bag the £1,000 first prize.

The penultimate qualifying session for the Rudheath Spring Open on Saturday night saw Nicky Shaw (Wigan) and Lee Johnstone (Warrington) progress to the finals night on Saturday, May 17.

The last night of the qualifiers takes place this Saturday, starting at 6pm.

The quarter-final line up for Mid Cheshire’s Littler Cup was decided on Friday night with the last 16 games being played.

The full line up for the quarter finals, with games to take place on Saturday, May 13, is: Comberbach B v Barnton CC B, Comberbach A v Rudheath A, Wharton Rec A v Crewe Post Office and Wharton Cons A v Middlewich RBL.

The Mid Cheshire League kicks off this week with games being played on Thursday and Friday night.