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Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix is a professional basketball club based at the 1,400 seater Cheshire Oaks Arena at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Members of the British Basketball League (BBL), the club was previously known as Cheshire Jets, Chester Jets and Ellesmere Port Jets and are currently coached by John Lavery.

 

Niel Gillard, 23, from Ellesmere Port who has been named North West Player of the Year by the Basketball England National Basketball Development League (NBDL). Niel (right) receives his award from Liam Wordsworth, National Leagues and Events Officer for Basketball England. Pic credit: Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.

Ellesmere Port basketball star gains regional title

Proud and honoured to have been voted for

John Lavery is out as Cheshire Phoenix head coach

Cheshire Phoenix delighted by quality of applicants for head coach's role

Club has received CVs from Europe and America as they hunt John Lavery's replacement

Wheely good news for basketball club

Fundraising and sponsorship backing for Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club

John Lavery is out as Cheshire Phoenix head coach

Cheshire Phoenix part company with head coach John Lavery

Club announce that Lavery will leave club and also his role as community coach during the summer

Danny Huffor in action against Leicester Riders

Cheshire Phoenix miss out on BBL Play-Off final

Leicester Riders progress on aggregate but Cheshire end the season on a high note with win at LCS Arena

David Aliu in action for Cheshire Phoenix against Newcastle Eagles

Cheshire Phoenix: Write us off at your peril, says skipper David Aliu

The Nix are into the BBL Play-Off semi-final after toppling reigning champions Newcastle Eagles and are out to cause more shocks

Action from Cheshire Phoenix's win over Newcastle Eagles on Sunday night

Cheshire Phoenix into BBL Play-Off semi-final after toppling reigning champions Newcastle Eagles

Nix lose 96-87 on the night but win 191-187 on aggregate to set up a semi-final showdown with Leicester Riders

Kinu Rochford in action for Cheshire Phoenix

Newcastle Eagles 91 Cheshire Phoenix 104: Nix on course to cause huge play-off shock

Phoenix down BBL runners-up and last season's treble winners as Kinu Rochford drops another huge double-double

Danny Huffor

Cheshire Phoenix: Danny Huffor says BBL play-offs is 'anybody's game'

Huffor and his Phoenix team-mates face a two-legged first round match-up with Newcastle Eagles this weekend

Cheshire Phoenix have announced season ticket prices

Cheshire Phoenix announce season ticket details for 2016/17 BBL campaign

Ellesmere Port-based club offering incentives to fans wishing to buy their tickets early for game nights at the Cheshire Oaks Arena

Kinu Rochford in action for Cheshire Phoenix against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday

Cheshire Phoenix: Kinu Rochford says win over Newcastle Eagles has sent a message

Rochford, who hit 40 points in 105-84 win over Newcastle on Sunday, says he and his side are ready to take down the defending BBL play-off champions

Kinu Rochford hit 40 points in the win over Newcastle Eagles

Cheshire Phoenix 105 Newcastle Eagles 84: Nix warm up for play-offs with huge win over high-flying Eagles

Kinu Rochford hits 40 points as Cheshire end the regular BBL season on a high note at the Cheshire Oaks Arena

Cheshire Phoenix juniors Max Jones, Ben Goodacre and Luke Gosney all saw court time against Surrey Scorchers

Cheshire Phoenix junior trio have bright futures, says general manager James Brice

Teenagers Max Jones, Ben Goodacre and Luke Gosney raised the roof at the Cheshire Oaks Arena as they helped Cheshire down Surrey Scorchers in the BBL

Quincy Taylor top-scored for Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix 104 Surrey Scorchers 74: Nix edge closer to play-off berth with blowout win

Three players hit 20-plus points as Phoenix register biggest win of the season at Cheshire Oaks Arena

Quincy Taylor top-scored for Cheshire Phoenix in London

London Lions 79 Cheshire Phoenix 69: Nix dealt a blow to hopes of sixth place after loss

London take the upper hand in the battle for sixth despite battling display by the visiting Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix ace Jeff Dirkin

Cheshire Phoenix: Jeff Dirkin believes Nix are the team nobody wants to meet in the play-offs

Cheshire up to sixth after Sunday's win at Plymouth and Dirkin believes they are hitting form at the right time

The University of Chester men's basketball team beat City of Birmingham

University of Chester men's basketball team make national play-off quarter-finals

University side see off City of Birmingham at Ellesmere Port Sports Village to advance to next round

Quincy Taylor in action for Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix: 'It was a shot I knew I had to make', says game-winner Quincy Taylor

American guard Taylor speaks on his 'memorable' winning shot at the final buzzer against Sheffield Sharks

Fans celebrate at the end of the game

Watch Cheshire Phoenix guard Quincy Taylor win the game with four seconds left against Sheffield Sharks

Phoenix videographer Paul Nash captures amazing finish at the Cheshire Oaks Arena on Sunday night as Nix triumph 79-77

Cheshire Phoenix players celebrate their last-gasp win over Sheffield Sharks on Sunday night

Cheshire Phoenix 79 Sheffield Sharks 77: Nix claim superb triumph with last shot of the game

Play-off hopes remain alive for Cheshire as Quincy Taylor's play with four seconds left decides pulsating encounter in Ellesmere Port

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