A CONVINCING win over a Berkshire side containing one-time England bowler Shaun Udal has whetted Cheshire captain James Duffy’s appetite for his side’s final Minor Counties Championship clash of the season, against Herefordshire at Chester Boughton Hall.
Duffy said: “Prior to last week’s match we were languishing near the bottom of the table and we are now in sixth place. Although we don’t have a realistic hope of winning the Championship this year, a good win could see us finish in the top three or four.”
Oulton Park’s on-fire batsmen Ric Moore returns to the Cheshire line-up for the three-day Filkins Lane Herefordshire clash, which runs from Sunday-Tuesday (11am starts).
He missed the 183-run victory over Berkshire as he was on trial with Kent 2nds, for whom he scored 89no against Middlesex 2nds.
Moore will be joined in the Cheshire line-up on Sunday by Boughton Hall duo Warren Goodwin and Lee Dixon, whose top scores against Berkshire were 40 and 55 respectively.
Oulton Park reached the final of the Cheshire Shield with an eight-wicket home success over Upton on Sunday.
Martin East (45) and returning captain Daniel Leech (44no) swept Park to 145-2 in reply to 140.
There was a welcome Cheshire Women’s League win for Chester Boughton Hall (99-4) on Sunday at home to Trinity (96-9), Sophie Ecclestone their player of the match.