RUNCORN have been allocated a place in Cheshire cricket's top league for next season.
They will join the Cheshire County League as associate members - playing in an expanded third-team competition on Sundays.
The Moughland Lane club's first and second teams play in the Meller Braggins Cheshire League, which is a feeder to the county league.
Styal, Brooklands and Malpas have also been made associate members.
Runcorn 3rds will play in a new Fourth Division, comprising eight teams and feeding into the existing Divisions Three East and West.
The junior season will start two weeks later than normal - on Spring Bank Holiday Monday and end on Sunday, August 9.
Runcorn are one of six Under-13 newcomers.