DAVENHAM can earn themselves a crack at Lovelane Cheshire Cup holders Oulton Park in this summer’s competition.
County League champions Oulton are exempt until round three, whereas Davenham have first to overcome Birkenhead St Mary’s in the opening round on May 5 and then beat Alderley Park.
Whoever the opposition, Oulton are at home.
The first round also includes Brooklands v Winnington Park (winners home to Upton) and Middlewich v Congleton (winners away v Sale or Caldy).
Northwich have a bye and in round two host County Leaguers Cheadle Hulme. Winsford were excluded for failing to fulfil a fixture last season, while Barnton, Hartford and Weaverham have not entered.
Teams beaten in the opening two rounds then enter the Cheshire Shield.
Winsford have reappointed Barry Crellin as 1st XI skipper, but James Bland takes over the 2nds, who have achieved successive promotions. The respective vice-captains are Gareth Whitney and Dave Tierney. Phil Jones continues as 3rd XI captain.
Senior winter practice starts tomorrow at Verdin High School (6-8pm) for players of all ability. Further details are available from Andy Cooper on 01606 861460.
Junior indoor nets are also at Verdin on Tuesdays: U11s 6-7pm; U13s, 15s, and 18s 7.30-8.30pm. Further details are available from Martin Barrett on 07824 339862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Players are reminded of subscription night at the clubhouse on Tuesday (8pm).
Davenham start their junior nets on Tuesday. Under 11s (6.30-7.30pm), U13s (7.30-8.30pm) and U15s (8.30-9.30pm) meet at Weaverham High School.
Senior players start their training on February 4 at Sir John Deane’s College (8-9.30pm). Newcomers of all ages are welcome and further details are available at www.davenhamcc.co.uk