ALL three divisions will be represented when the Murray Smith Accountants Cheshire County League's Fred Graham Trophy quarter-finals are staged on Sunday.
The minnows in the last eight are Division Two outfit Bredbury St Mark's, whose quaintly sloping ground in the Pennine foothills above Stockport will host the city slickers of Chester Boughton Hall. Bredbury, who recently gave Oxton a scare there in the Cheshire Cup, possess some abrasive batsmen and Alex Kegg's team will need to be at their best to come through.
The top Division One club in action are Widnes, who take on Premiership Oulton Park in a match at Little Budworth although Oulton may have the edge with their Cheshire quintet - Danny Leech, Jason Whittaker, Chris Jones, Mike Bentham and Stuart Eaton - all available.
An upset could be on the cards at Winnington Park, where the hard-working Northwich team entertain Alderley Edge
The remaining game pits holders Bowdon against Nantwich at South Downs Road and the odds are on the league leaders going through as they invariably cast a spell on their south-Cheshire rivals.
There are many key fixtures in prospect in the two lower divisions of the league tomorrow. Striving hard for promotion, Widnes entertain Division One wooden spoonists Grappenhall and could reduce the 12 points gap behind top dogs Poynton, who won't have matters all their own way against free-scoring Cheadle Hulme at Grove Park.
Winnington Park, third, to go Brooklands one of four clubs battling against the prospect of relegation. Apart from Grappenhall, the others are Heaton Mersey, who host Alsager and Warrington, improving recently with Malcolm Agar and David Baxter among the runs. James Hughes' men go to Toft.
Match of the Day in Division Two is undoubtedly the clash of deadly rivals Christleton, top of the table by 20 points, and Bollington, third, are an increasing threat. Christleton have won more games (11) than any other club in the league, and have skipper Jim Gillson back to stiffen their batting order after recent low scores.
Birkenhead Park make the league's longest journey (50 miles) to Bredbury St Mark's, an important game for both clubs battling at different ends of the table. Park's prolific Aussie Damon Livermore now has 855 runs and looks likely not only to become the first league batsman to top four figures, but to keep the Wirralians in their current promotion slot.
Slipping badly, meanwhile, are Irby, who have posted only 68, 78 and 109 in their last three games, all of which have been lost heavily. Dave Newman's side go to Cheadle.
There's a battle royal going on at the foot of the table, where six clubs are fighting against demotion to the Meller Braggins League, a fate which awaits the bottom two. Only 15 points separate Timperley, in seventh place, from wooden spoonists Marple, who have shown an alarming form slump. Games to watch here are Marple v Tattenhall, Timperley v Mobberley and Stockport Georgians v Sale.