CHESTER Boughton Hall take on Hyde in the Cheshire Cup final on Sunday – just a day after the two sides meet in the County League.
Hall travel to Werneth Low on Saturday for a Premier Division clash with the Tameside outfit. With just three league games of the season to go, both sides are still in with a mathematical chance of taking the title.
The two rivals lock horns at the same venue the next day in the final of the Cheshire Cup.
Holders Hyde won through to the final after beating Elworth by 74 runs in a reduced overs, re-played semi-final on Sunday.
Boughton Hall warmed up for this weekend’s double-header with a home victory over NESTON in the County League on Saturday.
After being put in to bat, Neston lost wickets regularly and were eventually dismissed for 149 in the 50th over.
Mark Rowland bowled well for 4-52, along with Jack Williams (2-25). Harry Killoran went for 12 in his first over, then finished with figures of 1-14 off five overs.
Chester lost Mark Rowland (12) early in the chase and then Mike Robinson was dismissed with the score on 31.
But Warren Goodwin and Lee Dixon then rescued the innings with a partnership of 84 before Goodwin was removed for 55. Kumar Sarna (17no) joined Dixon (63no) at the crease and the pair finished the job for the loss of no more wickets.
In Division One, CHRISTLETON were unable to stop leaders Bowdon from securing promotion.
The Chester visitors were bowled out for 122 at South Downs Road, Ifti Naseer leading the way with 50 while Gareth Edwards took 4-45 and Simon Marshall 3-29.
Bowdon struggled in reply and were indebted to a doughty 41 from Aussie Glen Parker for their narrow victory, achieved with 123-7. Naseer (5-62) also shone with the ball.