TATTENHALL CC have the honour of playing host to the county team on Sunday for an important Minor Counties Knockout Trophy fixture.

Cheshire take on Cambridgeshire at the Flacca, with play starting at 11am.

It will be the first time Tattenhall’s well-appointed ground has hosted a full Cheshire CCC match.

James Duffy’s men are looking to bounce back from defeat against Herefordshire and the home skipper is in good spirits.

“We’re very much looking forward to the game,” he said. “There’s real extra spice with this being the first time the side have played here. It’s a great place to play cricket. All the lads have played at the ground before and we’re looking to put things right after our disappointing opener.”

Cheshire lost out to Herefordshire by seven wickets two weeks ago in difficult conditions.

“While we weren’t at our best for the game, the toss was a crucial factor,” said Duffy. “Batting first on a green one in arctic conditions wasn’t ideal and although we rallied well, we just didn’t bat or bowl well enough. At this stage of the season it’s also all about time in the middle and we’ve been working hard since that match.”

Duffy’s side shows one change to the Herefordshire game with Macclesfield’s Ian Tait replacing Jimmy Warrington.

Cheshire have three games remaining in the Knockout Trophy group stage with the top two sides qualifying for the quarter finals. Cambridgeshire also tasted defeat in their first match as they went down to Cumberland.

A bumper crowd is anticipated and refreshments will be available at the ground throughout the day.

Cheshire team: WM Goodwin (Chester Boughton Hall), JP Kettle (Nantwich), CL Tipper (Hyde), K Sawas (Macclesfield), LF Dixon (Chester Boughton Hall), JA Duffy (Captain, Hyde), DO Berry (Hyde), SJ Kirwin (Hyde), IJS Tait (Macclesfield), AJ Syddall (Urmston), DA Woods (York); 12th man PMR Roberts (Toft); Scorer: JW Law.

Tattenhall made it two wins from two in Division Two of the Vivio County League on Saturday.

They clinched a seven-wicket success over Bollington at the Flacca.

Dan Power (2-29) and Rob Mulvihill (2-38) helped restrict Bollington to 143-9 in their 50 overs.

Around 30 runs were saved thanks to an excellent fielding display.

Tattenhall streaked home to 144-3 in 34 overs thanks to Kiwi compatriots Power (70no) and Tom Hyslop, who hit a quickfire 36 from 34 balls.