CHRISTLETON stand between Oulton Park and 10th Premier Division victory on the spin.
Park have been in scintillating form in recent weeks and tomorrow they entertain a Christleton side aiming to bounce back from last Saturday's home defeat to Bowdon.
Christleton skipper Jim Gillson said: 'We're looking forward to it but they're having a great season, in charge and used to winning.
'We're not worried about anybody in their team but we know if we don't perform well we won't beat them. We haven't played well in the last two games and we didn't score enough runs against Bowdon.'
Gillson and Nick O'Connell return to the Christleton XI tomorrow, but Ben Turner is unavailable.
Chris Hollindale, back for the summer from university, is set to play.
'Coming in and playing against the league leaders is difficult but he's a confident lad and not tied into the anxieties some of us have about who we're playing against,' added Gillson.
Park skipper Nathan Dumelow knows that, with Hyde breathing down their necks, his side need maximum points tomorrow.
'Christleton are a good side but we're not worried,' he said. 'We are a confident side and we just need to keep it going.
'We need 25-point wins every week just to stay in front of Hyde as that's what they seem to be doing.
'Everyone's been chipping in but our batting's stronger than our bowling. We'll look to improve the bowling next season - I don't want to say much but we've got a few targets that we're going for.'
Last weekend, Christleton were beaten by seven wickets against Bowdon, who hit 224-3 (Chris Brookes 99no, Gary Yates 69) in response to the hosts' declared tally of 222-6. For the Little Heath side, Rick Moore scored 79no and Maroof Khan 72.
Park, meanwhile, scored 207-2 (Ben Spendlove 77, Danny Leech 56no, Chris Bassano 56) to win by eight wickets at Widnes, whom they had dismissed for 206 (Danny Jones 5-55, Chris Jones 4-53).
Birkenhead Park produced the goods to record a significant nine-run win at NESTON and move outside the relegation zone. Park declared on 210-8 (Jason Voros captured 3-47, Brad Donelan 3-52) but Chris Hackett top-scored with 46 as Neston closed on 201.
Neston go to Toft tomorrow. In Division One, CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL host mid-table Timperley tomorrow.
The Filkins Lane outfit returned to the top of the table thanks to a nail-biting win at Poynton last weekend.
Captain Steve Ogilby said: 'We've come from a tough game against Poynton but we've come top of the league and hope to stay there and be promoted as league winners.
'Confidence is high. 'Timperley have got one or two good players but I think we've got enough to beat them. Robin Fisher and David Atkin are back from last week so we've got a full strength team. Warren Goodwin's also back from glandular fever and getting back to full fitness.'
With just 29, Ogilby top-scored in Chester's 183 against Poynton, who closed five runs short on 178 in their reply.
Veteran Andy Robinson, 49, took a stunning catch off the fifth ball of the last over to leave number nine batsman Simon Turner unbeaten on 51. Heath Pritchard bowled unchanged for a match-winning 6-76.
* Holders Oulton Park host Poynton in the Cheshire Cup semi-final on Sunday.