NANTWICH Town will kick-off the new season at Ramsbottom United on Saturday, August 14 while Alsager Town begin at home to St Helens.
The Dabbers' opening home match is against Stone Dominoes on Tuesday, August 17.
A tricky September for Steve Davis's men will see them play six of their eight matches away from home, including their FA Cup preliminary-round tie at Sutton Coldfield Town.
The first derby duel between the two South Cheshire teams will see Alsager travel to Jackson Avenue on Tuesday, August 31.
Davis said: 'I don't think it really matters who we play first, the main thing is that our team is ready. But we will watch Rams-bottom and Stone before we play them and make sure we do our homework.'
Nantwich's planned friendly against Oldham Athletic on Saturday was postponed after the Dabbers were unable to find a venue.
Work being undertaken on their Jackson Avenue pitch meant the game was unable to take place there and attempts to play a private match at Stone Dominoes met further frustration.
Davis said: 'It was disappointing because we were ready to play but we didn't feel we could let a league team play on the pitch as it was.'
Last night's home game against Stafford Rangers was due to go ahead and Davis was due to have a look at a couple of trialist goalkeepers and a left-back.
The Dabbers continue their build-up on Saturday when they make the trip to North Wales to take on LlandudnoTown.
Davis said: 'We will make a bit of a day of it as it is our only away friendly, so we hope to have a get-together and a bit of a bonding session.
'The pre-season games are all abut trying to strike a balance between having a look at players who have shown an interest in coming to the club but also giving the lads we already have the chance to gain some match fitness.'
Alsager Town kick-off their pre-season programme at Norton on Saturday before receiving Kidsgrove Athletic at the Town Ground on Tuesday (7.30pm).
The North West Counties League have announced a sponsor for the next two seasons.
Moore & Co Construction Solicitors, based at Capital House in Old Trafford, Manchester, have agreed to back the competition until 2005-2006.
The company is a niche firm of construction solicitors specialising exclusively in construction, engineering law and adjudication.
Director Colin Moore said: 'We are delighted to be working with the North West Counties Football League in supporting grassroots football.'
The league will now be known as The Moore & Co Construction Solicitors North West Counties Football League.
League chairman Dave Tomlinson said: 'We are delighted that such a prestigious company has agreed to sponsor our league for an initial two-year period.'
Crewe FC manager Ian O'Reilly will have an opportunity to experiment when the club entertains West Cheshire League side New Brighton in a friendly at the Cumberland Arena on Saturday (3pm).
The Crewe manager will mull over his options as the ambitious club prepare for what they hope will be a season where they build on the progress made during the past few seasons.
One improvement will come in the shape of the playing surface, with work due to take place which should see an end to the pitch problems of the past.
Crewe will visit Bollington Athletic in the first round of the JB Parker Challenge Cup while their second string have been drawn at Linotype in the Reserve Division Cup.