DOWN UNDER: Two Northwich sportsmen are to chase success in Melbourne.
Clay pigeon marksman Sam Wathen, of Wincham, flies out on Friday for the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships, a year ahead of the Games themselves.
His full story appears on page 75.
Heading for the same city next week is Winsford United's Weaverham-based goalkeeper Matt Conkie.
The ex-Chester City apprentice has landed a contract with Victoria Division One club Richmond.
MASCOT: Jason Oultram, aged nine (pictured) of Northway Winnington, is the winner of our ESFA competition and will lead the England team out at Wincham Park, on Friday, when they play Northern Ireland in a schoolboy international.
Kick off is 7pm and admission is £5 adults and £3 children. See page 74.
CRICKET: Village outfit Barnton have landed a plumb 125th anniversary fixture against Lashings, a team full of current and former international stars. See page 74.