Will Owen has challenged Chester Boughton Hall to turnaround their faltering season so far.

Reigning champions Hall lie seventh in the Premier League after picking up just one win from six matches, but Owen’s side have produced some decent performances, including last weekend when suffering a narrow three-wicket defeat against leaders Timperley.

Jamie Crawley hit 57 on debut while Jack Williams took 4-62 with the ball but couldn’t prevent Timperley chasing the 200 needed for victory.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash with Neston at Filkins Lane, which will feature former Hall opening bowler Ashley Davis, Owen said: “I thought we fought back well against Timperley last week after misfiring with the bat. In the end though we were second best but at least got a decent points haul from the game.

“Jamie Crawley scored a good half century on debut and really looked composed. He’s a significant asset for us going forward. Jack Williams and Harry Killoran are both turning the ball loads at the moment so we’ll hope our luck changes against Neston on Saturday.

“Neston have started well and we’ll be up against our old friend Ash Davis who is bowling well for club and county and David Hurst is in the runs too. All games are tough games and this one will be no different.”

Toft head to unbeaten Nantwich, Cheadle host Marple and Bramhall head to Alderley Edge.

Timperley host Grappenhall while Didsbury visit Outlon Park.

Tom Marsland’s Upton side top the Division One standings by six points ahead of their home encounter with bottom-club Barrow.

For newly-promoted Barrow it has been a tough adjustment to life in the second tier, having failed to win in six outings and amassed just 33 points, some 30 points adrift of safety already.

Hyde are hot on the heels of Upton and they head to Urmston, while Macclesfield host Davenham.

Other Division One fixtures: Bollington v Bowdon; Oxton v Sale; Widnes v Stockport.

Christleton look to keep their good start to the campaign going when they host Lindow in Division Two.

The Little Heath outfit defeated Tattenhall by six wickets last weekend, Shavaz Saif taking 5-82 before Atif Bajwa struck a majestic 142 not out off just 117 balls to lead Josh Morgan-Jones’ side to victory.

Alvanley slipped to third last weekend and Chris Charles’ team look to get back on track against Weaverham, while Tattenhall head to Northwich.

Other Division Two fixtures: Hale Barns v Mobberley; Runcorn v Brooklands; Warrington v Romiley.

In the Cheshire Cricket League Third Division, Chester County Officers look to keep up their upturn in form when they head to Wirral.

In Division Four, out-of-sorts Westminster Park host Frodsham while Saughall take on Chester Boughton Hall thirds in Division C West.