Chester Boughton Hall look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host Cheadle in the Cheshire Premier League.

Reigning champions Hall were left bitterly frustrated last weekend away at Alderley Edge, unable to remove the hosts’ final pairing who survived a total of eight overs between them to scrape a draw on 83 for nine, after Tom Wyatt’s 52 not out helped Hall earlier post 167 for nine.

The Filkins Lane side currently lie fifth in the table and will be wary not to lose tabs on leaders Toft, who have so far completed three wins out of three, gaining the maximum haul of 25 points. Cheadle meanwhile have lost each of their three outings.

Hall captain Will Owen said: “I was pleased with the way we battled against Alderley Edge - the wicket was unpredictable, but we dug in. Tommy Wyatt really showed his mettle too and his unbeaten 52 was invaluable.

“We couldn’t quite get their last man out, but the performance fills us with confidence ahead of two games this weekend.

“We’ve got Cheadle in the league who’ve lost all three games so far. That means nothing so we need to be well organised. We’ll have Harry Killoran back in the side.

“Sunday is National Knockout and we play Northern at home. This will give us an opportunity to change things round a bit and look at a couple of youngsters.”

Hall opener Moore returns to club action having skippered Cheshire to three victories last weekend from their four opening T20 Knockout matches, with double-header fixtures played against Cumberland (two wins) and Staffordshire (one win, one defeat).

“Our players have had it tough with four games inside two days on the back of their normal Saturday league games,” Moore said. “I’ll happily settle with three wins from four. It was just the first game against Staffs where we under performed a bit but we bounced back and put things right.”

Toft entertain Oulton Park, who have also made a decent start to the year, while Timperley host Bramhall. Neston welcome Bramhall, Alderley Edge visit Grappenhall and Marple host Didsbury.

In Division One, Upton look to go top of the table with a win away at Sale. Tom Marsland’s side have won all three of their games so far and trail leaders Hyde – who go to Bowdon – by just a point.

Newly-promoted Barrow look to seal a first win of the campaign at Davenham.

Other fixtures: Bollington v Macclesfield; Stockport v Urmston; Widnes v Oxton.

In Division Two, Christleton look to avenge their disappointing defeat last weekend when they head to Brooklands, but it won’t be easy against their unbeaten hosts.

The other unbeaten side are Chris Charles’ Alvanley, who have made a superb start to their bid to gain promotion, and they head to Runcorn. Struggling Tattenhall host Mobberley.

Other fixtures: Romiley v Lindow; Warrington v Northwich; Weaverham v Hale Barns.

In the Cheshire Cricket League Division C West, Saughall make the short trip to Upton fourths, while in Division Four, Westminster Park entertain Audlem.