Will Owen has highlighted the fine margins between success and failure as Chester Boughton Hall bid to right the wrongs of last weekend.

Hall, who host a strong Nantwich side on Saturday, lost their latest Premier League outing last week at home to Cheadle, as a lack of batting support around Rick Moore (who struck 100 off 134 balls) saw Owen's men fall eight runs short of Cheadle who had earlier posted 212 for seven, as Jack Williams claimed 4-50.

Things got worse on Sunday as Hall were dumped out of the National Knockout by Northern in a three-wicket loss, despite having posted a competitive 186 for five, with Owen making 50 not out and in-form Moore adding 43.

“Last weekend really highlighted the small margins between success and failure for us," explained Owen, with Hall sixth in the top tier standings.

“We lost to Cheadle by nine runs in a game we should have won. The week before we had Alderley nine wickets down and couldn’t get their last man. So nine runs and one wicket away from 50 points.

“Our spinners bowled well last weekend and on Sunday, we had a young side out against a strong Northern side in the cup. The likes of Reg Wyatt, Noah Vickery and Matty Brayne all contributed and its particularly pleasing to see Matty bowling so well.

“This Saturday we take on arguably the strongest side in the league. Nantwich will certainly be there or thereabouts at the end of the season so it will be a tough test.”

Neston remain top of the table despite having suffered a first loss of the campaign last week and they travel to Timperley, while Oulton Park host Marple.

Alderley Edge face Toft, Grappenhall head to Cheadle and Didsbury entertain Bramhall.

Life in Division One has been tough so far for Barrow, who have endured four blank weekends to-date, and they host in-form Hyde who have won their past three games.

Upton on the other hand are setting the pace and Tom Marsland's outfit welcome Davenham.

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

Alvanley have made a rip-roaring start to Division Two and go in search of a fifth consecutive victory against second-placed Warrington.

Chris Charles' side missed out on promotion on the final day last season but look set to make amends if they carry on in their current form.

Mid-table Tattenhall head to Hale Barns while Christleton are in action at home to Weaverham.

Other fixtures: Mobberley v Lindow; Northwich v Brooklands; Runcorn v Romiley.

Westminster Park will hope for better luck when they welcome Glazebury in Cheshire Cricket League Division Four.

Park lost out by one-wicket last weekend in a thriller against Audlem, as the visitors crept over the line of 56 for nine in pursuit of Park's paltry 55 all out.

Saughall have made a promising start to the year with three wins and they tackle Old Parkonians at home in Division C West.