Chester Boughton Hall are boosted by the return of Jordan Clark for their Cheshire County Premier League clash with Toft on Saturday.

Sixth-placed Hall’s bid to retain their league title has already suffered a major blow having lost three matches last month, but back-to-back league victories has raised morale amongst Will Owen’s team ahead of a return to Filkins Lane.

Hall thrashed bottom club Grappenhall by 100 runs last weekend, spin duo Jack Williams and Harry Killoran both claiming three wickets each, and Lancashire all-rounder Clark, who has been performing well in County Championship Division One for the Red Rose outfit, provides a significant boost to the squad.

“Life feels better with two league wins under our belts and we’ll take the confidence we’ve built up into our game with Toft,” said all-rounder Owen.

“It will be interesting to see how two Lancashire colleagues fair. We welcome back Jordan Clark into our side while Toft have Rob Jones who always seems to score runs at Chester.

“I’m really pleased with how our youngsters are stepping up. Tom Wyatt is keeping well and getting better with the bat all the time and Charlie Fleet is working well alongside our two senior spinners Harry Killoran and Jack Williams who are thriving.”

“A win on Saturday would put us in good stead as we approach the half way point of the season”.

Unbeaten leaders Timperley host Marple, while in-form Nantwich face Bramhall.

Neston head to Grappenhall, Cheadle entertain Didsbury and Alderley Edge host Oulton Park.

Upton look to maintain their Division One title bid when they head to sixth-placed Urmston.

Tom Marsland’s side top the table after eight matches, six points ahead of Hyde, following last weekend’s narrow two-wicket win over Bowdon.

Barrow remain bottom of the table and are yet to taste victory since promotion last summer. They face a tricky trip to Macclesfield.

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

In Division Two, Alvanley have moved to within 15 points of the promotion places ahead of their home clash with leaders Lindow.

Victory over Tattenhall last week came courtesy of a fine bowling display from Stephen Charles, Dave Shewring and Mike Roberts, who claimed 2-23 on debut.

Improving Christleton host Hale Barns, while struggling Tattenhall face bottom-club Runcorn in a winnable-looking fixture.

Other Division Two fixtures: Brooklands v Romiley; Northwich v Mobberley; Warrington v Weaverham.

In the Chester Cricket League, Westminster Park entertain Trafford Metrovics, while Chester County Officers head to Heaton Mersey. Saughall take on Irby thirds at home.