The 1st XI make the journey south towards the Welsh border this weekend as we visit Malpas CC. Just three senior games remain this season so we're hoping for another enjoyable day.
After last week's disappointment against Aston the 1st XI make just one change, Cameron Rusbridge-Burns coming in for Chris Ehlen. Away performances have been strong so far this season and the team looks to have good depth with plenty of bowling options.
The full squad is as follows: Garrett (c), Barnes (wk), Poulston, Draycott, Lea, Jones, Newman, Rusbridge-Burns, Gillespie, Davidson & Wilson
The 1st XI are seventh in the table after last weeks result and our opponents are three places below us in 10th.
Malpas appear to have endured a mixed season so far and have shown similar form to ourselves. A strong win against Chester County Officers and draws against Old Parks and Frodsham have boosted their points tally, but poor batting displays have hampered them in recent weeks. Mike Parry has taken the headlines for Malpas so far this season with 115 runs and 12 wickets but has been ably supported by Rhys Young (78 runs and 10 wickets). Captain Keith Rickett has shown good form with the gloves, notching 6 dismissals.
The weather looks dryer and warmer than last week, which will come as a welcome relief to all. Let's all enjoy another excellent days cricket and make the most of it whilst we still can.
See you on the boundaries edge...