Club has joined women’s cricket league
The Cheshire Women’s Cricket League has welcomed Langley as a new member.
The Macclesfield club will field a women’s team in Division Four and in the Development Knockout Cup this year.
Another new team is a 2nd XI at Stockport Georgians, and again this team will play in Division Four and in the Development Knockout Cup.
Didsbury’s defence of their first league championship triumph starts at Oakmere on 26th April. Leigh are newly promoted to a seven-team top-flight and play their first ever Division One match at home to Oakmere on 3rd May.
Woodley start their defence of the Division Three title at Lindow on 17th May, with Woodley playing cup matches on the preceding two Sundays. Lindow are new to Division Three after winning Division Four this year and open their 2020 campaign at Wistaston Village on 26th April.
As for the newcomers in Division Four, Langley start on 26th April when they entertain Lymm Oughtrington Park. Stockport Georgians’ new development team play Chester’s second string on 10th May.
Senior knockout draw (first named teams at home), round 1: Upton v Wistaston Swans; Stockport Georgians v Chester Boughton Hall Deemons; Woodley v Nantwich Vipers; Marple v Ashton-on-Mersey; Oakmere Kats v Appleton Tigers.
Development knockout draw (first named teams at home), round one: Lymm Lightning v Lindow; Chester BH 2nd XI v Langley; Marple v Didsbury 2nd.
In the national knockout, Didsbury will face some familiar foes in the National T20 this year. After a first-round bye, they host Blackpool, with the winners then being at home to Leyland. Yorkshire club Sessay are once again in the opposite half of the draw, so it could be the case that Didsbury will contest a regional final at Sessay for the third consecutive year.
Porthill Park travel to Wolverhampton in round one with the winners playing away at Midlands Premier club JG Meakins.