Saughall opened their 2017 league campaign and life in the Cheshire Cricket League, with a crunching 122 run victory at Mellor. On a sun-bathed Saturday, the visitors were inserted to bat first on a slow pitch and got off to a solid start thanks to Ben Salisbury (20) and the inventive James Huxley (33).

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Alen Roberts has been appointed 1st XI Captain for the 2017 season with Nick Ballard appointed vice-captain. The 2017 season sees us revert back to one side following a difficult 2016 season. The Cheshire Alliance is merging with the Cheshire Cricket League and next season we'll be dropping a division and playing against Bowdon Vale, Frodsham, Hartford, Heaton Mersey Village, Kerridge, Malpas, Mellor, Mossley, Norbury, Rostherne and Styal. There are some great fixtures to look forward to!