KNUTSFORD will be represented by three teams in next season’s Cheshire Cup, which has an expanded field of 55 entrants.

Ashley have been paired with Hale Barns for the second year in succession, their first round encounter deciding who will host Cheadle at the next stage.

Mere enter in the second round, travelling to Heaton Mersey, while Cheshire County League outfit Toft have a bye to the third round.

They travel to the victors of Caldy’s clash with Parkfield Liscard.