KNUTSFORD FC have confirmed four pre-season friendlies.

Reds, who have appointed Jordan Gunter as co-manager Nick Ward in a bid to turn round the club’s fortunes after a disappointing 2022-23 campaign, will return to training at Manchester Road on Tuesday, June 27.

And the matches will soon follow.

They will head to AFC Crewe on Saturday, July 15, kick-off 2pm, before entertaining Cheadle Nomads on Wednesday, July 19, kick-off 7pm.

They will be back on home soil when Reds face Alsager Town on Saturday, July 22, kick-off 2pm.

And Knutsford will be on the road again on Wednesday, July 26, for a clash with Sandbach Reserves, kick-off 7pm.


Mobberley lead Division Two in the Cheshire County Cricket League.

This is after a nine-wicket win at Hale Barns, a success in which Abdul Aqueel took four wickets for 44 runs.

In the Premier Division, Alderley Edge hit the season's highest tally with 331-6 at leaders Neston, with Sam Perry 143, Tom Foreman 75. Neston replied with 244-6, Dane Williams 65.

Toft were trounced by nine wickets at Hyde after being dismissed for 105, Rohan Fernando 32.


ECB Premier League: Cheadle 116-7 beat Grappenhall 115; Chester 254-3 beat Widnes 253-8; Didsbury 165-9 beat Brooklands 164; Hyde 107-1 beat Toft 105; Neston 244-6 drew with Alderley Edge 331-6; Oxton 176-8 beat Nantwich 173.

Division One: Alvanley 98 lost to Bowdon 158; Bramhall 54 lost to Urmston 56-1; Macclesfield 125 lost to Stockport Georgians 180; Oulton Park 138-8 beat Congleton 136; Romiley 79 lost to Sale 82-3; Timperley 220-9 drew with Lindow 196-8.

Division Two: Ashton on Mersey 108 lost to Stockport 112-3; Cheadle Hulme 97 lost to Haslington 98-2; Christleton 143-9 drew with Marple 205-8; Davenham 135-8 beat Bollington 132; Hale Barns 99 lost to Mobberley 102-1; NE Cheshire 222-7 drew with Port Sunlight 140-9.

Division Three: Ashley 144 lost to Heaton Mersey 146-5; Barrow 152-9 drew with Winnington Park 309-5; Hawk Green 111-2 beat Tattenhall 110; Maritime 132-3 beat Upton 131-7; Oakmere 191-7 drew with Northwich 122-9; Warrington 100-5 beat Kingsley 98.

Saturday's fixtures, all noon starts, include:

ECB Premier League: Alderley Edge v Oxton; Toft v Neston.

Division One: Lindow v Macclesfield.

Division Two: Mobberley v NE Cheshire.

Meanwhile, Cheshire open their fixtures in the National Counties 50 Overs competition with a double header this weekend: Sunda: Norfolk v Cheshire at Manor Park; Monday: Suffolk v Cheshire at Mildenhall (both 11 am).