TOFT'S players were denied a chance to continue an impressive run of wins in short-format matches last weekend but could still celebrate a positive outcome.

The Knutsford outfit had been due to take part in an ECB T20 Area Final as a reward for their victory over Nantwich, the defending champions, in the Cheshire County Cricket League's competition only for heavy rainfall to prompt a postponement.

Organisers have since asked if Booth's Park can host the rescheduled matches on Sunday.

"It's worked out alright for us," said captain Jimmy Lomas.

Toft have been paired with Prestwich, from the Greater Manchester League, at the next stage.

They play first, from 10am.

A second clash, between Checkley of the North Staffs and South Cheshire League and North Wales League side Menai Bridge, follows afterwards.

The victors in those two games then meet to decide who progresses to a regional final.

A national finals day at the home of Derbyshire Cricket Club will bring the tournament to a conclusion.

Wet weather washed away the entire county league programme last weekend.

Toft had been due to host Cheadle in a Premier Division fixture, while the club's second team were due to play the same opponents in the return.

It leaves the table unchanged, with Lomas and company 16 points clear of second-bottom Marple.

They head to Nantwich on Saturday, from 12.30pm.

Toft's seconds meet their Dabbers counterparts at the same time, while the thirds travel to Marple the following afternoon.

Admission and parking for spectators on Sunday is free.