TOFT Cricket Club will test themselves against the best T20 club sides in the country in front of a live TV audience next month.

For the very first time, the Knutsford outfit will represent the north west at the ECB Club T20 National finals day at Derbyshire County Cricket Club on September 22.

They earned the right to compete in the finals with a rain-affected victory over Ormskirk on Sunday via the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Batting first after winning the toss, Tofts’ innings was held together by Henry Hughes’ mature knock of 41 which allowed stroke-makers Andy Jackson and James Scott to play their shots.

Jackson blasted 38 from just 18 balls while Scott plundered 31 from 16 deliveries as Toft set Ormskirk a victory target of 168.

Toft fielded with high energy, with Scott running out dangerous Ormskirk opener Tyler McGladdery as one of three early wickets to fall.

Will Dunkerley struck just before the rain came with Ormskirk on 58-3, increasing the Duckworth/Lewis target score and putting Toft seven runs ahead.

The persistent rain meant no further play was possible, meaning Toft could celebrate victory.

The previous day, Dunkerley starred with the ball as he took 6-10 in nine overs in a crucial league victory over Marple that eased their relegation fears.

Those figures helped dismiss Marple for 96 – a target Toft chased down for the loss of four wickets to move 37 points clear of trouble.

The firsts are in league action again on Saturday when they host Timperley.