Cheadle will make bid for silverware on Phoenix 15 finals day

CHEADLE cricketers have the chance of grasping some silverware in the Phoenix 15 finals day at J GMeakins ground in Hanley tomorrow (July 30).

Blythe vs Cheadle Cricket at BBCC

They join Meakins, Hem Heath and Weston in the semi-finals to decide who comes away with the trophy from the Ivy House Road ground.

The first semi-final takes place at 11am when NSSCL Division One side Cheadle take on Premier Division Hem Heath.

Cheadle will be relying on the  skills of their star bowler Jimmy Sellers, pictured, to restrict their opponents to a surmountable score.

Premier Division side Meakins then take to the field at 1.30pm for their semi-final against Division Two Weston.

The final is scheduled to start at 4.30pm with Meakins trophy favourites, though the Potteries side will be without their top batsman Peter Wilshaw.

Wilshaw will be playing for Staffordshire in their three-day Unicorns Championship match against Hertfordshire at Checkley (11am start).

The Phoenix 15 competition was founded in 2006 to help preserve the name of the old North Staffordshire and District Cricket League and has gone on to raise more than £13,000 for charity.

Proceeds from this year’s competition will go to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), which funds heart screening for young audults and awareness about Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, and Amy and Friends, a support group for familes whose children suffer from Cockayne Syndrome.

Money will be raised from the £2 admission charge to the finals day and also from a raffle.