Talbot Cup holders Leek face a trip to Premier Division rivals Meakins

JS Sports Talbot Cup holders Leek will face North Staffordshire and South Cheshire League Premier Division rivals Meakins away in the third round of this year’s competition on Sunday, June 10 (2pm)

.Shark Cricket Talbot Shield holders Checkley 2nds make their playing debut in the cup away to Hem Heath.

The Checkley second team qualified for the cup competition after gaining promotion to Division Three of the NSSCL at the end of last season.

The team were given a bye in the first round and progressed further without playing after their second round opponents Betley conceded.

Checkley first eleven have been drawn at home to Bignall End after easing into the third round with an eight-wicket win at Hanford.

Cheadle face a difficult task at home to Premier Division side Elworth after beating local rivals Oakamoor.

Full third round draw: Sandyford v Longton; Wood Lane  v Little Stoke; Meakins v Leek; Crewe v Porthill Park; Hem Heath v Checkley 2nds; Newcastle & Hartshill v Stone SP or Moddershall & Oulton or Endon; Checkley v Bignall End; Cheadle v Elworth.