THE various Cheshire County rugby union competitions are scheduled to get under way this Saturday ahead of the new league season which begins on September 6.

There is a Cheshire Cup quarter final derby at the Upper Park between Birkenhead Park and Caldy.

Quarter final ties in the Vase include New Brighton at Northwich, Anselmians at Crewe and Nantwich and Hoylake at Winnington Park.

Bowl quarter final games include Wallasey at Ashton on Mersey and Prenton v Ellesmere Port.

In the Plate Oxton Parkonians are due at Capenhurst. Oldershaw have a bye.

Most clubs are still at the experimental stage as the new season dawns but the results should give a clue as to what lies ahead.