THE new cricket season locally is scheduled to begin this Saturday.

Matches in the first stage of the Liverpool Competition Ray Digman Trophy include Wallasey at Skelmersdale, Parkfield Liscard at Hightown St Mary's and Birkenhead Park at Sefton.

Neston open proceedings in th Premier Division of the Cheshire County League at home to Macclesfield.

Oxton who drop to Division One start with a trip to Tattenhall.

Upton come into Division Two from the Cheshire League. They travel to Brooklands whilst Irby have Bredbury St Maks as visitors.

Tranmere Vics begin life in Division One of the Cheshre Alliance against visiting Appleton.

Division Two clashes include Eastham Bromborough v Mellor, Ellesmere Port at Frodsham, Old Parkonians v Bowdon Vale and Maritime at Knutsford.