ANDREW SWARBRICK is relishing Chirk’s trip to early John Rees Division One pacesetters Alberbury.

Chirk are up and running in the Shropshire League this season after securing an 11-run home victory over Bomere Heath last weekend.

Alberbury have won two from two to climb to the top of the table alongside Newtown, the duo 13 points ahead of third-placed Chirk.

Swarbrick can’t wait for tomorrow’s game to get going, the Chirk skipper saying: “It will be another interesting game and one we are looking forward to.

“It will be the same as the last two weeks in that we will be playing against a good team. What we have found in this division is that there aren’t any bad teams.

“We don’t know much about them, but that’s pretty much been the case since we moved to the Shropshire League and we will just enjoy playing cricket against another new team.”

Chirk bounced back from an opening day defeat to Newtown by getting the better of Bomere Heath, who were restricted to 138 for eight as Nick Flack and Billy Swarbrick claimed three wickets apiece.

That was enough to hand Chirk victory after they had posted 149 for eight with Ollie Gough (29 not out), Tom King (24) and Wynn Jones (right, 21) all in the runs.

“It was a very good game,” said Swarbrick. “They were two leagues above us last season and you could see the quality they had.

“This year you are going to get a good calibre of opposition and you need to bat, bowl and field well. You can’t do two of the three and get away with it.

“We batted well to set a score, bowled well to good batsmen and fielded well to stop the boundaries.”

Chirk Seconds, beaten by eight wickets at Welshpool Seconds last weekend, host Alberbury Seconds.

Northop Hall will look to follow up their five-wicket success over Prestatyn with friendly victory at Colwyn Bay tomorrow.

Josh Andrady picked up 5-17 with the ball for Hall last weekend, before Carwyn Johnson struck an unbeaten 29 to see the Flintshire side over the line.

Hall Seconds host Bay Seconds.