NORTHOP HALL skipper Ben Slater is confident things will click with the bat for his side shortly.

It’s one win and one loss so far for Hall in the Liverpool Competition, ahead of tomorrow’s home Division Two clash with Wavertree.

“The batting will all come together when the wickets get better,” said Slater, who has seen his side accumulate 95 all out and 122 all out in the opening fortnight.

However, bowling is the side’s strength, with Liam Evans-Ford claiming five wickets in last week’s win over Ainsdale, following Nathan Roett’s five-for on the opening day.

Will Edwards will come into the Hall side tomorrow while Hall Seconds will head to Spring View Seconds.

It also promises to be a big weekend in the Welsh Cup, with a clutch of ties lined up for Sunday.

Hall head to Connah’s Quay while last season’s semi-finalists Brymbo host Pontblyddyn.

Mold visit Gwersyllt Park, whose captain Iroshan De Silva has named a full strength side for the game.

“All the team who are playing in the league on Saturday want to play on Sunday too and that’s great for me,” said De Silva. “We are taking this competition seriously.”

Gresford entertain Newtown while there’s a tough trip for Northop to St Asaph.

Northop have already made sure of their progress in another knockout competition.

In the National Club Championship, they impressively got the better of a strong Widnes outfit by five wickets to progress into the next stage.

There’s a trio of other ties lined up in the Welsh Cup this Sunday.

Denbigh head west to tackle fellow North Wales League Premier Division side Bangor, while Mochdre entertain Colwyn Bay and there’s a trip to Prestatyn for Llandudno.

Away days are marking the start to the Shropshire League season for Chirk.

Following on from their 105-run defeat at Wroxeter and Uppington, Chirk head to Bomere Heath in Division One tomorrow.

Chirk skipper Luke Gardner said: “There’s been a lot of movement of players this year in the Shropshire League.

“There’s been a couple of teams that have got in some some good players and some of the teams down from the Premier Division have got some solid teams.

“This year, I don’t think there’s a team there you can say they’re going to struggle this season.”

Chirk will have Andrew Swarbrick (pictured right) and Wynn Jones available for most of this season.

In Division Seven, Chirk Seconds will hope to make it back-to-back triumphs as they host Chelmarsh.