ANDREW SWARBRICK wants Chirk to continue showing their "character, confidence and belief" ahead of a pivotal period of the season.

Chirk recovered from 86 for five to post 211 for eight against Lilleshall, who were subsequently skittled for just 87 as Swarbrick's outfit made it six Shropshire League Division Two wins on the bounce.

The likes of Nick Flack, Gareth Partridge and Swarbrick have played starring roles, but it was the turn of Mark Shaw, Luke Gardner, Wynn Jones and Frank Macdonald-Brown to catch the eye.

"It was a great win," declared captain Swarbrick. "We were struggling to get 150 at one stage with Lilleshall very sharp in the field.

"To be 86 for five is not something we've experienced, apart from in the first game of the season, so to get over 200 shows our character, confidence and belief.

"When you are winning games you get that feeling as a player that you can make an impact and help the team continue to win matches."

Next-up for Chirk is a trip to Shifnal Thirds, who are four spots and 50 points worse off than the second placed visitors.

The original meeting between the two teams was washed out, meaning Swarbrick and Chirk will once again be heading into the clash blind.

Regardless, Swarbrick knows its a crunch couple of weeks for Chirk, who follow up a visit to Weston with a home encounter against current leaders Wellington Seconds.

"The next two weeks are vital," said Swarbrick, who was named June's Shropshire League player of the month.

"We are not looking past Shifnal, but we know that if we can win the game then we've got a big match against Wellington to come.

"If we can beat Shifnal then it sets up what will be an interesting second-half of the season."

Key man Partridge returns for Chirk, who will be looking for the likes of Jones to build on his impressive figures of 5-6 last week.

"It's the best I've seen him bowl," said Swarbrick, who is without the services of brother Billy, Chris Martin and Macdonald-Brown.

Chirk Seconds host Iscoyd & Fenns Bank Seconds in Division Eight, while Overton are scheduled to visit Bomere Heath Seconds in Division Six, but three conceded games in a row leaves that in doubt.