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Andy Hall

Cheshire captain Andy Hall returns to Abergavenny on Sunday, the scene of his fine 175 in 2003 © David Bailey

Cheshire have named an unchanged side ahead of their eagerly-anticipated clash Minor Counties Championship clash with Wales Minor Counties starting on Sunday.

Skipper Andy Hall has the luxury of a full-strength side at his disposal as Cheshire look to maintain the pressure on Cornwall at the top of the Western Division.

Cheshire are eight points behind leaders Cornwall with two matches remaining in the season.

Second-placed Dorset are five points ahead of Cheshire, but Hall knows a victory for his side at Abergavenny CC would set up a mouth-watering finale to the season.

Hall has fond memories of Abergavenny, having hit a magnificent 175 when Cheshire played Wales in 2003.

"I think I batted for about five hours; it's probably the longest I've ever had to bat. I was shattered at the end of that match," reflected Hall.

"I've got plenty of fond memories of that innings, and I remember we played well in that game.

"We've got two tough games, but if we win them both I think we'll win the Western Division," he added.

"Cornwall and Dorset have both got tough games as well, so there's a real chance for us to win the title again.

"We were disappointed not to win the Western Division last season - missing out by one point was pretty hard to swallow.

"Despite some of our matches being rain-affected this season, we've still got a great opportunity to get to another Championship final."

Cheshire team: Andy Hall (captain), Chris Tipper, Warren Goodwin, Ben Spendlove, James Duffy, Nathan Dumelow, Jason Whittaker, Matthew Dawson, Daniel Berry, Adam Syddall, Rick Moore. 12th man: Chris Davis