Chorley CC play their biggest cup game of the season on Sunday when they travel to Shrewsbury in the last 16 of the national knockout competition.

The club expect more than 100 supporters to follow the team down to the London Road ground.

Andy Holdsworth’s side have been consistently excellent in the 2013 competition and saw off the highly rated Bamford Fieldhouse in the regional final last month at Windsor Park.

Saturday’s league game was a high in the team’s roller coaster of a season.

The team banished the memory of last week’s home trouncing by Kendal by winning convincingly at off-form Morecambe.

Billy Smith’s whirlwind early spell was the key to victory especially as his trio of victims included home pro Vishal Tripathi, and the home side never recovered.

Will Moulton also bagged three wickets before pro Gaurav Dhar mopped up the tail with four victims as the home side were shot out for 78.

There was brief joy for Lewis Edge’s side when he pouched an edge from Dave Fisher’s ill advised drive off Gareth Pedder.

And Tripathi tried medium pace then spin as he attempted to make further inroads.

But an aggressive knock by Andy Griffiths, which included a glorious six, and a great support innings by Ian Dickinson, who found the gaps with ease, saw Chorley home.

Griffiths finished on 49 not out as victory came in the 20th over and the only disappointment for the travelling fans on such a glorious afternoon was that the game was all over at 5 o’clock on the dot.