Team USA Select made their way to Ellesmere Port Catholic High for the first ever Cheshire Brewers Summer Shakedown tournament and left victorious.

The eight-team tournament pitted the best of Cheshire and North Wales’ amateur players against each other and the Transatlantic visitors.

Caernarfon Celts, Chester University, Mold Magic, Deeside Dragons, Oswestry Wizards, two Cheshire Brewers teams (Spartans and Vikings) and the assembled US college players went head to head in a packed Catholic High gym.

Both Brewers teams, Team USA and Chester University fought their way to the semi-finals where unfortunately for the hosts, both the Spartans – reigning Wirral League champions – and the Vikings were eliminated.

Eventually a hard-fought final saw Team USA write their names into history as the inaugural Brewers Summer Shakedown champions 2016.

The tournament will return in 2017 so keep visiting this site for all the details.