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A city of west-central England on the Dee River south of Liverpool. Built on the site of a Roman fortress, it is noted for its many well-preserved half-timbered buildings.


(Placename) a city in NW England, administrative centre of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, on the River Dee: intact surrounding walls; 16th- and 17th-century double-tier shops. Pop: 80 121 (2001). Latin name: Deva


(ˈtʃɛs tər)

1. a city in Cheshire, in NW England: intact Roman walls. 120,800.
2. former name of Cheshire.
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Noun1.Chester - a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
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Goals from Ryan McGorrigan and new signing Jonathon Hirst helped Paul Bennett's side to three points that lift them level with the Cestrians just below mid-table.
However, the Cestrians responded quickly - Sophie Hodgson with her 13th league goal of the campaign as the sides went in at the break level at 1-1.
The Cestrians raced into a two-goal lead inside the opening 25 minutes of the game thanks to goals from Chris Stephenson and Daniel Hepplethwaite.
The demolition of the police HQ has been welcomed by Cestrians and visitors from far and wide, who have long regarded the old police building as an eyesore on the Chester skyline.
The Cestrians were asked to bat first and accumulated 217-5 declared from 55 overs.
The Cestrians now top the league on goal difference from Hartlepool United and York City Reserves, all with 100% records so far.
The Cestrians managed to glean seven points from their abandoned game at home to Whitburn, the visitors being on 67-5 when the rain started falling.
With only four league games to play, the Cestrians now look favourites to win the title - although they still have to play Newcastle and South North away.
With South Northumberland drawing at Benwell Hill and Newcastle going down at home to Tynemouth, the Cestrians were able to take advantage with another powerful win and maintain their scintillating form in the process.
After successfully overcoming the loss of the two games when Zohaib Khan and Jack Clark were simultaneously missing, two successive wins have thrust them back into the picture in third place, albeit a distant 56 points behind the Cestrians.
The home side were hoping to make points up on the Cestrians but instead fell further behind in the title race.
The Cestrians moved into second place as a result of their win and other matches going their way, helping them move up two places.