Colson Smith’s life is all about lines. So it was no surprise to hear the soap star and cricket nut come out with a few belters ahead of his beloved Castleford’s appearance in Saturday’s Yorkshire Premier League final against Woodlands at Emerald Headingley.

Smith, a familiar face on TV screens up and down the land, is also the director of cricket at recently crowned YPL North champions Cas, who are captained by former Yorkshire spinner David Wainwright.

About those lines, you may ask….

“At Cas and in the league, I’m known as Colson. I’m not known as Craig off Coronation Street,” he said, for one.

Another came with a chuckle: “Wainers was texting me yesterday about what we were planning to do after the game on Saturday, but I was in the Rovers trying to do a scene.

“All I wanted to do was concentrate on the cricket stuff and make sure, whatever happens, we all enjoy the moment. So I was like, ‘Hang on, I’ve got to text Wainers back’.”

Another quickly followed and, for Cas fans, is the most important.

“It’s the biggest game we could possibly play in,” he said. “And we’re excited. To being playing at Headingley makes it all the more special.”

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