Yorkshire’s Disability Cricketers face up to the prospect of a Super Sunday this weekend, with titles on the line for both the D40 Tykes and the S9 Terriers teams.
In the D40 Pursuit North Division, the league-leading Tykes will play second-placed Shropshire at Higham CC in Barnsley in a winner takes all clash for the league title.
It is the league’s final day, with 30 points on offer for the victors.
Yorkshire sit top on 186 points having won six out of their seven games, losing their first on Sunday just gone against bottom side Cheshire at Timperley.
Shropshire are second on 165 points having won five from seven.
Sunday’s fixture against Shropshire will see the winners claim the North Division title and then head through to play Middlesex seconds in a promotion play-off tie at Collingham on September 18.
The winner of that tie would be promoted to the D40 Quest National League. Middlesex seconds have already been crowned winners of the D40 Pursuit South Division.
Sunday just gone, a depleted Tykes team – captained by Cameron Cooper – were beaten by 36 runs away at Cheshire. An eight-player side, owing much to illness and injury, conceded 300-3 in 40 overs, Max Griffin and Joshua Brown making 75 retired not out apiece for the hosts.
Alex Jervis took the new ball and returned 2-29 from eight overs for Yorkshire, who then set about a spirited chase having earlier been helped out by two sub fielders from the home team.
Jervis continued his excellent day with 58 at the top of the order, sharing 175 for the second wicket from 38-1 with Owen Morris, who went on to make 75 retired not out.
Wicketkeeper Cameron Sweeney also made 78 retired out in 264-2.
For the Terriers, they will tackle their S9 Regional North final against North Wales at Treeton in Rotherham.
The unbeaten Terriers finished top of the North Division following the regular season, winning five of their second matches and bettering second-placed North Wales by 46 points. They won three of six.
Unlike the Tykes, who will head into that promotion play-off should they win on Sunday, this is it for the Terriers.
One more win and they are crowned regional champions, capping off a superb summer for captain Alistair Domville and his team. The very best of luck to both sides.