Preview of matches on 18 September
Posted on 17th September 2021 at 06:06
As the league programmes in all other divisions are now completed, our only games this weekend are in Division 4, and they will bring down the curtain on the first season of the Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League.
There are just three games in the division, but with two issues to be decided, they all have something at stake. Parkhead and Bradfield Village Fellowship are both promoted and occupy the top two places in the table in that order. Both are in action; Parkhead are away to Millhouses Works and Bradfield visit Hampole & Skelbrooke. On paper, Parkhead face the harder task, as Millhouses are still fighting to stay in the division; whilst Hampole & Skelbrooke are already relegated and for them only pride is at stake. If Parkhead win, or if both sides get the same result, Parkhead will be champions; but if Parkhead lose and Bradfield win, Bradfield will be champions.
The game between Millhouses and Parkhead is really the game of the day, because in addition to its importance at the top end of the table, Millhouses need the win to have a chance of overhauling Fishlake and climbing to safety. But for that to happen, they would also need Fishlake to lose their game at home to Sheffield Collegiate 4ths – a win there for Fishlake will see them retain their place in the division.
A scheduled fourth game in the division, between Barnsley Woolley Miners 4ths and Hallam 3rds has been conceded by the home side.
Fishlake v Sheffield Collegiate 4ths
Hampole & Skelbrooke v Bradfield Village Fellowship
Millhouses Works v Parkhead
White Rose Yorkshire Premier Leagues Championship
Elsewhere, at Emerald Headingley, the final of the White Rose Yorkshire Premier Leagues Championship takes place at 10.30. Castleford, the champions of Yorkshire Premier League North, will take on Bradford Premier League champions Woodlands.
Both sides are seeking their first White Rose title. This is Castleford’s first appearance in the play-offs, and they best Richmondshire in the semi-final to reach Saturday’s game. Woodlands reached the 2019 final by beating Doncaster Town, but were beaten in the final by Sheriff Hutton Bridge of YPLN. They reached this game by narrowly beating our champions, Appleby Frodingham, last Saturday.
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