Pudsey St Lawrence chase play-off glory

Pudsey St Lawrence chase play-off glory

Newly-crowned league champions Pudsey St Lawrence head for Scarborough on Saturday for the Yorkshire Premier League Championship play-offs.

They take on the North Yorkshire/South Durham League side Great Ayton in a semi-final that is a repeat of the 2016 meeting between the two sides.

If this one proves as close fought then the spectatgors at North Marine Road will be in for a treat. St Lawrence won that clash by seven runs to secure a trip to Abu Dhabi for the final.

Saints skipper Chris Marsden is expecting another tight match. He said: "Great Ayton are a side who play tough cricket and we know how difficult they are to beat."

Marsden will be hoping his side can replicate the form that saw them go unbeaten in their last ten league games.

He said: "We are extremely deliughted to have won the Premier League because the competition is getting tougher all the time.

"We have played some good cricket and now we would like to end our season on a high note in the play-offs."

The choice of Scarborough as the venue for the semi-final pleases Marsden. He said: "I have been fortunate to play there before, but many of our players haven't.

"It is a great venue amd the wickets are good with a bit of pace. I am really looking forward to the game. We are keen to win as we would love to play in the final at Headingley next Saturday."

The second semi-final sees the 2016 winners Wakefield Thornes take on York at Doncaster Town. Both semi-finals start at 11am and admission is free.

Check out the scorecard from the last time St Lawrence played Great Ayton