Attention turns to Romida Drakes Twenty20 competition after washout in league fixtures
CLUBS turn attention to a different format tomorrow hoping the Drakes Twenty20 Trophy isn’t hit by bad weather.
It’s the first round of matches in this year’s big-hit 20-overs-a-side competition and follows a complete washout of the latest programme of Drakes League fixtures.
The miserable summer has now claimed four matches for four top-flight clubs and an incredible five – half the fixtures – for mid-table Skelmanthorpe.
It means Elland remain two points clear of Hoylandswaine at the top of the Drakes Premiership table, while Thongsbridge have the same margin over Barkisland in the Frank Platt Championship.
Barkisland, however, have a big week ahead as, on Thursday, Sir Ian Botham is visiting the club to open their new nets and collect a charity cheque (he’s due around 6pm and to stay for a couple of hours).
Cawthorne, who have now had three matches wiped out by bad weather, hold a three-point cushion over Linthwaite in the Cedar Court Conference, and the Colne Valley club suffered their first washout at the weekend when they were due to play bottom club Rastrick.
In the Romida Twenty20 tomorrow (6.30 starts), holders Kirkburton – who beat Golcar in last year’s final – visit Honley in Group 3 for what should be a cracking encounter (weather permitting!).
Golcar are at home in Group 2 to Hall Bower.
Drakes League leaders Elland visit Calderdale neighbours Barkisland in Group 2.
Twenty/20 Trophy - Week One. Group 1: Broad Oak v Delph & Dobcross, Marsden v Slaithwaite.
Group 2: Barkisland v Elland, Golcar v Hall Bower.
Group 3: Honley v Kirkburton, Scholes v Shelley.
Group 4: Clayton West v Hoylandswaine, Shepley v Skelmanthorpe.
Drakes Premiership results:
Delph & Dobcross v Slaithwaite - No Play Rain. Delph & Dobcross 2pts Slaithwaite 2pts.
Elland v Skelmanthorpe- No Play Rain. Elland 2pts Skelmanthorpe 2pts.
Golcar v Honley- No Play Rain. Golcar 2 pts Honley 2pts.
Hall Bower v Clayton West- No Play Rain. Hall Bower 2pts Clayton West 2pts.
Hoylandswaine v Kirkburton- No Play Rain. Hoylandswaine 2pts Kirkburton 2pts.
Marsden v Shelley- No Play Rain. Marsden 2pts Shelley 2pts.
Scholes v Shepley- No Play Rain. Scholes 2pts Shepley 2pts.
Frank Platt Championship:
Barkisland v Armitage Bridge - No Play Rain. Barkisland 2pts Armitage Bridge 2pts.
Broad Oak v Meltham - No Play Rain. Broad Oak 2pts Meltham 2pts.
Holmfirth v Emley Clarence - No Play Rain. Holmfirth 2pts Emley Clarence 2pts.
Thongsbridge v Lepton Highlanders - No Play Rain. Thongsbridge 2pts Lepton 2pts.
Cedar Court Conference:
Cumberworth Utd v Almondbury - No Play Rain. Cumbertworth 2pts Almondbury 2pts.
Kirkheaton v Cawthorne - No Play Rain. Kirkheaton 2pts Cawthorne 2pts.
Linthwaite v Rastrick - No Play Rain. Linthwaite 2pts Rastrick 2pts.
Paddock v Lascelles Hall - No Play Rain. Paddock 2pts Lascelles Hall 2pts.