DRAKES League officials are praying for good weather on Sunday as they stage three big semi-finals.

Top draw is the Romida Sykes Cup second semi-final between Cawthorne and Skelmanthorpe (1.00), when the Cedar Court Conference newcomers will be aiming to cause a stir by knocking out their Premiership visitors.

Both semi-finals in the second XI Paddock Shield are due for Sunday, also at 1.00.

Scholes host Kirkburton at Chapelgate in what should be a cracking tie while Golcar will be aiming to go through again at the expense of Slaithwaite.

Yorkshire are back in Friends Life T20 action tonight when they visit Durham at the Emirates ICG (5.30).

Yorkshire’s hopes of making progress were just about ended when they lost by 18 runs to Leicestershire on the DL method on Wednesday.

News that Jacques Rudolph is returning for the latter stages of the County Championship season has raised spirits, however, and skipper Andrew Gale is hoping to end the T20 competition on a high in the final three matches.