SCHOLES have to quickly re-focus.
Rocked by the stunning nature of their defeat in the Romida Sykes Cup semi-final at Skelmanthorpe, James Noble’s side are still in the hunt for silverware.
As Drakes League champions, they have the chance to join York in the final of the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy.
First of all, however, they must knock out powerful Yorkshire League side Scarborough, who visit Chapelgate for the semi in a fortnight on Sunday, July 25.
Scholes will be pleased that Yorkshire have a 40-over match against Middlesex at Lord’s that day, otherwise they might have come up against county cricket’s most prolific batsman of the summer in Adam Lyth.
But captain Darren Harland still has plenty of firepower at his disposal and opposite number James Noble and Co know they will need to be at their best.
They played solid cricket for 99 overs last weekend, but were undone at Lidgett Lane by one of the single most memorable acts of recent Cup-tie cricket.
James Crossland’s feat of hitting four sixes off Andy Alsop to win the tie with one ball and one wicket to spare will long be talked about.
Scholes play host to Golcar tomorrow in the second semi of the Paddock Shield.