HOYLANDSWAINE are hoping to grab some silverware tomorrow when the Drakes League breaks new ground.
For the first time, the League are staging two Twenty20 finals at the same venue on the same day.
Scholes are the hosts and a big crowd is expected at Chapelgate for the finals, which start at Noon and 4pm respectively (there’s extra car parking on the school fields).
First is the Twenty20 Shield final, featuring Cawthorne and Lascelles Hall – the culimation of a new competition this season for clubs in the Frank Platt Championship and Cedar Court Conference.
Then the Premiership showdown for the Romida Twenty20 Trophy is between hosts Scholes and Hoylandswaine.
Some of the League’s top players will be looking to showcase there talents at a ground which is perfect for Twenty20 action – not least former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer who has been in outstanding form for Scholes all season.
There’s added spice because Scholes are seeking revenge over Hoylandswaine for their 2009 defeat in the final and, whoever wins, will become the first team to win the Trophy twice.
Despite having only a few days to get prepared, Scholes will have extra bars and catering in place, while the League will have their PA system in operation to keep supporters fully informed and have set admission prices at £3 for the day for adults, and £1.50 concessions.
Umpires are Richard Pearce and David Haikings for the Shield final and Phillip Mitton and Keith Hallam for the Trophy.