MANAGER Graham Radcliffe (inset) is eyeing one last chance for silverware when Yorkshire Juniors, packed with a host of Huddersfield bowlers, compete in the Supplementary Cup final tomorrow.
Yorkshire were thrown into the secondary cup competition after losing to Shropshire in their final group game of the British Inter-County Championship.
Huddersfield-based Radcliffe manager of the home team, together with away team manager Howard Broadbent, have struggled to produce a 12-man squad to take part in the round-robin showdown at The Grange BC, Warrington (10.00).
Radcliffe said: “Selection has been very difficult because we’ve had to leave half our regular squad out and so some boys will be disappointed. But I’ve picked six from my home team and Howard has selected six from his away team and tomorrow we will decide on our first eight who will face North Lancs and Fylde in our opening Group II game.”
Played on two greens, the other teams in Yorkshire’s group are South Yorkshire and Cumbria, while in Group I, Derbyshire take on Greater Manchester and Wales face Cheshire.
“I would say we have a fair chance of reaching the final,” said Radcliffe.
“But, I reckon the Supplementary Cup is harder to win than the main competition, because of the eight-player format, so all counties will be fielding their very best players, right from the start.”
Radcliffe added that support would be most welcome and for bowling fans wishing to travel to The Grange, Warrington, the useful postcode (for satnavs) is WA4 1QH.
Yorkshire squad: Neil Ewart (Lower Hopton), Joe Bray (Cleckheaton Spts), Ashley Southwell (Asa Briggs), David Spencer (Brockholes), Ryan Waller (Almondbury BC), Craig Walsh (Blakeborough Alb), Stuart King (Asa Briggs), Neil Wood (Chapel St), Jonathan Peacock (Overthorpe Spts), Paul Wilczynski (Wibsey Park), Cory McLeod (Knaresborough), Jack Summer (Asa Briggs).