HUDDERSFIELD’S Pennine League clubs are preparing to play their first games in over a month following this winter’s severe icy blast.
The weekend’s calendar is led by home games for both of the town’s Premier Division sides.
St Joseph’s face the toughest test as they host second-placed Sharlston Rovers, while Slaithwaite entertain a Siddal side who are second bottom of the table.
There’s also a home encounter for Emley Moor in Division I West as they take on struggling West Bowling A, but both Second Division sides are on the road.
Newsome Panthers go into the New Year top of the table and open 2011 with a trip to West Leeds, while Lindley Swifts could do them a massive favour with a win at second-placed Bank Top Harriers.
Underbank Rangers look poised for a title challenge in Division IV and that bid should be maintained with a victory at struggling New Earswick All Blacks A.
Another side who are looking good are Slaithwaite A, who lead Division V and should rattle up win No9 of the season at Guiseley Rangers.
At the same time, fourth-placed Newsome A are at home to mid-table Whitehall Warriors, while Meltham All Blacks will be hopeful of success at Stainland Stags.
In Division VI, St Joseph’s are at Whitworth Spartans and Emley Moor travel to Brighouse A, while Moldgreen set their sights on continuing their domination of Division VII with another victory at Odsal Sedbergh.
And there’s also a Pennine Supplementary Cup round one clash this weekend, with Underbank A entertaining Wibsey A.