TOP local cricketer Chris Cobb will finally get his season underway this weekend.
Cobb, who plays for top South Yorkshire League club Treeton, has been serving a suspension for the opening seven weeks of this season after an incident in the prestigious Yorkshire Council Championship Play-off final at the end of last year.
In that game against SYL rivals Whitley Hall, there was controversy over an appeal for a catch behind the wicket and Cobb was seen to take hold of the batting helmet grille of Whitley batsman Neil Longhurst, who fell to the ground. Although Cobb denied pushing him over, he was found guilty of that offence at a disciplinary hearing of the Yorkshire Council but was cleared of a charge of foul and abusive language and had his initial sentence of nine weeks reduced on appeal.
Treeton imposed their own three game ban on Cobb. It included the first two matches of this season by which time that ban was running concurrent with the lengthier ban from the Yorkshire Council. He is likely to be in Treeton’s line up against Wath on Saturday.