Collegiate face toughest test yet against champions

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Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire Premier League clubs face another busy weekend with a full fixture list tomorrow and Monday.

After a brilliant start to the season, Sheffield Collegiate will be severely tested at in-form Harrogate followed by an even more daunting task at Abbeydale Park against champions York.

Collegiate’s batsmen, led by the aggressive Simon Guy, have been in brilliant form and Jacob Waterson, Ashley Blakey and the ever reliable Nick Gaywood have all scored runs.

In the bowling department, young Ollie Pearson has taken 20 wickets so far.

United entertain a much changed Doncaster Town who have not, so far, realised their full potential.

In Simon Widdup, however, they have a man capable of inflicting damage on United.

But the Cummins brothers, Mark and Paul, are in fine form, too, with both bat and ball, so the match looks too close to call.

On Monday, United face Barnsley and there have been even more changes at Shaw Lane.

Even without Ryan Hercules, Rich Wilkinson and Oliver Hannon-Dalby, results have been good and a current fourth place is tribute to new skipper Steve Nuttall and he will be looking to overturn United in another close encounter.

Rotherham Town, without a win all season,have every chance of success when Hull and then Driffield are the visitors to Clifton Lane.

n Yorkshire League table: York 39, Collegiate 38, Harrogate 33, Barnsley 25, Yorkshire Academy 24, Cleethorpes 23, Scarborough 21, App Frod 18, Driffield 18, Castleford 17, Doncaster 17, United 10 , Hull 9, Rotherham Town 0.