YORK Cricket Club will go into Sunday’s re-arranged Royal London Club Championship second round match at Scarborough confident of victory despite their weather-frustrated double header last weekend.
After being in a good position in their Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier Cricket League match against Doncaster Town on Saturday, rain caused the match to be abandoned followed by Sunday’s original tie with Scarborough being washed out without a ball being bowled.
However, York captain Dan Woods still thinks his side will advance to the third round of the national competition.
He said: “Everyone tried to get the match on last weekend, but unfortunately the weather beat us.
"We always go into a match confident that we will win but we have to be very respectful to Scarborough because they are a strong club with some good players.”
Despite the Clifton Park-based side’s positive mindset ahead of the cup tie, the squad will have a slightly different look to the one that started the match against Doncaster Town.
Woods is unavailable for the second round match because he is playing for Cheshire, meaning Tom Pringle will lead the Clifton Parkers.
Australian Travis Ilka, who made his debut last week, is also ruled out as overseas players are not allowed to play in the national cup competition.
But Woods is happy about the players coming into the team on Sunday.
"We have a good squad and we are used to people coming into the team from the Second XI. It should be a good game and I just want them to enjoy the match.”
York will look to continue their solid form and build some momentum in a competition they won two years ago, before coming back for a home triple-header of fixtures next weekend.