HUNTERS ECB Yorkshire Premier League North winners York are waiting to hear whether Yorkshire will allow Jack Leaning and Jonny Tattersall to feature at Driffield tomorrow.

The first-class county duo are currently part of a 13-man provisional squad that has been selected for the trip to East Yorkshire.

But Ollie Batchelor will not feature after fracturing his finger - an injury that could keep him out for a fortnight - with Alex Rose receiving a recall.

Driffield lie eighth in the table, having only won one of their last eight contests, but captain Dan Woods warned: “It’s not an easy place to play cricket.

“We’ve had some good days at Driffield, but some really tough days there as well. They’re a side you can’t take lightly and we can’t show any signs of complacency at all.”

Leaders York have only lost one game this season – against a Sheriff Hutton Bridge side that lie just two points behind them in the table.

But Woods is wary of the threat posed by more than one of the Clifton Park club’s nearest neighbours, reasoning: “Sheriff Hutton Bridge and Woodhouse Grange are both up there and Stamford Bridge have a strong side as well.

“There are no straightforward games in this league at all. Every club is improving and they are all capable of beating each other, so we’ve got to maintain our consistency levels.

“That’s needed when you are playing a good standard, which we believe the league is.”

Aside from their abandoned fixture against Sessay, in-form Woodhouse Grange have been victorious in their last eight matches, including two incomplete victories.

Their next test is at a Clifton Alliance side that have only prevailed in one of their last four matches.

Grange have no unavailability concerns and, although the third-placed Sandhill Lane side only trail York by seven points, captain James Finch still believes the latter are strong favourites to take the title again.

“Our aim at the start of the season was just to be competitive after a lot of changes to the team and at the club,” Finch pointed out. “As a club of our size, we are delighted to be third andf, if you’d have offered us this position now before any games were played, we’d have snapped your hand off.

“But we’re expecting a tough game at Clifton and nothing is ever decided in June. If everything went right in an ideal world, then we could finish above York.

“I believe we can get the better of them in a one-off game but, with the resources they have, it would take a hell of an effort for any other club to finish above them over the course of a season.”

Elsewhere, sixth-placed Stamford Bridge visit an in-form Yorkshire Academy team that are just one point and one place better off in the standings, but have enjoyed a couple of victories, one incomplete win and a winning draw from their last four matches.

Bridge ended a run of three games without a win by beating bottom-of-the-table Acomb last weekend.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge, meanwhile, host a third-bottom Castleford side who have, nevertheless won three of their last six fixtures, including a T20 Blast triumph over tomorrow’s hosts last weekend.

Bottom-of-the-table Acomb travel to a fourth-placed Scarborough side, who were denied a hat-trick of consecutive victories when tomorrow’ opponents beat them in the T20 Blast on Sunday.

Ninth-placed Sessay could put distance between themselves and the relegation zone at home to second-bottom Harrogate.

The Village Hall outfit have lost six of their last seven games though, while the visitors have lost six of their eight league fixtures and managed just one complete win.