STAMFORD BRIDGE CC captain Matt Beckett has insisted his side will treat tomorrow’s trip to Acomb with respect as they look to iron out their inconsistencies.

Acomb sit at the foot of the Yorkshire Premier League North table, 23 points from safety at the halfway point of the season, while Bridge sit fourth, 10 points off second spot.

The latter come into this game off the back of a 66-run incomplete win at Harrogate while Acomb fell 14 runs short at home to Sessay.

However, Beckett has admitted his side’s form at the crease has been a cause for concern as they look for a continued good run and made clear the Low Catton Road side will not underestimate the weekend’s hosts.

He said: “We’ve made a pretty inconsistent start (to the season). Our batting has let us down at key moments. There have been games we’ve dominated the majority of, but the batting has let us down.

“Everyone’s working hard to put it right in the nets. We’ve had three good results back-to-back, but there’s still plenty of work to do.

“Harrogate won the league two years ago and it was a good side we played on Saturday. They’re a strong team and it’s a tough place to go and come away with the points.

“It was a pleasing result and we performed really well with the bat.

“We’d like to build on our recent run of good form, taking each game as it comes and seeing where it takes us come September.

“We have been gradually improving as the season has gone on and it’s just a case of keeping up that improvement and playing good cricket in the coming weeks.

“Acomb is another tough game. For us, it’s a team we’ve probably struggled against in the past. It’s a tough place to go and get a result.

“They have some quality players. We have had a few closely-contested games over recent seasons and I expect Saturday to be another difficult match.

“We respect every team we come up against. There are no easy games in the division. We take each game as it comes and perform to the best of our abilities.”

The Stamford Bridge team will have a similar look to last week, barring Will Rhodes who is on duty for Warwickshire.

Clifton Alliance welcome Sessay to Clifton Park with the pair looking to build on last Saturday’s successes. Alliance enjoyed a good run out last time as they successfully defended a 295-6 total against Scarborough, bowling out the high-fliers with 90 runs to spare.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s four-wicket defeat at Woodhouse Grange when they welcome Driffield Town to Moor Farm. Driffield came within two runs of Castleford last week to earn themselves a losing draw and four points.

Second-placed Woodhouse Grange host Scarborough tomorrow while leaders York will hope to extend their advantage at the top with the visit of Harrogate. Last week, the Clifton Park side enjoyed a 55-run home win over Yorkshire Academy.

League chiefs have confirmed all fixtures will go ahead on Saturday, although admit some may start earlier to accommodate England’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.