YORK CC are looking forward to the “privilege” at playing at North Marine Road, relatively calm in the knowledge that the chasing pack are not too far behind.

The leaders will be looking to build on last week’s “excellent” ECB Yorkshire Premier League North home win over Driffield Town when they travel to Scarborough tomorrow.

Scarborough, currently sit seventh, despite having started the season strongly and looking as though they would pose a challenge to the top four.

Two complete wins in their last three games – including a comfortable 137-run win at bottom side Acomb last time out – have, however, provided a welcome boost after having only found themselves on the right side of results in one in six of their previous outings.

The first of that run, at the back end of June, came in the reverse fixture at Clifton Park, where a last-pair partnership of Kristian Wilkinson and Jonathan Anderson earned them four points in a 19-run losing draw.

In that same nine-week period, York have only suffered defeats or losing draws on three occasions, culminating in last week’s nine-wicket win over Driffield.

Commenting on the game, Woods said: “It was an excellent win. We always know it will be a tricky game so we were pleased to beat them and get the full 10 points.

“We think it will be a good game,” he added, addressing tomorrow’s fixture. “We all love playing at Scarborough, it’s a fantastic place to play. Yorkshire have just finished a county game there, so we will potentially be playing on the same wicket.

“We’re just looking forward to it. It’s a privilege to play at such an amazing ground.”

York’s seven-wicket losing draw a fortnight ago at local rivals Clifton Alliance cut their advantage at the top of the table from 15 points to five over second-placed Woodhouse Grange.

But Woods seems not to want to trouble himself thinking about the performances of other teams that are beyond his influence and insists York are not looking over their shoulders.

He said: “Obviously we go into a game wanting to win, but we also look to enjoy ourselves and, if we do, that’s when we play our best cricket.

“We can’t control how other sides do so we’ve just got to concentrate on what we can do and play the best we can.

“We’ve just got to take every game as it comes. Winning becomes a habit.”

Hot on York’s heels, Woodhouse Grange travel to Yorkshire Academy tomorrow hoping to add to last week’s 105-run win over Clifton Alliance, who tomorrow host Castleford.

Academy played out a high-scoring losing draw last week at Stamford Bridge, who host Sessay tomorrow. Sessay will be buoyed by last week’s 15-run win at Harrogate.

Cas had a bad day at the crease last week against Sheriff Hutton Bridge, losing all their wickets for just 51 runs inside 20 overs before being swept aside in less than half that time.

Fourth-placed Bridge host basement side Acomb, for whom last week’s defeat to Scarborough was their fifth week on the trot without collecting a single point.