WOODHOUSE Grange are delighted they have a “puncher’s chance” to wrestle the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North title away from York going into the season’s final weekend.

The Sandhill Lane outfit travel to Clifton Park nine points behind their hosts, meaning an outright win tomorrow would secure the championship for the visitors, who will also be keeping a nervous eye on the weather forecast.

In a big weekend for Woodhouse, they then contest the final of the Yorkshire Leagues Knockout Cup against Barnsley Woolley Miners on Sunday at Treeton CC,

On the chance of completing a memorable treble this weekend, with the Hunters 20/20 Blast trophy already in the cabinet, Grange captain James Finch said: “We might have thought we could be in this position in the cup, but we wouldn’t have expected to be in this situation league wise.

“York will definitely be firm favourites for the title, because we need to bowl them out to get the full ten points but, to still have a puncher’s chance on the final weekend of the season, is a massive achievement for us and you never know. We won’t be approaching the game any differently because we’ve got to bowl them out as we’ve had 12 ten-point wins already this season, so we’ll just be going about things the same way.

“For Sunday’s game, the cup formats seem to suit our style. We won the 20/20 final and like the challenge of scoring more than our opponents.

“We’ve got a lot of batsmen who can go at it hard and we’ve scored more than 200 before in 20/20 games, so we’ll chase anything down.”

Finch is pleased, meanwhile, to welcome Chris Bolton back into the fold following his return from holiday, with Woodhouse having a full squad to select from.

“That’s a huge plus point for us, as he’s one of our leading run scorers and is brilliant in the field too,” Finch pointed out.