Big hitters queueing up at Wagon Lane

HISTORY: Pudsey Congs’ Andy Bairstow hit a century against Woodlands in the 2008 Priestley Cup final at Wagon Lane

HISTORY: Pudsey Congs’ Andy Bairstow hit a century against Woodlands in the 2008 Priestley Cup final at Wagon Lane

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MOUTH-watering is the only word to describe tonight's Bradford League Twenty20 floodlit showpiece at Wagon Lane (8.00).

Old rivals Pudsey Congs and Woodlands, who have played so many vital clashes down the years, are meeting for the first time in a decider over the shortest format and both sides have potential match-winners.

Pudsey Congs will be bidding to add the Dyson Energy Services trophy to the Heavy Woollen Cup they won a matter of weeks ago, whereas Woodlands are seeking their first Bradford League silverware for two years.

Congs won the event in 2012 and wouldn't mind if Callum Geldart gave them another scintillating start, as he did with a century that night against Morley.

Meanwhile, Adam Patel got a century in the semi-final win over Undercliffe and Andrew Bairstow, who scored a ton against Woodlands at Wagon Lane in the 2008 Priestley Cup final, and Babar Butt can turn it on among the old guard.

Woodlands also have some big hitters, such as Duncan Snell, Simon Mason, Logan Weston and, most explosively, Sarfraz Ahmed.

Trying to contain Congs are the experienced trio of Ahmed, Pieter Swanepoel and Chris Brice, while Glenn Roberts has the incentive of a 17th winners' medal for Congs before he retires at the end of the season.

Pudsey Congs (probable): Callum Geldart, Adam Patel, Andrew Bairstow, Gareth Phillips (captain), Mubtada Akhtar, Babar Butt, Nick Lindley, Qasim Khan, James Pearson, Mustafa Rafique, Glenn Roberts.

Woodlands (probable): Duncan Snell, Sam Frankland, Simon Mason, Logan Weston, Chris Brice, Pieter Swanepoel (captain), Usman Salim, Sarfraz Ahmed, Adam Goldthorpe, Scott Richardson, Elliott Richardson.

Umpires: Alan Carter and David Ellis.

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