STEVE Wright hopes that Aiden Batey shines for Bradford Dudley Hill tomorrow – but not too brightly.

Hill are at York Acorn in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division One, and the match is the latest to be shown live on FreeSports in their collaboration with Rugby AM.

The game kicks-off at 4.15pm, and first-team manager Wright said: “I want Aiden to have a good game, but not too good!

“He is a freak of nature, and was watched a couple of times last season by Geoff Toovey when he was Bulls coach.

“But hopefully we won’t be too affected by being on the telly as we have experienced lads in our ranks like Alex Dickinson, who has been on the box before – on Boots ‘N All when he was at Sheffield Eagles – and, of course, Dave Halley.”

The long fingers of winter have meant that the grass-roots summer season hasn’t really taken off yet, and both Acorn, who were relegated in 2017, and Hill have only played one league game.

Wright added: “We should have won at Milford Marlins (lost 7-6), and Acorn have always been a bogey side for us at their place.

“We will need to show better discipline, but we are at strength, apart from Ryan Dickinson, who is serving the last game of a two-game suspension.”

In Division Two, West Bowling, who lost their opener 30-24 at home to Wigan St Judes, hand a debut to Odsal Sedbergh scrum half Steve Suddards.

West coach Glenn Barraclough said: “The weather has made it difficult for us but at least we have been able to train on the wrestling mats and have some contact sessions at Bridges Fitness Centre in Bailiff Bridge, where Nigel Halmshaw, one of our former players, is involved.”

In the Pennine League, Queensbury travel to top side Woodhouse Warriors in Division Two Central, while Wyke welcome Doncaster Toll Bar in the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy.

In the Yorkshire Men’s League, the Forty20 Cup has been scrubbed due to snow.