TOMORROW second-placed Burley host leaders Otley in what could turn out to be the decisive match of the Division One season.

Already trailing by 27 points, Burley simply must win or the gap is likely to be unbridgeable short of an unlikely Otley meltdown over the remaining weeks of the campaign.

As ever in matches like this the outcome will probably depend on which of the potential match-winners hits form on the day.

Burley have Nick Brook fresh from an impressive 95 last week, Daniel Revis the division’s top run scorer with 445 under his belt and all-rounder Jason Wright who has scored 390 runs and taken 28 wickets.

Otley’s attack has been at the heart of their success this season with players like Ricky Halloran and James Davies, fresh from his 5-41 haul last week, a particular danger.

And in Stephen Brown, fifth in both the bowling and batting stats, they have a player in top form. He was the star man as Otley won comfortably when the sides met earlier in the season, following up a century with 4-39, so Burley will be well aware of his threat.

If Burley slip up, third-placed Rawdon could take over the number two slot with a victory over Follifoot while Pool will look to edge further away from the drop zone by following up last week’s impressive win over North Leeds with a victory at Bilton.

That result will make Horsforth favourites when they entertain North Leeds while Ilkley tackle struggling Beckwithshaw and bottom club Guiseley face a tough must-win visit to Adel who have won three of their last four, including beating Burley.

And after the tension of those crunch matches, Otley and Guiseley have yet more nerve-jangling cricket on Sunday when they take on Pool and Horsforth respectively in the semi-finals of the Waddilove Cup.

The Division Two title race is the least predictable with 22 points covering the top four sides.

Leaders Tong Park Esholt will start as hot favourites against bottom side Calverley but will have noted that their hosts almost ended Colton’s promotion hopes last week.

Second-placed Hall Park are on a four-match winning streak but face a Saltaire team that has re-found its form over the last couple of weeks and who smashed 365 runs off the Olicanian attack last week.

Addingham and Collingham are locked on 170 points just behind Hall Park and both should have the better of basement sides, Leeds Modernians and Steeton.

Ben Rhydding travel to Kirkstall Educational, both sides on 118 points, while Olicanian are at home to Colton, hoping to prevent a third successive defeat.

In Division Three it appears to be a question of which side can grab the second promotion spot behind unbeaten leaders New Rover, who already have a 31-point lead.

While the chasing pack will hope third-placed Bardsey can dent Rover’s charge, they have work to do themselves.

Green Lane should be too good for St Chads although their hosts have got stronger as the season has gone on.

Harden, who became New Rover’s latest victims last week, face a second tough challenge at Bolton Villas whose four-match winning run has put them on the edge of the promotion frame.

Skipton should make short work of struggling Alwoodley while Menston will start as slight favourites to overcome Thackley.