HANGING Heaton face their biggest T20 test yet when they take on Yorkshire Vikings at Bradford & Bingley's Wagon Lane ground on Monday (6pm).

Taking on the county’s stars in the Dyson Energy Services T20 Challenge is their reward for winning the Vitality ECB Clubs T20 last year.

And it means a hectic programme of four games in four days for skipper Gary Fellows and his men.

After playing at Undercliffe in the Premier Division tomorrow they face a tough Priestley Cup tie at Pudsey St Lawrence on Sunday.

The clash with Yorkshire Vikings is followed by Tuesday night’s JW Lees Brewery T20 Cup quarter-final at home to Methley.

It’s a tough schedule but Hanging Heaton are often at their best when the pressure is greatest.

They provided evidence of that in the final three weeks of last season when on successive weekends they won the Heavy Woollen Cup, Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy and the Vitality ECB Clubs T20.

Ten of the players who featured in the national triumph at Derby have been named in the 13-man squad for the Vikings clash.

The player who is missing is wicketkeeper Ishmail Dawood so close-season signing Craig Russell will feature behind the stumps.

Skipper Fellows, who was once a one-day specialist for Yorkshire, is delighted that his club have been given the chance to face Yorkshire Vikings.

He said: "From my point of view we look at this as a reward for all the hard work by the club as a whole, right through to the players and the squad we have put together over the last two or three years.

"We have had success in the T20 format and it is a privilege that we will be the first club side to play against Yorkshire.

"It is an opportunity for the lads to play against First Class cricketers. I want us to go out there and out on a performance we are capable of and give Yorkshire a good game before their T20 campaign starts.

He added: "We have put this group of players in place over four or five years with the odd addition to make us stronger. They enjoy playing for the club and its great that we will represent the league as a group.

"We know this is an important game for Yorkshire as they prepare for their T20 campaign and we fully expect them to be taking it 100 per cent serious and we wouldn't expect anything less."

Monday’s match will see two big-hitting brothers go head to head. Tom Kohler-Cadmore is a key member of the Vikings side while his brother Ben opens the batting for Hanging Heaton in T20 matches.

"Ben has been playing really well for us and has scored a lot of runs and I'm sure he will relish coming up against Tom. He will be looking to get one over his brother," said Fellows.

Cricket Secretary Andy Hunt says Monday's game is a reward for a lot of hard work. He said: "The success Hanging Heaton have had over the last two seasons has been quite incredible. We have won seven major trophies in two seasons, culminating in the National T20 win in Derbyshire.

"Not many people outside Hanging Heaton gave us a chance of winning finals day and we were certainly huge underdogs that day. But the confidence Gary instilled into the side in the final few weeks of last season was quite incredible.

"For Hanging Heaton to now have the chance to play against Yorkshire is just reward for all the hard work which goes on, not just out in the middle, but for the club as a whole and I am sure it will be a very proud moment when Gary leads the lads out on Monday night."

Admission for Monday's game is £2 for adults, with under-16s free.

Hanging Heaton squad v Yorkshire: Gary Fellows (capt), Ben Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Fraser, Callum Geldart, Nick Connolly, Callum Bethel, James Keen, David Stiff, Craig Russell (wkt), Aqsad Ali, Josh Holling, Tom Chippendale, James Byrne.

JW Lees T20 Cup quarter finals: Morley v Pudsey St Lawrence, Pudsey Congs v Wakefield St Michael’s. Hanging Heaton v Methley, Bradford & Bingley v Undercliffe,