THIS Sunday is finals day for the Mewies Solicitors Craven and District League cup competitions, Wynn and Cowling Cup, to be played at Gargrave CC.

The latter has a 10am start and is being contested by Bradley and Embsay II.

The former, a first team, has never played in the competition before, while the latter at old hands in the competition having won the cup 15 times of 24 final appearances.

Bradley will start odd-on favourites to win, given the quality of their side.

They are captained by Danny Smith and include in their squad batsmen Chris Kimberley, Danny and David Hunt, George Bell and Phil Binner. Ironically the latter lifted the Wynn Cup in 2018 as captain of Embsay. The bowling attack is led by Vince Grant, and John Duffey backed up by Binner, 15-year-old Toby Meynell and Harry McEnearney.

The Shires Laners, who are languishing next to bottom in Division Three will be hope for a start similar to the one they got in the semi-final, against another first team, Riddlesden, when Dominic Kay and Jack Kitching put on 150 for the first wicket.

Captained by Robin Youngman, the squad also includes the youthful Bob Bateman, all-rounder Caspar Bean, and George Maloney in the batting, while the bowling attack is led by Scott Robinson, Paul Wormald, George Arkwright and Zain Ul Hassan.

Moving onto the senior competition, which is scheduled to start at 1.30pm.

The match pitches league leaders, Crossflatts, against fourth-placed Bingley Congs in what should be a huge match.

Crossflatts, led by Joe Greenwood, have a fine array of talent.

Batting they have James Roper, Rhodesian Bright Njanji (who has 725 league and cup runs to his name) Mohammad Shahnawaz, Greenwood and Dom Bennett. Their attack is lead by Alex Bradbury, Shahnawaz, Mayank Singh, Njanji, and the wily spin of Wasim Hussain.

Meanwhile, Bingley Congs, after leading the table recently, have suffered a couple of reversals.

However, in Neil Copping they have a fine leader who can be belligerent with the bat and also a handy bowler.

Other batsmen in the squad are Ben Hemsley, Chris Dibb, Dave Tarren and opener South African Johandre Barnard (821 league and cup runs so far).

Harry Greenhalgh and Matt Roberts lead the attack with help from Copping, Hemsley and Mohammad Adil.

It will be interesting to see how the two overseas players perform, which could have a big influence on the outcome.