A WOODLANDS stalwart says if his side can seal the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Premier Division title tomorrow it would be on a par with their 2012 achievement.

The Oakenshaw-based club need 11 points from their last three games, starting with a trip to Undercliffe. They are on 257 points, 39 ahead of second-placed Bradford & Bingley and with a game in hand on their title rivals.

They are on the verge of being crowned champions in Cieran Garner's first season as skipper following a nail-biting six-run victory over Bradford & Bingley last weekend.

Woodlands also look set to play as the Bradford League winners in the Yorkshire Premier League play-off semi-final against the Yorkshire ECB Premier League South winners on September 14.

It would be the first time Woodlands have secured the title since their dramatic last-day triumph seven years ago.

Brian Pearson, Woodlands secretary, who has been associated with the club for more than 40 years, said: "If we won the title it would be on a par with 2012.

"It means a lot. In 2012 it went to the last day of the season. It will be an equally big day tomorrow. We are not a big club.

"The league is what it's all about for me. It shows you have been consistent for 22 league games. We have only lost two league games this season.

"There is only one team that can catch us really.

"It has been a club that has a strong family ethos. Our side at the moment is a mixture of youth and experience. We have got to constantly refresh the side."

Garner also praised the Woodlands squad, including Garner, and says consistency has been key this season.

He said: "We have coped with everything as we have gone along this season. The lads play as a unit. The team spirit has been pretty good. If that happens, it becomes the 12th man. It's about winning matches when your back is against the wall. Last Saturday was a good example.

"We have been playing 10 of the same side that played last season. Brad Schmulian has brought an extra dimension to the cricketing side. He has been very consistent. Cieran Garner has had his first year as captain. It's been a fairytale as well."

Elsewhere, third-placed Townville travel to the club they only lead by three points in the table, Pudsey St Lawrence. Fifth-placed Farsley look to boost their top four credentials when they go to third-from-bottom Methley.

There is a basement battle as bottom-placed Lightcliffe, who have 136 points, entertain second-from-bottom Wrenthorpe, who are 10 points clear.

A mid-table battle sees eighth-placed Cleckheaton host New Farnley, who are one place and three points ahead of them in the table.

Meanwhile, leaders Batley look to continue their title charge in Championship One when they host third-placed Bankfoot.

Morley are chasing their tales in second place and will fancy their chances at bottom-placed Scholes.