BANKFOOT captain James Lee says he is trying to peel away the pressure from his side ahead of their exciting last-day three-way battle for promotion in the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship One this weekend.

The Odsal-based side are second in the table on 240 points, four behind leaders Morley, while Batley are third on 235. Only two teams will be promoted but all three could still win the title.

Bankfoot travel to second-from-bottom Wakefield St Michael's, who are fighting to stay up, Morley travel to seventh-placed Baildon, while Batley entertain fifth-placed Gomersal (all games start at noon).

Bankfoot go into this weekend's crunch clash with a positive momentum following a 150-run victory over East Bierley.

But Lee says whatever happens tomorrow the season has surpassed his and the club's expectations.

He said: "I have been trying to take the pressure off us to be honest. I've been trying to get rid of nerves.

"The lads have been doing really well to put us in this position.

"Winning the league would be good for the club and for the players. If it is not our day then we have still had a good season.

"We've just got to try our best on Saturday. Fingers crossed we can get over the line, then the other results don't matter.

"We did not really expect to be where we are. We have had a fabulous season. Hamzah Iqbal has scored 500 runs this season. He has been part of the cornerstone of what has got us to where we are. We have been riding a crest of a wave.

"Last season we finished fourth and I thought that was a really good effort. Everyone in the league is so well matched, everybody beats everybody.

"We managed to get off to a good run and had a wobble in the middle of the season, but we have recovered."

Lee does not expect any favours from tomorrow's opponents Wakefield as they fight to avoid relegation.

He added: "They are still fighting for their lives to remain in this division and they will be looking to give it their all.

"I would have preferred to have played a team in the middle of the table. It is a difficult game. We're not taking them lightly.

"We've got to see it that we have got to win a game of cricket, we've managed to win 12 others this season."

Elsewhere in Championship One, Keighley, who are sixth, will be looking to secure a top four finish when they travel to third-from-bottom East Bierley.

Fourth-placed Ossett travel to Pudsey Congs, who are ninth, while rock bottom Scholes wrap up their campaign with the visit of Hartshead Moor, who are eighth.