Cleckheaton captain Mally Nicholson has called for his side to rally together ahead of a huge weekend of cricket.

The Bradford side had targeted a top four Premier Division finish before the campaign kicked off, however, after six games, they find themselves in 11th place, one from the table's foot, while having four losses to their name.

But with a double-header upcoming, Cleck have a great chance to kick-start their season once and for all.

They host Hanging Heaton on Saturday, before travelling to Wrenthorpe on Monday, in what could prove to be the perfect confidence builder.

And captain Nicholson believes a couple of victories would do his side the world of good.

He said: "To be honest, it's a huge weekend for us.

"We've got Hanging Heaton on Saturday, who are also performing inconsistently, followed by Wrenthorpe on Monday, and if we got two wins, it would push us back up the table and give us the boost of confidence we need.

"If we can get two big wins this weekend then we will feel we can move forward.

"It's pretty tight at the bottom of the table at the minute anyway, and two wins would actually push us up to mid-table."

Nicholson was optimistic about the weekend's fixtures; however, he did have cause for concern when discussing his side's early season form.

He said: "We haven't batted or bowled well together. We’ve bowled well at times and we've batted well, but we've done it separately and haven't managed to combine both in matches.

"We are missing our overseas player which is a huge loss. He probably wins us a game or two when you need a bit of quality with the bat. I think that will give us a huge boost when he returns.

"There's no excuses really. I think our middle order has been poor and we haven't really had a good start opening.

"Other than our three and four batters, I feel we've struggled with getting runs.

"And to be honest, we are bowling well now, but we've only just started to."

Nicholson added: "It's about application now and to improve this, I think we've just got to get our heads down, get a decent score and then you've got something to defend."

Although frustrated with his side's start to the season, Nicholson admitted that they still maintain their goal of finishing in the top four.

He said:" That's still our goal yes.

"I think it's pretty tight in relation to league positioning, and there is also a lot of games still to play.

"Getting two wins over the weekend is our main target, and once our overseas player returns, hopefully that will boost us further, and then we can go from there."