Woodlands were back to their best as they reached their fourth Yorkshire Premier League Play-Off final with a resounding six-wicket away win over North Yorkshire South Durham League champions Saltburn.

Now the holders will take of the Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League title winners Sheffield Collegiate at New Farnley this coming Saturday after they defeated the Yorkshire Premier League North champions Castleford by 47 runs.

Woodlands made Saltburn regret their decision to bat first as both Muhammad Bilal and Elliot Richardson claimed wickets in their first overs to reduce the home side to 3-2.

It was just the start Woodlands needed and from then on, they never really released their grip on the game.

All the bowlers played their part. Tom Clee claimed two wickets in his first over and skipper Brad Schmulian, as he so often does, claimed wickets at crucial times.

Matt Gill was the only batsman to take the fight to the Woodlands attack with a well-made 58, but when he sliced an attacking shot against Bilal and was well caught by Scott Richardson, the writing was on the wall for the home side.

Schmulian was the most successful bowler with 4-31, but Bilal (3-55) claimed important wickets and Clee (2-26) again showed his ability to surprise as Saltburn were dismissed for 136.

Woodlands’ decision to promote Bilal to opener failed to bring the rewards they hoped for when he miscued an attempted pull and holed out for one.

His dismissal gave Saltburn an unexpected lift, but the regular openers Sam Frankland and Tim Jackson soon redressed the balance.

Frankland, who suffered a calf injury in the recent Priestley Cup final, was quick to pounce on anything short or wide, while Jackson played with composure and good sense.

Together they added 104 to take their side within sight of victory. Frankland was first to go for 55 and Jackson followed soon after for 51, both falling to poor shots.

There was a rare failure for Schmulian, bowled for three, before Clee and Kieran Collins steered their side home.

One final test awaits for Woodlands, as they look to end their season on a high this Saturday.