IT is one of the tightest league tables in the history of the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship One - with only 60 points separating Bankfoot in first and Ossett in 11th.

Bankfoot travel to Morley tomorrow in a first v third clash that could be pivotal in the outcome of the league.

Bankfoot chairman, Greg Colehan, understands the clash will be a big test for his side.

He said: “Morley is always a hard ground to go to but we back ourselves against any opposition.

“We are on a great run and James Lee (club captain) is the driving force behind the boys’ success so far this season.”

The closeness of the standings means one of several teams can push for promotion to the Premier Division.

Colehan, who took 1,033 wickets in his time as a player, is quietly confident that Bankfoot’s team spirit and diversity may be the difference come the end of the season.

He added: “We have a great dressing room full of character and spirit, it is very diverse and multi-cultural - we have old and young lads, white and Asian lads, it is a really good mix this year.

“In the past few weeks we have had to grind and dig in for results against the likes of Gomersal and Keighley and I think it’s down to the team spirit we have.

“It’s not just the first team either, the seconds are the same, there’s just a real buzz around the club at the minute.”

On a weekend round where the top four clubs play out against each other, Colehan expressed little surprise in how tight the league has been this season.

He said: “We always knew at the start of the season it was going to be one of them years where anyone can beat anyone and the table really shows this.

“We just need to keep doing our thing, getting the results and the rest will take care of itself.”

This season, Bankfoot have turned to youth with the likes of Adam Wainwright and Greg’s son Danny stepping up to the plate and delivering for the first team.

He said: “Last year was a learning curve for the young lads but this year they have really chipped in and contributed, they are enthusiastic and hungry to learn and develop their games.”

“The young lads contributions means we are winning games that we just weren’t last year, hopefully come the end of the season we are right up there. Saturday is no different against Morley.”

With only nine games to go in the league, a win this weekend against promotion-pushing Morley would really enhance Bankfoot's chances of a return to the top flight.