Birstall are involved in the Central Yorkshire League match of the day when Wrenthorpe are the visitors.

There have been many changes at the Leeds Road club over the winter but, having lost by 121 runs to Wakefield St Michael’s in their opening Premier Division match, they did manage a 127-run win at Slaithwaite in the Heavy Woollen Cup to restore some confidence.

It is certainly going to be hard work for the Birstall attack on Saturday if Wrenthorpe’s efforts last weekend are anything to go by.

Having hit 296 for four in their 153-run victory over Liversedge in the league, they ran up a massive 394 for five in a 257-run win over Delph & Dobcross in the Heavy Woollen Cup the following day.

One-time Birstall man Eric Austin managed to collect 214 of those runs and will be hoping to keep that going on his old stomping ground.

The Heavy Woollen Cup has already seen the district’s CYL representation cut to just three clubs and, with Mirfield Parish Cavaliers hosting Birstall, there is only one guaranteed to make it to the third round.

Buttershaw St Paul’s will make it two if they can survive a difficult second-round game at home to Huddersfield Leaguers Kirkheaton. Liversedge, Scholes and New Farnley all fell at the first hurdle.

Liversedge will be hoping for better league luck with a visit from Altofts to Roberttown Lane, while Northowram Fields – opening-day winners at home to Ossett – host St Michaels.

In Division One, Buttershaw St Paul’s – having lost heavily at East Leeds in their first game – entertain newcomers Caribbean boosted by their superb nine-wicket, Paul Carroll-inspired Heavy Woollen Cup win over neighbours Jer Lane.