Scarborough skipper Piet Rinke aiming to stun leaders York

CAPTAIN ... Piet Rinke
CAPTAIN ... Piet Rinke

SCARBOROUGH skipper Piet Rinke is hoping that his young side can mount a late charge for the Yorkshire Premier League title, starting with a win against current pacesetters York at North Marine Road on Saturday.

Rinke, a former Zimbabwean international, could be boosted by the availability of out-of-form Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth for the crucial encounter, which the Scarborough skipper insists his side are more than capable of winning.

He said: “It is a massive game for both sides.

“They got away to a flier at the start of the season and we let ourselves down a bit.

“But we’ve clawed some of the gap back and a win for us would get them a bit worried I think.

“A win for us would be a massive boost and could carry us forward.”

Although Adam Lyth could be included in the side, his brother Ashley will be missing the match as he is in football action for Whitby Town.

Rinke added: “It is a big blow to lose Ash.

“He has a big role in our side and is a big contributor for us.

“But to get Adam into the side will obviously be a boost.

“He has ridiculous potential as a player and is just out of nick at the moment.”

Having taken 12 wickets during his side’s superb double victory last weekend, Rinke will have no problem filling the void left by Ashley’s bowling.

He added: “I tend to have to bowl more overs myself when Ash goes out of the side. It’s nice to have that option available when we lack depth in our bowling attack.”

Scarborough are awaiting the winner of the York v Yorkshire Academy clash to see who they will of the Yorkshire League KO final on September 28.