Beckett League Premier Division set for thrilling finale

Beckett League news
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Three sides head into their last game of the season hunting the Beckett League Premier Division title tomorrow.

Staithes host Staxton as both sides look to wrap up the title, with only one point separating the pair as the home side top the table.

Beckett League table

Beckett League table

Cayton welcome rock-bottom Flixton 3rds knowing they’ll need a big points haul to stand a chance as they sit three points behind the league leaders.

At the other end of the table, Scalby need a big win at Nawton Grange and also need Forge Valley to suffer a defeat at home to Ebberston to have a chance of staying in the top flight.

League secretary Simon Dobson said: “With so much to play for on this last weekend, this scenario is a fantastic advert for the league.

“Staithes and Staxton were both expected to challenge this summer and facing each other with the title at stake is a superb way to finish of the league programme.

“The renaissance of Cayton, who last won the title in 1999 shows the Premier Division to be in excellent health and indicates that clubs can progress and challenge for honours when showing enthusiasm and a high quality of play.

“The added pressure of the bonus points system gives all three teams the chance to achieve glory and all clubs are fully aware if they are tied on points, the league has rulings to determine the championship.

“All three teams have played some outstanding cricket at varying times and I suspect it will be who gets it right on the day. I just hope for a good weather and great cricket on display.”