LAST weekend may not have gone how Scholes wanted, but they are confident that they can become Championship Division One title winners on Saturday in the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League.

The leaders had a 17-point cushion over third-placed Wrenthorpe going into last Saturday's matches, but their fixture at Methley was rained off.

Meanwhile, Wrenthorpe were winning off the last ball at Yeadon in a 20-overs-per-side thrash, so the margin between the two is now only four points.

Third-placed Methley are a further three points back and, intriguingly, Wrenthorpe are hosting Scholes on Saturday on the final day of the season, while Methley are at sixth-placed Baildon.

"We are a bit disappionted that we have lost a few games recently and have lost our points cushion, but we have been top of the table pretty much all year and we feel it would be justice were we to get promoted," said Scholes' skipper James Stansfield.

"We beat Wrenthorpe at our place last month by 87 runs.

"We batted well and then bowled well, dismissing them for 106 on a dry wicket that took turn after tea, but Wrenthorpe is a good wicket too and we are confident that we can win a winner-takes-all contest."

Scholes were relegated last season from the Premier Division, but there was no demotion hangover, with Stansfield saying: "We set off like a house on fire.

"Although we went down, we ended last season well, beating Farsley, and had games rained off against Morley and Lightcliffe when we were in winning positions."

Stansfield added: "We have been surprised at the standard as teams in the lower half are battling to stay up – no-one wants to go down – and all of them have one or two players who can be match-winners."

At the bottom, Bowling Old Lane (169 points) and Yeadon (174) are battling to avoid the drop.

Old Lane host Ossett, while Yeadon are at already-relegated Birstall (127).