OF all the crunch matches on the penultimate Saturday of the Aire-Wharfe League season, none is likely to be more decisive than New Rover’s visit to Green Lane.

Last week’s defeat by leaders Bardsey saw Lane slip out of the Division Three promotion places and they now trail New Rover by 14 points.

Tomorrow’s clash promises to be every bit as thrilling as when the sides met towards the end of June when despite the efforts of Azhar Mahmood (73), Michael Abbott (61), Sohail Khan (45) and Neil Britton (43no), Lane came up an agonising five runs short of Rover’s 302-6.

While Bardsey should wrap up the title at Alwoodley, Bolton Villas can keep alive their outside promotion chance alive with a victory over relegated Old Leodiensians.

In the ‘playing for pride’ part of the table, Harden entertain Thackley while Skipton travel to Menston with Ben Holderness looking for the 92 runs he needs to reach 1,000 in the league.

Of the two sides locked in the Division One title race, Otley have the trickier match against third-placed North Leeds.

Burley are on an 11-match winning streak that started with victory over tomorrow’s opponents Bilton in match that saw Dan Revis hit an unbeaten 148.

Two bowlers will be looking for the three wickets that will take them to 50 for the season, Ryan Sharrocks for Horsforth at Follifoot and Rawdon’s Marcus Berryman at Adel.

Three wins in their last four matches have secured Pool’s top-flight status for another season and they should be too good for relegated Beckwithshaw.

Guiseley have shown plenty of spirit in their relegation battles and they will be looking to put down a marker for next season against Ilkley.

They will be hoping to emulate Collingham, who have bounced straight back after relegation and have already clinched the Division Two title, are looking to finish the season in style starting against Ben Rhydding tomorrow.

Ten points cover the three teams chasing second place, Addingham, Tong Park Esholt and Hall Park who appear to have the easiest run-in against Steeton and Calverley, both sides in the bottom three.

Having regained second spot, Addingham shouldn’t have too much problem at Colton tomorrow but then face third-placed Tong Park Esholt in the final match.

Esholt face Kirkstall tomorrow, but three defeats in their last four matches won’t have helped their confidence.

At the bottom, victory for Saltaire will seal Leeds Modernians relegation while Calverley need victory at Olicanian while hoping that Steeton and Colton both lose to keep alive their slim survival hopes.