IT’S A big bank holiday weekend for amateur rugby league finals with Batley Bulldogs hosting the Heavy Woollen John Kane Cup final between Dewsbury Moor and Ossett Trinity tomorrow (Saturday), kick-off 3pm.
Prior to the main event the HW Under-13 (noon) and Under-15 (1.30pm) finals will see Dewsbury Moor locking horns with Dewsbury Celtic.
On Monday attentions switch to Dewsbury Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium and the Pennine League’s finals day.
Thornhill Trojans meet Methley Royals in the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy final at 11am.
The Trojans clinched the Pennine Division Two crown, winning all 16 league games, while the Royals are the Division Three champions after just one defeat in their 18 league matches.
Farnley Falcons face Queensbury A in the Supplementary Cup Final at 1.15pm followed by the President’s Cup final with Premier champions Drighlington tackling Championship title winners Halifax Irish.
There is also a big game tomorrow in Pennine League Division Six with Hanging Heaton facing a top-two clash with Undercliffe Wildboars.
The winners will be crowned champions as leaders Undercliffe hold a one-point advantage over second-placed Heaton who have two games left to play.
In tomorrow’s National Conference Division Two games (2.30pm), Dewsbury Celtic will seek to close in on a top-four place as they host bottom-club Heworth, who have lost all six games so far.
Shaw Cross Sharks stand fourth, three points adrift of leaders East Leeds, and will seek a fifth win of the season at Elland.
Wednesday’s Heavy Woollen Jim Brown Cup semi-final between Shaw Cross Sharks and Thornhill Trojans was again postponed.
It will now be played at Leeds Road on Tuesday May 15, kick-off 6.30pm.
The Ernest Wilby Under-18 Cup final has also been moved, with Dewsbury Celtic now due to meet Shaw Cross Sharks on Tuesday May 22 (7pm) at Dewsbury Moor.
n Batley Boys are one of three teams applying to move from the Yorkshire League to the Pennine League.
The Boys, plus Wakefield City and Doncaster Toll Bar, are the latest sides to have expressed an interest in making the move.
Interest in the Pennine League continues to grow with clubs in Lancashire among those now keeping an eye on a league which remains committed to the winter game.
n The Heavy Woollen ARL has launched a new website – www.pitchero.com/clubs/heavywoo llenarl.
In time they hope to feature old pictures of HW finals, open age and juniors, down the years, plus representative players who have gone on to do well.
They are appealing to anyone who has pictures or old programme covers and team pages to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details.