PUDSEY St Lawrence skipper Chris Marsden has spoken of the frustration of having a Yorkshire player in their ranks and not being able to play him.

In the Saints’ case it is their home-grown all-rounder Jordan Thompson, while in Farsley’s it is the duo of James Wainman and James Logan.

Of course, there are going to be times when the county calls on their players and they cannot represent their clubs, which is fair enough.

However, St Lawrence skipper Marsden says it is the lateness of that decision or when they are allowed to play but not bowl as many overs as the club would like that can be particularly annoying.

For example, Logan did not play for Farsley last weekend at Hanging Heaton, while Wainman played but only bowled five overs.

Marsden said: “It is an absolute nightmare. Sometimes you don’t find out until Friday night whether a player is available, and if he is, sometimes you can only bowl him for eight overs or sometimes only for five overs.

“The lines of communication between the county and the clubs could be better.”

In a sense it is even worse for St Lawrence bearing in mind that Yorkshire T20 player Thompson came through the ranks as a junior at Tofts Road.

With seven league matches left, New Farnley are leading the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Premier Division with 251 points, 14 ahead of Saints and 19 ahead of Hanging Heaton, with Farsley fourth on 228.

“We are happy with where we are in second,” said Marsden, “but New Farnley and ourselves have some tough matches left.

“New Farnley are at Farsley tomorrow, ahead of their Priestley Cup semi-final against each other on Sunday, and both New Farnley and ourselves still have Hanging Heaton to play, while New Farnley’s visit to us on August 25 is going to be massive.

“Money means that New Farnley can sign a former international bowler and former county cricketers.”