ANOTHER Saturday, another match of huge importance in the battle for the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Premier Division title.

Tomorrow it is a clash between first and second, with New Farnley, who have 312 points, visiting leaders Pudsey St Lawrence, who are a point better off.

Paul Hutchison, who is now cricket chairman at New Farnley having previously had the job at St Lawrence, said of tomorrow's match at Tofts Road: "Whoever controls their emotions the better will probably win.

"However, having said that, whoever wins tomorrow will not necessarily win the league title as there are still two more games to play."

New Farnley have won both their previous matches against Saints this season, but both were at Lawns Lane.

The league clash was in early June, when New Farnley won the toss and restricted St Lawrence to 228-9 from 148-1 (Mark Robertshaw 78, Charlie Best 43, Simon Lambert 6-49) before reaching their target with just two wickets down with almost ten overs to spare.

Opener Martin Andersson was unbeaten on 115, having added 107 for the first wicket with Lambert (51) before an unbroken partnership of 116 with Andy Hodd (48no).

In the second round of the Priestley Cup, New Farnley made 226 off 49.4 overs, of which skipper Lee Goddard made 104 and Hodd 57, with the duo putting on 103 for the third wicket.

Chris Marsden took 4-30 but Saints could only reply with 63-8 off 25 overs as New Farnley won on a comparison of run rates.

But Hutchison is not putting too much store on these two victories, saying: "Both of them were at home, whereas tomorrow's match is at St Lawrence, where they have played eight, nine or ten times whereas we haven't played at all.

"Because of that, St Lawrence are slight favourites and we are going to have to be at our best to compete "Also we are only 20 to 21 months into our journey, while nine or ten of their side have been together for six or seven years."

Next best are Methley (286) and Hanging Heaton (283), who meet tomorrow at Little Church Lane, while intriguingly Methley still have to visit New Farnley (September 1) and host St Lawrence (September 8).

At the bottom, Bradford & Bingley could well survive despite themselves.

They are on 133 points, 43 ahead of imploding Scholes, who were deducted 20 points for non-fulfilment of a fixture, and 44 in front of East Bierley, whose stunning recent win over Bingley may well count for nothing.

Bingley host Farsley (251) tomorrow, while Scholes entertain Woodlands (240) and Bierley visit Cleckheaton (220).

In Championship Division One, Wrenthorpe and Undercliffe are also separated by a point at the top.

Wrenthorpe (310) are at sixth-placed Batley (198), while Undercliffe (309) host third-from-bottom Ossett (162).