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Super Saturday for Driffield sports clubs

It’s set to be a Super Sporting Saturday in Driffield tomorrow (Saturday 19th August) as two of the town’s well-established clubs – and another right at the beginning of its journey – in action

Undoubtedly, the match of the day is at Kings Mill Road, where a victory for Driffield Town Cricket Club over nearest rivals York could put the Woldsmen just three points away from a maiden Yorkshire Premier League North title. 

Sam Drury’s side are currently 18 points clear at the top of the ECB Premier Division table. 

However, a win against York could leave Driffield 28 points clear at the top and give them one hand on the trophy. 

But the title race will be back on should York inflict just a second defeat of the campaign on the hosts, with the lead potentially cut to just eight points. 

Driffield Town CC 1st

The action gets underway at Kings Mill Road from 12 noon, with captain Drury asking the people of Driffield and the Wolds to come out in support for what is one of the biggest games in the club’s long history. 

“All the team is full of confidence and really looking forward to York at home,” Drury told the Wolds Weekly. 

“It’s another big game and we’d love people in the town to come down and get behind us.” 

The bar will be open for spectators during the afternoon and refreshments available throughout. 

DRIFFIELD TOWN CC V YORK CC – 12 noon, Kingsmill Road, Driffield. – Free Entry

Kings Mill Road’s second pitch is also hosting a crucial fixture, with Driffield’s 3rd XI hoping to move back into the top two. 

However, they won’t have it all their own way against local rivals Middleton and North Dalton. 

It’s also a momentous day on the other side of town, where Great Driffield AFC will walk out at Allotment Lane for the club’s first league fixture. 

The new club, brought together thanks to players and officials from Driffield Junior Football Club, Driffield Evening Institute AFC and Hutton Cranswick SRA, get their 2022/23 Humber Premier League One campaign underway against Scarborough Athletic Reserves (2pm kick-off)

Great Driffield AFC will walk out at Allotment Lane for the club’s first league fixture. 

Driffield born and bred Curtis Woodhouse will be at the helm for the opener, which represents the start of the club’s journey as it aims to climb the footballing pyramid and offer a pathway for junior players to progress to the first and reserve teams. 

“I’m really excited for the start of the season on Saturday,” said Woodhouse. “There’s been a lot of hard work from the players, but mainly by people behind the scenes who have put this together to give the town a football club they can be proud. 

Great Driffield AFC

“It’s going to be great to be in the dugout for the first game of the season but there are always a few nerves before the game.” 

Great Driffield AFC v Scarborough Athletic Reserves, 2pm Allotment Lane, Driffield

And the feast of sporting action in the Capital of the Wolds continues when Driffield RUFC will continue their pre-season campaign. 

The friendly against Derby begins at 3pm and will be good preparation for next week’s Turnbull Trophy fixture against local rivals Bridlington. 

Great Driffield AFC

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