Yorkshire can wrap up British Inter-Counties Championship Premier Division title this weekend

By Alex Moss
31 MARCH 2017 • 3:35PM

Yorkshire could possibly retain the British Inter-Counties Championship Premier Division title this weekend.

The defending champions head into this weekend’s final home fixture of the season against Cambridgeshire with a 30-point lead over nearest challengers Lancashire.

With a possible 78 points left to play for in the final two games of the campaign, Yorkshire can wrap up the title if they win and better Lancashire’s points haul this weekend by ten or more points.

The two title rivals face off on the final weekend of the season in three weeks’ time, and Lancashire will be hoping they can keep their title hopes alive when they travel to Nottinghamshire tomorrow.

Elsewhere this weekend, Devon host Glamorgan in a pivotal clash at the bottom end of the Premier Division table.

Second from bottom Glamorgan gave their survival hopes a major boost when they beat Warwickshire last month, but they are still three points adrift of their hosts Devon heading into this weekend’s meeting.

In the other two Premier Division fixtures this weekend, bottom side Essex entertain fifth place Warwickshire and fourth place Cheshire host seventh place Lincolnshire.

British Inter-Counties Championship
Premier Division Fixtures (April 1-2)
Devon v Glamorgan
Cheshire v Lincolnshire
Essex v Warwickshire
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire
Yorkshire v Cambridgeshire

Premier Division Table
1. Yorkshire 192 pts
2. Lancashire 162 pts
3. Cambridgeshire 139 pts
4. Cheshire 133 pts
5. Warwickshire 130 pts
6. Nottinghamshire 128 pts
7. Lincolnshire 127* pts
8. Devon 120* pts
9. Glamorgan 117 pts
10. Essex 108 pts
* penalty points deducted


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