The first big event of the NYSD summer takes place tomorrow with the Teesside University Macmillan Cup T20 finals day, staged at the SCG, Stokesley.

The NYSD were the first league to introduce coloured clothing club cricket, and with four strong sides going head to head in the lively environment of music, black sightscreens and pink balls, another great day’s cricket is in prospect with the winner qualifying for the last 32 stage of the national T20, which boasts a floodlit final televised on Sky TV.

It’s an early start for the first semi-final, with host club Stokesley taking on Barnard Castle at 10am, before holders Richmondshire lock horns with Hartlepool in the second semi-final at 1.30.

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In today’s League programme, it’s derby day for most.

Leaders Great Ayton, entertain second placed Stokesley, at Leven Park and the visitors are looking for a season treble after two cup wins already against Ayton. Stokesley are boosted with a rare appearance from James Weighell and also the return of Yorkshire under-16 spinner Harry Harding.

Secretary Mark Smith said: “With a good performance, we hope to narrow the gap on the league leaders and many people's favourites for the title.’’

Marske entertain Guisborough at Windy Hill Lane and skipper Lee Hodgson was in upbeat mood: “We've played some really good cricket these past few weeks, so we are looking to keep that momentum going against Guisborough, with another positive result.

“We have one change; Jozef Wing comes back in for John Mains who fractured his wrist during our warm up last Saturday and will be out for 6-8 weeks.”

Marton travel to Middlesbrough and have one change, with Danny Kitching in for Salim Khan.

Skipper Alex Wardell commented: “We are just wanting to get a positive result to get the season back up and running.”

Boro welcome back James Beaumont and Adam Beaumont, but they have Paul Johnston missing.

Richmondshire take on champions Barnard Castle at Hugill Road and visiting skipper James Finch is really looking forward to the game.

He said: “As a batting unit, we have struggled in the last few games. Playing Richmondshire gives us the chance to put this right, even though it’s a derby. We have one change, with Richard Watson replacing Rob Dixon.”

Darlington face Norton and Alex Metcalf comes back into the side and replaces young Toby Lush. Skipper Garr Moody said: “We are looking for a good result against bottom of the table Norton.”

Seaton Carew go into their derby with Hartlepool at Hornby Park on the back of two positive results prior to last weekend. Skipper Paul Braithwaite said: “David Seymour is set to make his debut against his old side, as we search points to jump out of the relegation zone.”

Hartlepool make one enforced change, with James Piper replacing the unavailable Jimmy Ward otherwise keeping the same team which played well against Richmondshire last Saturday.