YORKSHIRE’S team will be bolstered by the presence of former English men’s amateur champion Nick Marsh as they look to beat Durham in their final EGU Northern Counties League match at Durham City on Saturday.
Darryl Berry’s side go into the last round of the league’s matches at the top of the table alongside Lancashire, albeit the pair are separated by just one game point, the slight advantage lying in Red Rose hands.
The Roses rivals have both won their three matches subsequent to the opening day tie between them at Hillside.
Huddersfield’s Marsh will line up alongside fellow Walker Cup provisional squad member Dan Brown (Bedale) in the morning’s foursomes matches.
New Yorkshire champion Jamie Bower, of Meltham, will partner Shipley’s Will Whiteoak in the first match.
Bonday’s Dan Wasteney, who finished third behind Bower at Fulford in the county championship, plays alongside Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick), who recently finished fourth in the European Championship in Slovakia.
Bawtry’s Ben Brewster and Pike Hills’ Martin Brown are the fourth pairing, going out just ahead of Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick, who will represent England in the Italian international Under-16 boys’ championship next week, and is teamed with fellow teenager Kealan Lowe (Wheatley).
Yorkshire will be anchored by the reliable duo of Jack Lampkin (Ilkley) and Rotherham’s Jamie Harrison.
Yorkshire defeated Northumberland 12-6 at Cleveland last time out while Lancashire beat Cumbria 11-7 at Ormskirk.