Renfrew and SMRH ready to celebrate
David Kelso (CricketMedia Scotland)
RENFREW and SMRH are on the brink of launching their promotion parties as each club should cement their status as champions of the West and East First Division zones respectively today.
Only a sequence of bizarre circumstances would deny them the joint dose of glory as they go into the fray on the second last weekend of the weather-hit programme.
Poloc are going through a transition period, as their results have underlined - so it would be a massive shock if they were to halt the Renfrew surge at King George V Playing Fields this afternoon.
SMRH have decidedly more tricky encounter on their hands when Falkland are the visitors to Inverleith.
Though the Fifers have displayed flashes of power, they are unlikely to make a big enough impression on a home outfit who are enjoying and capitalising on the talent and skill of Cedric English, the former Scotland all-rounder.
Freuchie are the only side who can mathematically get their noses in front of SMRH, but even the most avid villager would rate their realistic prospects next to zero. They also make the trek across the Forth to face Corstorphine
Elsewhere in the East, Penicuik will be fancied to make the most of home territory by beating West Lothian, while Edinburgh Accies entertain Fauldhouse.
In the West, Stenhousemuir limber up for tomorrow's Scottish Cup semi with Watsonians by journeying to Ferguslie.
Prestwick take on Kelburne at Henry Thow Oval and Weirs welcome East Kilbride.