Darlington who started with a win at Hartlepool last week, host near neighbours Richmondshire at South Terrace and Liam Coates their English professional, will return to the team after last week’s absence. He comes in for Jonny Barnes who is unavailable, in the only change to last week’s winning team.

The Dalesmen will be hoping their overseas amateur arrives in time for the game, to bolster their team and skipper Sam Wood said: “We are certainly looking to improve our performance after the losing draw last week.”

Reigning champions Barnard Castle journey to Marske in what should be the match of the day.

Marske’s skipper Lee Hodgson said: “We have one team change, with Chris Lince coming back in for John Mains. As a group of players we're looking forward to playing Barnard Castle, we were a little bit disappointed after last week’s result, when we couldn't get the last man out in the final overs, but there are plenty of positives to take into the Barney game.

“They are a good team once again, having started off with a good win last week, so it should be a good test for us and hopefully we get a good game of cricket in, like last season in the same fixture.”

Barnard Castle’s skipper James Finch, said: “We are unchanged and go into the game in good spirits after last week’s win. Marske have recruited well and have probably got the strongest side in the league on paper, but we are looking forward to the game and on our day, we feel we can beat anyone.”

Middlesbrough host Seaton Carew at Acklam Park and both teams drew their opening encounters last week. Seaton’s captain Pail Braithwaite said: “We have two changes from last week's team, with John Fitzpatrick replacing Stuart Lobb and Marty Skirving comes in for Dave McAllister.

“We have strengthened the batting line up to support the bowlers, after last week's positive display with the ball.”

Guisborough are at the SCG to play Stokesley and make two changes. Graham Murray comes in for Owen Tennant and Tom Gittins comes in for Colin Murray. Chris Nicholls from the club said: “We were very competitive last week at Great Ayton and we never gave up. It was a very positive result and something to build on.”

Stokesley are awaiting news on their South African professional Aubrey Swanepoel, to strengthen their team, with young spinner Harry Harding also been added to the squad.

Great Ayton welcome Hartlepool to Leven Park and the visitors should have professional Harsha Vithana available, to make his eagerly awaited debut.

Michael Gough from the club said: “Harsha will replace Heath Lintern our overseas Australian amateur, in the one team change. We are expecting a tough test against opponents who have several match winners in their team, including their new overseas professional Saliya Saman Jeewantha.”

Two teams who lost their opening games last week, meet each other when Marton travel to Norton, who make three changes with Matthew Thomas, James Pratt and James Tompkinson coming in for Mark Chapman, Andrew Coetzee and Hasan Razaq.

Skipper Dave Cross said: “We always knew it was going to be a tough season and the first game of the season, proved just that. We need to be a lot more competitive, but the team spirit is fantastic. Now we need to apply that great team spirit, into some confidence and hopefully some positive results.”

Marton’s skipper Alex Wardell said: “We are unchanged from last week, where our batting was a mixture of loose shots and good bowling from Stokesley and our bowling also got off to a poor start until the spinners came on. However, there were positives to take from the game and we need to take them into the season.”