NEWBRIDGE can jump on the chance they have been given to snatch the South East Wales League title away from Miskin Manor when the two sides meet in a mouth-watering encounter tomorrow.

Long-time Division One leaders Miskin Manor head to the Welfare Ground smarting from a 17-run defeat to Chepstow last Saturday, a loss that now puts their championship hopes in doubt.

Their advantage at the top of the table is down to 14 points with only three fixtures remaining.

The setback away to Chepstow has opened the door for Newbridge, and they have the added bonus of having a match in hand over the current table-toppers.

That game, at home to Abergavenny, is scheduled to take place just 24 hours after the hotly-anticipated first-versus-second showdown in Gwent.

Newbridge finish off their season with back-to-back away games against Tondu and Usk, while Miskin Manor host Brecon and Pentyrch.

The omens for a Newbridge victory at the Welfare Ground tomorrow are good – they won the reverse fixture on June 23 by three wickets.

On that occasion, Miskin Manor batted first after winning the toss and made 227-8 in their allotted 50 overs.

Opener Tom Robinson top scored for the home team as skipper Morgan, Lewis Parfitt and Thomas Morgan all took two wickets apiece.

The Newbridge captain then led by example in reply, with the opening batsman hitting eight fours and three sixes in a brilliant 115-ball innings of 97 not out.

Morgan was there at the end alongside Cael Jones to help guide the visitors over the line with 15 deliveries left.

Elsewhere in Division One tomorrow, Croesyceiliog host Chepstow, Abergavenny go to Pentyrch and Sudbrook entertain Usk.

Newport will be celebrating clinching the South Wales Premier League crown when they travel to the outskirts of Swansea tomorrow for their final fixture of the summer against Mumbles.

A second title in three seasons was secured last weekend when Newport’s game at Bridgend was abandoned and Neath’s meeting with Pontarddulais failed to get off the ground.

Skipper Matt Norris and his troops will be presented with the league trophy at Mumbles’ Marespool ground.

But while Newport can relax knowing their silverware is already safely secured, Malpas are desperately seeking points to save themselves from relegation in Division Two.

It’s as you were at the bottom of the table following last weekend’s rain – two points separate Malpas and Llanelli.

Llanelli are away to Tata Steel, the side directly above them, in what is their last game of the campaign.

Malpas visit mid-table Carmarthen Wanderers with one outstanding game – at Swansea next Saturday – to go.

Newport Fugitives and Panteg are on the road as they bring the curtain down on their seasons.

The Fugies face leaders Clydach and Panteg take on third-placed Ynystawe.