Ashington have to reckon without
skipper Dean Greaves, who is likely to miss the next month or so following an operation, Michael Adamson will deputise in his absence.
The Castle have to reckon without
Alan Unsworth and Richard McGlasham.
The visitors have to reckon without
Dan Mahaffey, and will be hoping that their batsmen have their right heads on today following the five run outs that were the feature of their semi-final collapse.
The home team have to reckon without
Jak Gaff and Andrew Ebdale, although Andy Wilkie is back.
Silksworth have to reckon without
several players on both days, and under 18 bowlers Kieran Laws and Stuart Middlemiss have put themselves in contention for promotion after some impressive displays at second team level.
Lanchester have to reckon without
the services of talented students Luke Blackaby and Jon Salt who are on university duty at Lord''s.
Croft Park boss Harry Dunn must reckon without
suspended former Blackburn midfielder Graham Fenton, but Gateshead welcome back striker Paul Taylor who has completed a five-week ban.
Eppleton have to reckon without
Craig Scurr for Castle''s visit, but he is back for their second match at Durham where City have no fewer than seven players returning.
Spartans, without Andy Appleby who has rejoined Hartlepool, must also reckon without
Ben Summers and Gareth Williams tomorrow.
Phili have to reckon without
the working Tom Skilbeck so Matthew Noble is called up to the side who play at Norton.
Bedlington must still reckon without
injured former Gateshead and Durham City defender Sam Kitchen, who has been out for six weeks with an Achilles tendon injury.
Ashington Colliers manager David Brown has to reckon without
the unavailable Jamie Patterson and Andrew Carr while Wyn Fremlin is suspended.
Dunn's depleted squad take on Frickley in a vital UniBond League Premier Division match at Croft Park tomorrow and, though it looks as if Blyth will have to reckon without
injury victims Ben Summers, Andy Appleby, and Martin Peace, Dunn reckons he saw enough in the 1-0 League Cup defeat at his old club Whitby in midweek to suggest things are on the up.
The Colliers have their own problems - they have to reckon without
Greg Williams and Scott Thornton, while bowler Craig Wood is ruled out by injury and there are fitness doubts over Andrew Gray and James Richards.
Bell knows already he must reckon without
suspended forward Stewart Wise.