LITTLE Cookhill Cricket Club will have a brush with the big time this weekend when they take to the field at Worcestershire's New Road county ground.

Cookhill Cowboys, as they are known for the competition, will be taking on Stourbridge Sixers in the Sunday Slam Shield Final.

The contest takes on the format of the Hundred with both innings comprising of 100 balls each.

However the prospect of playing at New Road  will be the last thing on their minds as Cookhill have their sights firmly set on promotion when Saturday arrives.

Cookhill have already enjoyed a highly successful season having won Worcestershire County League Division Nine Central in style.

The club were undefeated having won all 16 of their games that took place while the other two scheduled matches were abandoned and cancelled.

Cookhill are now in the midst of doing battle with seven other sides to try and obtain promotion.

They've made as promising start when beating Hallow Taverners by six wickets thanks to sterling performances with the bat from Pete Alexander who made 42, Craig  Ellicot  24 and Ollie Hill 29 not out.

Cookhill now face Brockhampton on Saturday at their Howard Brazil Memorial Ground which is situated at The Ridgeway in New End starting at 12 noon

Spokesman Dan Reddington claimed: "We have a really young side at the moment with at least four or five under 18 years old. It doesn't matter who comes into the side, because they never let anyone down".

Cookhill have a thriving youth section with sides at under-15, 11, 10 and eight . They also run a ladies side as well.

Much of the credit must go to Pete and Natalie Alexander  who run AU Sport Academy which has been instrumental in the development of the club.

Added to that, Pete Alexander is a seasoned campaigner having featured prominently for Astwood Bank during their rise into the Birmingham League.

Sunday's Slam Shield match is free to watch and Cookhill will be calling on as much support as possible as they bid to put the club on the map.