VIDEO: Rotherham Town gear up for crunch Yorkshire League South derby clash against Barnsley - by beating them in the cup!

It is a Yorkshire League South relegation "24-pointer" between two local rivals, in geographical and league table terms.

And tomorrow's clash between Rotherham Town and Barnsley has been given extra spice after a dramatic Yorkshire Leagues Knock Out Cup meeting on Monday, which saw Town win a low-scoring clash by two wickets - giving them their first win of a frustrating campaign so far.

Rotherham Town's former England bowler, Saj Mahmood

Rotherham Town's former England bowler, Saj Mahmood

Barnsley, who won the toss and elected to bat, posted just 122 all out, mainly thanks to Nathan Firn's 35, as Sajid Mahmood - Town's former England Test bowler - took 3-29 from his ten overs.

In reply, Town cruised to 97-3 before losing four wickets for 15 runs, as Oliver Jackson took 4-34. Jackson and Mahmood exchanged choice words after the latter lost his wicket, and four leg byes saw Town edge home by two wickets. Scott Hibbett top-scored with 30.

Town, the last South Yorkshire club in the Knock Out Cup, are set to face Woodhouse Grange in the next round of the coloured-clothing, pink-ball competition at Clifton Lane on July 3.

"There's sure to be a bit of needle this weekend after the tight finish last Monday, which saw Rotherham wickets tumble," a Town insider said.

"The win was big relief for Rotherham, who have a talented group but only came together just before the season. A huge boost to their confidence."

See next week's Grass Roots for a report from the derby clash at Clifton Lane.