Oakworth given top-flight clash in first round of Wynn Cup

Oakworth, beaten finalists in four of the last five years in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League’s blue-riband event, start their 2014 Wynn Cup campaign at home to Barrowford on Sunday, May 4.

That is one of only two all top-flight ties, the other being Riddlesden’s derby visit to Haworth.

Holders Haworth Road have a bye into the second round, where they will host either Haworth or Riddlesden.

Meanwhile, newcomers Hepworth & Idle are at home to 2009 winners Bingley Congs.

The final is on Sunday, August 3 at Oakworth.

In the Cowling Cup, holders Wilsden II travel to Foulridge II in the first round on Sunday, May 11, while 2013 runners-up Haworth Road II are also on the road with a trip to Gargrave.

Barrowford II will be the scene of Hepworth & Idle’s first match in the competition, while old cup adversaries Glusburn II and Embsay II meet at Park Field.

The draw for the cup competitions was made during the executive committee meeting at the new venue of Cross Hills Social Club.

Wynn Cup first round: Airedale v Thornton, Haworth v Riddlesden, Wilsden v Ingrow, Sutton v Skipton CI, Chatburn v Ingrow St John’s, Pendle Forest v Embsay, Hepworth & Idle v Bingley Congs, Long Lee v Sandy Lane, Oakworth v Barrowford, Crossflatts v Cononley. Byes: Haworth Road, Bradley, Cowling, Gargrave, Denholme, Foulridge. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 4.

Cowling Cup first round: Foulridge II v Wilsden II, Oakworth II v Denholme II, Gargrave II v Haworth Road II, Glusburn II v Embsay II, Barrowford II v Hepworth & Idle II, Ingrow II v Skipton CI II, Ingrow St John’s II v Cowling II, Thornton II v Haworth II, Bradford & Bingley III v Riddlesden II. Byes: Bradley II, Long Lee II, Cononley II, Bingley Congs II, Crossflatts II. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 11.

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