COWLING are involved in the pick of the first-round ties for the Wynn Cup.

The Keighley Road side, who finished third in Division One last season, will host cup holders Oakworth on Sunday, May 8 in the Craven League’s blue-riband competition.

Cowling, who played attractive cricket all last season, would have won the league title rather than Haworth had bonus points been in operation.

Silsden, who reached the quarter-finals last year, are at home to 2021 runners-up Barrowford.

Gargrave, newly promoted to Division One, receive one of the two byes.

Wynn Cup first round: Haworth Road Meths v Haworth, Ingrow v Bradford & Bingley III, Hepworth & Idle v Denholme, Cowling v Oakworth, Foulridge v Wilsden, Silsden v Barrowford. Byes: Bingley Congs, Gargrave. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 8.

In the Cowling Cup, which is mainly for second and third teams, Gargrave, promoted last season as runners-up in Division Four, visit cup holders Oakworth.

In other first-round ties on Sunday, June 12, Skipton CI, who were quarter-finalists in 2021, host Haworth, while Cononley are at Sutton in a derby and Thornton-in-Craven are at home to Keighley III.

Cowling Cup first round: Denholme II v Barrowford II, Foulridge II v Wilsden II, Skipton CI II v Haworth II, Oakworth II v Gargrave II, Sutton II v Cononley, Bingley Congs II v Hepworth & Idle II, Thornton-in-Craven v Keighley III, Airedale II v Bingley Congs III. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 12.