COWLING, who played a full part in a thrilling three-way fight for the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title last season, start their 2022 season with a home match against Hepworth & Idle on Saturday, April 23.

Newly-promoted Gargrave have a derby at Sutton.

Haworth, who went on to be champions, and runners-up Bingley Congs were the other two clubs in the title chase, and Congs entertain Cowling on May 7, while on the following two Saturdays the Beckfoot Laners are at Oakworth and at home to Haworth in what could be a pivotal month.

In Division Two, promoted Riddlesden begin with a derby at home to Silsden on April 23, while Bradley host Eldwick & Gilstead, Airedale travel to Glusburn and Skipton CI face Barrowford II at Sandylands.

Cononley, hoping for a better year, open up at home to Haworth II in Division Three, while Cowling II host Hepworth & Idle II and Skipton CI II travel to Wilsden II.

There are only three fixtures on opening day in Division Four, but one is a derby, with Glusburn II travelling to Airedale II, and Sutton II meeting Bingley Congs III at Sandy Lane.

The reason for the shortfall is that Oakworth III are playing Keighley III on Sunday, April 24 at Wide Lane.

The league has given both of these clubs dispensation to play third-team matches on Sundays as it was too problematical for them to both continue using Haworth West End.

Both clubs can now use their main grounds for the Division Four Sunday fixtures, thus ensuring the continuation of both teams and giving visitors the opportunity, twice a season, to use great facilities.

Fixtures for opening weekend - Saturday, April 23, Division One: Barrowford v Oakworth, Bingley Congs v Wilsden, Haworth v Ingrow, Haworth Road Meths v Denholme, Hepworth & Idle v Cowling, Sutton v Gargrave. Division Two: Bradley v Eldwick & Gilstead, Foulridge v Bradford & Bingley III, Glusburn v Airedale, Long Lee v Bingley Congs II, Riddlesden v Silsden, Skipton CI v Barrowford II. Division Three: Cononley v Haworth II, Cowling II v Hepworth & Idle II, Denholme II v Thornton-in-Craven, Oakworth II v Long Lee II, Wilsden II v Skipton CI II. Division Four: Airedale II v Glusburn II, Bingley Congs III v Sutton II, Hepworth & Idle III v Foulridge II.

Sunday, April 24, Division Four: Oakworth III v Keighley III