Holders SBCI at home to Stainland

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Last year’s Halifax League double winners SBCI are set for two home matches at the start of their Parish Cup defence.

Jamie Sykes’s side will be expected to beat Stainland, in spite of that club’s influx of players from now-defunct Badger Hill, before crossing swords with last year’s middle section champions Mytholmroyd, who have a bye in the first round along with Triangle.

Low Moor, who were beaten in last year’s rain interrupted final at Sowerby St Peter’s, will get a chance to prove that their semi-final win at subsequent Premier Division runners-up Booth was no fluke.

Moor, who finished bottom of Division One, will have ground advantage against Robert Laycock’s side on Sunday, May 5. A home date with either Oxenhope or Denholme Clough on June 2 is the prize for the winners.

Crossley Shield holders Warley are at home to Old Town in the first round.

Round one (May 5): Greetland v Jer Lane, Queensbury v Wibsey PC, Luddenden Foot v Thornton, Outlane v Augustinians, SBCI v Stainland, Blackley v Old Crossleyans, Stones v Shelf, Old Town v Warley, Northowram HT v Clayton, Bridgeholme v Bradshaw, Southowram v Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby SP v Copley, Low Moor v Booth, Oxenhope v Denholme Clough. Byes: Mytholmroyd, Triangle. Same pairings for Crossley Shield but second-named side in each tie at home.

Round two (June 2): Greetland or Jer Lane v Queensbury v Wibsey PC, Luddenden Foot or Thornton v Outlane v Augustinians, SBCI or Stainland v Mytholmroyd, Triangle v Blackley v Old Crossleyans, Stones or Shelf v Old Town or Warley, Northowram HT or Clayton v Bridgeholme v Bradshaw, Southowram or Sowerby Bridge v Sowerby SP or Copley, Low Moor or Booth v Oxenhope or Denholme Clough.

Crossley Shield round two: Mytholmroyd v Warley or Old Town, Old Crossleyans or Blackley v Shelf or Stones, Booth or Low Moor v Wibsey PC or Queensbury, Denholme Clough or Oxenhope v Thornton or Luddenden Foot, Stainland or SBCI v Augustinians or Outlane, Triangle v Clayton or Northowram HT, Greetland or Jer Lane v Copley or Sowerby SP, Sowerby Bridge or Southowram v Bradshaw or Bridgeholme.