Birstall CC face tough away tie

SCHOLES face a daunting task in the first round of the Jack Hampshire Cup after they were drawn at Methley.

Birstall travel to Altofts, Batley will fancy their chances at home to Westwood Park, while Mirfield Parish Cavaliers face a tricky game away to Buttershaw St Pauls.

Division Two Gildersome face the toughest task of all as they travel to Premier champions Wrenthorpe.

Liversedge, Hopton Mills, Moorlands and Premier Division newcomers Hunslet Nelson have received byes.

Jack Hampshire Cup first round (Sunday May 1): Altofts v Birstall, Caribbean v Northowram Fields, Adwalton v Netherton, New Farnley v East Leeds, Methley v Scholes, Wakefield St Michaels v Townville, Batley v Westwood Park, Wakefield Thornes v East Ardsley, Wrenthorpe v Gildersome, Buttershaw St Pauls v Mirfield Parish Cavaliers, Ossett v Carlton.

Byes: Liversedge, Hopton Mills, Moorlands, Hunslet Nelson, Oulton.

Wheatley Cup ties are reversed.

CYL duo New Farnley and Townville have been paired together in the first round of the ECB National Club, while East Bierley visit Bradford League first division rivals Hanging Heaton.