Tough trip for holders Triangle

Triangle celebrate with the Parish Cup
Triangle celebrate with the Parish Cup

Triangle will start their defence of the Halifax Parish Cup against Warley on Sunday, May 8.

A trip to fellow Premier Division opponents represents a tough test for the Grassy Bottom side, who beat Mytholmroyd at Sowerby Bridge in last year’s final.

Royd feature in probably the most eagerly anticipated tie of the round away to Thornton.

Jer Lane, Halifax League champions for the last three years and cup winners in 2013, will be at home to Cullingworth.

Warley will start their bid for a hat-trick of successes in the Crossley Shield, the second teams’ competition, at Clayton.

The draws, including that for the Twenty/20 competition, were made at last night’s league meeting at Pellon Club.

There is one slight change to plans for future draws in this season’s Parish Cup and Crossley Shield. They will now take place on the Monday immediately following each Sunday round.

Briggs Priestley Parish Cup, first round: Bradshaw v Sowerby Bridge, Bridgeholme v Sowerby St Peter’s, Denholme v Outlane, Greetland v Old Town, Jer Lane v Cullingworth, Low Moor HT v Shelf, Luddenden Foot v Northowram HT, Old Crossleyans v Booth, Oxenhope v Great Horton PC, Queensbury v Stones, Southowram v SBCI, Thornton v Mytholmroyd, Upper Hopton v Copley, Warley v Triangle. Byes: Blackley, Clayton.

Halifax Carpet Company Crossley Shield first round: Booth v Jer Lane, Clayton v Warley, Cullingworth v Denholme, Great Horton PC v Oxenhope, Mytholmroyd v Greetland, Northowram HT v Southowram, Old Town v Upper Hopton, Outlane v Bridgeholme, Shelf v Old Crossleyans, SBCI v Low Moor HT, Sowerby Bridge v Blackley, Sowerby St Peter’s v Thornton, Stones v Bradshaw, Triangle v Luddenden Foot. Byes: Copley, Queensbury.

Foster’s Twenty/20 competition, first round (Tuesday, May 3): Upper Hopton v Greetland, Cullingworth v Copley, Old Town v Mytholmroyd, Low Moor v Old Crossleyans, Sowerby SP v SBCI, Thornton v Shelf, Sowerby Bridge v Jer Lane, Blackley v Stones, Stainland v Triangle.

Second round: Upper Hopton or Greetland v Bridgeholme, Cullingworth or Copley v Denholme Clough, Old Town or Mytholmroyd v Warley, Low Moor or Old Crossleyans v Great Horton, Northowram HT v Sowerby SP or SBCI, Southowram v Thornton or Shelf, Sowerby Bridge or Jer Lane v Booth, Blackley or Stones v Stainland or Triangle.