Scholes host holders in Heavy Woollen Cup

Ossett CC will host this season's Heavy Woollen Cup final on Sunday August 2.

Ossett CC will host this season's Heavy Woollen Cup final on Sunday August 2.

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Bradford League newcomers Scholes will entertain Heavy Woollen Cup holders Pudsey Congs in the first round on Sunday April 19.

Congs won England’s oldest competition for the first time last season, beating Townville in the final at Spen Victoria.

Last season’s beaten finalists entertain fellow CYL Premier Division side Birstall.

Woodlands will come up against former captain and club stalwart Tim Orrell when they travel to CYL side Mirfield Parish Cavaliers.

Hartshead Moor have an intriguing against CYL big guns Methley, a cracking clash is in prospect when Huddersfield League top flight new boys Moorlands welcome New Farnley, while Hanging Heaton host competition new comers Great Preston.

Ossett will stage this season’s Heavy Woollen final for the first time in 16 years on Sunday August 2.

Heavy Woollen Cup first round: Townville v Birstall, Shepley v Ossett, Hartshead Moor v Methley, Wakefield Thornes v Morley, Moorlands v New Farnley, Baildon v Gomersal, Mirfield Parish Cavaliers v Woodlands, Slaithwaite v Delph & Dobcross , Spen Victoria v Scholes (HL), Hoylandswaine v Wrenthorpe, Hanging Heaton v Great Preston, Barkisland v Golcar, Kirkburton v Liversedge, Skelmanthorpe v Buttershaw St Paul’s, Scholes (BL) v Pudsey Congs, Jer Lane v Shelley.

Crowther Cup first round draw reversed.