SHEPLEY and Scholes will be getting to know each other very well over the next few weeks.
The Holme Valley rivals, who face each other this weekend in the Heavy Woollen Cup, have been drawn together at Marsh Lane in the second round of the Romida Sykes Cup on Sunday, May 22.
That’s just 24 hours after the Drakes Premiership heavyweights go head-to-head in the league at Chapelgate.
Holders Skelmanthorpe, meanwhile, have home advantage in another all-Premiership clash with Elland.
Two more top-flight teams clash, too, with Shelley hosting Golcar.
Almondbury Wesleyans, the only remaining arrowselfdrive Central League side left in the competition, have been rewarded for their win over Micklehurst with a trip to face Drakes newcomers Cawthorne.
Cedar Court Conference side Armitage Bridge, who defeated Lascelles Hall to go through, are at home in the second round to last year’s beaten finalists Delph & Dobcross.
The winners of the Emley v Hoylandswaine tie held over to this weekend will be at home to either Rastrick or Lepton – the result of their first-round clash being the subject of a complaint by Lepton over player eligibility.
The two remaining home sides are from the Premiership, with Marsden hosting Frank Platt Championship Meltham and Barkisland taking on Clayton West, who ousted Honley in the big first-round shock.
Cumberworth, meanwhile, have unanimously been given the green light to join the Drakes League from the Central from next summer.
The Premier Section side will replace Micklehurst, who are returning to the Saddleworth League after seven seasons.
A hearing to decide on the abandoned Premiership match between Skelmanthorpe and Marsden from the opening weekend will be held next Wednesday.
Romida Sykes Cup – Second round: Shepley v Scholes, Shelley v Golcar, Armitage Bridge v Delph, Cawthorne v Almondbury Wes, Skelmanthorpe v Elland, Emley or Hoylandswaine v Rastrick or Lepton, Marsden v Meltham, Barkisland v Clayton West.
Paddock Shield – Second round: Golcar v Shepley, Kirkburton v Barkisland, Scholes v Emley, Clayton West or Slaithwaite v Armitage Bridge, Paddock, v Thongsbridge or Marsden, Hall Bower v Hoylandswaine, Honley v Cawthorne, Almondbury Wes v Broad Oak.
All ties on Sunday, May 22.