YORKSHIRE champion of champions Scholes have been handed one of the toughest possible tests in the opening round of this year’s Black Sheep competition.
The Drakes League side were drawn against Heavy Woollen heavyweights Wrenthorpe in the quarter-final tie of the round, although they do have the advantage of playing the Wakefield outfit at their own Chapelgate stronghold.
Huddersfield have two representatives this year with Scholes in as holders, while 2010 League champions Honley are also at home to South Riding championship Whitley Hall.
Quarter-final ties must be played on or before June 12.
Honley should start favourites to beat Whitley Hall, but should they and Scholes both get through to the semi-finals they both then face even tougher opposition, with the likelihood that Honley will visit Bradford League champions Pudsey Congs, while Scholes will probably have to travel to face York , who they beat in last year’s final at Treeton.
The full draw is:
Quarter-finals: Burley-in-Wharfedale (Aire/Wharfe) v York (Yorkshire); Scholes (holders) v Wrenthorpe (Central Yorkshire); Dunnington (York Senior) v Pudsey Congs (Bradford League); Honley (Huddersfield) v Whitley Hall (South Riding).
Semi-finals: Burley-in-Wharfedale or York v Scholes or Wrenthorpe; Dunnington or Pudsey Congs v Honley or Whitley Hall.
The Huddersfield Association of Cricket Coaches have had to scrap their proposed UKCC Level 1 course, which had been arranged for Holmfirth Sports Centre later this month due to a poor response.
After making a final check with the YCB and the other course suppliers on resources and timescales to keep the course open for registration, they realised it was not possible to go ahead with the course with such low numbers.
The Association are still aiming to run Level Two course in the autumn.