Holders Hoylandswaine will be involved in the stand-out first-round tie of the arrowselfdrive Sykes Cup next season.
The Haigh Lane club, who defeated Golcar in last summer’s showpiece at Honley, are at home to fellow Drakes Premiership side Delph & Dobcross on Sunday, May 3.
Delph finished fifth in the top flight last season, so they are potentially one of the clubs who could put Swaine under pressure.
Swaine are chasing five major prizes in 2015, having regained entry to the Black Sheep Champions Trophy as Byrom Shield holders and having entered the Heavy Woollen Cup.
Another intriguing tie in the first round is the clash between Kirkheaton and Almondbury, who were promoted alongside each other from the Conference last term.
Kirkheaton, who took the title and also lifted the Oddfellows Cup, are at home, whil e in the Colne Valley, all eyes will be on the massive derby clash between Slaithwaite and Marsden at Hill Top.
There is a preliminary round of the Sykes Cup and second XI Paddock Shield on Sunday, April 19. The draw for the first round of the Paddock Shield won’t be made until after the preliminaries have been played.
Hall Bower, who have suffered successive relegations having played in the Premiership as recently as 2013, find themselves away to fellow Cedar Court Conference side Cartworth Moor in the preliminary. The winners will host Meltham at the next stage
Emley, who went down from the Jedi Sports Championship alongside the Bower, are at home to Upperthong in the preliminary round.
In the Oddfellows Cup, which is the first XI knockout for clubs outside the Premiership, holders Kirkheaton travel the short distance to Lepton Highlanders in the first round on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.
The second XI Earnshaw Cup was won in 2014 by Shelley, but they are not involved next season having gained promotion from the Jedi Sports Championship Two to the top flight. Beaten finalists Kirkheaton, however, are at home to Cumberworth, again on May 25.
Sykes Cup – preliminary round (April 19, 2015): Emley v Upperthong, Rastrick v Denby Dale, Birkby Rose Hill v Cumberworth, Cartworth Moor v Hall Bower, Paddock v Denby, Thurstonland v Lepton.
First round (May 3): Slaithwaite v Marsden, Golcar v Clayton West, Birkby Rose Hill or Cumberworth v Shelley, Rastrick or Denby Dale v Skelmanthorpe, Thurstonland or Lepton v Emley or Upperthong, Holmfirth v Broad Oak, Hoylandswaine v Delph, Shepley v Thongsbridge, Lascelles Hall v Kirkburton, Scholes v Cawthorne, Kirkheaton v Almondbury, Paddock or Denby v Moorlands, Cartworth Moor or Hall Bower v Meltham, Elland v Honley, Almondbury Wes v Barkisland, Linthwaite v Armitage Bridge.
Paddock Shield – preliminary round (April 19): Lepton v Thurstonland, Denby v Linthwaite, Kirkheaton v Cartworth Moor, Thongsbridge v Rastrick, Denby Dale v Emley, Upperthong v Birkby Rose Hill.
Oddfellows Cup – first round (Monday, May 25): Thurstonland v Hall Bower, Rastrick v Almondbury Wes, Lascelles Hall v Holmfirth, Armitage Bridge v Cawthorne, Cartworth Moor v Almondbury, Cumberworth v Denby Dale, Paddock v Thongsbridge, Marsden v Denby, Clayton West v Emley, Lepton v Kirkheaton, Meltham v Linthwaite, Upperthong v Birkby Rose Hill.
Earnshaw Cup – first round (May 25): Linthwaite v Lepton, Holmfirth v Cartworth Moor, Emley v Meltham, Denby Dale v Clayton West, Hall Bower v Armitage Bridge, Kirkheaton v Cumberworth, Almondbury Wes v Paddock, Birkby Rose Hill v Upperthong, Moorlands v Thurstonland, Thongsbridge v Rastrick, Almondbury v Lascelles Hall, Denby v Marsden.
T20 Shield – preliminary round: Kirkheaton v Lascelles Hall, Emley v Thurstonland, Linthwaite v Cartworth Moor, Paddock v Birkby Rose Hill, Rastrick v Cawthorne, Armitage Bridge v Cumberworth.
T20 Shield – first round: Paddock or Birkby Rose Hill v Thongsbridge, Clayton West v Upperthong, Almondbury v Denby, Armitage Bridge or Cumberworth v Marsden, Linthwaite or Cartworth Moor v Almondbury Wes, Emley or Thurstonland v Hall Bower, Denby Dale v Lepton, Kirkheaton or Lascelles Hall v Rastrick or Cawthorne.