Waddilove Cup holders Burley have been given an easy draw on paper as they start their defence.

The Division One club will travel to Silsden, who finished bottom of Division Three and had to apply for re-election last year, in the first round on Sunday, May 18.

Aire-Wharfe Division One champions Beckwithshaw, who failed to knock off the 88 runs required for victory in last year’s final, are one of eight clubs in preliminary-round action on Sunday, April 27.

They are at Division Two Tong Park Esholt, while Steeton visit 2013 semi-finalists Follifoot and Division Three champions Skipton visit Division Two Bolton Villas.

The prize for the winners of the Tong Park Esholt v Beckwithshaw clash is to host league runners-up Bil- ton.

Rawdon and Thackley, quarter-finalists last year, are at Division Three Calver- ley and Division One Ben Rhydding respectively in the first round, while semi-finalists Otley are at Division Three New Rover.

Pool visit Harden, while nowhere is the tension likely to be higher than at Horsforth, who host Division Three rivals Hall Park. Addingham visit Olicanian in another all-Division Three clash.

Waddilove Cup - Preliminary round: Adel v Alwoodley, Follifoot v Steeton, Bolton Villas v Skipton, Tong Park Esholt v Beckwithshaw. Matches to be played on Sunday, April 27. Birtwhistle Cup ties reversed.

First round: Bolton Villas or Skipton v Adel or Alwoodley, Collingham v Follifoot or Steeton, Tong Park Esholt or Beckwithshaw v Bilton, Horsforth v Horsforth Hall Park, Calverley v Rawdon, Knaresborough v Ilkley, Menston v Woodhouse, Silsden v Burley, Ben Rhydding v Thackley, Green Lane v Colton, Harden v Pool, Illingworth v Guiseley, North Leeds v Bardsey, Olicanian v Addingham, New Rover v Otley, Kirkstall v Upper Wharfedale. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 18. Birtwhistle Cup ties reversed.

Guiseley, who are bidding for a fifth Birtwhistle Cup triumph in six years, host Illingworth in the first round on Sunday, May 18. Runners-up Otley are at home to New Rover.

Chappell Cup winners Ilkley, who were also runners-up in Conference B last year, begin their defence at home to Rawdon on Sunday, May 11.

Losing finalists Otley, who won Conference B, are at 2013 semi-finalists Guiseley.

Chappell Cup - First round: Thackley v Steeton, Follifoot v Bilton, North Leeds v Collingham, Horsforth v Adel, Olicanian bye, Ilkley v Rawdon, Knaresborough v Green Lane, Guiseley v Otley. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 11.