Fryston visit holders Sharlston in National Cup

Methley Royals host Keighley and Upton are home to London club North Herts Crusaders.

Methley Royals host Keighley and Upton are home to London club North Herts Crusaders.

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Holders Sharlston Rovers host Fryston Warriors in BARLA National Cup first round on Saturday, January 10.

Rovers and Fryston are currently first and second respectively in the Pennine League’s Premier Division.

Methley Royals host Keighley and Upton are home to London club North Herts Crusaders in other first round ties.

The full first round draw is Batley Boys v Ryhill Hammers, Hunslet Parkside Club v Halton Simms Cross, Methley Royals v Keighley, Stanningley v Leeds Underdogs, Whinmoor Warriors v St Maries Vikings, Crigglestone All Blacks v Illingworth, Upton v North Herts Crusaders, Mudchute Uncles v Halifax Irish, Dewsbury Moor v Widnes West Bank, Egremont Rangers v West Leeds, Brighouse v Hindley, Sharlston Rovers v Fryston Warriors, Holderness Vikings v Thornhill Trojans, Heysham Atoms v Queensbury, Queens v Eastern Rhinos, Bamber Bridge v Wath Brow Hornets.

The first round draws have also been made for the BARLA youth and junior national cups.

Castleford Lock Lane and Normanton Knights have first round byes in the under 18 competition.

Stanley Rangers who won the under 16 age group last year, have been drawn at home to Castleford Panthers in the opening round of this season’s competition. The other ties are Kells v Oldham St Annes, Oulton Raiders v Leyland Warriors, Ince Rose Bridge v East Leeds, Dewsbury Celtic v Eastmoor Dragons. Lock Lane have a first round bye.

Kippax, Lock Lane, Castleford Panthers, Oulton Raiders and Normanton Knights are among the teams that have a bye in the National Under 14 Cup first round.