A CHANGE of e-mail address has meant that an application by a club for entry into both the Wynn Cup and Cowling Cups was overlooked, causing both Craven League knockout competitions to be re-drawn.

League secretary Peter Foster explained in an e-mail: “Profound apologies but due to an oversight during the transition to the new league e-mail address in January, the application from one club to participate in cup competition was overlooked.

“This is now rectified. This affects only the Wynn and Cowling Cups. The Manorlands Plate is unchanged.”

There are now three preliminary-round ties in the Wynn Cup on Sunday, May 9, with Barrowford visiting Cowling, Wilsden hosting Bradley, and Bradford & Bingley thirds making the trip to Cononley.

Eye-catching first-round ties on Sunday, June 6 include Gargrave, one of the in-form teams of the truncated 2020 season, at Hepworth & Idle, and Denholme, relegated from the First Division in 2019, hosting perennial finalists Oakworth.

Apart from Denholme v Oakworth, there is also a first-round derby between Skipton CI and Silsden and potential derbies between Cowling and Bradley and Cononley and Embsay.

Wynn Cup – Preliminary round: Cowling v Barrowford, Wilsden v Bradley, Cononley v Bradford & Bingley III. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 9.

First round: Hepworth & Idle v Gargrave, Foulridge v Haworth, Denholme v Oakworth, Bingley Congs v Long Lee, Haworth Road Meths v Sutton, Skipton CI v Silsden, Cowling or Barrowford v Wilsden or Bradley, Cononley or Bradford & Bingley III v Embsay. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 6.

Derbies are even more plentiful in the Cowling Cup, which is essentially for second teams.

Haworth II host Denholme II in one of three preliminary-round ties on Sunday, May 16, while in the first round on Sunday, June 13, Long Lee II host Keighley III, Gargrave II visit Skipton CI II and Bradley II make the short journey to Sutton II.

There is also a potential meeting between Bingley Congs II and Bingley Congs III. However, the latter must first win at Riddlesden.

Cowling Cup – Preliminary round: Thornton-in-Craven v Glusburn, Haworth II v Denholme II, Riddlesden v Bingley Congs III. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 16.

First round: Hepworth & Idle II v Wilsden II, Long Lee II v Keighley III, Barrowford II v Oakworth II, Skipton CI II v Gargrave II, Embsay II v Airedale II, Sutton II v Bradley II, Thornton-in-Craven or Glusburn v Haworth II or Denholme II, Riddlesden or Bingley Congs III v Bingley Congs II. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 13.

There were only seven entries for the Manorlands Plate, which is a T20 competition for first teams raising money for the Oxenhope-based hospice.

Denholme are the lucky ones who have a bye directly into finals day at Oakworth on Sunday, August 22.

The first-round ties, to be played on a mutually agreed date, are: Oakworth v Bingley Congs, Airedale v Skipton CI, Gargrave v Long Lee, with the winners all joining Denholme in the last four.