Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Quarter Final Draw

Sykes Cup / Paddock Shield Quarter Final Draw

7 Jun 2018

The Jedi Championship clubs that remain in the All-Rounder Sykes Cup have all been handed tough away fixtures at the quarter final stage. Clayton West; winners of a thrilling second round match at home to Scholes will journey to Marsh Lane where Greg Wood's Shepley side, one time winners in 2011, await.

Honley, who's ground is scheduled to host the showpiece final in August, entertain Almondbury Wesleyans. They met at the first round stage two seasons ago where a double-hundred from Timmy Taylor (now Honley captain) handed Wesleyans a harsh lesson. However their captivating display against Mirfield Parish Cavaliers in the last round, along with their current success in the league (they currently lead the Jedi Championship) should mean they will be better equipped to take them on at Far End Lane. Should Honley be successful in reaching the semi-final stage the final will then be switched to Hullen Edge, home of Elland cricket club.

Barkisland, who vanquished Armitage Bridge possibly have the toughest assignment of all. They face a trip to unbeaten Hoylandswaine, who look in formiddable form right now. Darren Robinson may need to draw on all of his cup-winning experience (they won the trophy as recently as 2015) and hope that the Premiership champions - and current leaders - have a off-day. Either way, Barkisland have hit a good run of form now and with nothing to lose may cause an upset.

The final fixture pits two Premiership outfits together as Delph & Dobcross take on Moorlands at Huddersfield Road. Andrew Gleave's Delph side have endured a wretched run of form in the past month but it was brightened by a professional dismantling of Rastrick in the last round. Moorlands on the other hand have seen off two other Premiership teams; Kirkburton and Thongsbridge so on paper at least this looks to be the closest matched draw.

The Fired Up Corp. Paddock Shield draw for 2XI teams has holders Kirkburton with a big ask at home to Premiership Two leaders Honley. James Newsome's team who lifted the Paddock Shield in front of their home supporters last season will need to raise their game somewhat against a Honley side who have found everything clicking into place this season with a great mix of experience and youth.

Hoylandswaine travel to fellow top flight team Skelmanthorpe and two Champiosnhip Two teams have difficult away ties. Delph & Dobcross, who overcame Premiership Two Cawthorne have a fairly short journey this time away at Broad Oak. Finally Shepley will need to overcome Scholes at Chapelgate if they wish to repeat their excellent success in 2013 when, like then, they were also a Championship Two club.

All ties are to be played on Sunday 17 June with a reserve date the following Sunday 24 June should no play be possible. Full draw:

All Rounder Cricket Sykes Cup 3rd Round

Shepley v Clayton West
Honley v Almondbury Wes
Delph & Dobcross v Moorlands
Hoylandswaine v Barkisland

Fired Up Paddock Shield 3rd Round

Skelmanthorpe v Hoylandswaine
Scholes v Shepley
Broad Oak v Delph & Dobcross
Kirkburton v Honley


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