No Bapt-ism of fire for Salem Athletic

Hallfield, Sir James Roberts Cup winners in 2010, have drawn 2013 runners-up Girlington at home in this year's second round

Hallfield, Sir James Roberts Cup winners in 2010, have drawn 2013 runners-up Girlington at home in this year's second round

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

Sir James Roberts Cup holders Salem Athletic have been drawn at Group B side Bowling Baptists in the first round of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League’s blue-riband event on Sunday, May 18.

Girlington, runners-up in 2013, are among eight clubs to get byes into the second round on Sunday, June 1, where they will travel to Hallfield.

Omars and Bradford Gymkhana, semi-finalists last year, both have first-round trips – Omars to Allerton and Gymkhana to West Bowling.

The only all-Group A clash in the first round is Great Horton Church v Interlink, although one is guaranteed in the second round as the winners of that tie will host Bradford Moor.

Sir James Roberts CupFirst round: Yorkshire LPS v Mayfield, Apperley Bridge v Muff Field, Bowling Baptists v Salem Athletic, Great Horton Church v Interlink, Allerton v Omars, Great Horton Meths v Cambing, Cross Roads-Daisy Hill v Mandhata, West Bowling v Bradford Gymkhana. Matches to be played on Sunday, May 18.

Second round: Allerton or Omars v Yorkshire LPS or Mayfield, Bowling Baptists or Salem Athletic v West Bowling or Bradford Gymkhana, Heaton v Greenfield, Great Horton Meths or Cambing v Parkside, Great Horton Church or Interlink v Bradford Moor, VVS Laxman v Yorkshire Friends, Hallfield v Girlington, Cross Roads-Daisy Hill or Mandhata v Apperley Bridge or Muff Field. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 1.

In the H Broadbent Trophy for second teams, holders Girlington B start their defence at Hallfield B on Sunday, June 15, while 2013 runners-up Salem Athletic are at Muff Field B.

H Broadbent TrophyFirst round: Bradford Gymkhana B v Cambing B, Hallfield B v Bradford Indians, Great Horton Church B v TABS, Great Horton Meths B v Yorkshire LPS B, Muff Field B v Salem Athletic B, Bradford Indians v Mayfield B. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 15.

Second round: Bradford Indians or Mayfield B v Great Horton Church B or TABS, Great Horton Meths B or Yorkshire LPS B v Hallfield B or Girlington B, Central YMCA v Muff Field B or Salem Athletic B, Bradford Gymkhana B or Cambing B v Buttershaw St Paul’s. Matches to be played on Sunday, July 6.

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