Bees sign Bank Top Harriers duo

Bees sign Bank Top Harriers duo

Former Cougar Adam Mitchell has joined the Bees

Jason Gelder has left Bank Top Harriers to try his hand at Wagon Lane

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Bradford & Bingley have signed two players from Bank Top Harriers.

They are 32-year-old fly half Adam Mitchell, who is the strength and conditioning coach at Keighley Cougars, and centre Jason Gelder.

Mitchell, who represented Great Britain at under-18 level, has played around 150 matches for Keighley Cougars and 50 for York City Knights, having represented Clayton and West Bowling beforehand.

Gelder has also played for West Bowling but has also represented the Army.

Meanwhile, Bradford & Bingley have been drawn against fellow SSE North One East side Old Crossleyans in a repeat of last season's first-round Yorkshire Cup tie.

The Bees won 24-9 at Aire View in February when they were a division higher in SSE National League Three North.

However, next season's match will be at Standeven House on Saturday, November 8.

Cleckheaton, semi-finalists in 2013-14, are at home to Sheffield on the same date, while Ilkley - also in Bradford & Bingley's division - are at Wheatley Hills.

Holders Wharfedale and 2013-14 runners-up Otley, who met in a thrilling final at Wagon Lane last month, have byes.

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