LEAGUE champions Woodlands will represent the Bradford League in next season's National Club Championship.

It will be the first time that the Albert Terrace club have taken part in the competition, which has been running since 1969.

The 128 clubs who enter the 40-over competition are initially placed in 16 regional groups played on a knockout basis. The final is played on a county ground in September.

The rounds are played on May 15, May 29, June 19, July 10, July 31 and August 27. The final date will be set when the availability of county grounds is known.

Hanging Heaton reached the third round of last season's competition with wins over Doncaster Town by seven wickets and Elscar by 49 runs, before suffering a seven-wicket defeat against Woodhouse Grange.

Hanging Heaton will be representing the league in the ECB Clubs T20, which they won in 2018.

They will contest the area final on August 7 against the representatives of the North East Premier League, North Yorkshire South Durham League and Yorkshire League North.

The winners will go through to the regional final on August 28. The final will be played at a county ground in September.