Holders Oundle face Burton Latimer trip in cup opener

Cameron Wake's Oundle will start the defence of their Hevey NCL Twenty Cup title at Burton Latimer

Cameron Wake's Oundle will start the defence of their Hevey NCL Twenty Cup title at Burton Latimer

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Oundle have been handed a trip to fellow Premier Division side Burton Latimer in the first round of the Hevey NCL Twenty Cup.

The holders, who beat Brixworth in last year’s final for their second win in three years, will contest one of two all-top flight ties with the other seeing Wollaston host 16-time winners Northampton Saints.

Brixworth travel to Wellingborough Indians and Peterborough entertain Geddington.

Rushden, who were narrowly beaten by Oundle in the semi-finals last time out, are at home to Kettering.

In the preliminary round, Finedon will visit Great Oakley and West Haddon host Earls Barton with the winners playing Weekley & Warkton and Horton House respectively.

Preliminary round (to be played on Tuesday, June 4): Great Oakley v Finedon, West Haddon v Earls Barton.

First round (to be played on Tuesday, June 18): Higham Ferrers v Irthlingborough, Peterborough v Geddington, Rushton v Kettering, Loddington v Rothwell, Desborough v Rushden, Burton Latimer v Oundle, Great Oakley or Finedon v Weekley & Warkton, S&L Corby v Raunds, East Haddon v Isham, Horton House v West Haddon or Earls Barton, Wollaston v Northampton Saints, Wellingborough OGs v St Crispins Ryelands, Mears Ashby v Old Northamptonians, Wellingborough Indians v Brixworth, Old v Wellingborough Town, Stony Stratford v Overstone Park.