Beckwithshaw and Bilton given home ties on Aire-Wharfe League opening day as Collingham head to Horsforth

2015 runners-up Beckwithshaw will begin next season of the Airedale and Wharfedale Cricket League on home turf.

Friday, 30th October 2015, 12:53 pm
Beckwithshaw's Harry Lister against Bilton in 2015. (1408164AM1)

Beckwithshaw will begin their search of regaining the Division One title by hosting Ilkley on April 16.

The Harrogate club will then meet Pool away in the second week of the season before meeting Collingham on April 30.

Collingham face a tricky start to their season at newly promoted Horsforth, the club supported by Premier League ace James Milner,

Bilton start their season at home to Rawdon. (1408164AM3)

Bilton will begin their campaign in familiar territory at home to Rawdon before a trip to Steeton on week two.

The first meeting between Bilton and Beckwithshaw will come at the latter’s ground on May 28th, with the reverse on matchday 18 on August 13.

Beckwithshaw narrowly missed out on the Division One title this summer after losing to champions Otley in a title showdown on the final day.

The two teams will rekindle their rivalry on matchday ten on June 18, with a potentially crucial return fixture on September 3.

Otley stole the Aire-Wharfe title away from Beckwithshaw on the final day of last season

Relegated Follifoot’s first fixture in Division Two sees them head to Skipton, while Knaresborough will face Tackley away on the opening day of their 201st season.

The pair will meet each other at Follifoot on May 28th, with the reverse fixture at Aspin Lane on August 13.

In Division Three, Bardsey have been given an away trip to Tong Park Esholt on their season opener.

A full list of fixtures are available on the Aire-Wharfe website