HOLDERS Abbotskerswell start their defence of the Brockman Cup with a derby date against Ipplepen.
Abbots, who crushed Stokeinteignhead in last season’s final make the short trip to Moor Road on May 9 in the first round in a re-run of one of last season’s semi-finals.
Stokeinteignhead – conquerors of South Devon in the semis - have a bye in the first round. Waiting for them in round two are… Abbotskerswell or Ipplepen.
South Devon are away to Harberton, a side they have never met before in any competition.
Entrance fees have risen to £25 this season to cover the costs of running the competition.
The cost of umpires has also risen to £15.
First round: Barton v Babbacombe, Abbotskerswell v Ipplepen, Harberton v South Devon, Chelston & Kingskerswell v Dartington & Totnes (all May 9). Shaldon v Lustleigh, Paignton v Stoke Gabriel, Torquay v Brixham (all May 16). Bye: Stokeinteignhead.
Second round: Dartington & Totnes v Shaldon or Lustleigh; South Devon v Torquay v Brixham (both May 30). Paignton or Stoke Gabriel v Barton; Stokeinteignhead v v Ipplepen (tbc).
Semi-finals at Torquay CC: June 9, June 12. Reserve date: June 16.
Final: June 30. Reserve date July 3.
Dick Lear Cup game: Aaron Printers XI v Brockman XI at Torquay CC on Thursday, July 13.