27/06/14 by Paul Bolton
Newport will begin their defence of the North Midlands Cup with a home tie against Dudley Kingswinford in next season’s first round on November 8.
Newport won the county cup last month when they edged out Worcester Wanderers in the final at Dudley Kingswinford and will host DK, who return to the North Midlands Cup following their relegation from National Two South.
Worcester Wanderers have also been drawn at home against Hereford with Whitchurch hosting Bournville.
Bromsgrove, who are also back in the county cup following their relegation from National Two North, have home advantage against Old Halesonians in the other first round tie
In the North Midlands Shield, holders Bridgnorth will begin their title defence with a trip to either Woodrush or Aston OE in the second round on September 6.
Woodrush were beaten finalists in the North Midlands Vase last month but have returned to the Shield following promotion to Midlands Three West (South).
Bredon Star, the North Midlands Vase holders, will travel to play either Birmingham Exiles or Ross on Wye in the second round on September 6.
This year three Plate competitions have been introduced for sides beaten in the first round of the Cup, Shield and Vase.
North Midlands Cup, first round draw: Whitchurch v Bournville, Newport v Dudley Kingswinford, Bromsgrove v Old Halesonians, Worcester Wanderers v Hereford. Ties to be played on November 8.
North Midlands Shield, first round draw: Woodrush v Aston OE, Ledbury v Edwardians, Upton v Harborne. Ties to be played on weekend of August 30 and 31.
Second round draw: Old Yardleians v Ledbury or Edwardians, Moseley Oak v Pershore, Kidderminster Carolians v Shrewsbury, Droitwich v Veseyans, Upton or Harborne v Camp Hill, Stourbridge Lions v Old Saltleians, Woodrush or Aston OE v Bridgnorth, Ludlow v Malvern. Ties to be played on September 6.
North Midlands Vase, first round draw: Dudley Wasps v Chaddesley Corbett, Aldridge v Warley, Birmingham Exiles v Ross on Wye. Ties to be played on weekend of August 30 and 31.
Second round draw: Bishops Castle v Redditch, Kings Norton v Yardley & District, Greyhound v Tenbury, Five Ways OE v Cleobury Mortimer, Telford Hornets v Market Drayton, Aldridge or Warley v Evesham, Dudley Wasps or Chaddesley Corbett v Church Stretton, Birmingham Exiles or Ross on Wye v Bredon Star. Ties to be played on September 6.