North Midlands Cup holders Newport will begin their title defence with a home tie against Hereford in next season’s quarter-finals.
Newport won the county cup for the third time when they beat Bromsgrove in the final at Dudley Kingswinford last month.
They have been given a bye through the preliminary round as have Hereford who will travel to Forton Road for a tie to be played on or before October 13.
Bromsgrove face a preliminary round tie at Malvern, who won the North Midlands Shield last season. The winners will be away to either Droitwich or Worcester in the quarter-finals.
Dudley Kingswinford face a Black Country derby against Old Halesonians at Heathbrook in the other preliminary round tie which will be played either on August 25 or in midweek on August 29. The winners will travel to Bournville in the quarter-finals.
In the North Midlands Shield Old Saltleians, who were beaten by Malvern in last month’s final, will host Ludlow in the preliminary round. The winners will travel to Shrewsbury in the quarter-finals.
Dudley Wasps, beaten finalists in last season’s North Midlands Vase, face a preliminary round away tie at Birmingham Civil Service.
North Midlands Cup
Preliminary round draw: Malvern v Bromsgrove, Droitwich v Worcester, Dudley Kingswinford v Old Halesonians. Ties to be played on August 25 or 29.
Quarter-finals: Newport v Hereford, Droitwich or Worcester v Malvern or Bromsgrove, Luctonians v Bridgnorth, Bournville v Dudley Kingswinford or Old Halesonians. Ties to be played on or before October 13.
North Midlands Shield
Preliminary round draw: Old Saltleians v Ludlow, Harborne v Old Yardleians, Ledbury v Upton on Severn, Camp Hill v Veseyans, Telford Hornets v Woodrush, Evesham v Oswestry, Edwardians v Kidderminster Carolians. Bye: Shrewsbury. Ties to be played on or before September 1.
Quarter-finals: Shrewsbury v Old Saltleians or Ludlow, Evesham or Oswestry v Ledbury or Upton on Severn, Telford Hormets or Woodrush v Camp Hill or Veseyans, Edwardians or Kidderminster Carolians v Harborne or Old Yardleians.
North Midlands Vase
Preliminary round draw: Aldridge v Church Stretton, Birmingham Exiles v Bishop’s Castle, Warley v Kings Norton, Greyhound v Five Ways OE, Birmingham CS v Dudley Wasps, Chaddesley Corbett v Stourport, Dixonians v Tenbury. Ties to be played on August 25.