Draw made for shield

The draw for the 2011 Orme shield competition was made recently.

Last year’s finalists, Matlock and Elton, are among the six teams drawn to contest the preliminary round, scheduled for May 9, when holders Matlock entertain Darley Dale, 2010 runners-up Elton visit Ashford, and Longstone travel to Calver. The quarter finals are scheduled for June 6.

The full draw is: Ashford or Elton v St Anselms Strollers, Hathersage v Bakewell, Old Mannerians v Calver or Longstone, Matlock or Darley v Grindleford.

The semi finals and the final will all be played at Bakewell in the week commencing July 11.

Meanwhile, the Longstone League is bolstered this year by the welcome return to the fold of Stanton and Matlock. League fixtures commence on Wednesday, May 4.