Three Cumbrian clubs have a date to enter in their diaries – Saturday, April 18.

That day will be the final of the 2020 BARLA National Cup which is being staged at Featherstone Rovers’ Post Office Road ground.

The three surviving West Cumbrian clubs are set to bid for a place in the quarter finals of the competition tomorrow, and all are set to have home ties which they will hope can give them a big advantage in getting through to the next stage.

Maryport will stage two of the ties, with Ellenborough hosting Sharlston Rovers of the Pennine League’s First Division and Glasson entertaining Beverley from National Conference Division Two.

Kells complete the Cumbrian connection and they will welcome Mirfield Stags, who are the current leaders of Pennine League Division One.

With their National Conference League Division One season still to get under way, Kells warmed up for the National Cup with a 16-12 win over Millom.

Tony Burns and Lewis Wilson scored to put Kells 10-0 ahead but needed a last-gasp try by Reece O’Neill to win it.

Ross Gainford kicked two goals.

All these games tomorrow, of course, will be subject to playable grounds and decent travelling conditions with the prospect of some more horrible weather on the way across the country as Storm Dennis is forecast to hit the country.

There are also some BARLA Youth Cup ties in prospect this weekend, which will be even more dependent on weather conditions.

Under-16s: Kells v Myton Warriors.

Under-14s: Leigh Miners v Maryport; Lock Lane v Hensingham.