ORPHANAGE Cup holders Senator will kick off the defence of the trophy against EPT.

The long-running works competition, first competed for in 1932, kicks off on Monday with the final to be held at Ewood Park on Friday, May 17.

This year's event, for works teams from across Blackburn and Darwen, has attracted 19 teams who will all be battling it out to reach the final at the home of Blackburn Rovers.

WEC, runners-up for the last two years face Kaman with the winners to play BWDBC Building in the second round.

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First round

Monday, March 25: Presspart v Totally Wicked (5.30pm ko), Kaman v WEC (5.30pm ko), Kirk Scaffolding v Mercedes Benz (6pm ko)

Monday, April 1 (all 6pm kos): Marstons Plc v R&J Hardware, Senator v E.P.T., Together Housing v BRFC Staff, Ultraframe v Blackburn Police

Second round

Wednesday, April 3 (all 6pm kos): BWDBC Building v Kaman or WEC, Kirk Scaffolding or Mercedes Benz v BRFC Community Trust, Teal v Presspart or Totally Wicked, Wincanton v P.A.Brickworks.

For more details, contact Tommy Tatham on 07437 012 979.