OLDHAM'S ball will be No 10 in the draws for the first two rounds of the Betfred Challenge Cup, which will be made at 5pm tonight and covered on BBC iPlayer and BBC website.

Jon Wilkin, former St Helens star and now a well-known pundit, will make the draws and the event will be presented by Dave Woods.

The BBC are expected to stream at least one tie and clubs have been asked to try to stagger kick-off times to spread ties over the first-round weekend of March 21.

Second round ties will take place the following weekend.

Ball numbers: 1 Barrow Raiders 2 Batley Bulldogs, 3 Bradford Bulls, 4 Dewsbury Rams, 5 Featherstone Rovers, 6 Halifax Panthers, 7 Keighley Cougars, 8 London Broncos, 9 Newcastle Thunder, 10 OLDHAM, 11 Sheffield Eagles, 12 Swinton Lions, 13 West Wales Raiders, 14 Whitehaven, 15 Widnes Vikings, 16 York City Knights.