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Reed opener Richard Wharton put in the pivotal performance with bat and gloves to deny Sessay back-to-back Watsons Village Cup titles at Lord’s. Wharton, 25, who works as a Special Constable in Hitchin, came through a tough early spell to score an unbeaten 86 from 113...
“The biggest day in their clubs’ history.” Lord’s, September 17. Champions Sessay, big hitters, against Reed, also past winners, with their deadly accurate bowling attack: it promises to be a fine contest. That both clubs have been there before makes no difference,...
Previous winners of the National Village Cup in 2012, Reed CC have again qualified for the final in a slow-scoring game played at the Hertfordshire side’s home ground. This sets Reed CC up for a final on the 17th September against Yorkshire club Sessay CC. Performance...
Sunday saw the two clubs destined for Lord's realised as the semi-finals took place on August 6. Astwood Bank hosted reigning champions Sessay, but were unable to resist the Yorkshirmen's force, succumbing by 80 runs. Sessay posted 221-8 batting first. Astwood Bank...
Nearly 300 teams started out on the road to Lord’s back at the end of April. Now the four teams remaining are so close they have passed St John’s Wood station and are pulled up outside Warm Seas House with Old Father Time in view. Reigning champions Sessay have been...
The dream ticket to a Lord’s final is now one step closer for two teams, as the National Village Cup has its four semi-finalists. The quarter-finals saw four action-packed affairs. Here is a round up of the action that took place on the 23rd July. Aston Rowant v...
Final at Lord'sSeptember 17
The Watsons Village Cup
The Watsons Village Cup is inextricably linked with the English summer and has been ever since its conception in 1972. Administered by The Cricketer, this summer-long knockout tournament celebrates the grassroots game at its rural heart.
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