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The Cricketer Village Cup Draw 2018

Friday February 16 officially sees the start of the 2018 Cricketer Village Cup with the draw taking place from 11am in the Committee Room at Lord’s. Exactly 300 clubs will enter into the draw which represents the second consecutive year-on-year rise following rule...

Lord’s Taverners Announcement

The Cricketer is delighted to announce the Lord’s Taverners as the charity partner for this year’s National Village Cup. Founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord's Cricket Ground (where the final of the National Village Cup is played), the Lord's Taverners is the...

GM’s innings with Village Cup continues

The Cricketer is delighted to confirm that Gunn & Moore will be continuing their support as the Official Cricket Brand of the National Village Cup. “Gunn and Moore are delighted to be supporting the NVC for 2018. Village cricket represents the heart of...


Culminating in a showpiece final at Lord's, The Cricketer Village Cup is the only competition that offers amateur sportsmen and women the opportunity to play out their dreams on such hallowed turf. The final two teams will also be given the same treatment as the England team when they play at Lord’s including the same accommodation and hospitality on the day.

ROUND 1April 29

ROUND 2May 13

ROUND 3May 27

Regional Finals

June 10

ROUND 5June 24

ROUND 6July 8


July 22


August 5

Final at Lord's

September 16

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The Cricketer 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.

It is the biggest amateur cricket competition in the world and sees in excess of 300 clubs from all corners of the British Isles battle for the chance to ‘live the dream’ by playing on the hallowed turf in a showcase Lord’s final.

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