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Watsons Village Cup finalists decided

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...

Semi-finals preview

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...

Quarter-finals review

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...


Culminating in a showpiece final at Lord's, The Watsons 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.




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Final at Lord's


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.

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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