The Cricketer is delighted to announce the continued support of BOLA as a sponsor of the National Village Cup.

The BOLA bowling machine has been at the forefront of technology since it was conceived by club cricketer Michael Stuart in 1984. The original conceptual brief to provide accurate and consistent batting practice for cricketers of all standards and abilities is still very much alive but evolutionary development over a quarter of a century has made the latest BOLAs better than ever. BOLA machines are used by thousands of schools, clubs, private individuals and organisations who have recognised a very tangible and enjoyable way of improving batting performance. A first class cricket practice facility available to all cricketers at an affordable price.

Guy Evans-Tipping, chief executive of The Cricketer, was delighted to have BOLA involved in the competition again, “For a name that is so familiar to cricketers, like BOLA, to continue their support of the competition is great news. They produce superb machines, and Nye Williams (BOLA MD) is incredibly passionate about each and every one.”

The draw for the National Village cup will be taking place on the 16th of February in the Committee Room at Lord’s. You can enter your team for 2018 here