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 recreational cricket in the UK and there is perfect synergy between the National Village Cup and our Made By England’s Best campaign” said GM’s Richard Harris. “GM’s support of this grassroots competition mirrors the support we offer all players at every level cricket and we wish all cricketers a successful and enjoyable campaign.”

GM will be again running their ‘Performance of the Round’ competition. Last year saw them select a fortnightly winner from all the performances from each particular round. Each winner receives a bat engraved with their performance and a chance to tour the GM factory in Nottingham.

The Cricketer chief executive, Guy Evans-Tipping “GM are a name synonymous with quality, English cricket bats. Their support last year, in particular the Performance of the Round and the magnificent round of willow they presented at the final really added to the whole competition. We look forward to working with them again.

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 club for 2018 here