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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...

Round 6 Round-up

The business end of the Watsons Village Cup is firmly with us. Sixteen team became eight last weekend with newcomers, old-timers and all in between squeezed through into the quarter-finals. Below is a round-up of some of the standout ties of the round. Reed v Mayfield...

Quarter-finals preview

Four fixtures, eight teams. We look at the teams remaining in the 2017 Watsons Village Cup. Langtons v Astwood Bank (Lecis, Notts & Lincs v Worcs) This is Langtons' first time in the competition since 2013, and thus far they have prospered, knocking out Weekley...

Blake’s six rockets Ynystawe

Welshmen in sixth round as Swansea City left-back blows Roche Old Boys away, reports Elgan Alderman The encounter between Ynystawe and Roche Old Boys saw 22 cricketers take to the field, but it was to a footballer that the Welsh hosts owed their advance to the...


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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