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From a weekend that was due to be mostly under water – we managed to complete all four quarter-final fixtures. Someone must have had a serious word with Zeus, Thor or Lumo, because we should have been paddling home not paddle sweeping. It did lead to tricky conditions...
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...
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...
For the 176 players competing in the 6th round of the Watsons Village Cup, the thought of the Lord’s Final can’t be far from their mind. At the risk of sounding like a lower-league football manager, you have to take each game at a time, but I would wager my impressive...
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...
The first glimpse of national round action saw the competition step up a level in terms of distance travelled. Luckily it also brought with it some fantastic performances. On a weekend that produced some fine individual performances with the bat, the recipient of the...
Final at Lord'sSeptember 17
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.
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