Official sponsors enjoy the opportunity to align their brand to the grass roots of this quintessentially English passion via direct access to the 300+ competing clubs, their players, administrators, supporters and wider village communities. This is a relationship that will manifest itself in heightened awareness, increased interactions and deepened brand recognition.

As a an official sponsor you can interact with an authentic, engaged audience through a variety of marketing channels as well as enjoy regional and national press coverage through our media partners. The competition is designed to energise local communities around their local team and thus draws on a wide demographic.

If you have any questions on sponsorship opportunities that are available for the National Village Cup please contact: Tom.Gibbs@thecricketer.com – 0203 198 1354


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. The BOLA Bowling Machine is the best fun you’ll have on your own in a cricket net!


Gunn & Moore

Gunn & Moore is delighted to be the Official Cricket Brand of the National Village Cup 2017.

Village cricket represents the heart of recreational cricket in the UK and there is perfect synergy between the National Village Cup and our new 2017 Made By England’s Best campaign.

GM’s support of this grassroots competition mirrors the support we offer all players at every level of cricket and we wish all cricketers a successful and enjoyable 2017.


Greene King

As the country’s leading pub company and brewer, we welcome our customers through our doors and brew our iconic range of well-loved crafted ales every day.

It’s our rich heritage of more than 200 years that has taught us how to brew award-wining beer and operate pubs from our base in Bury St. Edmunds ever since the company was founded in 1799 by 19 year-old Benjamin Greene.



Owzat-cricket is run for cricketers, by cricketers. This means that you receive expert friendly advice and customer service from cricketers and coaches who both understand and care about your cricket equipment requirements.

We are now into our 15th year of online trading and our reputation has been built on our friendly, expert advice, great ranges and stock plus great prices. We carry a huge range of goods physically in stock and do not just load all items from all manufacturers like many other websites, which means a better and more reliable service to you.


Pipers Crisps

The Pipers story began in 2004 when three farmers – Alex Albone, Simon Herring and James Sweeting – joined forces to produce great tasting, quality crisps using local potatoes.

We work with carefully selected flavour partners who care as much about their products as we do about ours. We are all passionate people driven by one thing and that is to deliver the best taste and quality possible – no gimmicks.

This passion for taste and quality is common across the Pipers team. It could be the people who sell our crisps in pubs, hotels, delis, farm shops, garden centres, museums and more. Or it could be our own talented people working hard in a range of exciting careers at Pipers to make our products even better.




We are a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities.

We take cricket to new places and use it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, and educate young people from Cornwall to Cardiff to County Durham.
Since 2005 our Chance to Shine Schools programme has helped reverse the decline in cricket in state schools. Working in close partnership with all 39 County Cricket Boards and hundreds of local cricket clubs, we’ve got three million boys and girls in over 11,000 schools playing and learning through cricket.