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Kit recycling – Lord’s Taverners

Kit recycling making a worldwide impact The Lord’s Taverners Sports Kit Recycling programme has had a very successful year in 2017, with donated clothing and equipment helping people play sport in 14 countries – and we’re hoping that 2018 will be even better with the...

Match report: Borstal v Sibton Park

Tingley feeling as Kent newcomers defeat 2016 finalists Sibton Park The word Borstal will conjure grisly images for our older readers, but the cricket club with that name has taken The Cricketer Village Cup by storm this summer. Their maiden campaign began with...

Round 2 review

Round 2 saw lots of low-scoring affairs as many teams struggled under the pressure of their regional quarter-finals. Some clubs, though, performed valiantly in booking their places in the regional semi-finals with several classy hundreds and a run-out fest, in...


Culminating in a showpiece final at Lord's, The Cricketer 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.

ROUND 1April 29

ROUND 2May 13

ROUND 3May 27

Regional Finals

June 10

ROUND 5June 24

ROUND 6July 8


July 22


August 5

Final at Lord's

September 16

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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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