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Final preview

On Sunday 16 September, The Cricketer National Village Cup Final 2018 takes place at Lord’s between Folkton & Flixton Cricket Club and Liphook & Ripsley Cricket Club. Here, The Cricketer takes a closer look at Yorkshire based Folkton & Flixton. Flixton,...

Semi-final reports

The semi-finals of the Cricketer Village Cup. One could argue that up to this point, this is the biggest day for any club who has not scaled the heights of the 46-year-old competition. The two fixtures were pitting the two best teams from the north and the south...


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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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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