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: jim.hindson@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!



Extracover Insurance provides an all-round cover for your cricket club, irrespective of the size.
Marshall Wooldridge have provided insurance services to our clients since 1973. From this time we have operated sports insurance schemes which have been developed continuously with specialist knowledge & expertise.

Our dedicated workforce understands the needs and requirements of Cricket Clubs, Associations, Boards and Leagues, and as such are the exclusive brokers for the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)ExtraCover Insurance scheme. We also have facilities to insure Umpires Associations against their risks and liabilities.


Gunn & Moore

Gunn & Moore is delighted to be the Official Cricket Brand of the National Village Cup 2018.

Village cricket represents the heart of recreational cricket in the UK and there is perfect synergy between the National Village Cup and our 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 2018.


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.




Founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord’s Cricket Ground (where the final of the National Village Cup is played), the Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.

Our aim is to create a range of opportunities for young people from deprives areas and those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities. We strive to achieve the following:

• Increased opportunities for regular participation
• To motivate young people to engage in sport
• Improve health, social and psychological wellbeing
• Empower volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions

We have a number of regional offices located around the country, click here to find out more about us or how to get involved.