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The Cricketer announce Yorkshire Tea as National Village Cup sponsor

The Cricketer is delighted to unveil Yorkshire Tea as the 2012 sponsor of the National Village Cup, which will be known as the Yorkshire Tea Village Cup. The Harrogate-based family tea merchants join a proud list of former sponsors that … Continue reading

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Vaughan leads club cricket initiative

The former England captain, Michael Vaughan, is fronting a search for the most loved and worthy cricket club in England and Wales. The “Biggest Little Cricket Club” initiative forms part of the forthcoming NatWest CricketForce weekend, and the winning club … Continue reading

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Club of the Year, 2011 – Marple

The Club of the Month award goes to clubs who deserve recognition for the progress they have made – either on the field or off it. This year’s Club of the Year winners have done both, and with some style. … Continue reading

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Club of the Month, October – Bramhall

Just 10 years ago, Bramhall won the national club championship – the biggest award in club cricket. But, like England’s Ashes winners of 2005, the success of one summer did not herald a new era of excellence. While Bramhall’s decline … Continue reading

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Club of the Month, September – Burghley Park

Beer and sixes, as any county chairman will tell you, are the magic ingredients in a cricket fundraiser and they were both in plentiful supply at Burghley Park in July. The Lincolnshire club has organised an annual cricket week and … Continue reading

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First-time finalists make it to Lord’s

Lord’s will host two new finalists for the 2011 Persimmon Village Cup final. Woodhouses of Lancashire and Rottingdean of Sussex will walk through the Long Room and make their way out of the Pavilion to play on cricket’s grandest stage … Continue reading

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Club of the Month, August 2011 – Stratfield Turgis & Hartley Wespall

By Will Carpenter Founded during the Peninsular War, 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of Stratfield Turgis & Hartley Wespall Cricket Club – affectionately known as ‘Turgis’. Set amid the picturesque countryside of North Hampshire, Turgis is fortunate in having a … Continue reading

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Club of the Month, July 2011 – Bitton

Glamorgan was not the only club in the South West having a clear-out behind the scenes last winter. Facing financial ruin, Bitton CC in Gloucestershire decided to take drastic action and got rid of most of the old committee. Into … Continue reading

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Club of the Month, June 2011 – Valley End

It was a start to the season to make any club proud. First, Valley End toasted two former club colts who made their maiden first-class centuries in separate university matches just one week apart. Then in the same week the … Continue reading

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Club of the month, May 2011 – Marple

For Marple, this season the pressure is on. The Cheshire club from the outskirts of Stockport won a total of ten trophies in 2010, with their first, second and third XIs all winning their divisions and the over 40s side … Continue reading

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