Category Archives: Village

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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2012 National Village Cup Draw

The draw for the 2012 National Village Cup has now been made. The competition, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year gets under way on Sunday, April 22 with the Preliminary Round. Please note that the regional boundaries of some … Continue reading

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MCC and The Times support the Village Cup

IT’S the cricket cup that offers village amateurs the chance of fulfilling their dreams – walking through the Long Room to play at Lord’s. The National Village Cup reaches its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the MCC has … Continue reading

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Dates for the 2012 National Village Cup announced

The Cricketer can now confirm the fixture dates for the 2012 National Village Cup. They are as follows: Preliminary round Sunday, April 22 First round Sunday, May 6 Second round Sunday, May 20 Third round Sunday, June 3 Fourth round … Continue reading

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The National Village Cup 2012 Rules

Here is the complete list of Rules and Conditions for the 2012 National Village Cup. We have made a few additions and changes to last year’s rules which are detailed in BOLD below. Please ensure you have read these thoroughly and consider … Continue reading

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The National Village Cup 2012 entry form

Are you interested in entering your club for the National Village Cup for the 2012 season? Download an application form and make sure you send it into the magazine at nvc@thecricketer.com or the postal address below by January 31, 2012. You … Continue reading

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Woodhouses win 2011 Persimmon Village Cup final

by Rich Abbott A brutal innings of 63 from 31 balls from 17 year-old Nick Doyle saw Woodhouses CC (Lancashire) win the 2011 Persimmon Village Cup final with a 58-run win over Rottingdean CC (Sussex) in a 10-over shoot-out, following … Continue reading

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Mike Atherton: Village Cup close to my heart

My earliest memory of competitive cricket: it was the searing summer of 1975 and I was sitting, if the pavilion was at twelve o’clock, at quarter to the hour, surrounded by what felt like many thousands to a seven-year-old boy … 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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Persimmon Village Cup semi-finalists decided

The semi-finalists for the Persimmon Village Cup have been decided – with all four travelling sides in Sunday’s quarters going through. A classic Roses encounter awaits in the northern semi: Lancashire – represented by Michael Atherton’s local village side, Woodhouses … Continue reading

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