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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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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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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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Live coverage of Sunday’s Village Cup final

The Persimmon Village Cup final takes place at Lord’s on Sunday and you can follow MCC’s live audio ball-by-ball commentary at www.mcc.sportslinemedia.co.uk The final is between Rottingdean, from Sussex, and Woodhouses, from Lancashire. Neither side has reached the Lord’s final … 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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Persimmon Village Cup: National Round 6

Lord’s is now two months and two wins away for the quarter-finalists of the Persimmon Village Cup, seven of whom were decided after last weekend’s national round. The two giantkillers from the South East, Mistley (Essex) and Rottingdean (Sussex) will … Continue reading

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Persimmon Village Cup: National Round 5

Where once there were 286 teams, now there are 16. The Persimmon Village Cup is heading to its latter stages after the first national round took place last weekend. Here’s a round-up of the action. SOUTH-EAST There were tight finishes … Continue reading

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