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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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Persimmon Village Cup: Into the national rounds

Just as in the Rose Bowl Test match, the weather tried its hardest to derail the regional finals of the Persimmon Village Cup last weekend. After a wash-out a week earlier when only three of the 32 matches returned a positive outcome … Continue reading

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Persimmon Village Cup: Regional final results

Regional final results (Sunday, June 19) Scotland Group Meigle (89); Freuchie (90-1) Northumberland Group Warkworth; Bomarsund Welfare – Bowl out (2-3) Durham, Cleveland and Tyne & Wear Group Wolviston; Bates Cottages – Bowl out (0-2) North Yorkshire (North) Group Cloughton … Continue reading

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The Persimmon Village Cup: Close encounters

The regional semi-finals of the Persimmon Village Cup took place on Sunday as teams edge ever closer to the national rounds – and, whisper it, the Lord’s final. Home advantage paid dividends in Derbyshire as Holmesfield edged out Brailsford & … Continue reading

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The Persimmon Village Cup: Regional semi-final results

Regional semi-final results (Sunday, May 29) Scotland Group Meigle (84-5); Methlick (81) Torrance Community (16); Freuchie (17-3) Northumberland Group Warkworth (222-5); Humshaugh (218-6) Bomarsund Welfare w/o Wallace Arms North Yorkshire (North) Group Upper Wharfdale; Cloughton (201-6) Barton (76); Sessay (77-1) … Continue reading

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The Persimmon Village Cup: Scots throw down challenge

Village clubs were dealing in fractions as the regional quarter-finals of the Persimmon Village Cup took place on last Sunday. In Scotland, Torrance Community – the club just north of Glasgow founded in 2010 – travelled 150 miles north to … Continue reading

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