Deadline extended for Village Cup

Streethouse lost by six runs to Sussex side Glynde and Beddingham in the 2009 Village Cup final at Lord's.
Streethouse lost by six runs to Sussex side Glynde and Beddingham in the 2009 Village Cup final at Lord's.
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Streethouse, Ackworth, Old Sharlston and Oulton have all entered next season’s Davidstow Village Cricket Cup.

Other local teams have the chance to take part because the deadline for entries has been extended until Friday, January 31.

In existence for over 40 years, the Davidstow Village Cup is a summer-long knockout tournament, offering rural cricketers the chance to compete in a nationwide competition that culminates in a September showpiece final at Lord’s.

A bumper number of village teams in the West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside region have already signed up.

The Cricketer’s managing director Andy Afford said: “The Davidstow Village Cup is the only sporting event in the world that provides such a genuine Roy of the Rovers experience.”

This year is the bicentenary of Lord’s cricket ground, and any club entering is just a maximum of eight wins away from a dream trip to the home of cricket. As well as playing on Lord’s hallowed turf, finalists are also accommodated in the same hotel the England team use and provided with cup final suits, thanks to TMLewin, the official formal wear suppliers of Alastair Cook’s men.

For more information, including competition entry form, visit www.thecricketer.com or call Francis Kelly on 0207 460 5201.