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Title: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 10:36:12 AM
This seasons draw takes place shortly, is anyone on here in it?

Ive played in the comp before as a guest player back when you were allowed them but have just entered my current club for the first time
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: 19reading87 on February 22, 2019, 10:41:15 AM
I’ve played in it, it’s superb. My current club doesn’t apply but the drive of the competition I love
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 22, 2019, 12:47:42 PM
I played in it for a few years for a club but that club found that each year less of its ‘better’ players wanted to be available. Ended up dying as a competition of interest because the games were just an xi would could be available and so you’d win a couple, come up against a side taking it seriously and get beaten.

Just a competitive Sunday competition really. Few local clubs usually get a few rounds in then it’s just luck on the day. My club doesn’t qualify as a village but sadly we wouldn’t be able to get many 1xi out so it’d be pointless anyway
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 01:08:24 PM
Home draw first up, happy days

I see there are only 4 teams in the whole Scotland section, wouldnt want an away draw up there  :D
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 22, 2019, 01:17:30 PM
We've been drawn a home game against a side a couple of divisions below our 1st XI for the opening round. Hopefully we get through a few rounds this year
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: six and out on February 22, 2019, 01:36:44 PM
Can you guys just clarify something for me, having never played in the tournament before but always been an interested bystander, so just had a breeze through the draw.

How are Datchet and Aston Rowant in the competition when they play in the Home Counties Premier League?

I thought there was a cut off for level of cricket as well as the obvious you must be a village?

Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 01:44:12 PM
There is no standard restriction now, you just have to meet the criteria for being a 'village' which I think is done on a maximum population basis.

All players must now be registered for the club in league cricket aswell, where is the past you could have more than 1 guest player and there is also some sort of restriction on overseas players
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: six and out on February 22, 2019, 01:56:45 PM
Has that changed in recent times?

I can imagine there are lot of the bigger teams but obviously still in a 'village' in terms of population that may enter.

Or do they enter into the National Club Championship?

The clubs that meet the village criteria then get the choice i suppose?
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 22, 2019, 01:59:37 PM
Has that changed in recent times?

I can imagine there are lot of the bigger teams but obviously still in a 'village' in terms of population that may enter.

Or do they enter into the National Club Championship?

The clubs that meet the village criteria then get the choice i suppose?

There are many ‘village’ clubs who are actually very well ‘run’  (funded) who enter. It’s a competition at the end of the day, if you prefer competitive to friendly Sunday’s enter it but don’t complain when some bank rolled team steam rollers you in the hunt for glory.

I found nothing wrong with it as a competition from the 4-5 years I played.. just like playing a league game only against some teams you might not normally play. The premier teams (assuming they get players out) generally win out.
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 02:01:27 PM
Has that changed in recent times?

I can imagine there are lot of the bigger teams but obviously still in a 'village' in terms of population that may enter.

Or do they enter into the National Club Championship?

The clubs that meet the village criteria then get the choice i suppose?

Im not sure when it happened but yes there used to be a restriction

Like you say, my club is just 1 division below ECB Prem but our location is probably less than a village. More a sprawling hamlet!

I would say the National Club Championship is almost certainly a higher standard from start to finish as all Town and City clubs are eligible. Dont think we would bother entering that one!

Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 22, 2019, 02:04:48 PM
Yep my new club are we have been drawn against Charlton Down so a new ground for me
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: six and out on February 22, 2019, 02:13:57 PM
Im not sure when it happened but yes there used to be a restriction

Like you say, my club is just 1 division below ECB Prem but our location is probably less than a village. More a sprawling hamlet!

I would say the National Club Championship is almost certainly a higher standard from start to finish as all Town and City clubs are eligible. Dont think we would bother entering that one!

It's interesting because the National Club Championship draw has been made as well and there are a number of teams that have entered both! including Aston Rowant.

The 1st rounds are on the same day - Sunday 28th April. That is very brave committing to getting 2 Sunday sides of that strength out surely?
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 22, 2019, 02:21:16 PM
It's interesting because the National Club Championship draw has been made as well and there are a number of teams that have entered both! including Aston Rowant.

The 1st rounds are on the same day - Sunday 28th April. That is very brave committing to getting 2 Sunday sides of that strength out surely?

Or you look at which you stand the best chance of winning and pack that side ? Also, if one of those is against a weak side you could send a seconds so to speak and still win
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 02:27:09 PM
It's interesting because the National Club Championship draw has been made as well and there are a number of teams that have entered both! including Aston Rowant.

The 1st rounds are on the same day - Sunday 28th April. That is very brave committing to getting 2 Sunday sides of that strength out surely?

There is a 2 weekend window for each round in the village cup, if both sides agree

So they could technically field a first XI for the duration of both competitions on alternate weekends

But yes a huge committment and could be lots of travel if they progress in both
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Kulli on February 22, 2019, 02:35:57 PM
Home draw first up, happy days

I see there are only 4 teams in the whole Scotland section, wouldnt want an away draw up there  :D

Really used to be a decent sized selection, who's still entering, Falkland Freuchie and 2 others? Doune?
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: six and out on February 22, 2019, 02:37:26 PM
That's the point really isn't it. The commitment on a Sunday to either Cup competition has to be there from the start from all the players because playing both days all season (or every other at least) is a big ask these days for a lot of people and if you put a weak side out in these cups you will most likely get beaten.
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 22, 2019, 02:41:17 PM
That's the point really isn't it. The commitment on a Sunday to either Cup competition has to be there from the start from all the players because playing both days all season (or every other at least) is a big ask these days for a lot of people and if you put a weak side out in these cups you will most likely get beaten.

Big clubs pay remember.. so turning up is mandatory

Add that to the bigger clubs will have a few others trying to make a name etc. Its a big ask for a normal club but then I wouldn’t expect a normal club to enter the main comp and certainly not both. Village cup potentially if you qualify as turning up with a full 1xi gives you a sniff of getting far
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: six and out on February 22, 2019, 02:46:46 PM
Big clubs pay remember.. so turning up is mandatory

Add that to the bigger clubs will have a few others trying to make a name etc. Its a big ask for a normal club but then I wouldn’t expect a normal club to enter the main comp and certainly not both. Village cup potentially if you qualify as turning up with a full 1xi gives you a sniff of getting far

Was mainly talking about the Village Cup.

Completely realise that the National Club Cup is mandatory to be available for at a lot of clubs - i have been there and played in those games!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: jbrommo on February 22, 2019, 03:27:09 PM
My village team reached the semi final last year
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 22, 2019, 07:46:33 PM
Was mainly talking about the Village Cup.

Completely realise that the National Club Cup is mandatory to be available for at a lot of clubs - i have been there and played in those games!

Village cup has some big teams in too. No idea if they actually take it seriously or not but they will be floating about
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on February 22, 2019, 09:04:19 PM
think if you're a village and a high level club, you can enter your 2nd/3rd team - aston rowant might do this as their seconds/thirds will be in the Cherwell League? divisions, i think Frocester in the WEPL do this, the 1st team play in the National Club comp and the 2nds/3rds players in the village - i may be very wrong about this!!!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: LateBloomer on February 22, 2019, 11:24:08 PM
My village team reached the semi final last year

Great effort! One game from Lords  :)

think if you're a village and a high level club, you can enter your 2nd/3rd team - aston rowant might do this as their seconds/thirds will be in the Cherwell League? divisions, i think Frocester in the WEPL do this, the 1st team play in the National Club comp and the 2nds/3rds players in the village - i may be very wrong about this!!!

As mentioned above - the standard or league a club plays in has no bearing on eligibility for the village cup
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: cricketbadger on February 22, 2019, 11:29:45 PM
We entered for a 2nd year, had a good day out last year with an away day at Streethouses but lost (we expected to but put up a good fight)

This year got a home draw against a Bradford league side, albeit 4 division so we fancy our chances, was hoping for another away day but hopefully if we win we may draw an away fixture.

Always a good way to start the season, no pressure as we never quite sure what to expect from opposition
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Dedman95 on February 23, 2019, 11:57:45 AM
My first time playing in the tournament this year. We got a home draw.
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Optical on February 23, 2019, 04:12:00 PM
Clubs in an ECB premier division can enter the village cup but players who have played premier division games in the current or  previous season can't play in it.

This changed a couple of years ago along with the definition of a 'village' to open it up to more clubs.
It's a great comp if you can play in it.
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 29, 2019, 08:39:39 AM
PLayed our first round match yesterday and we won. Didnt contribute myself getting out LBW for 0 but the team bounced back really well from 38-3 posting a total of 215 on a damp low bouncing track.

on to the next round where we face one of the big boys!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: george_parv on May 16, 2019, 11:43:58 AM
The joys of being in West Sussex mean the first game isn't for a week or so yet (only 4 teams in region) but looking forward to this year
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: cricketbadger on May 16, 2019, 08:40:10 PM
Through to 3rd round after beating Steethouse at weekend. Defended 120 bowling them out for 74 one bloke scoring 59 for them. Even got a write up in the magazine online after they rang me yesterday. Bad day for me though missed a straight one first ball of game, terrible start to season personally dont even know which end to hold
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: 19reading87 on August 04, 2019, 08:22:29 PM
Our boy @Simmy hit a match winning ton today to lead his side to the final at lords...
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 04, 2019, 08:31:16 PM
Our boy @Simmy hit a match winning ton today to lead his side to the final at lords...

Well batted @Simmy great knock and hope you get to play at Lords mate, what an experience that will be for you and your club. If you need a ringer let me know lol
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: fros23 on August 04, 2019, 08:38:06 PM
Our boy @Simmy hit a match winning ton today to lead his side to the final at lords...

Heard he dropped a dolly as well, so much for being a specialist keeper!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 04, 2019, 09:08:35 PM
My clubs 1s lost their semi final today.

Gutted I don't get a day at Lord's watching them get smashed round by Simmy now! :(
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Simmy on September 13, 2019, 09:43:12 AM
Lords babyyyyyyyyyyy wooooo etc etc

https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/gm-performance-of-the-round-semi-final/ (https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/gm-performance-of-the-round-semi-final/)

https://cricketyorkshire.com/national-village-cup-2019/ (https://cricketyorkshire.com/national-village-cup-2019/)
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Kulli on September 13, 2019, 02:07:55 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: FattusCattus on September 13, 2019, 05:01:55 PM
Cmon @Simmy you can do it man!!!

Take your oven gloves!! 😁
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 07, 2019, 09:56:36 PM
You can now vote for the Village Cup team of the season

https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/nvc-2019-pick-your-team-of-the-year/ (https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/nvc-2019-pick-your-team-of-the-year/)

Let's get a combined CBF effort going and get @Simmy in there!
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Simmy on October 18, 2019, 07:11:06 AM
You can now vote for the Village Cup team of the season

https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/nvc-2019-pick-your-team-of-the-year/ (https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/nvc-2019-pick-your-team-of-the-year/)

Let's get a combined CBF effort going and get @Simmy in there!

just seen this cheers.

Gutted we didn't win but had an amazing day hahah

I will post some pics and vids
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Alvaro on October 18, 2019, 09:58:26 AM
What were the teas like?
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 22, 2019, 05:21:42 PM
https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/the-cricketer-village-cup-2019-awards/ (https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/the-cricketer-village-cup-2019-awards/)

Well done @Simmy on making the team of the year.
Top work lad
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Simmy on October 24, 2019, 08:02:09 AM
What were the teas like?

haha decent.

3 course meal was stuffed

Soup and bread
lasagne
apple pie and custard

then we had a decent meal in long room after
Title: Re: National Village Cup 2019
Post by: Simmy on October 24, 2019, 08:03:46 AM
https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/the-cricketer-village-cup-2019-awards/ (https://www.nationalvillagecup.com/the-cricketer-village-cup-2019-awards/)

Well done @Simmy on making the team of the year.
Top work lad

Thanks Pal go again next year