Draw completed for 2024 Voneus Village Cup

Over 350 teams from across England, Wales and Scotland have entered the 53rd edition of the village knockout competition


Milford Hall (West Midlands) will begin their Voneus Village Cup defence at home to Worfield in round three as they bid to become just the sixth team to win back-to-back titles.

Over 350 teams, including 25 former champions, have entered the 2024 Voneus Village Cup, with the draw conducted by The Cricketer's managing director Jim Hindson and magazine editor Huw Turbervill in the Committee Room at Lord's.

Leeds & Broomfield (Kent) will be hoping to go one better than last year, when they suffered an agonising 10-run defeat in the final. They host Egerton in round one, with a tricky home clash against two-time champions Linton Park awaiting the victor.

Calmore Sports (Hampshire), who won the tournament in 2021 and reached Lord's again in 2022, travel to South Winchester in round one while 2022 champions Dumbleton (Worcestershire) will kick off their bid for a second title with a home tie against Feckenham.


The draw was held in the Committee Room at Lord's

The 53rd edition of the village knockout competition will get underway on Sunday, April 14, with matches in North Yorkshire (North), Oxfordshire and Hampshire. South Holderness versus Hensall (NYN) is the clash to watch, with the winner hosting Woodhouse Grange, the most successful team in Village Cup history with four titles, in round one.

A further 21 groups will join the road to Lord's on Sunday, April 28 (round one), with last year's losing semi-finalists Stayley (Cheshire & Clwyd) and Grampound Road (Devon & Cornwall) among those in action. The Cheshire side will host Hawk Green while Road travel to Perranporth.

In East Midlands, meanwhile, Cuckney's trip to Caythorpe is one to keep a close eye on. Cuckney's 1st XI won the ECB National Club Championship at Lord's last September and having entered their 2nd XI into the Village Cup, the Nottinghamshire club are targeting an historic double in 2024.

The remaining eight groups – Scotland, Northumberland, South Lancashire, West Midlands, Herefordshire & Powys, Northamptonshire, Dyfed, and Glamorgan & Gwent – will enter the competition in round two.

Meigle's 250-mile round trip to Bute County is the first match on Scottish soil while at least one big name will fall on May 12, with three-time champions Reed and 2020 finalists Redbourn, both of whom received byes in round one, due to meet in Beds & Herts.

The draw for the national rounds will take place in March.


Cuckney are no strangers to Lord's after winning the 2023 ECB National Club Championship

Friday, February 16 also marked the launch of the Voneus Village Cup Community Legends competition, which shines a spotlight on clubs at the heart of their local community.

Clubs who can demonstrate they are a pillar of their community, committed to growing junior cricket, providing a place for everybody or sustainability champions are invited to enter this competition, with a prize of £500 for the Ultimate End of Season Do and 20 tickets to the 2024 Voneus Village Cup final up for grabs.

Entries are open until April 28.

Full details are available here.

To view the full list of fixtures, click here.

Keep up to date with the Voneus Village Cup by following the competition on X (@TheCricketerNVC) and Instagram (@villagecup)


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