A few years ago I had tickets to the Sunday of The Oval test between England and the West Indies. My mates came along to stay in London and we were excited by the prospect of a good day’s cricket in Kennington. Imagine how dissapointed we were to see the Windies rolled in less than three days, leaving us without any quality cricket to watch.

So instead we ploughed up to St Johns Wood to watch the final of the Village Cup for FREE. A decent club side from South Wales stuffed a village side from the West Midlands, and although there was controversy as to whether the Welsh side was actually a village (I recall that it was a village, but was too good to be considered to be in the true spirit of ‘village’) everyone had a great day out at Lords.

Yesterday, several thousand spectators saw Woodhouse Grange from somewhere near York (Yorkies love a freebie) beat southern side Findon to lift the Village Cup. Read all about it on Cricinfo. Shame it wasn’t televised and broadcast live mind. That would have been truely village!