Langford set out on road that leads to Lord’s

LANGFORD launch their bid for glory in the 50th edition of the Voneus Village Cup with a preliminary round trip to Cropredy, near Banbury, on Sunday (1pm).

Spectators are not allowed to attend this Oxfordshire group clash because of Government Covid rules.

Langford or Cropredy will fight it out for a home clash against Steeple Aston on April 25 when the great majority of competing sides will be making their first appearance in this famous competition.

Rockhampton, beaten finalists in 2013, have been handed a first round Gloucestershire group trip to Chipping Campden on April 25 when Kingsholm host Corse & Staunton, Apperley welcome Whitminster and Marshfield are home to Cam.

Frocester, who last season reached the last eight nationally, have a bye into the county quarter-finals along with Painswick, Oldbury-on-Severn and Winterbourne.

Dumbleton, who last year also fought their way into the national quarter-finals, open up with a Worcestershire group trip to Feckenham, also on April 25, when historic Bristol side Stapleton have been drawn at home to Wembdon in the Somerset group.

Aston Ingham, meanwhile, have a bye through to the final of the Herefordshire & Powys group.

The national final will take place at Lord’s on Sunday September 19.

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