CLUBS set out on the road to national glory on Sunday with the delayed launch of The Cricketer Village Cup.
It’s the 49th edition of arguably the most famous recreational knock out tournament of all with teams in 32 regions bidding to reach the final which has provisionally been set for September 13.
There are four first round matches in Gloucestershire on Sunday (1pm) with 2013 finalists Rockhampton visiting competition newcomers Winterbourne and Painswick hosting Whitminster.
Kingsholm entertain Frocester while Oldbury-on-Severn are set to roll out the welcome mat to Cam.
Langford and Aston Ingham, who are members of the Gloucestershire County League, have also entered the tournament.
Langford are home on Sunday to Eynsham in a first round Oxfordshire group game while Aston Ingham are through to the Herefordshire & Powys group final away to Colwall, on August 9.
The impact of Covid-19 on club cricket means that rounds will be played weekly ahead of the final.
Because of the tight timetable, no games will be replayed. If rain prevents a result, a bowling competition will take place with each member of both teams bowling one ball at a set of three stumps and two bails.
If a bowl-out is not possible, a coin toss will decide which team goes through to the next round.