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Entries now open for 2018 National Club Championship

Posted by Graham Hurst on 09/11/2017 10:12

ECB would like to invite all clubs to enter into the Royal London Club Championship 2018. Entry into the competition will be done online by clicking here.

The entry for next season’s competition will be £60 if paying by BACS and £65 if paying by cheque, details of how to pay are below. All entries and payment must be received no later than Friday 1st December 2017. Any entries received after this date may only be considered if the draw is not already full.

We are once again limited by the busy summer schedule to a competition of just 8 rounds; therefore only 256 clubs can enter.

The dates for rounds in the Royal London Club Championship in 2018 are:

Round Date
One Sunday 22 April 
Two Sunday 13 May 
Three Sunday 3 June
Four Sunday 24 June 
Five Sunday 15 July
Quarter Final Sunday 5 August
Semi Final Sunday 2 Sept
Final Sunday 23 Sept


In line with the game wide strategy 'Cricket Unleashed' and the 'More Play' part of the plan, the Royal London Club Championship will move from 45 overs to 40 overs per side for the 2018 season.

The draw for each Group will be released by January 2018 at the latest and seeded based on the record of the club in the previous season both in this competition and your league. 

ECB will cover the costs of the umpires for all rounds of the competition (they will claim direct from ECB). Each host club will receive match balls for all home matches throughout the competition, please indicate on the entry form whether you would prefer to have these balls sent to your club or contact person’s home address.

The National Final will be held at a first class ground to be confirmed once the First Class Fixture List is published in December 2017 by the ECB First Class Cricket Department.



The entry fee for the competition is £60 if paying by BACS or £65 if paying by cheque. Entry into the competition will not be considered until full payment is received by ECB.

To make a payment of £60 by BACS, please use the following details:

Account Name - England & Wales Cricket Board

Account Number - 18027210

Sort Code - 60-18-20

Reference - NCC club name (e.g. NCC Wanstead)

To make a payment of £65 by Cheque, made payable to 'England & Wales Cricket Board', please send to:

Royal London Club Championship

England & Wales Cricket Board

Lord's Cricket Ground




All entry forms and payment must be received by ECB by Friday 1st December 2017.