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Royal London Club Championship 2019 Entry Information

15 Nov 2018

Please see below from the ECB Competitions Team about how to enter in the Royal London Club Championship in 2019, please direct any enquires to

Key competition dates for the Club Championship and Club T20 competitions for the 2019 season


Sunday 28 April                Club Championship Round 1

Sunday 12 May                 Club Championship Round 2

Sunday 9 June                   Club Championship Round 3

Sunday 30 June                Club Championship Round 4

Sunday 21 July                  Club Championship Round 5

Sunday 28 July                  Club T20 Area Finals

Sunday 11 August            Club Championship Quarter Finals

Sunday 18 August            Club T20 Quarter Finals

Sunday 1 September     Club Championship Semi Finals

Sunday 15 September   Club Championship Final (TBC)

Sunday 22 September   Club T20 Finals



Royal London Club Championship 2019 - Entry Information


We would like to invite you to enter the 2019 Royal London Club Championship (the ECB National Club Championship), dates of which I am pleased to provide below. If you are no longer involved at your club, please can you forward this email to someone else who will be responsible for competition entries. If you no longer wish to receive emails about this competition please reply to


If your club wish to enter in 2019 the competition entry form is now online, so please visit the link below and submit your details:


We are once again limited by the busy summer schedule to a competition of just 8 rounds; therefore only 256 clubs can enter. The following criteria will be used in judging suitable entries:


1)            Conceded a Royal London Club Championship match in 2018

2)            The League and Division that the Club plays in on a Saturday

3)            Standard of the Club’s ground and ancillary facilities

4)            Previous history of the Club in the competition


As such this invitation and your completion of the entry form is not a guarantee that your club will be included in the competition for 2019 as the above entry criteria may need to be invoked.


The draw for each Group will be released by the end of January 2019 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 the address you would prefer to have these balls sent to.


The National Final will be held at a first class ground to be confirmed once the First Class Fixture List is published in December 2018 by the ECB First Class Cricket Department.


Competition Dates for 2019



Scheduled Date

Wet Weather Reserve Date


28 April 2019

5 May 2019


12 May 2019

19 May 2019


9 June 2019

16 June 2019

Fourth (Group Final)

30 June 2019

7 July 2019


21 July 2019

4 August 2019

Quarter Final

11 August 2019

18 or 25 August 2018 (dependent on Club T20)

Semi Final

1 September 2018

8 September 2019





*date and venue of final will be confirmed following the release of the First Class Fixture programme for 2019.


Payment details

The entry fee for the competition is £65. Entry into the competition will not be considered until full payment is received by ECB. To make a payment of £65 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 Richmondshire)


Payment of £65 by cheque (please write on the reverse of the cheque which club the payment is from), should be made payable to 'England & Wales Cricket Board' and posted to:


Royal London Club Championship

England & Wales Cricket Board

Lord's Cricket Ground




All entry forms and payment must be received by ECB by the end of Friday 14th December 2018. Any entries received after this date may only be considered if the draw is not already full.


If you have any queries about the Royal London Club Championship, please do get in touch