Middlesex Vets Cup Competition
Invitations are now extended to all Middlesex clubs to enter the Middlesex Vets Cup for 2017-18. This is an unseeded, straight knockout competition to be played on Saturday afternoons.
To enter, please complete and submit the online application form by Sunday 24th September 2017. The draw will be circulated the following day Monday 25th September
First round will be on Saturday 2nd December 2017 with the final on Saturday 21st April 2018.
“A Vet is defined as a player who is or will be thirty five (35) years of age during the current season. Teams are asked to adhere to the spirit of the competition in fielding as many age qualified players as possible at all times. Teams should have as a minimum, twelve vets on the pitch at any time.”
The Vets Knock Out Cup Competition is open to all Middlesex Clubs. The competition will be played as a regional Middlesex competition until the semi-finals or even the final, when the winners from each county would play each other.
Old Streetonians were the 2016-17 Cup winners defeating Bank Of England 20-15 in the final.
2016 – 2017 Results
|Sat 4 Feb||Match A||Uxbridge||12-20||Ruislip|
|Sat 4 Feb||Match B||Bank of England||48-28||UCS Old Boys|
|Sat 4 Feb||Match C||Old Streetonians||6-0||Old Actonians|
|Sat 18 Feb||Match D||Harlequin Amateurs||20-12||Ealing|
|Fri 17 March||Semi Final 1||Ruislip||19-22||Bank of England|
|Sat 11 March||Semi Final 2||Harlequin Amateurs||14-19||Old Streetonians|
|Sat 22 April||Final||Bank of England||15-20||Old Streetonians|
The first named team is at home with the responsibility for arranging the referee. A team that plays at home in the first round of the competition will play away in the semi final. If both teams in the semi final either played at home or were both away in the first round then a toss of the coin by me will determine the home side
The venue for the final will be determined by the toss of a coin by the County President
There will be reasonable financial support for the club hosting the final.
It has been a real struggle finding dates to which are suitable for sides which are playing in both the Middlesex Vets MT and Harlequin Amateurs who play in the Surrey Vets MT and that is why there is flexibility about when the matches can be played. As long as both sides are happy to play on a date convenient to both just let me know what is agreed. That includes midweek or Fridays under lights. If Clubs cannot agree then you will play on the dates specified. The issues should be made slightly easier after the first round of matches
For further information about the Middlesex Vets Knock Out competition, please contact competition organiser Andrew Smart, tel: 07971 178633 email: firstname.lastname@example.org