MIDDLESEX MERIT TABLE CUP

The Middlesex Merit Table Cup, now in it’s fifth year, is played in three tiers, with Cup, Bowl and Vase rounds. It allows teams to play sides outside their own Merit Tables and the rounds are played in the breaks between the Merit Table league fixtures.

The Cup competition is open to teams playing in the top two merit tables. The Bowl competition is for teams playing in Merit Tables 3 and 4 and the Vase competition is for those teams competing in Merit Tables 5 and 6.

2017 – 2018 Merit Table Knock Out Competitions

Merit Table Cup Result
8 Sept Prelim Round Grasshoppers 2nds 5-36 Rosslyn Park Bs
13 Oct 1st Round Rosslyn Park Bs AWO Hackney 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round H’smith & Fulham 3rds 0-72 HAC 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Chiswick 2nds 32-15 Belsize Park 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round HAC 3rds 19-31 Hamsptead 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Ealing Men 2nds 20-27 O Haberdashers 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Belsize Park 3rds 17-20 H’smith & Fulham 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round London Cornish 4ths 24-41 Rosslyn Park 4ths
13 Oct 1st Round Kilburn Cosmos 2nds 12-26 CS Stags 1863 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals Hackney 2nds 26-48 O Haberdashers 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals HAC 2nds 29-20 Chiswick 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals Rosslyn Park 4ths 20-41 H’smith & Fulham 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals CS Stags 1863 2nds 39-22 Hamsptead 2nds
19 Jan S Finals O Haberdashers 2nds 0-15 HAC 2nds
19 Jan S Finals H’smith & Fulham 2nds 36-22 CS Stags 1863
30 Mar Final – Ruislip HAC 2nds H’smith & Fulham 2nds
Merit Table Bowl Result
13 Oct 1st Round H’smith & Fulham 5ths AWO Twickenham 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Belsize Park 4ths HWO Feltham
13 Oct 1st Round Harlequin Amateurs HWO Ickenham
13 Oct 1st Round Quintin HWO L Scottish lions 3rds
13 Oct 1st Round Hanwell 10-31 Chiswick 3rds
13 Oct 1st Round O Streetonians 3rds 33-15 Hampstead 3rds
13 Oct 1st Round Hayes 12-57 London NZ Kiwis
13 Oct 1st Round Hackney 3rds 12-17 H’smith & Fulham 4ths
24 Nov Q Finals Quintin HWO Twickenham 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals Chiswick 3rds AWO H’smith & Fulham 4ths
24 Nov Q Finals O Streetonians 3rds 5-29 Harlequin Amateurs
24 Nov Q Finals London NZ Kiwis 20-9 Belsize Park 4ths
19 Jan S Finals H’smith & Fulham 4ths 0-45 London NZ Kiwis
19 Jan S Finals Quintin 26-22 Harlequin Amateurs
30 Mar Final – Ruislip London NZ Kiwis Quintin
Merit Table Vase Result
13 Oct 1st Round Hillingdon Abbots HWO West London 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Northolt AWO Whitton Lions
13 Oct 1st Round Twickenham 3rds 46-14 Old Isleworthians
13 Oct 1st Round Uxbridge 2nds HWO Bulldogs
13 Oct 1st Round Chiswick 4ths AWO Staines 2nds
13 Oct 1st Round Grasshoppers 3rds AWO Hampstead 4ths
13 Oct 1st Round BOE 2nds AWO Ealing Exiles
24 Nov Q Finals Hillingdon Abbots AWO Staines 2nds
24 Nov Q Finals Whitton Lions 52-5 Old Isleworthians
24 Nov Q Finals Twickenham 3rds 36-5 Hampstead 4ths
24 Nov Q Finals Uxbridge 2nds AWO Ealing Exiles
19 Jan S Finals Whitton Lions 11-40 Staines 2nds
19 Jan S Finals Ealing Exiles 10-40 Twickenham 3rds
30 Mar Final – Ruislip Staines 2nds Twickenham 3rds

Due to 17 teams in this year’s Cup competition, there will be a preliminary game on the 8th September for this competition.  In keeping with tradition, the lower league team have been drawn at home wherever numbers have allowed. Fixture locations may be swapped to accommodate pitch availability, everything else is as per regulations.

The regulations have been updated on the website  and will piggyback the main competition as before. The home team is responsible for organising the referee through the usual process.

Cup match results must be submitted by text to the competition organiser by 9.00pm on the evening of the game, including any walkovers.  Text Steve Partridge on 07776 478201

Competition Regulations

Please find attached the regulations for the cup competition. Where applicable you will need to refer to the main Merit table regulations

http://middlesexrugby.com/competitions/merittablecup/mmtcupregs/

Last year’s winners

The finals of the 2017-2018  Middlesex Merit Table Cup, Bowl and Vase competitions were combined into a feast of rugby at Chiswick RFC , with HAC 2nds the eventual winners of the MMT Cup.

Winners Runners Up
MMT Cup Hampstead 2nds 17 HAC 2nds 22
MMT Bowl Hampstead 3rds 15 Hammersmith & Fulham 5ths 19
MMT Vase Ickenham 34 Hayes Baa Baas 12

2017 – 2018 Merit Table Knock Out Competition results

MERIT TABLE CUP RESULT
9 Sept Prelim Round HAC 2nds 72-15 H’smith & Fulham 3rds
14 Oct 1st Round H’smith & Fulham 4ths 23-28 O Haberdashers 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Kilburn Cosmos 2nds 14-24 Chiswick 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Ealing Mens 2nds 17-59 Hampstead 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Pinner AWO HAC 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Belsize Park 3rds HWO Rosslyn Park Bs
14 Oct 1st Round Rosslyn Park 4ths 36-25 Belsize Park 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Grasshoppers 2nds HWO Ruislip 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round M’field OB Badgers AWO HAC 3rds
2 Dec Q Finals Belsize Park 2nds 35-51 HAC 2nds
2 Dec Q Finals Rosslyn Park 4ths HWO O Haberdashers 2nds
2 Dec Q Finals Grasshoppers 2nds 19-36 Hampstead 2nds
2 Dec Q Finals HAC 3rds 21-46 Chiswick 2nds
24 Feb S Finals Rosslyn Park 4ths 5-19 HAC 2nds
24 Feb S Finals Chiswick 2nds 7-34 Hampstead 2nds
7 April Final Chiswick Hampstead 2nds 17-22 HAC 2nds
MERIT TABLE BOWL RESULT
14 Oct 1st Round Bank Of England 2nds 35-40 H’smith & Fulham 5ths
14 Oct 1st Round Hanwell 12-59 Hampstead 3rds
14 Oct 1st Round O Streetonians 3rds 40-5 Belsize Park 4ths
14 Oct 1st Round Staines 2nds 27-19 L Scottish Extra Bs
14 Oct 1st Round Feltham 15-34 Twickenham Development
14 Oct 1st Round Chiswick 3rds Bye
2 Dec Q Finals O Streetonians 3rds 31-22 Hampstead 3rds
2 Dec Q Finals Staines 2nds 21-74 H’smith & Fulham 5ths
2 Dec Q Finals Chiswick 3rds 12-48 Twickenham Development
24 Feb S Finals O Streetonians 3rds H’smith & Fulham 5ths
24 Feb S Finals  Twham Development 0-15 Hampstead 3rds
7 April Final – Chiswick Hampstead 3rds 15-19
H’smith & Fulham 5ths
MERIT TABLE VASE RESULT
14 Oct 1st Round Chiswick 4ths 22-44 Hayes Baa Baas
14 Oct 1st Round Whitton Lions 44-12 Ealing Exiles
14 Oct 1st Round Uxbridge 2nds HWO L French 2nds
14 Oct 1st Round Twickenham O’als 19-45 Ickenham
14 Oct 1st Round Grasshoppers 3rds 12-36 Hampstead 4ths
14 Oct 1st Round Haringey 2nds 46-6 West London 2nds
2 Dec Q Finals Whitton Lions 27-33 Hampstead 4ths
2 Dec Q Finals Uxbridge 2nds 7-43 Hayes Baa Baas
2 Dec Q Finals Haringey 2nds 7-11 Ickenham
24 Feb S Finals Hampstead 4ths 32-40 Hayes Baa Baas
24 Feb S Finals Ickenham 48-13 Whitton Lions
7 April Final Chiswick Ickenham 34-12 Hayes Baa Baas

Further information

For more information about the Middlesex Merit Cup Competition please contact the organiser, Steve Partridge. Email: spartridge73@gmail.com  tel: 07776 478201