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The Middlesex Bowl Competition

The Middlesex Bowl is an unseeded knock-out competition open to the 16 county clubs in the London Divisions and Herts/Middx 1 immediately below the top eight. The Other clubs may be invited to compete to ensure equity of competition between the clubs taking part.

Middlesex Bowl Regulations

The Middlesex Bowl competition is run by the Competitions Committee and is open to the 16 county clubs in the London Divisions and Herts/Middx 1 immediately below the top eight. Other clubs may be invited to take part by the Competitions Committee where it believes this will ensure the equity of the competition.

It will take the format of a knock-out competition with a draw for each round, and the venue for the final is decided on the toss of a coin.

Clubs not entering the County Competitions will be ineligible for the RFU National Competitions the following season.

Read the Bowl Competition rules & regs in full…

Read the knockout guidelines in full…

Cup, Bowl and Vase administrative instructions


1. Once the draw has been made the home team should contact the away team immediately to agree a date. Once agreed, the Home team must inform the Cup organiser and its referee organiser. The Home team is responsible for confirming the referee in the week of the match.

2. At least ten days prior to the match make contact with a representative of the visiting club and confirm ground venue and directions.

3. If the fitness of the pitch is in doubt due to bad weather, consult with the visiting club in sufficient time to stop unnecessary travelling. Postponement should be avoided if possible. The decision on fitness first rests with the clubs (not the referee). If the clubs disagree an alternative venue should be sought, including an alternative pitch on the home ground or on the opponent’s ground. If agreement cannot be reached by the clubs, the home club should telephone the Competition Secretary who will decide. If he is not available the contact can be made with any member of the Competitions Committee. Obviously this should be done at least one hour before the due kick-off time.

4. On the day of the match inform the referee whether or not a medically trained person is available. Also that he is aware of the extra times rules (10 & 11) in the event of a drawn match.

5. Change jerseys in the event of a colour clash.

6. Immediately after the game the home Club shall notify the result to the Organiser by telephone or text.

Further Information

For further information about the Middlesex Bowl competition, please contact the organiser, Lyndon Walters. Email: or tel: W: 020 7449 7347 M: 07887 648875

Middlesex Bowl History

Season Winners Runners Up
2019 – 2020 No Competition  
2018 – 2019 London Welsh  
2017 – 2018 Finchley  
2016 – 2017 Finchley  
2015 – 2016 Finchley  
2014 – 2015 Old Actonians  
2013 – 2014 Grasshoppers w/o
2012 – 2013 Grasshoppers HAC
2011 – 2012 Enfield Ignatians HAC
2010 – 2011 Twickenham UCS Old Boys
2009 – 2010 Old Priorians London Nigerians
2008 – 2009 Teddington Old Priorians
2007 – 2008 Chiswick Teddington
2006 – 2007 Chiswick Teddington
2005 – 2006 Old Actonians Chiswick
2004 – 2005 H’smith & Fulham Lockside
2003 – 2004 H’smith & Fulham Old Abbotstonians

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