The Middlesex Federation Vase
The Federation Vase is a knock-out competition open to all county clubs not eligible for the Middlesex Bowl who play in Herts/Middx 1 and below, including club 1st XVs playing in the Middlesex or Herts/Middx Merit Tables. There is no seeding.
The first named team is at home with the responsibility for arranging the referee. A team that plays at home in the competition will play away in the next round and vice versa. If both teams either played at home or were both away in the previous round then a toss of the coin will determine the home side.
Provided both clubs agree, the match can be played anytime up to the designated date for the round of the competition This includes midweek or Friday nights under lights. Where clubs can’t agree the match will be played on the designated date.
The venue for the final to be played on either Saturday 21st April or 28th April will be at home of one of the finalists and will be decided by the toss of a coin by the County President. There will be financial support for the side hosting the final to cover some pre-match hospitality for the committees of both sides, post match food for players and officials and to cover the expenses of the match officials. The match ball will be supplied by the County.
Middlesex Vase Competition Regulations
The competition is played to Middlesex Cup rules with one exception; players do not have to be league registered, just bona fide club members.
The home team is responsible for arranging the referee. Teams may enter squads of up to 21but must five players capable of playing in the front row.
Middlesex Federation Vase History
|2019 – 2020||No Competition|
|2018 – 2019||Hendon|
|2017 – 2018||Finsbury Park|
|2016 – 2017||Old Streetonians|
|2015 – 2016||Old Streetonians|
|2014 – 2015||No Competition|
|2013 – 2014||No Competition|
|2012 – 2013||Harrow||Hackney|
|2011 – 2012||Hackney||Kilburn Cosmos|
|2010 – 2011||Harrow||Old Actonians|
|2009 – 2010||HAC||Harrow|
|2008 – 2009||Old Grammarians||Hendon|
|2007 – 2008||Hendon||Old Isleworthians|
|2006 – 2007||Old Haberdashers||Old Isleworthians|
|2005 – 2006||Old Isleworthians||Hendon|
|2004 – 2005||Old Abbotstonians||Hendon|
|2003 – 2004||St Nicholas Old Boys||Sudbury & L Springboks|
|2002 – 2003||London French||St Nicholas Old Boys|