Middlesex Cup Competitions

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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.

2017 – 2018 Draw

2017-2018 Middlesex Bowl Result
Prelim Saracens Amateurs w/o v Ealing Amateurs
24 Feb SF Hendon w/o v Saracens Ams (withdrawn)
24 Feb SF Actonians 31 v 36 Finchley
28 April Final Finchley v Hendon

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 compeittion.

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: lyndon.walters@dwp.gsi.gov.uk or tel: W: 020 7449 7347 M: 07887 648875

Previous Seasons

2016-2017 Middlesex Bowl Result
TBA Prelim Epping UC cancelled Hendon
4 Feb SF Finchley W/O v Epping UC
4 Feb SF Saracens Ams 72 v 5 Ealing Ams
6 May Final Finchley 44 v 10 Saracens Ams

Finchley retains the Middlesex Bowl in 2017

Finchley put in a stellar performance to retain the Middlesex Bowl with a well deserved win against Saracens Amateurs RFC at Summers Lane on Saturday 6th May.

After a difficult season the 1st XV showed a glimpse of the potential that lies ahead for this young side who were 36-0 up at half time and went on to win 48-10.

Middlesex Bowl 2015-16 Result
6 Feb Round 1 Grasshoppers v Ealing Amateurs
27 Feb Round 1 Epping Upper Clapton w/o v Old Actonians
27 Feb Round 1 Finchley w/o v UCS Old Boys
12 Mar SF Epping Upper Clapton w/o v Old Actonians
2 April SF Finchley 53 v 10 Grasshoppers
9 April Final Finchley 28 v 18 Epping Upper Clapton
Middlesex Bowl 2014-15 Result
Nov 29 Round 1 Teddington 10 v 19 Old Actonians
Nov 29 Round 1 Ealing Ams 32 v 34 Grasshoppers
Jan 24 Round 1 UCS 8 v 5 Hackney
Feb 14 SF UCS v AWO Grasshoppers
Feb 14 SF Old Actonians 35 v 12 Ealing Ams*
Apr 25 Final Old Actonians 21 v 22 Grasshoppers

* Ealing Amateurs qualified for the Semi Finals as lucky losers

Middlesex Bowl 2012-13          Result
Round 1 London Scottish Ams  WO    v Twickenham
Round 1 HAC 7    v 29 Grasshoppers
Dec 1 Round 1 London Nigerian    v Ealing Amateurs
Feb 2 SF Ealing Ams 19    v 49 HAC
Feb 2 SF Grasshoppers 29    v 17 London Scottish Ams
Apr 20 Final Grasshoppers 44    v 27 HAC
Middlesex Bowl 2011-12          Result
Nov 5 Round 1 Haringey   59    v 10 Twickenham
Nov 5 Round 1 UCS Old Boys 22    v 24 Enfield Ignatians
Nov 5 Round 1 HAC HWO    v   – West London
Nov 5 Round 1 Bank of England 7    v 18 London Nigerian
Nov 5 Round 1 Teddington HWO    v Finchley
Nov 5 Round 1 Old Streetonians 24    v 31 Grasshoppers
Nov 26 QF Haringay 5    v 27 London Nigerian
Nov 26 QF HAC HWO    v Twickenham
Nov 26 QF Enfield Ignatians HWO    v Bank of England
Nov 26 QF Teddington    v WO Grasshoppers
Feb 11 SF London Nigerian    v WO Enfield Ignatians
Feb 11 SF HAC Winner    v Grasshoppers
Mar 18 Final Enfield Ignatians Winner    v HAC
Middlesex Bowl 2010-11 Results           Result
Date Round 1 Twickenham HWO    v Wasps
Date Round 1 West London HWO    v Bank of England
Date Round 1 Haringey    v AWO Teddington
Round 1 Old Priorians    v London Nigerian
Date Round 1 Old Streetonians II 12    v 24 UCS Old Boys II
Date QF UCS Old Boys 39    v 7 Teddington
Date QF Old Haptonians    v Finchley
Date QF Twickenham    v Saracens Amateurs
Date QF Old Priorians    v West London
Date SF UCS Old Boys 42    v 27 Finchley
Date SF Twickenham 73    v 5 West London
3 April Final Twickenham 37    v 5 UCS Old Boys

First Round Byes: Old Hamptonians, Finchley, Saracens Amateurs

Middlesex Bowl History

Season Winners Runners Up
2003 – 2004
2004 – 2005
2005 – 2006
2006 – 2007
2007 – 2008
2008 – 2009
2009 – 2010
2010 – 2011
2011 – 2012
2012 – 2013
2013 – 2014
H’smith & Fulham
H’smith & Fulham
Old Actonians
Old Priorians
Enfield Ignatians
Old Abbotstonians
Old Priorians
London Nigerians
UCS Old Boys