The Surrey Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out club competition organized by the Surrey Rugby Football Union. The original cup competition was first played for back in 1890, the inaugural winners being Lennox, but was discontinued in 1909, having been held intermittently over 20 seasons, due to cup competitions being considerable 'undesirable'. The cup was reintroduced around 50 years later for the 1970-71 season, with the first winners of the modern competition being Guildford & Godalming.[1] It is the most important rugby union cup competition in Surrey, ahead of the Surrey Trophy, Surrey Shield and Surrey Bowl.

Surrey Cup
SportRugby Union
Instituted1890; 130 years ago (1890)
Number of teams2
Country England
HoldersWimbledon II (1st title) (2017-18)
Most titlesSutton & Epsom (10 titles)
WebsiteSurrey RFU

At present the Surrey Cup is a much smaller competition than it used to be with only a few clubs based in tier 5 (National League 3 London & SE) of the English rugby union league system taking part along with 2nd teams of teams in tiers 3-4 (National League 1 and National League 2 South). The final is held at Molesey Road, Hersham (home of Esher RFC) in May - on the same date and venue as the other Surrey finals.[2]

Surrey Cup winnersEdit

Surrey Cup Finals
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue
1889-90 Lennox
1891-92 No competition
1893-94 Streatham
1894-95 Streatham
1895-96 Streatham
1896-97 Sutton
1897-98 Sutton
1898-99 Battersea
1899-00 Surbiton
1901-02 No competition
1902-03 Streatham
1903-04 Kingston
1904-05 Old Whitgiftian
1905-06 Customs Sports
1906-07 London Devonians
1907-08 London Devonians
1908-09 Sutton
1910-69 No competition
1970-71 Guildford & Godalming Old Reigatians
1971-72 Guildford & Godalming Old Alleynians
1972-73 Camberley Guildford & Godalming
1973-74 Streatham-Croydon Esher
1974-75 Streatham-Croydon Esher
1975-76 Esher Old Surbitonians
1976-77 Esher Old Whitgiftian
1977-78 Esher Old Reigatians
1978-79 Esher Old Walcountians
1979-80 Guildford & Godalming Sutton & Epsom
1980-81 London Irish Streatham-Croydon
1981-82 London Irish Old Emanuel
1982-83 KCS Old Boys Guildford & Godalming
1983-84 Sutton & Epsom KCS Old Boys
1984-85 Old Mid-Whitgiftian Guildford & Godalming
1985-86 London Irish Old Reigatians
1986-87 London Irish Old Alleynians
1987-88 Old Mid-Whitgiftian Guildford & Godalming
1988-89 Old Alleynians Streatham-Croydon
1989-90 Sutton & Epsom Old Mid-Whitgiftians
1990-91 Sutton & Epsom Old Mid-Whitgiftians
1991-92 Old Alleynians Old Blues
1992-93 Old Mid-Whitgiftian Dorking
1993-94 Esher Sutton & Epsom
1994-95 Camberley Old Blues
1995-96 Esher Sutton & Epsom
1996-97 Sutton & Epsom Wimbledon
1997-98 Camberley Wimbledon
1998-99[3] Effingham & Leatherhead 23-9 Dorking Rugby Lane, Cheam, London
1999-00 Sutton & Epsom Camberley
2000-01 Richmond Dorking The Avenue, Sunbury-on-Thames[4]
2001-02 Richmond Sutton & Epsom
2002-03 Richmond Sutton & Epsom
2003-04 Richmond Esher
2004-05 Rosslyn Park Guildford
2005-06 Richmond Guildford
2006-07 Richmond Sutton & Epsom
2007-08 Sutton & Epsom Chobham Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey[5]
2008-09[6] Sutton & Epsom 41-27 Dorking Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey
2009-10[7] Dorking 32-10 Richmond Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey
2010-11[8] Esher 26-12 Dorking Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey
2011-12[9] Esher 24-17 Dorking Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey
2012-13[10] London Irish Wild Geese 33-12 Dorking Molesey Road, Hersham
2013-14[11] Dorking 22-8 Esher Molesey Road, Hersham[12]
2014-15[13] Guildford 22-19 KCS Old Boys Molesey Road, Hersham[14]
2015-16 No competition
2016-17[15] Dorking 32-5 Guildford Molesey Road, Hersham[16]
2017-18[17] Wimbledon II 19-17 Esher II Molesey Road, Hersham
2018-19[18] Weybridge Vandals 31-25 Old Mid-Whifgiftian Molesey Road, Hersham

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Number of winsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes 3 titles won by Sutton FC.[19]
  2. ^ Includes 4 titles won by Streatham RFC.
  3. ^ Includes 3 titles won when known as Guildford & Godalming.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Finals Day Programme 2016/17. Surrey RFU. 2017. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Incentive FM Surrey Cup 2016 - 2017". Surrey RFU. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  3. ^ "EFFINGHAM DESPATCH NEIGHBOURS IN SURREY CUP". Get Surrey. 23 April 1999.
  4. ^ "Surrey Cup semi-final news Dorking's Rich prize : DORKING 22pts WIMBLEDON 12". Get Surrey. 30 March 2001.
  5. ^ "Famous victory for Sutton & Epsom". Croydon Guardian. 17 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Dorking beaten but not bowed in Surrey Cup final". Surrey Mirror. 7 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Dorking win Surrey Cup". Surrey Mirror. 5 May 2010.
  8. ^ "InPlay" (PDF). Surrey RFU. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Red & Whites fall just short despite a heroic final effort". Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser. 11 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Richie Andrews proud of Dorking despite defeat". Surrey Mirror. 24 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Dorking complete league and cup double with victory against Esher". Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser. 6 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Finals day at Esher Rugby Club". Esher Rugby. 30 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Guildford Trump King's With Their Ace In The Pack". King's Rugby (Pitchero). 4 May 2015.
  14. ^ "InPlay". Surrey RFU. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Surrey Finals Day - Guildford Results!". Guildford Rugby (Pitchero). 23 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Surrey Cup Finals Day Mon 1st May". Dorking RFC. 28 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Esher 2nd XV 17-19 Wimbledon". Esher RFC. 7 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Category Archives: Sports". IncentiveFM Group. 6 May 2019.
  19. ^ "THE HISTORY OF SUTTON & EPSOM RFC" (PDF). Sutton & Epsom RFC. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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