Middlesex

When we talk of Middlesex where do we mean?

The County, the Province or the Tribal Lands?

It's possible you didn't even realise there is a choice!

 

We do know that anyone who says Middlesex
‘doesn’t exist’ is talking out their hat.

The assumption that because the County Council was abolished Middlesex is abolished is fanciful - did Middlesex not exist before 1889? For that is the very recent date the Middlesex County Council was formed.

And as you will read and learn,
nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Middlesex Day Countdown
to May 16th

Federation of Middlesex Sports Rugby Union

FMS Rugby Union Vase Winners

2002/3             London French

2003/4             St Nicholas O Boys

2004/5             Old Abbstonians

2005/6             Old Isleworthians

2006/7             Old Haberdashers

2007/8             Hendon

2008/9             Old Gramarians

2009/10           Honourable Artillery Company

2010/11           Harrow

2011/12           Hackney

20012/13         Harrow

 

Harrow win the 2013 FMS Vase

Herts/Middlesex League 1 champions Harrow were convincing winners over Hackney in the final of the FMS Vase which was played at Harrow's home ground on Saturday 27th April.

Harrow scored four tries to Hackney's one in the first half, to take the score to 27-5, whilst in the second half the count was two tries to one as Hackney rallied. At the final whistle, the score was 39-12 to the home team

The FMS Vase

The FMS Vase is a knock-out competition open to all county clubs not eligible for the Middlesex Bowl, in Herts/Middx 1 and below, including club 1st XVs playing in the Middlesex or Herts/Middx Merit Tables. There is no seeding.

2012 - 2013 FMS Vase

Result

 

Feb 2

1st Round

Feltham

24

v

10

Hendon

Feb 2

1st Round

Whitton Lions

-

v

AWO

Hackney

Feb 23

1st round

Mill Hill

15

v

17

Old Actonians

Feb 23

1st round

Hillingdon Abbots

AWO

v

-

Harrow

Mar 16

SF

Old Actoians

17

v

18

Hackney

Mar 16

SF

Harrow

HWO

v

-

Feltham

April 27

Final

Hackney

12

v

39

Harrow

The competition is played to Middlesex Cup rules with one exception; players do not have to be league registered, just bona fide club members.

PREVIOUS SEASONS

2011 - 2012 FMS Vase

Result

 

Feb25

1st round

Harlequins Am

18

v

17

Old Abbotstonians

Jan 21

1st round

Ickenham

0

v

29

Hendon

Feb 18

1st round

Old Actonians

10

v

28

Hackney

Jan 21

1st round

Feltham

WO

v

-

Old Priorians

Mar 17

2nd round

Kilburn Cosmos

WO

v

-

Harrow

Mar 17

2nd round

Hackney

43

v

3

Feltham

Mar 17

2nd round

Hendon

30

v

23

Upper Clapton

Mar 17

2nd round

Old Millhillians

WO

v

-

 

Apr 21

SF

Hendon

13

v

20

Hackney

Apr 11

SF

Old Millhillians

19

v

20

Kilburn Cosmos

April 28

Final

Kilburn Cosmos

7

v

29

Hackney


The four clubs joining the competition in the 2nd round received a 1st round bye.

2010 - 2011 FMS Vase

Result

 

5 March

QF

Old Actonians

32

v

16

Hendon

5 March

QF

Old Isleworthians

7

v

34

Old Millhillians

19 March

QF

Kilburn Cosmos

-

v

AWO

Harrow

19 March

QF

Feltham

57

v

3

Belsize Park

2 April

SF

Old Actonians

10

v

5

Feltham

2 April

SF

Old Millhillians

15

v

41

Harrow

16 April*

Final

Harrow

33

v

16

Old Actonians


Competition Rules

The Federation Vase is a knock-out competition open to all county clubs not eligible for the Middlesex Bowl, in Herts/Middx 1 and below, including club 1st XVs playing in the Middlesex or Herts/Middx Merit Tables. There is no seeding.

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.

In the event of a draw, extra time will be played, 10 minutes each way. If the match is still all square, the number of tries will be taken into account, and if still equal then converted tries. If still equal then the away team progresses through the next round.