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Origin of the Orcutt Cup

Exactly 51 years ago in March 1959 a Rowington resident Mr. R.H. Orcutt, who lived opposite St. Laurence Church, presented a cup to Rowington Cricket Club which is now contested annually between the villages of Lapworth and Rowington.


Mr. Orcutt was a Director of a Shirley based firm The Gear Grinding Company Ltd and before moving to Rowington he lived in Broomfield House, Church Lane, Lapworth. He was heavily involved in the life of Lapworth, helping to raise money for the Second World War and becoming a Parish Councillor. It is believed that his close association with both villages is why they now contest the cup each year.

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The game is played annually at the ground of the cup holder and is played as a 40 over match. It is very keenly contested. Many of the players on both sides have known each other for years, which only adds to the rivalry in the build up to the game and of course on match day.


Detailed below is the history of the cup for the last 38 years. It's remarkably close, with Rowington having held the Orcutt Cup 20 times to Lapworth's 18.

 

Rowington 2010
Lapworth 2004 - 2009
Rowington 2002 - 2003
Lapworth 1999 - 2001
Rowington 1997 - 1998
Lapworth 1994 - 1996
Rowington 1984 - 1993
Lapworth 1983
Rowington 1981 - 1982
Lapworth 1979 - 1980
Rowington 1978
Lapworth 1974 - 1977
Rowington 1971 - 1973

 

As you can see, unfortunately we do not have the details of all the games over the past 50 years, but we have records that go back to 1971. If you can help fill in the missing details then please contact Eric Wingrove 01789 550188.