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Cowdrey Cup

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The Colin Cowdrey Memorial Cup[1][2][3] is a 55 over school cricket competition for the top cricket schools in the South East of England. The competition was initiated in memory of, Old Tonbridgian, Colin Cowdrey for the 1st XIs from Charterhouse School, Eton College, Harrow School, Radley College, Tonbridge School and Wellington College. It is now recognised as one of the toughest test in schools cricket, with many of the players going on to play Cricketer Cup[4], Second XI, Minor Counties, first-class and international cricket.

The competition has been played since 2001[5] and players can also be selected to played in the combined Cowdrey Schools[6][7] team to play against Oxford University Cricket Club and Cambridge University Cricket Club. As well as the numerous players from the participating schools who have progressed to higher levels in the game, a number of players have progressed through the combined Cowdrey Schools team to play first-class cricket with others progressing to Minor Counties Championship and Second XI Championship cricket. These include: Fabian Cowdrey (Tonbridge), Zak Crawley (Tonbridge), Ben Curran (Wellington), Sam Curran (Wellington), Tom Curran (Wellington), Adam Dewes[8] (Wellington), Tom Elliott[9] (Tonbridge), Freddie Fairhead[10] (Radley), Jamie Gnodde[11] (Eton) Nick Gubbins (Radley), Tom Harvey[12] (Tonbridge), Edward Hyde (Tonbridge), Wilfred Marriott[13] (Radley), William Leith[14] (Wellington), Connor Nurse[15] (Wellington), Marcus O'Riordan (Tonbridge), Oliver Rogers[16] (Eton), Will Vanderspar (Eton and Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year 2011) and Nick Winder[17] (Tonbridge).

Cowdrey Cup Winners

Year Winner
2001 Tonbridge
2002 Eton
2003 Eton
2004 Harrow
2005 Harrow
2006 Harrow
2007 Eton
2008 Wellington
2009 Tonbridge
2010 Tonbridge
2011 Radley
2012 Radley
2013 Eton
2014 Wellington
2015 Eton
2016 Tonbridge
2017 Eton & Radley
2018 Tonbridge


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  17. "Nick Winder". Cricinfo.

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