Contested between the Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club and the Edinburgh Academical Football Club, The Accies Trophy brings both of the Academical Clubs together for a celebratory annual T20 cricket match.
Established in 2015 by Andrew Cosh and James Munro, the inaugural T20 was played at Newfield and marked an historic occasion as both sides completed for the first time since their inceptions. The year 2015 also celebrated the 160th anniversary of the Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club.
The Accies Trophy is a drinking vessel called the ‘Tappit Hen’. The Tappit Hen, as well as being the name of the 12th hole at Gleneagles famous golf course, is the most distinctive shape in all of Scottish pewter design. Made for use as a flagon, it first appeared over 250 years ago, and has French influences. The unusual name is said to derive from the Old French word for quart, Topknot. The Tappit Hen is therefore both a shape and a measure of capacity, holding almost 2 pints.
2015 Winners: Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club
Winning captain: Andrew Cosh
Man of the Match: Paul Louden, 45 runs EAFC