The Surrey Cup Final – 4th May
The 1st XV’s season will conclude on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May, in the Surrey Cup final at Esher RFC, versus Guildford (who are pres ently 5th in London 1 South, RFU level 6). Kick-off is scheduled for 2.30, replacing the expected Esher-Dorking game which is no longer happening. There are three finals being played that day at Esher, with participating clubs spanning RFU levels 6 to 11. More information may be found on http://www.surreyrugby.com/pages/pv.asp?p=surrey490.
Older members will remember our success over Guildford in the 1982/83 Surrey Cup final, immortalised in the photograph on the Clubhouse main staircase of legendary captain and prop Mike Tampin brandishing the Cup. Paddy Ralston was our starting scrum half in the final, and President Darryl Druckman was the other prop.
In those pre-league, pre-professional days, King’s enjoyed successful cup runs in many years, and the Hand-in-Hand would empty in time for kick-off, ensuring that our support equalled that of the local town sides. Let’s hope the current squad is as passionately backed for this season’s climax.