London wins Tollemache Cup

London has won the Tollemache Cup, the inter-county championships for teams of eight.

The team of Nick Sandqvist, Tom Townsend, Phil King, Stellio Di Bello, Mike Bell, Kieran Dyke, Graham Orsmond, Willie Coyle, Rob Cliffe and Franklin To finished on 105 VPs, well ahead of the field. Kent was second on 86, with Surrey third on 79.

This was the 20th time that the London team has won the event, though it was the first time since 2006 - defending Champions Middlesex were fifth. It was a seventh victory in the competition for Nick, a fifth for Tom, fourth for Frank, and third for Rob - all others were winning for the first time.

The final took place in West Bromwich on 13th & 14th February, and featured eight teams which qualified from an event held in November in which 35 counties, and one Welsh region, participated.