Balcomb Trophy and Walker Cup | Regional Finals Preview

22nd June, 2023

The Regional Finals for the Balcomb Trophy and Walker Cup will take place on Sunday 25th June, with counties vying for a place at the Aviva National Finals.

All semi-final matches at the Regional Finals will commence at 10am, with the Finals being played at 2pm.

Successful teams from all Regional Finals will proceed to the semi-finals at the Aviva National Finals on Sunday 20th August (Balcomb Trophy) and Sunday 27th August (Walker Cup) at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.


Balcomb Trophy

2022 champions, Essex, will be keen to book their place at the Aviva National Finals once again as they play at the East Regional Final. The holders overcame Huntingdonshire and Hertfordshire to progress to the Regional Finals. Elsewhere, 2013 winners Hampshire, face Buckinghamshire. They will be hoping to win the Balcomb, 10 years on from their last victory.

North (York Railway BC, Yorkshire):
Durham v Derbyshire; Cumbria v Nottinghamshire

East (Wellingborough BC, Northamptonshire):
Essex v Norfolk; Suffolk v Leicestershire

South (Bromley BC, Kent):
Buckinghamshire v Hampshire; Oxfordshire v Surrey

West (Ilminster BC, Somerset):
Devon v Gloucestershire; Herefordshire v Wiltshire


Walker Cup

With 2022 champions Kent and finalists Wiltshire knocked out in the early rounds, we will have a new name on the Walker Cup this year. Four-time champions Lincolnshire take on Derbyshire, after they beat Yorkshire 40-31 in the Preliminary Round. 2018 winners Sussex, fresh from a 38-27 victory over Isle of Wight, play Berkshire.

North (Redcar Borough Park BC, Yorkshire)
Derbyshire v Lincolnshire; Nottinghamshire v Northumberland

East (Brampton BC, Huntingdonshire)
Norfolk v Suffolk; Leicestershire v Essex

South (Egham BC, Surrey)
Berkshire v Sussex; Hampshire v Oxfordshire

West (Box BC, Wiltshire)
Worcestershire v Devon; Somerset v Cornwall

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