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Kent receive Lady Taverners Trophy from Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace

Friday 21st October 2016

Women

Women’s Royal London One-Day Cup winners Kent were the guests of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace on Thursday (20 October) to receive their trophy and medals.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ of the Lord’s Taverners – the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity and he hosted the two winning counties to present the Lord’s Taverners ECB Trophy and the Lady Taverners ECB Trophy to Middlesex and Kent respectively.

The Lady Taverners ECB Trophy is the official name of the silverware awarded to the winners of the women’s County Championship.

It is the 43rd year that the County Champions have enjoyed a special Royal engagement since the trophy was introduced for the first time by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1973. As Patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ he asks the Lord’s Taverners to organise a ceremony which he hosts at Buckingham Palace every year to honour the winners.

Paul Robin, Chief Executive of The Lord’s Taverners, stated: “We are delighted to once again be organising the men’s and women’s county championship trophy presentations at Buckingham Palace.

"It’s a great tradition for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to present the Lord’s Taverners Trophies and a wonderful way to thank the county game which has, once again, been so supportive of the charity last season. It is a very special day for both Middlesex and Kent.”

Click here to visit the Lord's Taverners website