Richardson Trophy

The Richardson Trophy is a matchplay team event which is participated in by all six Northern Counties of England, i.e. Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria. Each County plays the other 5 counties every year in daily matches and seven players per team.

One year there are 3 home matches and the following year there will be two home matches for each County. The matches are hotly contested and winning the Trophy is the Jewel in the Crown for the winning County. To read more about the history of the Trophy, click here.

Richardson Trophy Matches 2024

 Date  Venue  County  Result
 Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th June  Foxton Hall Northumberland  Won 4½ : 2½
 Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June Durham City Durham Match Halved
Sunday 30th - Monday 1st July Pleasington Cumbria
Sunday 14th - Monday 15th July Pleasington  Yorkshire
Sunday 21st - Monday 22nd July Pleasington Cheshire

Richardson Trophy Matches 2023

Date Venue County Result
Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th June Clitheroe Northumberland 3½ : 3½
Monday 12th - Tuesday 13th June Clitheroe Durham Won 5 : 2
Sunday 25th - Monday 26th June Huddersfield Yorkshire Lost 4½ : 2½
Tuesday 4th - Wednesday 5th July Appleby Cumbria Won 5 : 2
Sunday 30th - Monday 31st July Prestbury Cheshire Lost 6 : 1

Richardson Trophy Match Reports 2023

Lancashire vs Northumberland 

Our first match was at home against Northumberland, the weather was fantastic as was the course, the green staff certainly wanted to show Clitheroe at its best. 

It was a very close match with Lancashire needing to win the last 3 games in order to record an overall victory. We managed to win 2 and halved 1, so the match ended all square, which was a very fitting end to an excellent contest. All matches were played in the best spirit and a good day was had by everyone. 

Lancashire vs Durham

On Tuesday 13th June we played our second Richardson Trophy Match at Clitheroe Golf Club against Durham. I am very pleased to report we won 5-2,  there were some fantastic games, very tight at the end.

Well done team, thank you for your good spirit, enthusiasm and desire to win.

Lancashire vs Yorkshire

On the 26th June 2023 we played our Match against Yorkshire at Huddersfield Golf Club - a stunning venue and the chosen course for this year’s Jamboree! It was an extremely tough match played in very tricky windy conditions. The result was 4½ : 2½ in Yorkshire’s favour. We were looked after so very well by the Yorkshire Captain and her officials, the food was delicious and the camaraderie between the two teams was great.Thank you team for your commitment and thank you Bet, Linda and Jeanette for caddying.  

Lancashire vs Cumbria

"Lancashire, Cumbria and Ewe" 

On Tuesday 6th July we played our Match against Cumbria.  What a beautiful golf course set on Brackenber Moor in the spectacular Cumbria Countryside. The two teams set off and were joined by a few hundred sheep, you could definitely be at one with the countryside here.

As always with Cumbria the friendship between the two counties shone through unfortunately the sun didn’t come out, the weather was quite chilly.

The result was 5 - 2 in Lancashire’s favour.

Thank you to Cumbria, for their warm welcome and hospitality. Thank you Ladies, you did a great job and thank you to our wonderful caddies who travelled to Appleby to be part of the team. Well done Everyone.

Lancashire vs Cheshire

On Monday 31st July we had our final Richardson Trophy Match against Cheshire at Prestbury Golf Club, a beautiful but tough golf course, the weather wasn’t great but it could have been a lot worse. Our girls as always prepared so well for the Match but alas we couldn’t equal the strength that Cheshire hold in their team. Sadly we lost 6-1, the back 9 holes are very tough, one certainly needs local knowledge on this course.

I would like to thank the team for their commitment and dedication shown throughout the matches, it has indeed been an absolute pleasure being with them. Thank you to the caddies for their loyalty, the team have really appreciated you coming to the matches and helping to be their strength.

Thank you President and Vice Captain for being at my side.

Onward and Upward!   

Wishing Carol Helme, Bolton Old Links Golf Club all the very best when she joins the Northern Jamboree Team to play in the 3 day event for the Miller Stirling Trophy against Scotland, North of England, Midland and the South of England at Huddersfield Golf Club from 8 - 10th August 2023.  Good Luck Northern Team from all of us in Lancashire.

Chris Stokes

Captain LCSLGA