Kinnaird Cup Final 2021 Preview

10/07/21: The final of the 2021 Kinnaird Cup in association with Advanta Wealth takes place at Eton tomorrow, starting at 2:30pm.

This year's match sees a repeat of the 2019 and 2018 finals, as Riki Houlden & Jonny Ho follow their epic semi-final win over James Toop & Matt Wiseman with another tilt at toppling champions Seb Cooley & Tom Dunbar. For Tom & Seb this would be an eleventh consecutive victory in the competition, equalling the individual record of John Reynolds, while Tom is aiming to stretch his lead in the overall wins chart even further and will also achieve the remarkable feat of playing in his twentieth final.

This follows a comfortable win for Tom & Seb in the semi-final today, where they defeated Hugo Young & NOah Caplin 3-0 (12-0, 12-5, 12-4).

Sadly, as the final step on the roadmap out of lockdown has been put back to mid-July, we are unable to host spectators at Eton, so please do not come along to watch in person.

The match will however be live streamed from 2:30pm via the Eton Fives Association Facebook group.

To watch the live stream you can use either your mobile phone (Android and iOS), tablet device (Android and iOS) or computer via the Facebook website or application. To watch the video please click the link in the post that will be made in the group on Sunday afternoon. In order to watch the match, you will need a Facebook account to find the Eton Fives Association group page where you will find the link to the live stream. If you are not already a member, you will need to ask to join; this should not take long. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if this causes any problems.

The match should remain available to watch on the EFA Facebook Group page and will also be uploaded to YouTube at some stage next week.


Most Kinnaird Cup wins

16 Tom Dunbar

11 John Reynolds

10 Seb Cooley

10 Brian Matthews

Tony Hughes

8 Gordon Campbell

8 Robin Mason

5 Denys Firth

5 Jonathan Mole

Jimmy Biggs

Howard Fabian

4 James Toop


Most Kinnaird Final Appearances (not including 2021)

19 Tom Dunbar

19 Tony Hughes

18 James Toop

13 Gordon Campbell

13 Matthew Wiseman

12 Jimmy Biggs

12 John Reynolds

11 Robin Mason

11 Brian Matthews

10 Seb Cooley

8 Denys Firth

8 Jonathan Mole

7 Peter Dunbar

Howard Fabian

7 Andy Gibson

Martin Shortland-Jones

7 Doug Wainwright

7 Ed Wass

6 Jamie Halstead

Dick Kittermaster

6 Robin Moulsdale

David Guilford

5 Malcolm Keeling