Thursday 8 November 2012


by David Roberts

Here's an interesting piece of Middlewich sporting history from just before the Second World War.
 This Bricker Cup Winners' Trophy was loaned to us by Leo Sykes who discovered it in a house in Sutton Lane which he  moved into recently.
Now that we have photographed the trophy Leo plans to donate it to the town so that it can be displayed on suitable occasions.
A close-up of the inscription shows that the cup, which is 5 ½ inches high and 4 inches across, was given to the winning team, or a member of the winning team, in the 1938 competition.

According to Allan Earl's Middlewich 1900-1950 (Cheshire Country Publishing 1994) the Bricker Cup was founded in January 1913 when Mr Bricker 'presented a cup to the Children's Aid Charity Football Committee for the "material benefit of the poor children of Middlewich"'.

We're hoping that someone has records somewhere which show which team won the Bricker Cup in 1938.
The competition itself has had several revivals over the years, usually as a consequence of the re-discovery of the Bricker Cup Trophy - the actual 'Bricker Cup' itself, that is - in a forgotten corner of a local pub undergoing refurbishment..
Does anyone have any information on the current 'state of play' as far as this popular local competition is concerned?

Originally published 8th November 2012
Re-formatted 6th April 2020

6th APRIL 2020


  1. Hello I have a fob with the Bricker Cup 1929 mentioned on the back, so the competition was in existence before 1938. M Nacey

  2. Hello, I have a Bricker Cup 1929 Medal which I think belonged to my Grandfather. It appears to be Gold and it has 3 gold sheaths of corn on a dark blue shield in the Centre. Can anyone tell me anything about the competition. I wonder if it is a winner's medal?


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