Cambridge Ladies play Mixed Doubles for the Ted Isaacs Trophy

Cambridge, February 2017

Ted Isaacs was captain of CURFC in 1948 and was one of those undergraduate players behind the idea of an annual match between the Past and the Present, an event which came to pass the following year.

In 2017, at the age of 93, Ted expressed a wish to leave a further legacy by presenting a trophy for the newly instituted Mixed Doubles for Past and Present.

The result is the Ted Isaacs Trophy.

In 1949 Ted Isaacs won the National Doubles with Barry Trapnell, President of CURFC 1989-2005 and whose name is commemorated by the Trapnell Tankard, the trophy played for in the Past versus Present.

What more appropriate than that these two men should now be honoured on the same, annual occasion?

The Ted Isaacs Trophy for Past and Present Mixed Doubles

The Ted Isaacs Trophy for Past and Present Mixed Doubles

Georgina Shepherd and Lottie Simpson, first winners of the Ted Isaacs Trophy in 2017

Georgina Shepherd and Lottie Simpson, first winners of the Ted Isaacs Trophy in 2017

The Trapnell Tankard for Past versus Present

The Trapnell Tankard for Past versus Present