The county team participates in several matches throughout the season.
There is usually an early season training session and/or friendly match, for example the Purples Match at Bisley.

English County Championship for the King George V Cup (KGV)

Organised by the English Twenty Club. Team members must be eligible for England and members of the English Twenty Club.
Regional Heat: (Northern Region) Held at a northern range in May/June
Team of 8: 2 & 10 @ 300, 500, 600 yards. (Match conditions and distances may vary depending on the chosen range).
Teams in the Northern region: County of Lancaster, Cheshire, Northumberland & Durham, Yorkshire

The winner of each Regional Heat (six in total) competes in a final at Bisley at the start of the Imperial Meeting.


Held at Bisley in June, organised by NRA of UK

R Jarvis individual competition (Saturday AM)
2 & 7 @ 300, 500, 600 yds

Lt Col H Jones Trophy (Saturday PM)
Team of 8: 1 & 10 @ 300, 500, 600 yards

Long Range Trophy (Sunday AM)
Team of 8: 2 & 15 @ 800, 900, 1000 yards

Aggregate Trophy
Aggregates of short and long range totals

Clive Amstein Memorial Trophy (organised by London & Middlesex RA)
Team of 4: 2 & 15 @ 300, 600, 900. 1000 yards
Shot for on the same weekend as the Inter-Counties
Yorkshire will enter a team if numbers permit

County Championship Short Range
Held at Bisley during the Imperial Meeting
Team of 8: 1 & 10 @ 500, 600 yards.

County Championship Long Range
Held at Bisley during the Imperial Meeting
Team of 6: 2 & 10 @ 900, 1000 yards.

Roses Match – Yorkshire v Lancashire
Held at alternating venues Altcar or Brockholes, usually early in September
Team of 12: 2 & 15 @ 300, 600 yards.

Astor County Challenge Trophy (Regional Heat)
Held in the early part of the season at a regional range
Club teams of 6. 2 & 7 @ 300, 500, 600 yards (Match conditions may vary according to the chosen range)
The winner of the regional heat competes against other regional heat winners in the final at Bisley.

Bingham Shield
Held at a regional range towards the end of the season
Club teams of 12. 2 & 15 @ 300, 600 yards (Match conditions may vary)

This beautiful silver shield (approximately 3 feet in diameter) was originally a match between teams from Combined Army Units and Yorkshire Rifle Clubs. The Territorial Army competed against Yorkshire clubs up until the early nineties. Now Huddersfield, Sheffield and Leeds take part in the match.

The Bingham Shield competition also has a Team of Eight cup for the nominated top 8 in each team, and an individual trophy for the highest individual score. The original Bingham Shield is now on permanent loan to the NRA at Bisley and is competed for as a concurrent club teams match, The Yorkshire Volunteers Shield. A wooden replica shield was carved by Roy Taylor from Sheffield RC.

More history of the Bingham Shield to come…!