Nantwich Town FC and Whitchurch Alport FC set to contest the inaugural Eddie Morris Memorial Trophy

Nantwich Town FC have made a permanent pre-season fixture against Whitchurch Alport FC by announcing the annual Eddie Morris Memorial Trophy. 

The late Eddie Morris – a historic Dabber who’s playing career featured Crewe Alexandra, Congleton Town and Witton Albion has had the cup commemorated in his honour. After his playing career ended he took up management at Whitchurch Alport with great success, guiding them to the Mid-Cheshire League and Shropshire Amateur Cup double in 1969/1970. 

Eddie’s son, John Morris became an International England Test Cricketer and batsman, making 21,539 runs in 362 first-class matches, including 52 centuries.

The trophy has been donated in a joint effort by Nantwich Town FC and Whitchurch Alport to recognise the success of Eddie Morris as both player and manager.

Director Clive Jackson said “We are looking forward to this pre-season friendly against Whitchurch Alport on the 29th of August. In honour of Eddie Morris, each season the Dabbers will play Whitchurch Alport to compete for the trophy.”

“Eddie was a brilliant player and manager and was well known in the local areas, so it only seems right to honour this local football legend”

This permanent fixture will be played each pre-season and will be held at the home grounds of both teams consecutively. 

The first Eddie Morris Memorial Trophy will take place tomorrow the 29th August 2020 at the KMJ Mortgages stadium, tickets for this fixture have already sold out.