Eric Shirley Shield

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Eric Shirley Shield
Current season or competition::
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1962
Number of teams 12
Country  Kenya
Holders Kenya KCB II (2017-2018)
Related competition Kenya Kenya Cup

The Eric Shirley Shield is a rugby union tournament in the Kenyan domestic league. It was founded in 1962 as a second tier competition to the Nairobi District Championship [1]

For the 2016-2017 season, the league consists of twelve teams divided into two pools. Participating teams are reserve sides from clubs participating in the top tier Kenya Cup.[2] There are sixteen rounds of pool games followed by a knockout competition to determine an overall winner.[1]

Pool A[edit]

  • Kabras II
  • KCB II
  • Mean Machine II
  • Mwamba II
  • Nakuru II
  • Western Bulls II

Pool B[edit]

  • Blak Blad II
  • Homeboyz II
  • Impala II
  • Quins II
  • Strathmore II
  • Nondescripts II


There was a major upset in 1982 when Lenana School won the shield.[2]