Former Pupils Take Part in Old Boys Rugby Match
Claires Court Old Boys held their annual Good Friday match against Desborough this year, the third annual Old Boys game to be played at Braywick but without the inspirational Piers Morgan who was in recovery after being Eddie the Eagle’s stunt double in his recent film.
Desborough eventually cobbled a side together after much cajoling from Scott Harris and Mike Hudson. The Desborough was more like a Maidenhead schools combined team with plenty of Maidenhead 1st team experience.
Scott Harris, Claires Court PE Teacher wrote this account;
“There was a good turnout from our former pupils with a playing squad of 27 turning out for the game with massive support in the stands. In a fast and furious game Desborough seemed to be running away with the fixture, led by a powerful pack of forwards and strong running in the centres. The eventual score was 19-17 to the opposition and Claires Court Old Boys, captained by James Emmanuel, did well to stay in touch with such a formidable outfit. Scores from Richards, Houghton and Wardle were well worked enabling such a close score.
The front row of Goss, Goss and Luke performed admirably well to soak up the hardened Desborough 1, 2 and 3 and gave us some sort of platform to work from. It was a pleasure to see the resurrected Alex Cannon out on the rugby pitch again alongside Matt Wardle, Ed Howard, Alex Banks and the irrepressible James Knight who was arguably the oldest person on the pitch.
Yet again it was a fantastic turnout for this now annual fixture and we would like to thank Rory Seekins for the quote of the day, albeit a little harsh on this year’s Gap Year Student George Goss, ‘Oi Gossy, where did that performance come from? You were rubbish at school!!’
Many thanks to all that turned out here’s to the next event in the Summer.”
Man of the Match: Max Graham
Score: Claires Court Old Boys 17 - 19 Desborough Old Boys
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