Oh for the days of rush
matting over a concrete base ....
from 1980 when several of those in the photograph were in their final year
of school. These eighteen year-olds include:
row extreme right
Cliff Davidson, long time servant and backbone of the club. This is probably
the only time anyone in the current side has seen him without a moustache!
Andy Basford, probably
the only player to burn his kit at the ptich side after a particularly unfortunate
Back row extreme left
Frank Packman, who went on to rugby fame. He played for Northamptoin Saints
and England before returning to coach locally at Towcestrians.