Oh for the days of rush matting over a concrete base ....

A clipping from 1980 when several of those in the photograph were in their final year of school. These eighteen year-olds include:

Front 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!

Back row extreme right
Andy Basford, probably the only player to burn his kit at the ptich side after a particularly unfortunate game.

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.