Please support Combination’s day
ON Saturday, May 18 a granite stone will be unveiled on the Memorial Ground in Tuffley Avenue, dedicated to the memory of the local rugby players who left to serve their country and gave their lives
The ceremony of dedication and blessing by the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett is at noon, followed by two games.
The first at 1pm between The Cherry Pickers and a Combination side then at 3pm Widden Old Boys face Old Cryptians.
The day will be a celebration of the Memorial Ground and how it came into existence. It is now home to two great clubs, Old Cryptians and Widden Old Boys.
I must mention two people without whom this monument would never have been erected: Andy Payne, the Gloucester Combination treasurer and Dave Booth, a former chairman.
They have worked tirelessly to make this happen. I urge the rugby family to support this great event.
TWO North Gloucestershire clubs played promotion play-off games last weekend.
After a flying start Old Cents could not contain a strong Launceston side, who went on to victory.
This season’s campaign for the Painswick Road side could get better if they beat their old foes Matson and win the Combination Senior Cup.
Both clubs are also fighting for the Junior and Glanville Cups, at what should be a cracking finals day at Kingsholm.
Fairford beat Bream in a nail-biter of a game to move up to Gloucestershire One, which will give us a cracking local derby against my boys at Cirencester.
Fairford have come a long way in a short time after nearly going out of business not so long ago.
Andy Deacon receives the Powergen Cup trophy after Gloucester beat Northampton Saints at Twickenham on April 5, 2003