2018 Sports Reunion
Monday 01 June 2020
The Spring Reunion continues to be a highlight in the Old Cranbrookians’ diary. With a full weekend timetable of matches across three sports, Saturday evening drinks in town, and a Sunday BBQ with all the trimmings, 2018’s event proved to be another resounding success. Events kicked off on Saturday in the sports hall with the now regular OCs Basketball squad, led by Will Walters, providing the school’s 1st team with a highly competitive game. Thanks go to Kev Coleman for organising and refereeing. On Sunday Hockey and Netball took centre stage. Sam Holroyd’s OCs vs the School’s 1st XI was a superb game, with the level of skill and teamwork from both teams a pleasure to witness. The boys’ 2nd XI were depleted and sadly outclassed by Rob Wickham’s OCs, but put up a good fight nevertheless. The third game was a well fought draw between two OC teams organised by Rob Hillier and Jeremy Lawson. Now in its third year, the rivalry continues with honours even. The School’s girls had a good day; the 1st Netball team enjoying a close victory against Holly Platt Higgin’s OCs team, and the 1st Girls Hockey XI gaining victory against Claudine Lott and Sarah Ross’s OCs team. Both matches were excellent to watch, displaying some great team play. A huge thanks must go to Liz Coleman for her role in organising the day. Thanks also to the umpires; Rob Harrison, Freddie Hulbert, Kirstie Burnett, Lindsay Hancox, Emma Riggs and Amy Wetherall. There is always plenty of work behind the scenes to make these days such a success, so thanks also go to the school staff, the catering team, the site team and the estates team for all their help and support organising the event.