April 1, 2011

Boxing Day Match(es) 1960

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christmas 1960 roundup From the archives was found this match programme from the 1960 Boxing Day Match against usual opponents OPMs but what is quite remarkable is that it was one of 4 matches taking place that day at Bickleigh Down.

In the morning the 1st XV and A XV of the two clubs met with Argaum running out winners in both, 8-3 and 6-0 respectively. In the afternoon there was a match between the Colts and an Exiles side, made up of players from schools both local and afar, Argaum again victorious by 6 points to nil. The Bickleigh Down side couldn't complete a clean sweep however as the Extra A XV, effectively the 3rd team lost 11-3 to local side Devisors, who were competing in their first season.

As if that wasnt enough, Argaum also had a match the following day against Old Bonifacians at the long since dissapeared PennyCross Stadium. The Old Boys side, which contained several Argaum players themselves, won by 10 unanswered points. A full roundup of the very busy Christmas programme, 7 games in all, is contained in the press report included in this article.



The Full Match Programme

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