Season 1981-82

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1st XV 1981-82: Back Row: B. Willcocks, J.Gretton, A.Davey, F.Rogers, R.Carlson, R.Beasor, D.Franklin, A.Phillips, G.Baskerville. Front Row: V.Barnett, D.Crawford, R.Staniland, M.Worth (capt), T.Rapier, J.Studds, N.Hall. 1st XV 1981-82: Back Row: B. Willcocks, J.Gretton, A.Davey, F.Rogers, R.Carlson, R.Beasor, D.Franklin, A.Phillips, G.Baskerville. Front Row: V.Barnett, D.Crawford, R.Staniland, M.Worth (capt), T.Rapier, J.Studds, N.Hall.

Mike Worth continued as captain and Ian Ramsey took over as Secretary. Interest in the Devon Cup disappeared in September, with a 7-10 defeat at Okehampton.

The senior Cornish Clubs emphasised the difference that had grown between themselves and the Club, Truro 9-44, Newquay Hornets 3-37 and 4-34, whilst an ambitious fixture against Devon and Cornwall Police went the same way, 0-36.

Generally, a disappointing playing season, save Brixham II, beaten 41-15, and at Easter, the Home Office Midlands Division, 30-0. Geoff Baskerville still graced the 1st XV, whilst the Wanderers benefited from the frequent appearances of Fred Rogers and Dave Sharpe - indeed, the latter revealed a hitherto concealed talent at place kicking and for the 1st XV against the Home Office contributed a try and 2 penalties, left winger Jim Studds collecting a hat-trick of tries and his opposite winger Tim Rapier, two plus a conversion. A Sunday XV was operating, the only discoverable result is a 12-10 win over The Victoria Inn. Tim Rapier converting tries by Andy Davey and Dave Vickers, after being 0-10 down.

The Colts persevered without any great success. An interesting aside; during the season, 1,640 lbs of chips and 1,636 pies were consumed - did this have any bearing on the Season’s figures - W12, L21, D1.

Additional Info

  • 1st XV Captain: Mike Worth
  • Captain's Trophy: B.Willcocks
  • Effort Award: A.Davey
  • Clubman: I.Ramsay
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