Season 1931-32

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1st XV 1931-32 1st XV 1931-32

E P Evans a tall forward of several seasons experience with the club - particularly alongside Harold Sloggett, took over as captain with Bill Westlake his vice.

Les Rowden, George Perry and Roy Cleverley continuing and new faces in the persons of Tommy Lane and Jim Ross; also included Vic Brooks who - from his plus-fours and golfing jacket would seem to have retired from the rugby playing area, likewise Secretary Leslie Paul in rather more formal garb. Evans recalls "the pleasing habit of Cornish clubs paying Argaum a guarantee" but, unhappily, only Falmouth appear in the seasons fixtures and that, disastrously 0-36 although it is possible the date, 2nd January immediately following New Year’s day may have had some bearing on the margin of defeat. Although a fixture card is available, results - particularly in the second half are sketchy.

The season opened in a blaze of glory for after drawing the opening game against the Royal Marines 3-3 they went on to beat HMS Norfolk 9-3, Worcester Regiment 28-0, YMCA 3-0, RNE College III 47-6 - "the College side had expected to play Argaum Seconds but sportingly took on the chiefs", and Plympton 6-0. Then on 7th November RNE College II with quite a strong side were too good for Argaum to the tune of 15-0 when despite mud and rain a good deal of open play was witnessed. Thereafter disaster, of 13 results recorded there were 11 defeats 1 win and a draw. The club colours are officially recorded as green black and white, whilst a number of matches were played at The Geasons the home ground of the Plympton Club, who permitted Argaum its use when not required by the home club. A few 2nd XV fixtures are recorded but no results and it seems likely that the reserve side faded temporarily from the scene.

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  • 1st XV Captain: E P Evans
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