Season 1935-36

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1935-36 Fixture Card 1935-36 Fixture Card

Malcolm Robinson Captain, Mervyn Hodge vice, the season got off to a good start with 7 wins in the first 9 games including 27-3 Old Suttonians Camborne School of Mines 12-10 and Dartmouth 13-0.

St Austell Hornets and Devonport Services A put a crimp in the proceedings but the winning path was resumed against Okehampton, Totnes and Tamaritans until Liskeard away - 6-9, and Salcombe, away also, 8-9. The club went on to complete the double over OPMs, Plymouth Civil Service, Dartmouth and Totnes but suffered similarly at the hands of Salcombe and Devonport Services A giving a not unsatisfactory overall picture of 16 wins 2 draws and 12 defeats 231-157. Newcomers during the season Eric Hannah (when available - he worked away from Plymouth) a penetrating and elusive centre or outside half and Roy "Copper" Coombs - service commitments permitting - chiefly at stand off and most determined in attack and defence.

The club supper was held in April 1936 at the Harvest Home where former captain Tommy Lane - by now auctioneering in Penzance - claimed "that not many seasons ago the Club had been in the doldrums with neither money nor players". Captain Malcolm Robinson soon put the record straight by declaring that the Club had had a very good season and the selection committee had no difficulty finding teams. It is also recorded that Messrs Vic Brooks, Alf Beer, E A Thrall (vice president) and secretary Leslie Paul spoke but their remarks are not recorded for posterity.

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  • 1st XV Captain: Malcolm Robinson
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