Richard Belli

Richard Belli

December 2, 2011

Season 1951-52

Bill Farren continued as captain, Jack Douglas again deputising. Hugh Stone captained the A side with Ken Pooley its manager. Tom Hitchins stepped down as Secretary and Bill Sugden took over from him, Wreford as team Secretary. Tom was very properly elected a life member (in which capacity he joined Peter Matthews) but, happily, Tom’s was no honorary appointment and he continued as all things to all people.

December 2, 2011

Season 1979-80

Ceri Critten, a long serving, fast moving wing three quarter, even prepared to step into the Scrum Half’s shoes if required, was elected Captain, but unhappily suffered a serious injury midway through the first half of the season, which kept him out of action until the following season, so that Dave Sharp took over.

December 2, 2011

Season 1978-79

Howell Phillips - several seasons in the 1st XV pack, was captain, Kim Jarvis leading the Wanderers. The arrival at the Club of John Hunt, a scrum half with Albion experience, solved a position that had long created problems, whilst the old firm in the back row of Rogers, Baskerville and Lavis still operated on most occasions.

December 2, 2011

Season 1977-78

Geoff Baskerville back in command, the record improving to the extent of 14 wins, a draw and 17 defeats, 328-424, the Colts W11, L15, 328-277, and the Wanderers, who had difficulty in raising a full side at times, W7, D1, L12, 206-486. Injuries in the early part of the season had some affect on the record, after Christmas when these problems had pretty well resolved themselves the, 1st XV lost but 3 games in the latter part of the season.

December 2, 2011

Season 1976-77

Steve Body was captain, with Fred Rogers as Secretary. There was an early defeat 4-18 at the hands of Plymouth Albion Extras, the Argaum forwards battling well, but generally the Club failed to make the most of its chances.

December 2, 2011

Season 1975-76

Geoff Baskerville, back row forward, who had been kicking goals for Argaum for some seasons - (and indeed continues to do so, albeit now for the Wanders), became captain, he was a member of a long standing and successful back row of Rogers, Lavis and Baskerville.

December 2, 2011

Season 1974-75

Fred Rogers, who had been with the Club since his school days became captain. The season opened with two difficult fixtures against Plymouth Albion Extra 1st and Truro and a young Argaum side was comprehensively beaten in both encounters. The side recovered from this disappointing start to wind up with 19 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws.

December 2, 2011

Season 1973-74

The additional changing accommodation was formally opened. Former player Peter Blackburn - an extremely successful entrepreneur - had been invited to perform the opening ceremony but unfortunately, his plane to Plymouth was grounded by weather conditions.

December 2, 2011

Season 1972-73

Dave Sharp, a fast moving quick thinking stand off from the teaching profession - as several Argaum stand off’s had been - was captain. John Price in charge of the Wanderers, John Ellis in charge of the Drifters at the same time doubling as fixture secretary.

December 2, 2011

Season 1971-72

Frank Lavis returned to the helm as captain, Barry Rees retired from the playing arena, to take over as coach. Terry Williams led the Wanderers and John Ellis and Tony Weller in charge of the Drifters and Floaters respectfully.

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