The Shebbear College 1st XV have a new rugby kit, sponsored by the OSA.
The 1st XV would like to thank the OSA for their continued support in providing their kit again this year.
The OSA was unable to field as strong a side as in recent years and so the boys were optimistic when they won the toss and decided to bat first. However, a difficult drying wicket proved to be a real challenge for the batsmen and only a determined innings from Eddie Jones (36*) and an entertaining knock from Justin Gilliland (41) late on, saw the school reach a respectable 152-7 in their 30 overs. Then only Chris Jenn (51*) put up any real resistance as the OSA were dismissed for just 91 in reply. Once again it was leading wicket takers Jabez Weale (3-14) and Ethan Solomon (3-21) who did much of the early damage, before the fast improving Freddie Stevenson wrapped up the innings in an impressive spell, finishing with 4-19.
Shebbear College and the OSA are delighted to announce that three students – Charlie, Sione and Alessandro – have been selected to represent The Lambs U16 National Squad for 2017. This is a fantastic achievement and our congratulations go to them.
Having been selected to trial for the England Independent Schools Lambs U16 Rugby Team in Cambridge this Sunday the OSA would like to wish Shebbear students Charlie, Sione and Alessandro the best of luck. Will Cowan-Dickie was also selected but unfortunately he injured his knee playing for Cornwall at the weekend.
Eighty Old Shebbearians gathered at the RAF Club in London on Saturday 14th January for their annual Reunion Dinner and President Paul Lockyer said he was proud to have served the association, even though he had not attended as many events as he would have liked.
He went on to explain that the annual subscription paid by the members helped to support such diverse activities as Ten Tors, Engineering courses, overseas sports scholarships and the 5th and 6th Form Proms.
Headmaster, Simon Weale, then gave an extremely positive and typically humorous report on the past year, highlighting excellent results for both 1st XV rugby and 1st XI girls’ hockey over West Buckland and then head girl, Lucy Taylor and head boy, Harry Dymond spoke about their new 6th Form Centre and the Music Centre as well as thanking the OSA for the new first team netball kit.
Chris Hale responded on behalf of the OSA, reflecting on his time at the College, before most retired to the bar to share more of their memories of college life.
Finally, the association’s first female President, Kay Giddy, said she was very much looking forward to her year in office.
The Old Shebbearians’ Association are sponsoring the game between Bideford RFC and Okehampton RFC on November 26th.
It’s something of a grudge match for Okehampton as they head to North Devon for the first time since 2012/13. The Chiefs were promoted that year and ran out 34 – 13 victors.
They’ll fancy themselves to match that achievement against newly promoted visitors but, with the Oaks continuing the form that saw them lose just three times last season, the only guarantee is that this will be a cracking afternoon’s sport.
It would be great to have a sizeable Old Shebbearian turn out so put it in the diary and we’ll see you there as guests of the club for refreshments from 1230.
Full details of this and all future events can be found on the events calendar.
The President Andrew Friend requests the pleasure of your company at the 108th Annual Reunion Dinner of the Old Shebbearians’ Association to be held on Saturday 16th January 2016 at the R.A.F Club, 6pm for 7pm.
Special guests this year will be Kevin Parker and Lin Quirk.
The OSA were put in to bat and despite losing early wickets, scored freely, with man of the match Peter Bowes top scoring with 76 in a total of 199 all out in 30 overs. Chris Taitt took 6 for 36 for the college side. The 1st XI responded well to the challenge when they batted, Jared Lovell scoring 24 and Dan da Costa 31, but wickets fell regularly and the side were bowled out for 176, 24 runs short of their target.
OSA XI 2015
Back row: Peter Bowes, Charlie Nielson, Reece Stanbury, Olly Wickett, Ed Passmore, Marten Stanbury.
Front row: Clara Nielson, James Corry (capt.), Jack Cherrington, Matt Davey, Bailey Miles, Jamie Sanders
On Saturday 5th September an OSA rugby side will take on a team from Grenville Old Boys at Shebbear. Kick off is 11am.
This will be followed by the College 1st XV playing Bideford Colts at Bideford Rugby Club as part of the annual sponsored day.
Refreshments will be available at both the college and at the rugby club.
Full details of all Old Shebbearian events can be found in the events diary.