The Fifth Annual Thomas Froggatt Memorial Match at
Egremont RUFC: Saturday 28th December 2019.
The day was another resounding success both on and off the field.
A St Bees side containing an age range spreading from Fraser Mcnee to Howard Graham was expertly assembled by Jonathon Garrod, who was delighted to report that this year's selection process had been the most straightforward to date because everyone was so keen to play.
Egremont RUFC also fielded a large squad, and the sizeable crowd was rewarded with a keenly contested and very watchable game.
St Bees fought back from a 21-7 deficit to finish very strongly, but the host side held on for a 28-26 victory which gives them a 4-1 lead in the series.
The clubhouse was packed for a long time after the game as ex parents and pupils alike took the opportunity to socialise and reminisce on this now firmly established Old St Beghians’ occasion.
As regards the charitable fund-raising, a superb total of £1350 was raised on the day from a pitchside collection, raffle and auction.
Thanks go to all involved, especially the Egremont club for their excellent hosting, to Jon Garrod and Simon Edwards for raising the team, to Vicki Kay for her auction prize donations, and to the numerous OSBs who supported in such generous fashion.
Nick, Maggie and Lucy Froggatt were hugely appreciative of the warmth and support of all those who attended and were proud to be able to make such a wonderful donation to their chosen charity, the Calvert Trust.