Selection for November 1st vs Farnham Royal (Home)

Opposition: Farnham Royal
Competition: League
Venue: Home
Kick Off: 2.30 pm
Meet Time: 1.15 prompt @ Club (Fines now in action for latecomers)
Dress: Full No 1s
Item: A Poppy

1. Stuart Burgess
2. Jack Proctor
3. Tom Smith
4. André Carson
5. Tom Birch
6. David Lloyd-Williams (C)
7. Adam Bishop
8. Matt Margot

9. Sam Watkins
10. Rhys Thomas
11. Rhys Stewart
12. Matt Rowlandson
13. Rory Buckley
14. Luke Barefoot
15. Alex Webb

16. Chris Merrick
17. Tom Hopkins
18. Chris Holmes

Selection for October 25th vs Faringdon (Away)

Opposition: Faringdon
Competition: League
Venue: Away
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 12.30 prompt @ Club (13.45pm (Folly Sports Park, Stanford Road, SN7 7AQ)….. http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/faringdonrufc/
Dress: Full No 1s
Item: A Pumpkin

1. Neil Evans
2. Jack Proctor
3. Matt Margot
4. André Carson
5. Tom Smith
6. Matt Harvey
7. Rich Clarke
8. Adam Bishop

9. Sam Watkins (C)
10. Rhys Thomas
11. Tom Hopkins
12. Matt Rowlandson
13. Rory Buckley
14. Rhys Stewart
15. Scott Thompson

16. Chris Merrick
17. Vinnie Sheehy
18. Harry Gyamfi

Selection for October 18th vs Aldermaston (Home)

Opposition: Aldermaston
Competition: League
Venue: Home
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 13.30 prompt @ Club 
Dress: Full No 1s
Item: A Pass from the Doris to come to the next Social (Nov.22nd)

1. Jack Proctor
2. Matt Doughty

3. Matt Margot

4. Neil Evans

5. 
Tom Birch
6. 
Matt Harvey
7. Rich Clarke

8. Adam Bishop


9. Sam Watkins (c)

10. Alex Webb

11. Rhys Thomas

12. Matt Rowlandson

13. Chris Walker

14. Rhys Stewart

15. Rory Buckley


16. Mike Jerstice

17. Dan Bain

Selection for October 11 vs Crowthorne (Away)

Opposition: Crowthorne
Competition: League
Venue: Away
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 13.00 prompt @ Club (13.45 @ Crowthorne)
Dress: Full No 1s
Item: A Playing Card i.e 5 of Spades)

1. Jack Proctor
2. Declan Labrosse

3. Matt Margot

4. Andre Carson

5.
Tom Smith
6.
Stu Burgess
7. Rich Clarke

8. Tom Birch


9. Sam Watkins (c)

10. Chris Holmes

11. Rhys Thomas

12. Matt Rowlandson

13. Chris Walker

14. Rhys Stewart

15. Joe Whiteaker


16. Neil Evans

17. Mike Jerstice

18. Dan Bain

Selection for Saturday 20th September vs Didcot – Home (VP Lunch)

Opposition: Didcot
Competition: League
Venue: Home
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 13.30 prompt
Dress: Full No 1s (Kit on arrival)
Item: Ping Pong Ball

1. Jack Proctor
2. Declan Labrosse

3. Matt Margot

4. Dave Lloyd-Williams (c)

5.
Stu Burgess
6. Dave Bruce

7. Adam Bishop

8. Tom Birch

9. Sam Watkins
10. Joe Whiteaker

11. Rhys Thomas

12. Matt Rowlandson

13. Tom Fisher

14. Rhys Stewart

15. Alex Webb


16. Neil Evans

17. Mike Jerstice

18. Dan Bain

Selection for Saturday September 13th vs Harwell (Away)

Opposition: Harwell
Competition: League
Venue: Away
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 12.30 (13.30 @ Harwell)  
Dress: Full No 1s (Kit on arrival)
Item: Jelly

1. Jack Proctor
2. Declan Labrosse
3. Neil Evans
4. Dave Lloyd-Williams (c)
5. Mike Jerstice
6. Dave Bruce
7. Stu Burgess
8. Tom Birch
9. Sam Watkins
10. Tim O’Sullivan
11. Rhys Thomas
12. Rory Buckley
13. Chris Walker
14. Dan Bain
15. Alex Webb

16. Adam Bishop
17. Dan Bean
18. Matt Margot
19. Sam
20. Stu Roberts

Selection for Saturday 5th September vs Redingensians (Home)

Opposition: Redingensians
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Home
Kick Off: 3.00 pm
Meet Time: 13.30 
Dress: Full No 1s (Kit on arrival)

1. Jack Proctor
2. Tom Fisher

3. Declan Labrosse

4. Andre Carson

5. Neil Evans

6. Dave Bruce

7. Adam Bishop

8. Ryan Chandler

9. Sam Watkins (c)
10. Tim O’Sullivan

11. Rhys Thomas

12. Matt Rowlandson

13. Chris Walker

14. Rhys Stewart

15. Alex Webb


16. Rory Buckley

17. Dan Bean

18. Vinny Sheehy

19. Dan Bain
20. Ben Ellis

Coach Needed

Position advertised: Head Coach of Shire Hall RFC
Location: Berkshire County Sports Club
League: Berks/Bucks and Oxon Championship

Head Coach at Shire Hall is a voluntary role

Training occurs every Tuesday from early July through until end of April

Attendance at games on a Saturday September-April

Contact: Club Captain David Lloyd Williams

Keith Walker Memorial Match Result

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OLDIES 35 YOUNGSTERS 29

Then sun beat down on that green field of battle
where youngsters ran fast and old joints did rattle
the annual game that divided the team
into unders and overs, both just as keen
Nine years of dominance, the unders have kept
the trophy of war, as the oldies have wept
a last chance for Scott, he’s moving away
and will be two parts pissed by the end of the day
The game is afoot, Andy Carson off the mark
crossing the line at the under end of the park
the finish is stretching, Sam supplied the pop
it’s a rare try for our stalwart, sandal-wearing lock
The youngsters hit back, with 2 tries of their owns
can’t quite remember, I think one was a Holmes
spirit was high, a tenth year of success
half time, twelve – seven, keep doing your best
Now switching ends, the oldies looked doomed
but they didn’t know what a dramatic half loomed
Declan soon crossed for the third under’s zinger
providing the pass was Rhys, the left winger
but then came three tries, a maul and a thrust
Oldies poured in, Rog, Scott and bust!
The unders were sunk, a pen added three
the score twenty seven – nineteen, a comeback to see
A glimmer of hope for the unders to rally,
Kieran sprints around, the oldies dilly dally
the centre fullback flanker dots down for a score
the unders are back to nearly a draw.
The points tick along as Scott slots a drop goal
accusation now rife that the ref is an oldie mole!
another try grounded, from geriatric hands
seals a win for the aged, twenty four – thirty five
As the minutes tick down, clock almost out
Rhys Stewart makes sure the games not a rout
he dances and evades through the whole old man line
to get one himself, just before full time.
Match report by our very own Poet Laureate, Rhys Thomas.
Extra Verses added by Bish !
The lightning eight, Bishop broke free
without realising how close was Birchy;
Our hero was tackled, his ankle had failed
but no hint of his pain, so quietly he wailed.
Sympathy from supporters, a large glass of port
reinvigorated the ankle, greatest comeback in sport!
but despite the great efforts of our club’s Cornish rock,
the game was long lost; long like Roger’s manhood.