Annual School vs OW Tennis & Cricket
The annual OWs Tennis and Cricket matches made a return to the Warwick School campus this year for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. 2020 leavers also finally had the opportunity to take part in a long overdue Rugby Shirt Presentation.
School vs OW Tennis
The annual OWs vs School tennis match reconvened after an absence of two years. After the first rubbers the match tied at 1-1. OWs secured a win in the championship tie-break and enjoyed retiring to the pavilion to join the cricketers and 2020 leavers.
School vs OW Cricket
OWs 144--8 (20) Sheehan 4-26
WS 141-7 (20) Williams* 36
The annual school vs OWs cricket match took place on Friday, 24 June with music blaring and great support from other 2020 OWs back to receive their rugby shirts. After a two-year absence, the old boys were especially pleased to be back playing on The Oval at Warwick. The T20 match was a thrilling game managed well by the replacement captain Byrd as the match went down to the final over. A captain v captain final oversaw the OWs clinch a narrow win to be presented with the Peter Treadaway salver.
2020 Leavers BBQ and Rugby Shirt Presentation
It was wonderful to welcome back many of our 2020 leavers for drinks and a BBQ during the OWs vs School cricket match. The occasion also provided the perfect opportunity for the 2020 leavers' rugby shirt presentation which had been postponed during the pandemic.
This year group had made it to the final of the U18 Schools Cup after defeating Northampton School for Boys 32-22. Their U18 Schools Cup Final against Whitgift was cruelly postponed due to the pandemic. The re-gathering of players who missed the opportunity to play at Twickenham made the evening even more special. The cohort included current England and Worcester Warrior rugby players, Jack Forsythe and Fin Smith, although Fin was unable to make the evening as he was with the Six Nations England U20 Squad in Italy.