A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all when OBs took on the School for the annual ‘OB v School’ tennis fixture on 2nd July. This year, OBs shared a hearty lunch with the boys, a welcome change to the usual format, although this could have been a tactful ploy to ensure the OBs were full and therefore, sufficiently ‘slow’ for the tennis!
Five teams played in a round-robin with a particularly high standard of tennis from both sides. With the help of the formidable team made up of Duncan Maclaren and Arif Hakim (a new recruit for the OB side) who didn’t lose a set, a victory was secured by the OBs, 54 points to the School’s 32.
At the end of play, both OBs and the boys retired to the Langham Pavilion for a well-earned post-match tea and some Wimbledon talk.
Thank you to all those who took part and to Toby O’Dell for organising the OB team. We are already looking forward to next year’s encounter at the School. If anyone is interested in playing, please do not hesitate to contact Toby O’Dell on 07885 822571 or the OB Club.
Toby O’Dell (78-86), Geoffrey Farr (50-56), Graham Saunders (58-64), Duncan Maclaren (61-68), Jonathan Ellwood (71-81), Arif Hakim (74-84), Gavin Howard (77-87), James Morris (81-92), Sam Carter (88-97)