Monday 13th March 2017
We hear a lot these days about professional footballers being unable to play twice during a week. How necessary it is to rotate squads, rest individuals, manage peak performance. Clearly, they could do worse than learn from our Senior team. They may be more “experienced” than these so-called athletes but they possess determination, resolve, and spirit. Having turned out only a couple of days before, our Seniors took to the field once more to confront the highly-regarded Truro Seniors. Some had spent the weekend recovering from their exertions. Frank Harper was undergoing the acclimitisation process having just returned from his warm weather training. Jim Crouch was playing his 4th game in a row having just won the Mixed Foursomes on the Holywell. Stuart Sandercock imitated Lazarus by forsaking the comforts of his sick bed to complete his commitment to the team.
“Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die. But leave us still our old nobility”
Captain of the Day, Keith Hawke, assembled a powerful team that was just too strong for Truro. Each of the first seven matches were won comfortably, and the final pairing agreed a half, more out of sportsmanship than competitiveness.