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Tuesday 27th December 2016,the annual Birkenhead Park v. Old Birkonians rugby fixture at Birkenhead Park's Ground.

“Old Birkonians won by 34-17  Tries being scored by Harry Sturgess, Tom Woolens,  Nick Hearn,  Steve Hearn, Alex Hind and Ed Brown  with two conversions from W. Brewster.

Park were leading at half time 7-5.  The second half was equally balanced with the lead changing on 4 occasions.

It was the last 20 minutes that the Old Birkonians began to dominate and eventually managed  to run in 3 tries.

Both sides ran the ball from all areas; the handling was excellent and the sizeable crowd of spectators were well entertained to one of the best games played in the last few years.

The tankards for “Man of the Match” were awarded to Ollie Hearn of Old Birkonians and David Morgan of Park.

The OB team : -  O Hearn,  P Doyle,  J.Walker,  W. Collins,  T.Jarvis,  S.Hearn,  N.Hearn.  A. Hind,  A. Watkins,  W. Brewster,  J.Doyle,  M.Newton-Jones,  E.Brown,  T.Cornwall, H.Sturgess.

                Subs. -  T. Woolens.  J. Russell.  B.Berkson. and M.Doyle

The Referee was David Edmunds.

Match photos - click on photos to enlarge
OB Team during a pre-match minutes silence for John Gwilliam.
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David Allan, Roger Ewing, Mike Toon & Peter Crook supporting.jpg David Allan, Roger Ewing, Mike Toon & Peter Crook supporting
Len Kirkham & Eric Roberts-l.jpg Len Kirkham and Eric Roberts
L-R Roger Ewing, Dave Ewing, Mike Toon, Mike Crocker, Peter Crook, Mike Burrell, Erioc Roberts-m.jpg Roger Ewing, Dave Ewing, Mike Toon, Peter Crook,Mike Burrel & Eric Roberts
Loose maul-m.jpg Loose maul
Our ball-m.jpg Our Ball
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Scrum OBs-m.jpg Scrum OBs
Scrum action near Park line-m.jpg Scrum action near Park line




The Old Birkonian Football Club (Rugby Union) held the  AGM at the “Thatch” in Raby on Wednesday 13th July.

OBFC AGM with Len, Eric, Mike and Peter Crook.jpg

The President, Mike Burrell chairs the AGM.                                                                          

The Secretary, Peter Crook reads the minutes,                                                                               The Treasurer, Eric Roberts(in the spot light) scans the room for new members.

 Committee member, Len Kirkham, protects his beer with a “Reserved” sign.             

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  Tony Evans asks “whose round is it?”  

Bob Treasurer checks out the new magazine.

Brian Jones Brian Boumphrey and Dave Cockram at AGM.jpg

Question Corner.

Brian Boumphrey fires a question.  

Brian Jones is not happy with the answer.  

 Dave Cockram has better things to do.

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President Mike Burrell prepares for a long meeting

- say 30 minutes.

Peter Crook at AGM.jpg Peter Crook reads the minutes.










The 2015 OB Rugby Christmas Fixture against Birkenhead Park took place on Sunday 27th December at Birkenhead Park's Ground at 3 p.m.

Result : Birkenhead Park 26      OBFC  24                

              Click for photos in Dropbox taken by David Allan          Click for photos in dropbox                   


O Hearn, P. Doyle, C. Davis, G. Sturgess, W. Collins, M. Russell, H. O'Loughlin, N. Hearn

T. Dodds, J. Hassle, S. Hearn, T. Jarvis, B. Unsworth, T. Bills, J. Corlett, D. Bennett, J. Russell,

E. Brown, H.Sturgess, N. Demetrios, W. Lamb,

coached by Duncan Hendry

Tries - J. Russell, H. Sturgess, Penalty Try, T Bills

Conversons  T. Bills (2)