College – Issue 39

THE QUADRANGLE Reunion reports

50 Years On – 1st XV 1970

60 Years On – 1st XV 1960

The 1970 team was pleased when the postponed Christ’s College vs Christchurch Boys’ High School match was rescheduled for Saturday 18 July. Numbers were uncertain until the 11th hour, but it was a happy occasion when all 15 members of the starting 1970 side (plus a few partners) walked into Leinster Road Bistro on the Friday evening. We were a close-knit team and this was reflected in the turn out. Present were Pete Halliday, Tony Cridge, Howard Boyd, Sam Macarthur, Simon Carson, Roger Gordon, Andy Nurse, Simon Louisson, Phil Hart, Jim Fitchett, Chris Sellars, Pete Humphreys, Steve Fitchett, Pete Hewson and Alastair Ormond. On the day of the game we assembled at College for photos, followed by brunch with the 1995 and 1960 teams. We were privileged to have Ann Hamilton (widow of the late Don Hamilton, one of our coaches) join us at the brunch. The game was exciting with a better result than in 1970 (a 6–3 loss in driving sleet at Straven Road). We then retired to Fat Eddie’s where we enjoyed a few beers with some of the 1970 CBHS team. It was a very warm occasion and we hope to repeat it in five years’ time. Back row: Tony Cridge, Howard Boyd Middle row: Chris Sellars, Peter Hewson, Steve Fitchett, Simon Louisson, Philip Hart. Front row: Andy Nurse, Jim Fitchett, Peter Humphreys, Simon Carson, Alastair Ormond, Roger Gordon, Peter Halliday

Back row: Richard Edmond, Hamish Nimmo, Warwick Scales Front row: John Baird, Rick Greenslade, Tim Ormond

Covid-19 made for a more difficult year to arrange and attend the 2020 annual Christ’s College vs Christchurch Boys’ High School rugby match and reunion. However, six from the 1960 year attended: John Baird, Richard Edmond, Rick Greenslade, Hamish Nimmo, Tim Ormond and Warwick Scales. Together with the 25 and 50 year on teams, we met at 10.30am in the Coles Room for photographs and then sat down to a very fine brunch. Executive Principal Garth Wynne gave a very warm welcome, together with information about how College was progressing. The game was played in excellent conditions. It was very entertaining, with the lead changing a number of times. College scored minutes before the final whistle, managing to hold their defence and take a 28–27 win. The afternoon tea in the Dining Hall, together with both teams and their parents, was a highlight. Our group then headed into town to Fat Eddie’s bar for more reminiscing and finished the day with dinner at No. 4, Mansfield.

Warwick Scales (6683)

Simon Carson (7664)

Christ’s College Canterbury


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