Cup Final at The Reddings

In the 88-89 season we finished third in the league behind Sutton Coldfield and Bedworth. Worcester finished eleventh and were relegated. Friendly matches at home included the up and coming Rotherham. They were an excellent side but we held them to 16-9 until near the end when they overran us 40-9. In the North Midlands Cup, two away draws at Whitchurch and Hereford were followed by a home win against a strong Aston Old Edwardians side in the semi-final. The game was dominated by our back row of Gower, Burrows and Collingwood who eclipsed Astons star half-back pairing of Jacko Page and Martin Smith

In the Final at the Reddings, despite two Tom Power penalties, Dudley Kingswinford won the tactical battle in highly windy conditions by 11 points to 6. To mark our efforts we received Greater Birminghams Team of the Year Award.

Our Colts also had another good run in the North Mids Colts Cup beating Whitchurch and Hereford before losing to Birmingham Civil Service in the semi-final.

Sadly, Les Cox died in early 1989 depriving him from witnessing some special matches in the clubs history. Colin Thompson took on Less role as President.

New Changing Rooms

During the close season, a gift of building blocks by Hilton Smith enabled schoolmasters Denzil Watts and Tony Bennett, who both taught building craft to their pupils, to act as brickies or rather blockies to radically alter our changing room facilities. Things were going well until Denzils ample bottom, as he bent down, pushed a half completed wall on top of Tony as he was pointing-up on the other side. Everybody pitched in with the subsequent painting and woodwork. Steve Price scrounging old doors etc. to be fitted by Bob Tynan. Tom Power completed another asset, a paved patio in front of the clubhouse.