On Sunday 29th November, the Fives Courts played host to four highly-decorated Old Radleians (Duncan Neale, Tom Maconie, Rory James Duff and Peter Gwynn) in a series of exhibition matches against the current Bigside Fives players (Charlie Rothbarth (h), Arthur Woyka (a), Alex McGee (f) and DLC stepping in for the concussed Harry Varney (b)).
The matches were showcased Fives at the highest levels, and proved to be intense, drawn out and remarkably close. Despite many wonderful shots from the current team, in the end experience came through and the current 6.2s found themselves vanquished.
Once the formalities were over with the teams crossed over and having played a few mixed-pairs matches, we saw some top notch Fives all around. The current players benefited greatly from the experience of the ORs, and the day turned out to be a superb close to a strong term of Fives.
There are plans afoot for a re-match next term and revenge is on the cards for the current Radleians.