OH Day 2015
Wet weather did not dampen spirits as more than 100 of Hereford Cathedral School’s Alumni went back to school for a day of fun, socialising and sport.

Once the formalities of the Annual General Meeting had been held in the morning, guests enjoyed sherry and mince pies in Old Deanery. More than 50 Old Herefordians enjoyed a lavish Christmas lunch to celebrate the School’s annual OH day and a number of others tested their sporting skills in football, rugby, netball and hockey matches against current pupils.

The OH vs HCS Chess Competition, again organised by Mr R Croot. Once again Mr Michael Moreton, our oldest player at age 84 joined our youngest Hugo at age 11 for a morning of concentration and strategy before joining the lunch.

OHs also had the opportunity to visit the OH Archive and History room, formerly the Headmaster's Study and then Monitors' Common Room at the front of No 1 Castle Street.

Due to flooding at Wyeside the sporting fixtures were moved to Hereford Leisure Centre and Herford City Sports Club with plenty of sporting highlights enjoyed by the spectators.

The OHs were victorious in the football securing a 2-1 win but the tables were turned in the Rugby, the School’s 1st XV won 24-19.

Many thanks to all the players and spectators on the day.

After the games, OHs and HCS pupils and parents came together for a drink in the bar at Hereford City Sports Club.

As in previous years the day was rounded off at the Castle House with over 20 OH enjoying a marvellous meal.

Football Report - Following the successful arrival of football to OH Day in 2014, it returned for a second year, this time to a windy Hereford Racecourse. Despite the tough playing conditions, some good build up play from HCS lead to a penalty, where they took an early first half lead with Tom Subak-Sharpe calmly slotting home past Ross Barnett. A determined Old Herefordian side, however, fought back to bring the game level when James Nowosielski mishit the ball past HCS ‘keeper Hugo Jobst. It looked as though the game would be all square at half-time before Sam Morgan managed to find the net from just inside the six yard box. Another hard-fought half of good football followed from both teams but in the end the experience and squad depth of the Old Herefordians saw them to a narrow 1-2 victory.

Many thanks to Mr Blyth for donning the referee’s whistle once again, Mr Taylor for becoming the first teacher to play in the fixture and to another fantastic crowd for watching.

By Dan Nowosielski
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