Cobham Rugby


Matt Cragg Memorial Cup

A bright but cold Boxing Day saw several hundred members and guests from both CRFC and Old Tiffs assemble at Cobham for the annual boxing day game. Originally fought for the Ebenezer Cup and now for the Matt Cragg Cup, the two teams started apace with fast flowing rugby and excellent spirit on both sides (and probably too many mince pies yesterday). First blood went to Cobham, who then continued to build with a further two tries before half time. The second half saw further success for Cobham with the crowd roaring on Old Tiffs to go over the line in the last moments of the game.

Clubhouse bars, both top and bottom, were packed and following the game, players and guests assembled upstairs for the award of the Cup by Debbie and Paul Cragg and their family. Debbie spoke from the heart both about the loss of Matt some four years ago as well as the positives that had come out of such a heartbraking event in work they do for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) charity -

The Man of the Match ceremony took place in usual Cobham style with Richard Philips doing the honours for the hosts.

Huge thanks to Jacky Harris, Courtney Sargood and their staff for all their efforts in organising and staffing this event and to Richard Spratt whose Hot Rocks staff kept the BBQ hut going providing much needed sustenance to hungry souls.

A very good day at the club and many thanks to Pete Smith and all at Old Tiffs for making this such an important part of the Christmas calendar.