On Sunday 25th June Framlingham College hosted their annual OF Sports & Social Day which was a huge success, welcoming Old Framlinghamians of varying generations back to the College. On this particular day we also honoured OF David Larter (the most famous cricketer to come out of Framlingham College) with a special ceremony.
Yet again, we were blessed with beautiful sunshine and perfect conditions. The morning commenced with a cricket match on the well known ‘Back’ between OFs and FC 1st V1. Between innings the cricketers and guests (many of whom played cricket with David at Framlingham) enjoyed a delicious two course lunch in the Fowler Pavilion. This was a particularly special occasion as we were recognising and celebrating the cricketing career of OF David Larter (R51-57) who went on to play for England between 1962 and 1965. After lunch a pitch naming ceremony of the ‘David Larter End’ took place, followed by speeches from Nick Gandy (Director of Sport at Framlingham College), OF Richard Sayer who helped organise this special event, as well as, OF Andrew Wright who spoke on behalf of the Society and all those who played cricket with David at Framlingham. Unfortunately David himself was unable to attend due to poor health.
In the afternoon many more OFs arrived to play matches against the College in tennis, netball and mixed hockey.
The cricket match, captained by OF Cam Greenhall was played in good spirit but the OFs finished on 209 all out chasing 240. Half centuries for Hon OF Jamie Kingstone and OF Harrison Stiles.
A thrilling netball encounter saw the current FC 1st team beat the OFs (captained by Rene Bahar) by one goal! A brilliant and well contested game.
OFs and students also enjoyed fun, friendly matches in tennis and mixed hockey. The day ended with a delicious afternoon tea in the Fowler Pavilion.
Many thanks to everyone who supported this event and you can click here to see album of photos.