Oot!

11 May

Following my admission to Scarborough Hospital last week, I was discharged at the weekend as I proved NEGATIVE for Covid-19 and had not damaged my heart muscle. They’ve postponed my selective Chemotherapy about which they’ll let us know tomorrow. Thanks for your kind wishes. Keep safe and well.

I’m banged up again gov!

8 May

I was admitted to Scarborough hospital on Wednesday with severe side-Effects from the selective chemotherapy I am receiving for Kidney Cancer. The side-effects ape the symptoms of amongst other things Covid-19 and heart attack. Yesterday I was told my Covid19 test was NEGATIVE and I was transferred to the coronary care unit (CCU). Should see the cardiologist today to ascertain whether there has been heart muscle damage. In the meantime my chemo has been postponed and I’m still in the CCU!

Keep safe everyone!

The big Scarborough rugby quiz.

21 Apr

20 questions to determine how much you know about your club.

A busy day at Silver Royd

Q1. WHICH TWO PLAYERS HAVE SCORED HAT-TRICKS ON THEIR SCARBOROUGH DEBUTS UNDER SIMON SMITH?

Q2. WHICH TWO SCARBOROUGH FORWARDS WERE SENT OFF IN THE 40-22 DEFEAT OF MIDDLESBROUGH IN 2017

Q3. SEASON 2017/18 WHEN WE WON THE YORKSHIRE SHIELD WHO DID WE PLAY IN THE FIRST ROUND?

Q4. SEASON 2012/13 WHO WAS SECOND IN THE LIST OF TRY SCORERS FOR SCARBOROUGH RUFC?

Q5. WHEN DID JORDI WAKEHAM MAKE HIS FIRST TEAM DEBUT FOR THE CLUB?

Q6. WHO SCORED SCARBOROUGH’S FIRST TRY IN NORTH ONE EAST?

Q7. ON OCTOBER THE 13TH 2018 THREE SETS OF BROTHERS PLAYED FOR SCARBOROUGH RUFC; NAME THEM?

Q8. WHEN DID CLUB LEGEND TOM FISH LAST PLAY FOR THE FIRST XV?

Q9. WHAT AGE WAS TOM WHEN HE PLAYED IN THAT GAME?

Q10. WHAT WAS THE CLUB’S BIGGEST LEAGUE WIN IN OUR HISTORY?

Q11. WHAT WAS THE CLUB’S BIGGEST LEAGUE DEFEAT?

Q12. WHAT WAS THE CLUB’S BIGGEST WIN AT SILVER ROYD?

Q13. WHO SCORED A HAT-TRICK OF TRIES IN THAT GAME?

Q14. WHEN DID HARRY DOMETT SCORE HIS FINAL TRY FOR SCARBOROUGH?

Q15. WHO SCORED SCARBOROUGH’S FIRST EVER LEAGUE TRY?

Q16. TOM RATCLIFFE WON THE TOP MALE ACHIEVER AWARD AT THE SCARBOROUGH AND DISTRICT SPORTS COUNCIL AWARDS AT THE SPA IN WHAT YEAR?

Q17. WHO SCORED A HAT-TRICK OF TRIES IN SIMON SMITH’S FIRST LEAGUE GAME IN CHARGE IN 2017?

Q18. WHICH ENGLISH CLUB DID NEW HEAD COACH MATTY JONES PLAY FOR BEFORE JOINING SCARBOROUGH AS A PLAYER?

Q19. WHO WERE SCARBOROUGH’S OPPONENTS IN THE 2000/2001 YORKSHIRE SHIELD FINAL?

Q20. WHICH SCARBOROUGH MEMBER WENT ON TO PLAY FOR BRISTOL, COMBINED SERVICES AND SCOTLAND EXILES WHEN HE JOINED THE ROYAL AIR FORCE?

Simon Smith steps down as Scarborough RUFC head coach

5 Apr

2017-06-30 SIMON SMITH FOR SCARBOROUGH REVIEW SHARP

Scarborough head Coach Simon Smith has announced that he is stepping down from the role after three years in charge at Silver Royd. He has had a hugely successful time at the club taking them up to North One East from Yorkshire One in season 2017/2018 and winning the Yorkshire Shield in the same year with his team playing a brand of running rugby which delighted the club’s supporters.

Scarbor ough celebrate winning the Yorkshire Shield in 2018

The following season a mid-table finish was his side’s main ambition but once again their entertaining rugby took the division by storm culminating in a runners-up finish and a play-off game at Blackburn. They fell just short in that game but it was a terrific effort by all to have done so well at level six.

Having lost several experienced and vital players in the close-season, Smith’s men made a good start to their second season in North One and topped the table in November last year; however a horrendous run of long term injuries saw them in mid-table when Covid-19 halted the season last month.

I can remember when Simon joined the club from Bridlington and he has been at Scarborough a long, long time; however his family circumstances has changed of late and he now wants to commit more time to his partner and her twins plus his grandchildren. He has give so much to the club and I’m sure everyone at Silver Royd wishes him well.  He isn’t going missing and will still be around and still wants to help at the club.  ALL THE BEST SMITHY!

Scarborough RUFC remain in North One East for next season.

3 Apr
Final placing in NORTH ONE EAST after RFU recalculation.

Percy Park have been relegated following the RFU’s recalculation following the premature ending of season 2019/20.

Getting my Saturday Rugby Fix via YouTube!

28 Mar
Scarborough v Bridlington in season 2018/19.
Video by Gavin Wakeham

Thanks to Gavin Wakeham the cameraman and producer, ScarboroughRUFC and YouTube I’m enjoying my rugby fix at home this afternoon. It’s lovely to see a few ‘weell Kent’ faces including‘ oor Jimmy’ and ‘big Wes’ Lankilde. Well done all concerned; a real boon in these difficult times. Keep safe out there everybody.

Exercise

27 Mar

Had a different location for my exercise yesterday; a deserted Peasholm Park.

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