12:33PM, Wednesday 30 March 2016
A memorial rugby game saw a mix of veterans, youngsters, fathers and sons turn out for a match in memory of those who ‘died before their time’ on Easter Sunday.
The annual game is now in its 22nd year and was first held in 1994 following the death of Alex ‘Maggot’ Raynes, a scrum-half and pupil at The Windsor Boys’ School who died aged 16.
The match began with a one minute silence, followed by a game that paid tribute to all those who are missed.
This year, as well as the traditional match, an inaugural Windsor Memorial Cup went ahead played by the Household Cavalry and Windsor Rugby Club.
Alan Davies, chairman of Windsor Rugby Football Club, said: “This year we made it quite a bit bigger, and we linked up with the army so we played two games instead of one.
“This year’s first game ended surprisingly in a 25 – 25 draw thanks to the interesting refereeing of Dave Bascombe. With a few hamstrings overstretched and the huge crowd kept amused, a thoroughly enjoyable and hard fought game was had by all.”
The inaugural Windsor Memorial Cup saw Windsor coming out eventual winners at 51-3.
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