Sunday, 4 July 2010
On this day the Royal Grammar School’s 500th anniversary celebrations culminated with a 500th Finale at the Bradstone Brook sports ground. All members of the RGS community – boys, staff, parents, old boys and other supporters - were invited to the party, although entry on the day was be strictly by tickets bought in advance and sold out weeks in advance. Tickets cost only £5 per person (which included a Hog Roast) and under 5s were free. The day’s events included a range of fun activities organised by the boys, refreshments including a bar and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, ceremonial tree planting and a band.
A highlight of the day was the charity cricket match between the Headmaster’s Select XI and Old England. The Old England team included many famous names from English cricket’s glorious past – John Lever, Derek Randall, Martin Bicknell, John Snow and Peter Such, to name but a few. For active cricket fans there was also the chance to win a place on the RGS Headmaster’s Select XI through a raffle. Tickets were £1 each (£5 for a strip of five). The raffle was open to players of any age or ability.
Tickets for the day included unlimited viewing of the cricket plus access to all the other activities and a free Hog Roast (vegetarian option available).