Another glorious day of sunshine heralded the second of these ventures.
School grounds were in good condition to receive between 150-200 old boys by our
estimation. For the most part they were leavers from the last 20 years, but at least two gentlemen (whose names I have forgotten sorry) had been at the school in the 1950s before moving to Kings Heath to finish their career.
The barbecue was again served by Banners and the beer came from the Birds brewery in
Bromsgrove. We are grateful to both suppliers for their support and to our new Headmaster, Martin Garrod, for funding the day.
This year we had a cricket challenge between Team Khan (Mohsin 2006) and Team Qureshi
(Saad 2006) and they managed to strike a quirky balance between fun and competition.
Mohsin was the victorious captain as his side won by 20 runs in a 360 run T20 feast. Mo Asaf hit 63 and Harris Hussain took 3/22 to see them home. As they were finishing the class of 2012 arrived to sweat it out on the pitch with an impromptu game of football. Both events boosted the numbers attending and I am very grateful to all boys who helped organise the sports action.
The front of school was the main hub of the day and plenty of old boys were found there swapping stories and touring the school to reminisce. The AFS contributed hot and cold refreshments, cream teas and strawberries – all very civilised.
Our thanks to all of you who came, staff and pupils past and present. Let us have ideas for future years.
M W Duncan