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Oldbury Grammar School’s ‘brilliant season’

By Black Country Bugle User  |  Posted: July 30, 2009

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Our sincere thanks to J. Aston of Knottsall Lane, Oldbury, for recalling a notable period in the sporting history of Oldbury Grammar School.

It was just over fifty years ago that the school fielded a football team that won all but one of its matches in a season, and also lifted a prestigious trophy on the ground of West Bromwich Albion.

Mr Aston writes as follows: “The Oldbury Grammar School1st XI had a brilliant 1957/58 season. They played 24, won 23, lost 0, drew 1, and in addition they also won The Birmingham and District Grammar Schools’ Cup, beating Wednesbury Grammar School in the final at the Hawthorns.

Top goal scorer with 65 goals was Robin Stubbs, who later played for Birmingham City and Torquay United”.

The shown is: Back Row, L to R, Vaughan, Templeton, Smith, Field, Glover, Mathews (reserve), Kite.

Front Row, L to R, Richards, Darby, Sloan, Spittle, Stubbs.

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  October 31 2010, 2:26PM

    John Clements Please get in touch.

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  March 11 2010, 9:52PM

    I was contemporary with these guys, but not a player.I'd be very interested to hear from any of them. I met "Sam" Spittle and Fred Darby in Melbourne in 1999, but no others since 1960 -does anyone want to make contact?

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