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.