November 21st 2015
Now established as the first trophy of the new Captain's tenure, the Founder's Cup match takes place on the Sunday following the annual dinner, and gives the Dods a chance to see if their confidence in electing him is justified. The task this year was made even more difficult by asking him to Captain an outnumbered team of 5 (including Simo) against a vastly more skilful and experienced team of 6, including a rare but welcome appearance by Ben "Pot Hunter" Creese.
However in a fast and traditionally error-strewn game the Fab Five were never behind - thanks mainly to a Man-of-the-Match performance by flying winger Mike Carter - belying his advancing years and orthopaedic enhancements to score an astonishing 7 tries - including 5 interceptions! (Eddie Jones - are you listening?). The scores were in fact level at 15 all after after 80 minutes - but three more tries for The Fab 5 (including 2 Carter interceptions) saw them comfortably home 18-15.
It was a glorious sunny morning full of everything Doddery means - arguments, off-sides, fumbles, over-ambitious passes and plenty of banter - plus the occasional sweeping end to end move that brings us back each week - a bit like the perfect drive that a crap golfer occasionally hits that makes him think "I can do this" ..... After 90 minutes the Sad Six had eventually had enough and decided to call it a day at 9.30 to avoid further humiliation. The Captain's year is under way!
To the Victor the spoils! The triumphant Fab Five!
The Sad Six - in the first ever "Loser's Selfie"!
The Losers got to take away indiviudually wrapped mementos in the form of goody bags to remind them of their standard of play. Hilly looks disgusted that his career has finally come to this... while Fridge and Ben seem to think it is an improvement...