Did you know? OCRFC unbeaten
Did you know that the Old Cryptians RFC 1st XV are unbeaten in both the league (Wadworth 6X Gloucestershire 1) and the Cup so far this season, Not only that but they have a +440 point difference and are 21 points ahead of 2nd place in the league.
The 3rd XV are also in top spot of the Gloucester and District 3 and the club recently fielded a 4th XV. Coupled with a thriving youth structure, this really is a club on the up.
On 28th March (same day as our dinner/AGM) the 1st XV will play Fairford in a return match – Fairford are the only team not to have lost against the OCs this season, the away fixture resulted in a 10-10 draw.
What better way to set up your OC dinner than to watch the OCRFC 1st XV continue their impressive season.
Air Vice-Marshal John Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC
We are sad to learn that Air Vice-Marshal John Thornett Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC, who was educated at the school, died on 18 December.
There are obituaries available on line from
Also a brief biography on the RAF Web.
*We have requested permission to reproduce the obituary in full which we will do assuming permission is granted.
Gloucester Santa Fun Run
The now annual Gloucester Santa Fun Run will be held on Saturday 7th December.
Old Cryptian stalwart and committee member Matt Cass is behind the fun run which raises money for local charities.
See their website for all the details and to register for the event.
Discover DeCrypt November E-news
School Remembrance Day Service
The School would like to warmly invite Old Cryptians to the
Annual Remembrance Service on Monday, 11 November at 10.30am
If anyone is interested in attending, please could they email email@example.com and arrive at the school for 10.15am
The President’s Run
After last year’s Cheltenham Half I said never again. So here I am again, prepared to say never again again. I’ll be setting off on Sunday at 9am-ish to try and finish at 11am-ish. I am targetting a better time than last year’s 2 hours 6 minutes, but this year I won’t have Warren to drag me round – I’m going solo.
Please think about sponsoring – all money raised will go to the Bursary Fund.
Thanks – Adam
Richard Browning from the OCC Committee attended the annual Leavers Party on a superb evening which was held outside the new cricket pavilion.
Apart from live music and refreshments including a hog roast dinner, the proceedings were in the capable hands of headmaster Nick Dyer who was ably supported by Sue Wales.
Most people present appeared to represent the Crypt School PTA who are so supportive of the school and raise considerable funds which cover the valuable extras enabling the school to continue to provide excellent all round experience for the pupils.
It was good to hear more about the school rugby tour to SouthAfrica which is happening soon and the recent visit to the school of the Gloucester Rugby head coach Johan Akkerman and Nick’s speech was very supportive of the role of Old Cryptians, including the annual awards to students provided by the Bursary. The committee plan to provide more representation at next years event.
The Crypt School is the best state-funded secondary school in Gloucestershire
So says Reach plc who publish the esteemed Gloucestershire Live portal. Something we have all known for many years.
Read the full article here. There will be adverts, pop ups and general annoyance.
Founders’ Day Dinner 2019
Following the very enjoyable and impressive service in the cathedral, the dinner took place in the Parliament Suite, along the lines of earlier years, with 53 attending a buffet meal. The lack of numbers was slightly disappointing compared with other years but people seemed to enjoy the evening.
As well as celebrating the founding of the school, the dinner is used to handover the presidency of the club. We were able to reflect on a successful year in office from Jason, who has set in place the revival of the much missed Cryptian magazine, delivered a succession plan for future presidents and planted the seeds for defining a purpose for the club in the future.
The headmaster once again gave an overview of the considerable achievements that the school can lay claim to over the current school year and outlined exciting plans for the future.