Discover DeCrypt e-news March 2020
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.
** CANCELLED ** OCC AGM and Annual Dinner
Old Cryptians’ Club Annual Dinner
** C A N C E L L E D **
It is with great disappointment that the committee have decided to cancel the annual dinner on March 28th 2020.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but with the general uncertainty around Covid-19 we feel it is better to cancel now with a little notice on our own terms than face the potential of being forced to cancel at the last minute.
We will be in touch with all members who have already paid for tickets.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM 2020) will take place at a future date which we are working on now. It is likely to be coincident with the next committee meeting on 12th May at 19:30 at the School, but the details will need to be confirmed with the school and an update and invitation will be sent to all members.
I sincerely apologise for taking this action, but it seems to be the sensible option.
eNews January/February 2020
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.
End of year reflections
A few thoughts and recollections as I near the end of the first half of my term as president of the OCC – it seems like the time has flown by.
This is available (with pictures!) as a pdf download from here – Christmas Update
Gerald Harris 1947 – 1953
Gerald Harris, born in 1936, died on 28th October 2019 aged 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was a husband to Irene, dear father of Jane, Claire and Fiona and much loved grandfather and great-grandfather. The funeral service was held at Gloucester Crematorium on 27th November.
After the Crypt School, he attended St Luke’s College, Exeter, qualifying as a School Teacher. He was to become a well-respected Headmaster of Warden Hill School in Cheltenham.
Gerald captained the Old Cryptians’ Rugby Football Club, playing in 217 matches.
He was an ardent and loyal member of the OCC committee for many years.
[A full obituary will be published in the next Cryptian magazine.]
eNews December 2019
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.
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