Black Bears Lift Apsley Cup

Schwarzenbach’s Cirencester winning streak continues

On Saturday 25 June, Black Bears and Semper Anticus faced each other in The Apsley Cup Final at Cirencester Park Polo Club’s Ivy Lodge ground.Although the intermittent rain proved challenging, it was a fast-paced match between both sides and by the end of the second chukka, Semper Anticus was in the lead, 2-1. No goals were scored by either side in the third chukka, but in the fourth chukka Black Bears came back with a vengeance and scored a flurry of goals to take the lead, 4-2. Semper Anticus fought back with two more goals, but these were matched by Black Bears who ran out the winners, 6-4. This is the second consecutive win for Black Bears, following their Cotswold Airport Warwickshire Cup win last weekend. Jimbo Fewster was named Most Valuable Player and Click, played by Fewster was chosen as the Best Playing Pony. Ferne Park defeated Ojo Caliente, 8-6 in the Subsidiary Final.

The Apsley Cup Final Teams:

Black Bears (18): Guy Schwarzenbach (2), James Fewster (4), Paco O’Dwyer (6) & Ollie Cudmore (6) 

Semper Anticus (18): Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi (0), Camilo Castagnola (9), Poroto Cambiaso (8) & Rufino Laulhé (1)  

Photograph: Black Bears, winners of The Apsley Cup.

By Tom Reynolds

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