The Rundle Cup

Army Polo secure a 5-3 win

On Saturday 8 July, an Army Polo line-up defeated a Royal Navy Senior Squad 5-3 in The Rundle Cup Final at Tedworth Park Polo Club in front of thousands of spectators who had braved the intermittent but heavy showers to show their support. Capt Will Young opened the scoring for the Army Team but the Navy swiftly replied with a goal of their own to end the first chukka, 1-1. A penalty conversion for the Army kicked off the second chukka, but the Navy were again quick to retaliate with a goal of their own.

As the sun broke out the clouds, the heat on the ground picked up too and the first half ended with another goal for the Army and a 4-2 lead. After the crowds had topped up their pints of Pimm’s at the British Polo Gin bar and fuelled up on hot empanadas, the second half got underway which saw a goal apiece and the third chukka ending, 5-3. With strong defence on both sides the scores remained the same throughout the final chukka, meaning that the Army took the win.British Polo Gin kicked off the after-party despite the downpour and the celebrations continued into the night. A full report will be included in the next issue of Polo Timesclick here to renew your subscription. 

The Rundle Cup Teams:

The Army Team (-1): Capt Ed Richards (-1), Capt Will Young (0), 2Lt Benjamin Humphries (0) & Lt Col Barney Jacques-Grey (0)

Royal Navy Senior Squad (-1): Commodore (Retd) Dean Bassett CBE (0), Surgeon Captain Harry Rourke (0), Commander Steve Spiller (0), Lieutenant Steve Worsley (0) & Lieutenant Josh Morris (-1)

 Photograph: The Rundle Cup Teams.

By Peter Meade Photography

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