Old Man River
It was great to see former 1st XV Captain Sam Grundy playing for the 4th XV last Saturday.
In doing so, Sam achieved his ambition of playing for Aston in 5 different decades - the 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's and now the 10's. Steve Dyer, Ian Davis, Mankit Yau & Neil Glasby have also achieved this feat.
Sam came to Aston relatively late in his career but quickly became a mainstay of the club. He first captained the 2nd XV in 1977-78, a role he fulfilled for 6 seasons, and then became the first non Old Boy to be appointed 1st XV Captain - in 1983-84.
After a couple of years out of the hot seat, Sam became 3rd XV Captain in 1987-88, and remained in a captaincy role for many years to follow. He is believed to to the only person to have captained all 4 sides.
Sam also held the position of Chairman for a number of years, and was deservedly made a Life Vice president of eth Club a few years ago.
We look forward to his appearance in the 4th XV in 2020.