Sidmouth Rugby Club mourns the death of Oliver Bagwell after a long illness at the age of 81.
He joined the Club in the late 1950s. He followed his father, who played between the wars, as an influential scrum half. During a long career, he captained the 1st Team in the 1965-66 season. Also, he was a member of the of the team which won the Havill Plate in 1973.
He will be remembered by those who played with him as team player who demonstrated the traditional spirit of the game, competitive on the field and excellent company afterwards.
The Bagwell name remains prominent in the Club, where he has been followed by his sons and grandchildren.
Our condolences to the family at this time.