Over the centuries, students of the school have played a wide range of sports. In the 1580s, scholars could only shoot with long bows or “run at base”, as laid down in the School Statutes. How would have those students reacted to the sports being offered to those attending the school today?
The oldest photographs we have go back to the 1870s and they are to be found in the large archive deposited at the Suffolk Records Office in Bury St Edmunds.
In 2013, a cricket match between a School XI and the Old Burians was revived. The 2014 date is already arranged (see the Future Events page). Please add your name to the database we are creating to enable the fixture to continue with new younger members in future years.
Last autumn saw the first-ever golf match between the Old Burians and Sixth Form students. This fixture was spearheaded by four experienced players with single figure handicaps! All the players enjoyed themselves so much that a return match is already arranged for July (see the Future Events page). If any would like to play please register your interest.
In the months ahead, we are hoping to draw up a list of people who are willing to play against current students in a wider range of sports than at present.
If you would care to add your name to our list of those wishing to play golf and cricket, please use the message-form on the “Contact Us” page.
At the same time, please suggest other sports we might add, provided numbers are sufficient to make future matches possible. In the past twelve months we have revived the cricket and made history by playing golf with current students. These matches were much enjoyed by those taking part.