TENBURY Rugby Club marked its 60th anniversary with a day of celebration off the field and the latest win of a barnstorming season on it.

To mark 60 years since the club’s formation, Tenbury welcomed Ledbury – their very first opponents back in 1959 – to Palmers Meadow for a special friendly game.

Hobie Gill (2), Alex James, Callum Spires and Greg Powell all scored tries as Midlands Five West North leaders Tenbury ran out comfortable 37-7 winners.

Off the pitch, club founder Robin Farr was honoured by North Midlands Rugby and was also awarded a commemorative Tenbury cap, as was co-founder John Coles, whose wife Penny collected the memento.

Tenbury’s Second XV lost out in the other on-pitch action, beaten 24-12 by North Midlands Barbarians, but director of rugby Andy Black said the day had been a wonderful one.

He said: “It was really nice to see Robin acknowledged by North Midlands Rugby plus we had an excellent crowd and we had eight former members present from that first team back in 1959.

“Now, it’s back to business with a league trip to Bishops Castle who have been in good form recently so we’ve got to prepare for that.”

Another side preparing for a big game this weekend are Midlands Two West North leaders Ludlow, who welcome third-placed Wolverhampton to The Linney.

Victory would move Ludlow another step closer to the title but defeat would make it a three-horse race between Mikey Jones’ side, second-placed Tamworth and Wolverhampton.

Jones said: “It’s the biggest game of the season. If we win, I believe we will go on and win the league.

“We have six games left, two away and four at home – so it looks good for us especially given our home form.”