Blackheath’s new skipper is ‘positive’ about the season ahead

‘No, I didn’t know that,’ was Ed Taylor’s response when I informed him that he was only the fourth player to be appointed as captain of Blackheath since 2005. ‘To be honest though, I’ve been chosen for this season, and that’s all I’m focused on. After that is another matter.’ Ed follows in the footsteps of Markus Burcham and Tom …

Blackheath 23 Darlington Mowden Park 14

A vastly-improved second half performance, their best 40 minutes of the season to date, saw Blackheath score 20 unanswered points to overturn an eleven-point half time deficit and record the Club’s first win of the campaign. The hosts had started well enough, their set-piece functioning smoothly and a Jake Hennessey penalty giving them an early lead, but two converted tries …

Birmingham Moseley 22 Blackheath 20

Photos courtesy of Harish Chavda www.dingleimages.com A close match will often hinge on one key moment. In this instance it came in the 72nd minute as Moseley’s Ben Palmer chipped and chased through the centre of the field. As he and Blackheath’s Freddie Owen went in pursuit, the unfortunate fly-half fell awkwardly damaging his lower right leg. The referee, who …

JACK KAY

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Jack Kay, who died at his home in Somerset on Friday 3rd September 2021, aged 79. Jack was an award winning Sports Photographer for the Daily Express who covered major sporting events around the world, including several Olympic Games, as well as photographing many global personalities. From …

Blackheath 15 Cinderford 18

Basic errors, and a penalty count of 14-7 against, cost Blackheath heavily in a game where they had ample opportunity to nail an opening-day win, two fumbles on the goal-line in the first period and two lost lineouts in the second denying them. In contrast, Cinderford’s set-piece was solid in both departments and allowed them to control large periods of …

Blackheath 17 Chinnor 19

A tight finish with Blackheath coming close to snatching a win that seemed highly unlikely after 45 minutes. To that point Chinnor had been dominant, and had they kicked some of the numerous first half penalties the hosts conceded, would doubtless been further advanced than the 19-0 lead they held. As it was, Max Clementson crashed over on 24 minutes …