Cheering crowds and sunny weather greeted a Stratford Select XV as they took on The Gorillas – a team made up of ex-army personnel. Following a roll call of The Lost XV who actually played on the same pitch as Saturday’s game a commemorative plaque was unveiled bearing the names of the players who lost their lives in combat during the First World War.

Final score was Stratford 17 The Gorillas 22.

Full report and more photos in this Thursday’s Stratford-upon-Avon Herald.