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What we know about Caldy

Caldy RFC were formed in 1924 and are therefore in their 95th season as a club. The club play their rugby at Paton Field in Thurstaton, West Kirby, which is on the west bank of the Wirral. Their nickname is ‘The Ravens. They are members of the Cheshire RFU and have won the County Cup on six occasions, five of them in the last eight years.

The club are having what is probably the best period in their history and this prominence began in season 1997-98 when they became champions of the South Lancs and Cheshire Division Two. Five seasons later in 2002-03 they became champions of South Lancs and Cheshire Division One and were promoted in to North Two West.  Two seasons later they were promoted into North Divison One and two seasons further, in 2006-07, they won that league and proudly took their place in the National  leagues in National Two North.

Caldy RFC remained in N2N for ten seasons and in season 2016-17 they were promoted as champions into National Division One. In their first season they finished 11th in the table and last season they were relegated back into N2N.  This season they are top of N2N having won all of their five games and already have a points difference of +111. They seem hell bent on a quick return from whence they came!

Hull RUFC and Caldy RFC first played each other at out old Haworth Park ground on November 19th 2005 when Caldywere a newly-promoted club in North Division One.  Hull won that game by 28-10 and also won the return match at Caldy by 28-3, the only time we have done the double over them. The following season, 2006-07, Caldy won 6-3 at Haworth Park and by 23-17 at Paton Field and went on to be promoted as champions into National Two North.

All the other games were played after Hull were promoted into National Two North for season 2009-10 and are as follows:

2009-10: Hull 29-41 Caldy, Caldy 36-10 Hull
2010-11: Caldy 26-17 Hull, Hull 28-24 Caldy
2011-12: Caldy 19-14 Hull, Hull 44-10 Caldy
2012-13: Hull 28-32 Caldy, Caldy 42-21 Hull
2013-14: Caldy 49-17 Hull, Hull 33-26 Caldy
2014-15: Hull 44-15 Caldy, Caldy 15-13 Hull (Hull were relegated into National Three North).

This makes a total of 20 games played of which Caldy have won 14 and Hull 6.

It is good to be able to play against Caldy once again. They always were a class act. With their colours of sable, claret, silver and gold, how could they be anything else!!

Norman Angell

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