Margretts Gordon

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Gordon Margretts

Gordon F Margretts

Position: Centre

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Education: Imperial College, London and Cambridge University,

Achievements:

Honours: Bath Captain 1964/65

Debut game: 30th March 1963 v Nuneaton

Final game: 24th February 1968 v Wasps

Number of Appearances: 106

Career details:

Gordon was a teacher at Kingswood School whilst playing for the Club.

Gordon graduated in Pure Geology from Imperial College, London, in 1961 and subsequently earned a teaching diploma from Pembroke College, Cambridge.

A former Welsh Secondary Schools trialist,

He took over the club captaincy during the 1964-65 season, upon departure of Kevin Andrews, who later became President of Leicester.

At this time Bath were not at their best and it was something of a baptism of fire. He had a hard job welding together a team of individuals with varying talents. The  final record for 1964-65 was played 46 Won 15, Lost 28, Drawn 3. Points For 563, Against 690.

He was an astute centre and good defender. On occasions, he moved to the wing in order to accommodate ex King Edward’s School – England International Geoff Frankcom.

 

 

This page was added on 16/12/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Gordon was my first cousin, we shared the same,Grandfather. Throughout his,college years we corresponded. He was an Usher at my wedding in 1966.

    By Elizabeth Knapper (nee Margrett) (19/08/2017)
  • Thank you Elizabeth. I hope you enjoyed the website
    Geoff

    By Geoff Pillinger (20/08/2017)
  • Education: Gordon Margretts and I graduated in Pure Geology from Imperial College, London, in 1961. According to his obituary (2005), Gordon subsequently earned a teaching diploma from Pembroke College, Cambridge.

    By Keith Lindsell (07/10/2016)
  • Thanks Keith
    I have updated Gordon’s profile accordingly
    Regards
    Geoff

    By Geoff Pillinger (16/10/2016)

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