|Vol. X]|| |
|School Notes ..||347||Cricket||377|
|Speech Day||350||School Societies.||394|
|Obituary||355||Air Training Corps||398|
|View from a Window||361||The Junior School||399|
|We (.an Take it||364||The Library||400|
|The Stuff We're Made Of||365||House Notes||402|
|Peace and War||367||Old Edwardians||405|
|Grievance||368||Old Edwardians' Roll of Service||406|
STAFF changes continue to occur with bewildering rapidity. Mr. Petter and Mr. Harvey have been called up to the Navy (and have both been seen on leave in Sheffield looking none the worse for the change). Mr. Laughton has been unable to continue his temporary work here owing to the requirements of the University, and Mr. Swallow has been commissioned as Chaplain to the R.A.F. and is by this time somewhere in West Africa. We welcome Mr. G. B. Sanderson, formerly of Malvern College, who is now in charge of Room 47 and the Under 14 XI ; Mr. Vyvyan Richards, in Mr. Petter's place ; and Mr. A. Ross, in Mr. Harvey's place. Further changes are, unfortunately, expected before next term.
In fact, they have begun already. For, at the moment of writing, we have just parted with Mr. Whiteley, who has been called up to the R.A.F. His going leaves a big gap, especially in the spheres of Football and Swimming. For the past two seasons he has coached the 1st XI and by his untiring effort and skilful training has built up some good sides and seen the development of some outstanding footballers. The increase in the number of swimmers, from 277 to 424, during his time here, is due largely to his teaching and encouragement ; Life-saving has made great progress -at least ten Silver Medallions have been won, and also countless lesser awards ; and Water Polo, which Mr. Whiteley took over on Mr. Brearley's departure, has advanced this year to the highest standard yet reached in this School. We wish him many happy landings and a speedy return to the School.
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We must offer our sincere condolences to Mr. de Sausmarez, who has been advised to relinquish his work here, for reasons of health. Mr. de Sausmarez has contributed his talents to many sides of school life, and he will be much missed. In the December raids, in addition to having damage in his own home to contend with, he did arduous work, along with the rest of the Staff, in connection with the " rest centre," which must have severely taxed his strength. He has our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery-to which we must add our congratulations to him and Mrs. de Sausmarez on the birth of a daughter.
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Congratulations to R. D. Green on winning a Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship, and to M. H. Roberts on an Ezra Hounsfield Linley Scholarship, both at Sheffield University ; to J. M. Cotton, on the award of a Gilt Cross by the Chief Scout for gallantry in air raids, and to R. V. Townsend, on being appointed Captain of Athletics for the visit of the School team to the Public Schools Sports at Manchester.
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Two useful benefactions have been gratefully received by the School. At the Swimming Sports last year, Alderman Jackson, who presented the trophies, was so pleased with the performances he saw that he decided to give a cup to be competed for in an event to be selected. The Games Committee decided that the cup (which is to be known as the Jackson Cup), should be competed for by the Under 14 House Relay teams. It was won this year by Wentworth.
A gift of money received from Nether Edge Grammar School (in appreciation of the hospitality which they enjoyed at K.E.S. in the Spring of 1940), was supplemented by the Games Fund for the purchase of two handsome silver bowls, as trophies for the 2nd and 3rd XI House League Champions. These will doubtless increase the enthusiasm and rival of the younger House cricketers.
Touching wood-the School is looking forward to a more or less normal summer holiday this year, and all, we hope, are making arrangements to use it to the best possible advantage. Plans are in hand for a farming-and-forestry camp at Bakewell, on the lines of that held last year, except that this time it will not be possible to depend on the Scouts for equipment and cooking, as they are holding a camp of their own. This is as it should be, for it is essential that the younger Scouts should not miss the experience and training which they get in camp under the guidance of their elder brethren.
T HE School Commemoration Service was held on Sunday, May 11th. The opening hymn, " For all Thy Saints," was followed by prayers and the "Te Deum." After the lesson, "Let us now praise famous men " (Eccl. xliv.), the List of Benefactions was read by the Headmaster, and this was followed by special Commemoration Prayers. The sermon was given by the Rev. Dr. A. C. E. Jarvis, Provost of Sheffield.
Stating that his object was to interpret the spiritual significance of the service, Dr. Jarvis took as his text Hebrews xi. 40 : " God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect." The past and the present, he asserted, are one, and need each other. Just as the present age could not carry on if it were not for what had been done in the past, so the work of the great men of the past would be wasted if the present did not carry on their highest traditions. We must break from the dark days of the present, and look at the brightness of our heritage. The Royal Grammar School and Wesley College, parents of our present School, were founded on the Bible. Indeed the whole British Empire and the United States were founded on the Bible.
The Grammar School was founded in 1604, when the Bible had just become an open book to all Englishmen, and when England was becoming nationally powerful. Then followed a period of moral and spiritual decadence in the history of England, until Wesley caused a revival. It was his inspiration that caused certain people to found Wesley College. Such is the spiritual tradition of King Edward VII School, said Dr. Jarvis. Character, he continued, counts more than anything else, and one aspect of character especially-" stickability," the power to face all troubles and to persevere to the end. Dr. Jarvis ended with an exhortation to cultivate " stickability," and to resolve to carry on the great traditions of the School.
The service ended with the singing of Parry's " Jerusalem".
JULY 5th, 1941. PROGRAMME..
|ONE MINUTE SILENCE IN HONOUR OF THOSE OLD EDWARDIANS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR.|
|THE SCHOOL SONG.|
|THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNORS, DANIEL EVANS, Esq., J.P.|
|Song : " City of God " Holst|
|SCHOOL AND ORCHESTRA.|
|THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT.|
|LATIN ADDRESS OF WELCOME, SPOKEN BY J. K. OLIVANT, HEAD PREFECT.|
|Distribution of Prizes and Address by|
|The Rev. H. G. MICHAEL CLARKE, Head Master of Repton School.|
|Song : " Ring out ye crystal spheres " .. .. .. .. Stocks|
|SCHOOL AND ORCHESTRA.|
Vote of Thanks to the Rev. H. G. Michael Clarke, proposed by THE LORD MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD (Councillor L. F. MILNER, J.P.), and seconded by his Honour Judge ESSENHIGH.
|Part Songs : " It was a Lover and his Lass " ..||Morley. arr Bridge|
|" I know a Bank||Martin Shaw|
|THE SCHOOL CHOIR, conducted by Mr. J. H. ATKINS..|
GOD SAVE THE KING
Accompaniment and introductory music by the School Orchestra, conducted by Mr. P. L. Baylis.
THE CHAIRMAN congratulated the School on their achievements in a year as difficult and arduous as any in its history. He thanked the Staff and parents for the way they had responded to the needs of the City and the requirements of the School. He hoped that parents would continue to help their boys to be disciplined in these difficult times, and that the boys would take full advantage of the opportunities offered them here for education in the sciences and humanities and, above all, for training in spiritual power and character.
THE HEADMASTER welcomed the Lord Mayor, and the other principal guests, including the Headmaster of Repton, Councillor Bingham (to whom he wished a vigorous and prosperous term of office as Chairman of the Education Committee), and His Honour Judge Essenhigh (well known in Sheffield and the father of three Reptonians). He also referred to the loss of the late Alderman E. G. Rowlinson under whose Chairmanship so much had been done for this School, and to the death of the Rev. A. B. Haslam, the last Headmaster of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School.
Turning to the activities of the School during the past year, the Headmaster congratulated L. H. Truelove, J. Scott and A. J. Davidson on their successes at Oxford and Cambridge.
" The level of general education in the School," he said, "remains good, as is shown by the fact that sixty-eight boys obtained the School Certificate out of ninety-four candidates who were presented, the proportion of successful candidates being about equal to that obtained by all the schools who sat for this examination. The quality of the certificates obtained, however, was very good. These results are due partly to the high. academic ability of a number of the boys who sat for the examination last July, and also to the able and devoted teaching which they received in that difficult year which ended last July. I hope, however, in the near future to see the School regularly obtaining School Certificate results above the average of the schools taking our examination, and changes have been made in the curriculum to make it more suited to the aptitude and capacity of the average boy by reducing the number of languages which he is expected to offer from three to two, except in the case of the ablest boys. Again the choice of Latin or Physics has been abolished, and now boys are being allowed to do one of three languages, Latin, German and Spanish, in addition to Physics. I hope to make further changes in this direction in the curriculum, but the difficulty of obtaining suitable staff is at the moment grave, and may make it impossible to complete this reform for some time. But I would like to express my appreciation of the help I have had from the Governing Body of the School in the last fifteen months in getting masters or mistresses to replace the twelve who have been called up for Military Service. So far it has always been possible to have a master engaged before the person whose place he was to take had been called up, and this is due solely to the fact that the Governors have given me permission to seek candidates in good time. A further five masters are liable to go in the near future owing to the raising of the reserved age to thirty-five, and it will be necessary to engage a certain number of mistresses as the supply of suitable masters is now practically exhausted.
The Higher Certificate Results this year, which are a test of the more advanced specialised work done at the School, are a distinct improvement on the performance of the previous year. Thirty-one candidates obtained Higher Certificates out of thirty-six who entered, and they gained between them ten Distinctions. I congratulate J. G. Bolton on his State Scholarship and the Town Trust Scholarship awarded on this examination, and G. H. Calvert on his State Scholarship.
This good record of intellectual achievement has been maintained in the face of considerable administrative difficulties and some attempt by the enemy to upset the even tenor of our life. But I am sure you will be glad to know that in spite of some change in the School hours in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, due partly to air raid alerts and partly to transport difficulties, the School actually did nine-tenths of the normal amount of work during that period. The Summer Term's work has been quite normal, and during the whole of the year the health of the boys has been good,"
The record of the Football XI and the School's Dramatic productions were selected for mention as typical of the many activities in which the character and spirit of our school life were shown : while the response of the boys to the call of war duties was exemplified in the award of the Scout Gilt Cross to J. M. Cotton, and the willing co-operation of some sixty boys in the fire-watching scheme.
Finally, the Headmaster paid a tribute to the work of Mr. W. H. Savage, who left us last December for Plymouth, and who, we have been glad to learn, has escaped loss or injury in the heavy raids in that district ; and to the Old Boys whose distinctions were mentioned in the Honours List.
" While the School," he concluded, " can continue to turn out boys who in after life achieve such distinction and show such loyalty both to the School and to the work to which they have put their hands, we can be satisfied that we are maintaining the traditions which have been handed down by those who have gone before us, and we can hope to hand on a goodly heritage to those who shall come after us."
The Head Prefect welcomed the Headmaster of Repton in these words
fDuas profecto constat nostrae reipublicae loci primarii participes esse schols-aiterarn urbanam, regis Edwardi .Septirni auspiciis institutam, longe antiquioribus ortam originibus ; alteram, quae rustica ruitur amoenitate, ' sanctam 'quam poeta sua Repandunensis ' regum sedem' cecinit-hanc (sic hodie discriminandum est) ,ferri et ignis cotidie periculis obnoxiam, scilicet evacuandam, illam loco natura reeeptui aptiore tutam-utramque vero pacis bellive temporibus, ut arduis ita faustis in rebus, moribus honestis et recta disciplina conformatam.
Quae cum ita lint, ecquid felicius accidere potest quam ut huius scholae alumni et magistri illius Academiae, de qua tot audivimus, to Reetorem ipsum excipiamus audiamusque, to nostros bene meritos praemiis ornes omniumque. Edwardensium mores et eonsuetudinem ipse cognoscas ?
Artium duarum peritum, vel historicae vel mathematicae, iuventutis praeceptorem praestantissimum, corde salutamus.
The HEADMASTER OF REPTON spoke of the tradition inherited by the English Public Schools-a tradition for which he thought we could be thankful, in spite of the tendency of present day critics to decry it. It showed itself mainly in simple things, and especially in that ordered succession of events which played an important part in the moulding of young characters. This sense of order and continuity served a double function : it gave the young mind something always to look forward to ; and it set and kept a standard by which performances could be judged, whether in the academic, athletic or artistic field. Life at its best might be described as an incessant striving after perfection ; the man in whom that urge was no longer alive was a man who had ceased to have life in its fullest abundance. So the traditions and records of a great school should provide a spur towards unceasing improvement.
But the creative ambition needed to be tempered with a spirit of tolerance and generosity ; and this too it was the tradition of the English Public Schools to foster. Without this generosity all adventurous and ambitious striving would but lead to the selfish, bullying, and acquisitive habits which were characteristic of the " lesser breeds without the law " against whom our fight was now waged. In the tradition of the great schools and in the characters of their Old Boys it could be seen that that spirit of generosity was not yet in danger of dying out. In the schools of England was learnt the meaning of freedom and respect for the rights of others ; candour, and the ability to take candid criticism ; tolerance and the restraint of one's own interest in the interest of others : and these things were the driving force of democracy and the mainsprings of English character.
The principal prizewinners were :-Wesley College Prize for Natural Science, L. H. Truelove ; Wesley College Prize for History, E. W. Beech ; English, R. V. Townsend ; History, B. D. Armatys ; French and German, J. K. Olivant ; Spanish, K. Caplan ; Physics and Mathematics, J. T. Burr ; Chemistry, I. F. Trotter ; Biology, W. A. Marrian ; Classics, J. B. Teather ; English Essay, E. W. Beech ; Modern Language Essay, W. A. Marrian ; English Poem, R. V. Townsend ; Classical Composition, P. R. Perry.
THE REV. ARTHUR B. HASLAM, M.A., Headmaster of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School 1899-1905, died on April 16th, 1941, at Church Street, Ambleside, aged 91.
After eight years as Second Master of the Grammar School, the Rev. A. B. Haslam was appointed Headmaster in 1899, succeeding the Rev. Edward Senior. Educated at Rugby School, where he was a distinguished classical scholar, head of the school, and captain of football, he won an Open Exhibition and Foundation Scholarship at St. John's College, Cambridge, and took a First Class in the Classical Tripos. For six years he was an assistant master at Cheltenham College, and for eleven years Headmaster of Ripon School. His Headmastership of the Grammar School was necessarily brief, as the School was nearing the end of its independent existence ; but his influence, as Second Master and as Head, made a definite mark on the School-as the following tributes testify - and survived as one of the corner-stones of King Edward VII School. Three members of his Staff-J. H. Hodgetts, B. Caudwell, and W. A. L. Mease-were King Edward's men until comparatively recent times ; and it is to his vision and perseverance that the School owes its playing fields at Whiteley Woods, which he succeeded in saving from the hands of the speculative builder.
The Bishop of Oxford (the Rt. Rev. K. E. Kirk) writes:
" it is not far short of forty years since I last saw Mr. Haslam, and consequently my memories of particular incidents in connection with him are slight, I nevertheless remember him as a Headmaster of real dignity, power, and decision, who made a very definite impression upon those whom he taught. He was, of course, Headmaster of the Grammar School for six years only ; and my impression is that he took it over at a time when things were not going too easily, and that his main work must have been preparing for its amalgamation with Wesley College in 1905 ; so that his actual headmastership must have been a time of great strain, and indeed of distress, to him. Consequently I doubt if we ever saw him at his very best, for (unless my memory plays me false) he was a man of deep reserves, who, as Second Master, confined himself rather strictly to his educational work, and, when the headmastership which would normally have given him greater scope came his way, found it too encumbered with problems to enable him to exert the full influence which in happier circumstances he would have exercised over us.
Mr. H. W. Middleton, who was Head Boy of the Grammar School in 1895 and 1896, has spoken of his happy memories of the Classical VI Form under Mr. Haslam, and of the successes of the pupils of those days, which are on record on the Honours Boards. He remembers the inspiration and encouragement which Mr. Haslam's teaching afforded. I have heard," he adds, " from Miss Haslam that her father, although feeble at the last, expressed his great affection towards the old School, and I am confident that the affectionate memories of Old Boys for him will endure through all their lives.
Mr. J. W. SMITH, Cricket Professional and Groundsman at King Edward VII School 1907-1935, died on June 8th, 1941.
A native of Kent, and player for that county, cricket coach at Fenners, Cambridge, at Blackheath Cricket Club, and at United Services College, Westward Ho, Smith began his service with King Edward VII School shortly after its foundation, and from that time to his retirement in 1935 was one of its most indispensable institutions. With indefatigable energy and faithfulness he carried out the manifold duties of groundsman in charge of Whiteley Woods and the School Close, while to the training of the School XI's of all those years he brought those gifts of wisdom, courtesy, and authority, which went to make up his unforgettably charming character. From year's end to year's end (with a busman's holiday with Mr. Saville's campers at Winchelsea) his days were devoted to the service of Edwardians and Old Edwardians, and it is the latter who may most fittingly pay tribute to his memory.
The Hon. Secretary of the O. E. Cricket Club writes :
" Each of us hears the news with dismay. In these days of death and destruction one becomes hardened to fatalities. But Old Smith .. .
Thousands of Old Edwardians will hear of his passing with regret and will remember his cheery' Play forward, sir ! '. To some of us he was just a half-forgotten memory, to others he lives as part of that happy time of our lives our schooldays, and to others who through the years have kept in contact with him he was more than a quiet sincere and cheerful individual : he was an institution.
We pay our respects to him in this last tribute, and echo his well-remembered words ` Play forward, sir ! ' ".
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ON ACTIVE SERVICE.
GEORGE BENJAMIN HOLT BIRDSELL (1928-33), Sergeant-Observer, Royal Air Force, was killed in action in April, 1941. Aged 22.
A member of Lynwood House, Birdsell was a keen and energetic youngster, especially in the junior School, where he was a record-breaker in the Cross Country and a prominent actor in a memorable production of " The Rose and the Ring." After leaving School, and his parents moving to Hipperholme, he was a member of Halifax Rugby Union Football Club and the Old Bodleians R.U.F.C. He joined the R.A.F. in January, 1938, and became acting Pilot Officer, but left the service a few months later, to rejoin on the outbreak of war as a Sergeant Observer. He had taken part in more than twenty raids over Germany.
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ALEC WEBSTER OATES (1929-38), Sergeant Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was killed on active service on June 13th, 1941. Aged 20.
Oates left from the Transitus Form to study Law, and to continue the good work he had done as a Scout in the School Troop, and afterwards in the Ranmoor Group, in the capacity of Assistant Scoutmaster of St. John's Church Scouts. He met his death in a flying accident during his final operational training in South Africa, within a week of receiving his wings.
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STEPHEN RIVINGTON SKERRITT (1930-37), Sergeant Pilot, Royal Air Force, was killed on active service in May, 1941. Aged 20.
Stephen Skerritt and Alec Oates were Scouts together at School and at Ranmoor, and met their deaths in similar circumstances, though Skerritt was in training in England. Their service and sacrifice were commemorated jointly at a Memorial Service at St. John's Church on June 27th, at which the School and School Scouts were represented.
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EDGAR GEOFFREY OTT (1928-31), Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, was killed in action on H.M.S. Bonaventure in March, 1941. Aged 25.
" Cherry " Ott is chiefly remembered here as an efficient and enthusiastic Scout. He quickly became a First Class Scout and was a Patrol Leader. He was one of the Scout Party which visited Jamaica with Mr. Gaskin in April, 1931, and he also spent some holidays at Mr. Saville's Camp at Winchelsea. Until, the outbreak of war he was serving in the Mercantile Marine.
JOHN MICHAEL FULFORD (1927-37), Sergeant Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was reported missing, believed killed in action, in May, 1941. Aged 22.
Patrol-Leader in the School Scouts, Champion Athlete for two years in succession, and stalwart of the Cricket and Football XI's, John Fulford was typical of the best of a good generation of lads, from whose ranks already a sadly large number have been lost, as these records show. He left from the Sixth Form to study medicine at Sheffield University, and had been less than a year in the R.A.F. During his University career, he played football for the Corinthians and for the English Universities in a match against the Army at Bramall Lane, also occasionally for Sheffield United.
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GRAHAM HARDY COTTON (1928-37), Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was killed on active service in May, 1941. Aged 22.
As a boy, Graham Cotton did much for the School, representing his House, Sherwood, in all its teams ; and his work for the Scouts, both as Patrol Leader and Quartermaster, was invaluable. In 1937 he went up to Sheffield University to study Architecture and his work there showed the greatest promise. From childhood he had always been interested in flying, and when he joined the R.A.F. in the summer of 1940, he was chosen for `training as a pilot, being eighth out of his course in his " wings " examination, and gaining his commission as a Pilot Officer in December, 1940. Always quiet and unassuming in manner, he was at the same time full of energy and vigour, and he had besides a natural sensitiveness of outlook for which those who knew him well will best remember him.
View from a Window.
(Three Essays, written in
Examinations in the Fourth Form).
T HE view of which I shall write is from a side window of a house in Leicestershire. It is a modern house, built of glaring red bricks, but somehow the builders had the sense to put this window in the right place. It commands a wide and sweeping vista, which, if not entirely beautiful, is colourful and not void of interest.
A road, now in this time of war thronged with tanks and army vehicles, passes nearby, running into a little village, of straggling habits and varied architecture. The road winds behind a green hill, whereon stands a granite obelisk-for this is a quarrying village -a monument to the forty-six villagers who met their death in the Great War. Three miles away across the fields is the railway, busy and filling the still air with sounds. From it comes a single line of rickety rails, up, over the river, by an incongruous arched bridge, and in front of me, on an embankment, up into the complex maze of tracks at the mouth of the quarry. Upon it run the quarry engines, and one is often called to look by the clank of the loose side-rods of the " Baron " or the shrill scream of brakes from the " Agnes."
The quarry mouth above me is covered with lines and switches, among which dust-whitened corrugated iron sheds run. From it as a whole comes the rumble of crushers, crash of falling stone, and the monotonous thump of the unseen crusher sunk in the quarry floor.
On my other hand the vista stretches over the river, with its locks, weirs, backwaters, and-yes-a mill ; over the railway, over a forest of pines, into the skyline, where on a bright day one can see the white buildings of the nearby airport.
But the scene changes : it is winter-November the twenty-fifth, to be exact. Stormy nimbus clouds cover the sky with an impenetrable pall, whilst the wind blasts the rain against all that stands in its way. The ground is frozen and the black stumps of wintering trees stand stark against the skyline. The fields down to the river are marshy ; one can see the cattle sinking in with every step.
The river is a sheet of water, turbid and surging, bearing on its bosom trees, wooden boxes, leaves, and other debris ; a half-collapsed wooden bridge sways drunkenly amidst what once was a stream and a broad meadow ; a few surface ripples betray the top of the one and only bridge to Sileby ; now one must detour nine miles. A wild sound from afar tells one that the water is pouring in torrents over the weir and over the full-opened sluices at Water Lane. A road near a river bend is flooded-in the middle a frantic rider trying to start his refractory motor-bike.,
But this after a time once more becomes the normal peaceful scene we first contemplated ; a few trees down, a fence broken, a few henhouses roofless, but it is all repairable ; it' is only an onslaught of Nature against man. Night draws in, and the sun, a flaming ball, sinks in the West in a blaze of glory. The night closes in, enwrapping its dusky pall around the country. Soon all that one can see is the gleam of the waning moon reflected in the ever-rolling river.
I. G. T. D.
Rain was driving into my face as I trudged down a grimy street to my lodging. My landlady had been keeping a look-out for me, and as I neared the door she pulled it open and helped me through.
" Take off those wet clothes, Bill," she said. " Hang them up by the fire, look."
I hung the clothes up, then pulled a chair out and sat by the fire.
" Upstairs with you ! You'll catch your death of cold. Upstairs and get changed : go on ! "
I wearily clambered upstairs, changed my clothes and then sat on the bed and gave a sigh. The rain was pattering on the windows and through the grime I could just see the pit across the way. The pit kept the window covered with a perpetual layer of dirt. It certainly wasn't inspiring. Just across the road the pit chimney was pouring forth black smoke enveloping the surrounding district with an ugly blanket. The small " buckets " were just discernible travelling up and down the chains. The small yard steam-engine was pulling loaded waggons to the shunting-yards. Through the engine-room doors pistons were working, pulleys squeaking and grinding, anvils clanging, and greasy workmen regulating it all.
To the left the scene was equally filthy ; rows and rows of slums. Three grimy children were playing in a gutter near an old tinker man who sits at his stall no matter what kind of weather it may be.
Unemployed workmen were gathering in groups at the pit gates applying for jobs. They know they won't get one, yet every day they gather there as their fathers did before them.
Over on the horizon the sky cleared for a second and the red sun shone into the street, reflected in the dirty windows like myriads of flaming rubies, and then just as suddenly all went dark.
" Ph-e-e-e-p ! Bill ! Come on ! you're going to be late for work."
I jumped as I realised that I had been looking out of the window for half an hour. I left my thoughts behind me as I went down the road.
J. M. L. U.
As I look from the window of my form-room I am immediately struck by the fact that the sky it is that makes the view look dull or alive. To-day is a dull day. The sky is like dirty lead and there is a light mist in the valley. One thing that looks pleasant, whether it is a dull day or a fine day, is the School Close. The grass is at is best now, a brilliant green which no sort of weather seems to change.
A dull day like this seems to bring out all the bad points of the city. Looking down, the houses look the same ; they all seem to be one-or two-colours, that is, grey and black.
At the bottom of the School Close is a busy road ; all the more so since the beginning of the war. Along this road there goes transport of every description. A great majority of it is the drab grey and green camouflaged army lorries, motor cars, and motor cycles.
There go some girls, probably to their stenographers' office, and there goes a policeman plodding along like a robot, seeming oblivious to the noise and bustle around him. To him this school must stand out like a grey and silent sentinel. There is a distant clanging of a bell, and then with the noise gradually getting louder and then dying away a fire-engine goes rushing past, while out of a side road the " inner circular " bus accelerates to get on to the main road while there is a gap in the traffic.
Above are the barrage balloons which somehow seem to give an added sense of security from the German Luftwaffe. They remind one of hover-flies on a hot summer's day. They are constantly being hidden by low drifting wisps of cloud. One of the balloons is just rising and at the moment it seems to be perched on the spire of a church on the other side of the valley ; but now it is soaring swiftly up into the sky to help in guarding the city with the other balloons.
Everything seems very still and silent for the moment-until the form master's voice breaks into the last three-quarters-of-an-hour's reverie in writing, and so the view from the window must abruptly cease.
|We Can Take It.|
|Every night we go to bed,|
|Go to bed with weary head,|
|Go to sleep in fear and dread|
|Of being woken from the said|
|Soon the sirens start to wail,|
|Tell their own old dreary tale,|
|Make the frail ones all turn pale|
|Or bombs drop and sirens fail|
|Down to shelter we all go,|
|For how long we do not know,|
|Whether planes be friend or foe,|
|Whether they be high or low|
|Then we hear the " All Clear " blast|
|Back to bed, and pretty fast,|
|Thankful we have not been gassed,|
|Windows broke with what is classed|
|Off again to school next morn,|
|Feeling somewhat tired and worn,|
|Wide-eyed, weary, and forlorn|
|Treated with the usual scorn,|
|G. D. T.|
The Stuff We're Made Of.
AFTER the Swimming Sports the Sherwood captain diluted his sorrow under a shower. He had eyed the Melling Cup with much the same feelings as a normal person eyes an orange or a lemon. His heart was heavy with disappointment.
We'll get it next year," I told him, giving him what sympathy I could, " by hook or by crook."
He lifted his face like an ox smelling water.
" By hook or by crook ! " he echoed, a look of dawning inspiration spreading across his manly features.
" Come closer," he ordered-his voice had a sinister note-and, tearing the consequences, I approached. As he was standing under a cold shower, however, I hastily retreated. He followed me and whispered in my ear. I was shocked and whispered back. He frowned and said I was scared.
" Where's your Public Spirit ? " he challenged.
Well, of course, that roused me and before I could say " 63," I had consented to a dread conspiracy.
At the dead of night we hammered on the school gates until the Porter-in very smart pyjamas-let us in.
" We've come to mend the school clocks," we explained, " Pray show us the way."
" But my dear sirs,"-he didn't recognise us as we both wore magnificent beards-" you can't go into the school at this hour ; you might disturb the fire-watchers ! "
" We shall endeavour to make not the slightest sound. It is essential that we hear the clocks strike 12 o'clock."
" But the clocks don't strike."
" That's just the point ; we are going to make the clocks strike."
With these introductory remarks, we followed the Porter, who had donned an amazing dressing-gown, and reached the Assembly Hall after stumbling over the bodies of one or two fire-watchers. One awoke. After being told that we were just a couple of watchmakers, he murmured something about it being a change to see a decent beard about the school, turned over and was soon sonorously in the arms of Morpheus again.
" I'm afraid you can't have a light as the Hall isn't blacked-out." the Porter pointed out.
" Oh, that's all right," I murmured absent-mindedly . . . and then realised what he'd said. " How do you expect us to mend clocks in the dark ? We may look owls, but . . . Ow ! "
11 It's quite all right," interrupted my fellow-conspirator, still treading on my toes, " we can do everything we want to quite well in the dark."
" Right-ho ; you can find your own way out, can't you?
With his face surrounding a cavernous yawn, he wandered back to bed, still half asleep.
We fumbled our way up to the organ loft and were examining the cup before putting it amongst the numerous other trophies in our own case, when it struck me that this dirty business seemed a bit hard. So I said so.
" Seems a bit hard." I remarked.
" This is no time for sentiment," he replied with a wave of his hand. "Just think of Sherwood for a change."
That's all very well, but this isn't the spirit that got Sherwood where it is."
" Where's that ? "
" That's beside the point. This is rather too much." " Really ? "
" Yes, much too much."
" Do you really think so ? "
" Yes." I was most emphatic.
" It isn't quite the thing ? "
" No, it's not done."
" You think we'd better put it back ? "
" Yes, I do."
There is little more to relate. We put back the cup and, with dim halos hovering like neon signs above our heads, we solemnly retraced our steps.
J. M. C.
|Peace and War.|
|PALE stars impearl the shimmering silks of dawn,|
|The limpid air enfolds each warbled lay,|
|And shadows, clad in stole of cypress lawn,|
|Awake, and deck themselves in bright array.|
|The fragrant dew-filled flowers are wrapt in dream|
|Of perfect peace serene.|
|A murmur lilts along a crystal rill|
|Embroidered by a mead of grasses green,|
|Which wave and sway around the rustic mill|
|A picture, snuggled closely 'gainst the hill,|
|Symbolical of love.|
|Mankind at peace reposes, unalarmed,|
|From sorrow, grief and anguish safely charmed.|
|A hovering, fleecy-plumaged, gentle dove,|
|Above the slumbering earth, beholds the sight|
|Of man's enlightened might.|
|May lust, oppression, crime, for aye be slain,|
|That perfect peace and love eternally may reign !|
|The scene is changed ; the blustering night is filled|
|With shrieks of keenest woe. The lowering gloom|
|Is rent in twain, to rags and tatters spilled|
|By lightning's lash and whirlwind from hell's womb.|
|Uprooted monarchs of the wood crash down|
|From glory, might, renown.|
|The cruel swollen torrents tear and slash|
|The devastated earth. With doleful frown|
|Dark clouds of thunder loose their rumbling crash.|
|In legions, sleet and hailstorms worldward dash,|
|Portraying lustful hate.|
|Debased in quest for selfish gain, the span|
|Of human life, repelling peaceful state,|
|The maw of wheeling vultures gluts with spoil|
|Of its satanic toil.|
|May peace on earth bring back the days of old,|
|When men communed with God, and lived|
|within His fold !|
|R. V. T.|
|Oh why am I compelled to learn|
|The German tongue? With rage I burn|
|When I am told I must transpose|
|A page or more of German prose.|
|The German brain will never rust|
|Whilst in their sentences they must|
|A perfect English version rend|
|To put the verb right at the. end,|
|And out of each sane English phrase|
|Another strange " New Order " raise.|
|On my unseen two hours I waste,|
|Then neat result hand in with haste,|
|And for my labours all I see|
|Is that I am awarded three ! !|
|Oh, how much longer must I bow|
|To German idioms as now?|
|Or how much longer must endure|
|This malady which has no cure?|
|These German lessons, what a bore !|
|When I learnt English I was Four|
|M. F. L.|
ONCE again the running season was late, but the runners have never grumbled at such postponements, although they have sympathised with the cricketers.
The Cross-Country was held on a beautiful day, 26th March, and ;there was a good turn-out for both open and under-14 events. In the Open Race, J. G. Oliver went well ahead at the very start, and finished just as the next pair were leaving Whiteley Parka remarkable win. There was an excellent race all. the way round the course between R. V. Townsend and W. H. Collins, with Townsend as runner up to Oliver at the finish. There were several welcome surprises in the first eight, and since most of these boys were not very old, we can expect a general rise in the standard next year. Haddon had three men in the first eight, and Lynwood had two, and the struggle between these two teams together with Arundel and Clumber, was quite a close one all along, Haddon winning eventually by nine points, with Arundel and Clumber only three and four points behind Lynwood. In the Under-14, Clumber beat Wentworth by only one point in a very exciting race.
In the School Sports, held on another glorious day, 3rd May, Haddon maintained the lead already established in the cross-country, and by their enthusiastic team-work thoroughly deserved to receive the House Challenge Cup from the hands of Mrs. Masson, who kindly gave away the trophies at the end of the sports. Lynwood, also a keen team, were good runners-up.
It is a remarkable fact, and a very healthy one, that the seven Open Events were shared amongst six winners. J. H. Macallum was the only Senior Competitor to win two events-the 100 Yards and the 220 Yards. In the Quarter several of the better runners did not compete, but there was an excellent race, pluckily won by Picken. Townsend and Oliver had a great duel in the Mile, but Oliver's greater stamina made sure of the victory for him. Townsend ran a bold Half-Mile, and won it decisively, with two other Haddon runners, Collins and Hemingway, next behind him. The Long Jump was won by Dronfield from a very moderate field. The best performance of Sports Day, without any question, was J. M. Cotton's High Jump. He was at the top of his form, and delighted everybody by his graceful clearing of ever dizzier heights, until he succeeded in adding an inch to the School Record, with a jump of 5 ft. 4-1 ins.. Amongst the younger performers, Granville again did a good long jump, and Tym showed great promise in winning the 100 Yards, 220 Yards, and Quarter Mile for boys under 15.
A fortnight after our own sports we again sent a team to compete in the Northern Public Schools' Sports organised by the Manchester Athletic Club. Before this the Games Committee had agreed that there should now be a Captain of Athletics, empowered to award School Colours. The Headmaster chose R. V. Townsend to be the first holder of the position, and he has made an excellent Captain. The team he took to Manchester included, besides himself in the Steeplechase, Oliver (Long Jump and Steeplechase), Macallum and Wheatley (100 Yards and Long Jump), Dronfield (Long jump and
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Open Cross-Country.-1st, J. G. Oliver (Lynwood) ; 2nd, R. V. Townsend (Haddon) ; 3rd, W. H. Collins (Haddon) ; 4th, N. R. Hiller (Arundel) . 5th, G. H. Parsons (Clumber) ; 6th, J. A. Hill (Arundel) ; 7th, R. G. Hemingway (Haddon) ; 8th, D. F. N. Campailla (Lynwood) . All these receive Cross-Country Colours. House Points.-Haddon, 96; Lynwood, 105 ; Arundel, 108; Clumber, 109; Welbeck, 178; Wentworth, 211; Chatsworth, 216; Sherwood, 289.
Under 14 Cross-Country.-1st M. B. Wilson (Arundel) ; 2nd G. Cockshott (Clumber) ; 3rd, F. Bailey (Chatsworth) ; 4th, A. H. Thompson (Lynwood) ; 5th, J. H. Simpson (Haddon) ; 6th, J. A. Siddell (Haddon). House Points.-Clumber, 83; Wentworth, 84; Haddon, 125; Arundel, 158 ; Welbeck, 183 ; Lynwood, 200 ; Chatsworth, 209 ; Sherwood, 390.
Junior School Cross-Country.-1st, C. B. Dawson (Osborn) ; 2nd, D. A. J. Wills (Osborn) ; 3rd, D. C. Law (Saxons) ; 4th, J. E. Prideaux (Normans). House Points.-Osborn, 70; Angles, 86; Saxons, 96; Britons, 101 ; Normans, 142.
100 Yards.-1st, Macallum, J. H. ; 2nd, Wheatley, M. F. ; 3rd, Middleton, J. E. 11 3/5th sees.
220 Yards.-1st, Macallum, J. H. ; 2nd, Middleton, J. E. ; 3rd, Oliver, J. G. 24 1/5th sees.
Quarter-Mile.-1st, Picken, J. ; 2nd, Hemingway. R. G. ; 3rd, Marrian, W. A. 62 2/5th sees.
Half-Mile.-1st, Townsend, R. V.; 2nd, Collins, W. H.; 3rd, Hemingway, R. G. 2 mins., 21 sees.
Mile-1st, Oliver, J. G. ; 2nd, Townsend, R. V.; 3rd, Collins, W. H. 5 mins., 21 2/5th sees.
High Jump.-1st, Cotton. J. M. ; 2nd, Howarth, J. A. ; 3rd, Oliver, J. G. 5 feet, 41 inches (Record).
Long Jump.-1st, Dronfield, R. ; 2nd, Wheatley, M. F. , 3rd, Olivant, J. K. 16 feet, 9 inches.
100 Yards.-1st, Tym, J. F. ; 2nd, Cockersole, P. ; 3rd, Lane, S. 12 1/5th sees. 220 Yards.-1st, Tym, J. F. ; 2nd, Cockersole, P. ; 3rd, Lane, S. 26 sees.
Quarter-Mile.-1st, Tym, J. F. ; 2nd, Burgan, J. G. ; 3rd, Campailla, D. F. N. 63 3/5th sees.
High Jump.-1st, Milner, G. R. ; 2nd, Reeve, D. E. D.: 3rd, Saxby, J. 4 feet, 41 inches.
Long Jump.-1st, Granville, P. S. ; 2nd, Milner, G. R. ~ 3rd, Reeve, D. E. D. 16 feet, 6 inches.
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100 Yards.-1st, Heywood, F. A.; 2nd, Wood, D. W.; 3rd, Reeve, D. F. P. 14 secs.
220 Yards.- 1st, Heywood, C. K.; 2nd, Heywood, F. A. ; 3rd, Wood. D. W. 28 3/5th sees.
Quarter-Mile.-1st, Waterfall, R. T. F.; 2nd, Wilson, M. B.; 3rd, Milner, G. R. 73 1/5th secs.
100 Yards.-1st, Wills, D. A. J. ; 2nd. Scowcroft, B. A. ; 3rd, Cooper, J. E. 14 1/5th secs.
220 Yards.-1st, Scowcroft, B. A. ; 2nd, Dawson, C. B. ; 3rd, Wreghitt, P. H. $l 4/5th secs.
Boys UNDER 12.
Quarter-Mile.-1st, Wreghitt, P. H.: 2nd, Wills, D. A. J. ; 3rd, Ward, R. A. 79 2/5th sees.
High Jump.-1st, Wills. D. A. J. ; 2nd, Tebbet, E. ; 3rd, (equal) Baylis, T. F. and Castleton, R.
Long Jump.-l st, Castleton, R. ; 2nd, Marsh. G. B. ; 3rd, Cooper, J. E. Boys UNDER 10.
100 Yards.-1st, Helme, J. D. F. ; 2nd, Marshall, P. F. ; 3rd, Parnham, D.. 14 4/5th secs.
220 Yards.-1st, .Rodger, J. L. ; 2nd, (equal) Gee, J. C. M. and Marshall P. F. 28 3/5th secs.
School Half-Mile Handicap.-1st, Townsend, R. V. (Scratch) ; 2nd, Williams, P. A. (21 yards) ; 3rd, Hemingway, R. G. (16 yards).
Obstacle Race, Over 12.-1st, Bishop, P. H.; 2nd, Simpson, J. H.
Under 12-1st, Holt, B. A. ; 2nd, Heeley, M. J.
Sack Race, Over 12.-1st, Horn, G. ; 2nd, Bailey, J. D.
Under 12.-1st, Helme, J. D. F. ; 2nd, Castleton, R.
Senior Relay Race.-1st, Arundel ; 2nd, Haddon ; 3rd, Lynwood. Under-14 Relay Race.-1st, Lynwood ; 2nd, Haddon ; 3rd, Arundel. Junior School Relay.-1st, Osborn ; 2nd, Angles ; 3rd, Britons. Senior Tug-o]-War.-Chatsworth beat Sherwood in final. Under 14 Tug-of-War.-Lynwood beat Arundel in final. Junior School Tug-of-War.-Normans beat Britons in final.
Senior House Challenge Cup.-1st, Haddon, 395 points ; 2nd, Lynwood, 339 points ; 3rd, Arundel, 300 points.
Junior School House Challenge Cup.-l st, Osborn, 244 points ; 2nd, Normans, 163.5 points ; 3rd, Britons, 129 points. Champion Athlete.-J. G. Oliver, 50 points.
DURING the last year the Games Committee has been considering the best way of awarding points in the Swimming Sports. It was thought that in previous years, the less outstanding swimmers in a House have contributed far too little towards the winning of the House Trophy. The Committee decided that a boy who has just learnt to swim can, by swimming one length, win two points for his House, and that other boys may win four points for their House by swimming if they are under fifteen a quarter of a mile, and, if they are over fifteen, half a mile. It was also decided that no boy may enter for more than three racing events and one non-racing event. These decisions were acted upon in this year's sports and have already shown their value. Next year one should see, amongst the various Houses, a good deal of skirmishing for position, before the Sports actually take place.
It was kind of the Lady Mayoress, accompanied by the Lord Mayor, to attend the Swimming Sports and to present the trophies. We were pleased also to welcome Alderman and Mrs. Jackson and thank the Alderman for the handsome cup he has presented for the junior Relay.
Wentworth has lost several good swimmers since last year and deserves special congratulations o n being able to retain the House Trophy. Lynwood well deserved their victory in the Senior Relay race, reminding one of the days
when M. H. Taylor swam as their fourth string. Wentworth has the honour of being the first House to win the Jackson Cup for the Junior Relay.
We have got into the habit of expecting at least one record to be broken each year, and again we were not disappointed. J. M. Leeson reduced the time set up by G. H. Foggitt for the two lengths Free Style (14-16), by no less than four-fifths of a second.
Finally we must congratulate J. S. Roycroft on winning the Swimming Championship and on his splendid work as Captain of Swimming.
SWIMMING SPORTS RESULTS.
1 Length Free Style.-1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, Leeson, J. M. ; 3, Stones, E. C. Time-17 secs.
3 Lengths Free Style.-1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, Howarth, J. A. ; 3, Collins, W. H. Time-67j secs.
2 Lengths Back Stroke.-1, Roycroft, J. S. ; 2, Stones, E. C. ; 3, Howarth, J. A. Time-50f secs.
2 Lengths Breast Stroke.-1, Sturt, W. G. ; 2, Middleton, J. S.; 3, Hitchcock, B. Time-58 secs.
Neat Dive.-1, Thompson, J. E.; 2, Wostenholme, M.; 3, Taylor, P.
Long Plunge.-1, Hiller, N. R.; 2, Truelove, L. H.; 3, Leeson, J. M. 47 feet, 3 inches.
HOUSE SENIOR RELAY RACE.-l, Lynwood.-Upton, J. M. L., Thompson, M. R., Lake, G. A., Oliver J. E. 2, Wentworth.-Leeson, J. M. Stones, E. C., Tanner, A. J., Ditchfield, A.
2 Lengths Free Style.-1, Leeson, J. M. ; 2, Johnson, F. G. ; 3, Broughton R. H. Time-41 1 secs.
Record-Previous one held by G. H. Foggitt in 421 secs.
1 Length Back Stroke.-1, Leeson, J. M.; 2, Stubbs, K. F.; 3, Johnson, F. G. Time-25* secs.
I Length Breast Stroke.-1, Tyrrell, A. J. R. ; 2, Cockersole, P. ; 3, Stanfield, G. K. Time-261 secs.
Neat Dive (under 15).-1, Edwards, G. T.; 2, Tyrrell, A. J. R. 3, Pearson, T. N.
1 Length Free Style.-1, Edwards, G. T. ; 2, Ditchfield, A.; 3, Todd, A. M. Time-22 secs.
1 Length Back Stroke.-1, Edwards, G. T.; 2, Shaw, B. ; 3, Ditchfield, A. Time-28* secs.
1 Length Breast Stroke.-1, Marsh, J. T. ; 2, Merrills, A. ; 3, Todd, A. M. Time-30 sees.
Under 14 House Relay Race.-1, Wentworth-Ditchfield, A., Stanley, N. P., Merrills, A., Gledhill, J. R. 2, Arundel-Robinson, G. H., Edwards, G. T., Hurst, B., Searle, J. P. Time-110 secs.
" Daily Independent " Challenge Shield.
To be held by the Champion Swimmer. Awarded to Roycroft, J. S., with 60 points.
|Points gained in 440||Points in||Total.|
|and 880 yds. Swims, etc.||Events.|
|Total number of swimmers in School-424.|
Because other schools have had some difficulty in raising teams, owing to evacuation and other causes, we have had only two swimming matches this term. The first was with Leeds Grammar School on June 7th at our baths, and ended in a win for us, reversing almost exactly the points by which Leeds beat us in our last match. The only race we lost was the 2 lengths (Open) Breast Stroke, which Leeds won in a time almost equalling the School record. K.E.S. won the water polo match, by 4 goals to nil, W. H. Collins and J. S. Roycroft scoring 2 goals each.
The other swimming match was against Manchester Grammar School, and this was an extremely close contest. The match was eventually drawn, Manchester gaining the three points needed to equalise from the last Relay Race (the junior Squadron). The outstanding feature of this match was the long plunge, which our visitors won with 62 ft. 3 ins. : 11 ft. more than our record ! In a well fought and exciting polo match, we beat Manchester by 2 goals to nil, J. S. Roycroft scoring both goals.
The outstanding features of our team's performances have been the swimming of J. M. Leeson and F. G. Johnson in the junior races ; the diving of J. E. Thompson ; and the improvement of E. C. Stones, both in front and back crawl. As all these boys will be still at school next year, we can look forward to another good season in 1942.
J. S. R.
June 7th-Leeds Grammar School at K.E.S. Baths.-King Edward VII School, 41 points. Leeds Grammar School, 19 points. Water Polo K.E.S., 4 ; L.G.S., 0.
Team.-Roycroft, J. S. (Capt.), Howarth, J. A., Cotton, J. M. ; Stones, E. C., Thompson, J. E., Wostenholme, M., Leeson, J. M., Johnson, F. G., Tyrrell, A. J. R. ; Stubbs, K. F., Wiseman, D., Middleton, J. E., Macallum, J. H., Ditchfield, A., Tyrrell, D. A. J.
Water Polo Team.-Oliver, J. G., Cotton, J. M., Picken, J., Howarth, J. A., Leeson, J. M., Roycroft, J. S., Collins, W. H.
June 14th v. Manchester Grammar School at K.E.S. Baths.-King Edward VII School, 30 points. Manchester Grammar School, 30 points. Water Polo : K.E.S., 2 ; M.G.S., 0.
Team.-Roycroft, J. S., Howarth, J. A., Cotton, J. M., Stones, E. C. Thompson, J. E., Taylor, P., Leeson, J. M., Johnson, F. G., Tyrrell, A. J. R., Tyrrell, D. A. J., Cox, N. D., Middleton, J. E., Macallum,
J. H., Gregory, J. M. T., Broughton, R. H., Pickering, F. B.
Water Polo Team.-Oliver, J. G., Cotton, J. M., Howarth, J. A., Collins, W. H., Roycroft, J. S., Stones, E. C., Johnson, F. G.
Although it was apparent from the first who the winners of the 1941 Water Polo League were going to be, it has been gratifying to notice no falling off of interest in the game. ' The most noticeable point in this year's Championship is the improvement of the marking : there have been few times when there was a man completely unmarked to receive a free throw. Teams have also developed some idea of tactics this year : but it should be remembered that it is no use heaving the ball up the bath aimlessly, as the odds are that one of your opponents will get the ball and heave it back again. The ball must be passed either to a free man or to one who can score directly.
The following is the final table of the Championship :
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SHERWOOD TEAM.-Green, C., Ball, R. G., Major, B. B., Cotton, J. M., Johnson, F. G., Roycroft, J. S., Cox, N. D.
(Sherwood challenged the Rest to a polo match at the Swimming Sports, and beat them by 1 goal to nil).
FIRST XI 1941.
Played 15, Won 3, Lost 8, Drawn 3, Tied 1.
IT seems to be agreed that this year's team has been below the standard of those of former years ; the demands of the armed forces and the professions upon boys who would normally have remained at School are partly responsible for this, but we must also blame the A.T.C., fire watching and other A.R.P. services.
Six members of the team have played throughout the season Olivant, the Captain, has opened the bowling efficiently, and shown himself to be a reliable bat, though he rather lacks offensive shots ; his captaining of the side has been careful but not inspired. Gilfillan has bowled extremely well, swinging the new ball dangerously away from the bat, and has also proved himself the best batsman in the side. His bowling performance at Repton (8 for 16) and his innings against the Headmasters' XI (76) have been the best individual performances of the season.
Parfitt has played some good opening innings for the School, and often taken the edge off the bowling, but he has sometimes rather failed to take advantage of those loose balls which come in the first few overs. He showed what he could do, however, when
e scored 33 against Leeds and 43 against Bradford G.S. He should develop into a very good opening bat. Holmes is perhaps technically the soundest bat in the side, and he has some good scores to is credit-notably the 25 against High Storrs, a score which was worth at least 70 on most other wickets. He has also bowled steadily if not dangerously. Whatlin lost his form as a batsman early in the season, but has bowled steadily and at times very successfully. Wise, while not fulfilling his early promise either as a batsman or as a bowler, has done useful work in both capacities.
The team has been completed by the inclusion of five from the following : Newton, who played in the first half dozen matches as a low left-hand bowler, but failed to justify his selection ; Dronfield ; Denman ; Lake, who, with Wise, knocked off 35 vital runs after he collapse of our middle batsmen against Nottingham High School, but who failed to reach double figures in half a dozen succeeding games ; Howard, who played some good games as wicketkeeper ; Macallum ; Moffat, who is a promising wicket-keeper, taking the ball cleanly when it isn't too wide on the leg; Eastham, who breaks the ball sharply from leg ; Marchinton, who is remarkably good in the slips, and bowls in a brisk, bounding fashion ; and Beech, who has shown that he can hit the ball hard.
The fielding of the side has been adequate without being distinguished : there is perhaps too great a tendency for fieldmen to hang back on their heels instead of moving in as the ball is bowled.
1ST XI MATCHES.
K.E.S. 1ST XI v. THE HEADMASTER'S XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on May 7th. The School team was first to bat. After a careful start they began to make steady progress, but as it was getting late, they had to declare at 169 for 4. This proved their downfall. The Headmaster's XI was composed almost entirely of batsmen, and they found no difficulty in scoring 174 for 3.
Mr. A. Bradley, P. A. Williams,
J. A. Howarth, M. F. Wheatley, Mr. F. Whiteley,
J. M. Cotton, W. H. Collins, R. V. Townsend (Capt.), J. G. Oliver, J. H. Macallum,
R. G. Hemingway, R. Dronfield.
Parfitt, b. Buckley 3
Whatlin, b. Sandford 20
Holmes, ct. Thirks, b. Barber 41
Gilfillan, st. Howard, b. Barber 76
Olivant, not out 17
Denman, not out 4
Lake Innings declared closed.
Howard Did not bat .
Total for 4 wkts 169
Buckley, 1 for 3 ; Whiteley, 0 for 13 ; Thirsk, 0 for 10 ; Sandford, 1 for 33 ; Winch, for 17 ; Burdekin, 0 for 31 ; Barber, 2 for 4.
Howard, l.b.w. Gilfillan 70
Thirsk, b. Newton 18
Burdekin, not out 66
Barber, ct. Dronfield, b. Wise 12
Tomlinson, not out 3 Buckley
Sandford Did not bat. Joel
Whiteley Baker J
Total for 3 wkts 174
Gilfillan, 1 for 36 ; Wise, 1 for 31 ; Newton, I for 26 ; Olivant, 0 for 13 ; Holmes, 0 for 22 ; Beech, 0 for 32 ; Dronfield, 0 for 9.
Pen-drawing by B. Shaw (3C)
Pen-drawing by C. D. Harrison (3R)
K.E.S. 1ST XI V. NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL.
Played at Whiteley Woods on May 7th. The School lost the toss and were sent to field. The runs mounted slowly until Holmes came on and took two wickets in his second over, one with a yorker. When the tea interval came Nottingham had scored only 62. The game brightened up after the interval ; there was some bright batting by Newsome, and Lake took a good catch. Gilfillan, who bowled fifteen overs for 29 runs, brought the Nottingham innings to a fitting close by taking the last three wickets with the first four balls of his over.
The School opened carefully and Parfitt and Whatlin made slightly quicker scoring than Nottingham, the score being 41 before Whatlin unfortunately played on. A collapse followed, however, and the score was 51 for 6 when Lake and Wise came together. These two by a mixture of sound defensive play, hearty hitting, and a fair share of luck (an easy catch from Wise was dropped), added 49 runs, giving the School a four-wickets victory. For Nottingham, Lansberry, who brought about the School's collapse, bowled well, mixing his balls cleverly.
|NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL.||K.E.S.|
|Mellowes, ct. Holmes, b. Wise||12||Parfitt, b. Lansberry||23|
|Marshall, ct. Olivant, b. Wise||8||Whatlin, b. Hodgson||18|
|Flewitt, et. Parfitt, b. Gilfillan||18||Holmes, l.b.w. Lansberry||I|
|Wilkinson, b. Holmes||12||Denman, b. Hansberry||4|
|Savidge, b. Holmes||0||Gilfillan, b. Lansberry||I|
|Redgate, et, Parfitt, b. Whatlin||5||Olivant, b. Newsome||2|
|Newsome, not out||24||Wise, not out||17|
|Harrison, ct. Lake, b. Gilfillan||5||Lake, not out||14|
|Hodgson, b. Gilfillan||0||Holles|
|Bottoms, l.b.w. Gilfillan||0||Newton Did not bat.|
|Lansberry, c. and b. Gilfillan||0||Howard|
|Gilfillan, 5 for 29 ; Wise, 2 for 18 ; Holmes,||Harrison, 0 for 28 ; Lansberry, 4 for||1S.;|
|2 for 9 ; Olivant, 0 for 10; Newton, 0 for||7 ;||Hodgson, I for 17, Newsome, I for 17.|
|Whatlin, 1 for 11.|
K.E.S. 1ST XI. v. TRENT COLLEGE "A" TEAM.
Played at Trent on May 24th. The weather had been poor for some days before this match., Trent batted first and scored fairly quickly, the weather all the time being overcast and there being occasional showers. Henderson batted well for his 66. Edwardes was out to a particularly good catch by Dronfield. The School started batting in a drizzle. Parfitt was out in the first over but Holmes and Whatlin stayed together until a sudden deluge made play impossible, and the match had to be abandoned.
|Schaffter, b. Gilfillan||9||Parfitt, b. Lapham||2|
|Henderson, ct. Holmes, b. Gilfillan ....||66||Whatlin, not out||7|
|Dalzell, b. Holmes||17||Holmes, not out||2|
|Walters, ct. Holmes, b. Whatlin||15||Extras||I|
|Pitt, run out '...||8|
|Rose, b. Whatlin||10||Total for I wkt||12|
|Barratt, ct. Holmes, b. Olivant||6|
|Edwardes, ct. Dronfield, b. Olivant....||0||Rained off.|
|Innings declared closed.|
|Total for 8 wkts||134|
|Gilfillan, 2 for 30 ; Olivant, 2 for 26 ;||Lapham, I for 5 ; Edwards, 0 for 6,|
|Wise, 0 for 9 ; Dronfield, 0 for 11 ; Holmes,|
|I for 18; Whatlin, 2 for 15 ; Newton,||0 for|
K.E.S. 1ST XI V. SHEFFIELD COLLEGIATE.
Played at Abbeydale Park on May 28th. The match was played on a pleasant evening, but the wicket was very tricky owing to the weather we had, been having. Collegiate won the toss and batted first. After six overs had been bowled 5 wickets had been taken and 15 runs had been scored, but Lakin, Maddocks, Barber and Outram batted well and took the score up to 96. The School fielding was good and Holmes and Olivant caught good catches. The School started slowly, but Whatlin was soon caught out and the School innings soon became a trail of batsmen. Dronfield and Lake stopped the rot, but it was too late and the School could only reach 58.
|B. W. Doncaster, b. Gilfillan||9||Parfitt, ct. Joel, b. Oswell||10|
|R. T. Doncaster, ct. Holmes, b. Olivant||I||Whatlin, ct. Price, b. Maddocks||I|
|Wheatley, et. Olivant, b. Gilfillan ....||4||Holmes, l.b.w. Maddocks||8|
|Joel,, b. Gilfillan||0||Wise, b. Maddocks||0|
|Redden, ct. Howard, b. Olivant||0||Gilfillan, Ct. Joel, b. Haddocks||1|
|Price, ct. Olivant, b. Newton||0||Olivant, b. Outram||8|
|Lakin,-l.b.w. Holmes||23||Denman, ct. Lakin, b. Oswell||2|
|Maddocks, ct. Holmes, b. Wise||20||Dronfield, ct. Outram, b. Oswell||8|
|Outram, b. Olivant||23||Lake, not out||12|
|Barber, not out||14||Howard, ct. R. T. Doncaster, b. Outram||0|
|Oswell, b. Wise -||1||Newton, et. Price,, b. Outram||0|
|Gilfillan, 3 for 30 ; Holmes, 1 for 17 ;||Maddocks, 4 for 14 ; Redden, 0 for||7 ;|
|Olivant, 3 for 18; Wise, 2 for 15 ; Newton,||Oswell, 3 for 15 ; Outram, 3 for 14.|
|1 for 15.|
K.E.S. 1ST XI. v. REPTON 2ND XI.
Played at Repton on May 31st. This very exciting match was played on a brilliant afternoon. The features of the match were a hattrick by Bennett for Repton, and Gilfillan's brilliant bowling. Once again the School's bowling started well but the oppositions' tail " wagged." The School opened the batting but against very consistent bowling they could do little and when Bennett got his hat-trick, what opposition there was to the bowling seemed to vanish altogether. The School started bowling well and as in the Collegiate match, wickets soon fell. When the score was 16, six wickets had fallen. Eight wickets were down for 35 and then d'Albiac and Hancock very slowly but very surely recovered the match and as 50 was reached and passed, every run was cheered by the spectators. An appeal for l.b.w. was disallowed, and then amidst great cheers from the Repton supporters, d'Albiac made the winning hit.
|Parfitt, b. Bennett||10||Barnes, l.b.w. Gilfillan||7|
|Whatlin, c. Orme, b, d'Albiac||11||Lane, l.b.w. Gilfillan||3|
|Holmes, b. Bennett :||. 3||Steele, l.b.w. Gilfillan||2|
|Denman, c. and b. Bennett||0||Streeten, c. Olivant, b. Gilfillan||0|
|Gilfillan, l.b.w. Bennett||0||McAlpine, c. Olivant, b. Gilfillan||2|
|Olivant, c. McAlpine, b. Hancock ....||5||Smith, G. H., b. Gilfillan||IS|
|Wise, not out||6||Smith, J. W. R., b. Gilfillan||2|
|Lake, l.b.w. Orme||I||Bennett, l.b.w. Gilfillan||1|
|Dronfield, c. McAlpine, b. d'Albiac ....||6||d'Albiac, not out||'|
|Howard, c. Barnes, b, d'Albiac||0||Hancock, not out||11|
|Newton, b, d'Albiac||3||Orme did not bat.|
|Total||63||Total for 8 wkts||64|
|Bennett, 4 for 15 ; Hancock, 1 for 3 ;||Gilfillan, 8 for 16; Olivant, 0 for||15 ;|
|McAlpine, 0 for 7 ; Orme, 1 for 8 ; d'Albiac,||Dronfield, 0 for 10.|
|4 for 12.|
K.E.S. 1ST Xl. L'. WAKEFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
Played at Whiteley Woods on June 4th. Wakefield batted first. They started off very quietly and the first wicket fell at 28. Half the side were out for 62 and then a collapse came and the last five wickets all fell at 75. Olivant performed the hat-trick. The School started off well, but Parfitt was out for 9 with the score at 9 for one wicket. Whatlin was unfortunately run out and only Denman seemed to be able to do anything against the bowling of Harwood and Clayton, who bowled unchanged throughout our innings.
|K.E.S.||WAKEFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.|
|Parfitt, l.b.w. Harwood||9||Heritage, ct. Holmes, b. Wise||19|
|Whatlin, run out||I||Beaumont, b. Olivant||7|
|Holmes, l.b.w. Clayton||I||Allen, b. Dronfield||16|
|Gilfillan, b. Clayton||I||Harwood, b. Wise||0|
|Olivant, l.b.w. Harwood||7||Clayton, b. Wise||0|
|Wise, l.b.w. Clayton||0•||Froggett, b. Olivant||6|
|Denman, b. Clayton||13||Helme, ct. Holmes, b. Olivant||`6|
|Lake, b. Harwood||1||Hodgson, b. Olivant||0|
|Dronfield, b. Harwood||6||Jackson, b. Olivant||0|
|Newton, b. Harwood||4||Litherland, ct. Howard, b. Olivant ....||0|
|Howard not out||0||Colley, not out||0|
|Clayton, 10 overs, 2 maidens, 21 runs, 4 wickets. Harwood, 9.1 overs, 2 maidens, 20 runs,. 5 wickets.||Gilfillan, 0 for 13 ; Newton, 0 for 14 Dronfield 1 for .0 ; Olivant, 6 for 17 ; Wise 3 for 10.||14 ;|
K.E.S. 1ST XI v. OLD EDWARDIANS.
Played at Whiteley Woods on June 7th. O.E.'s batted first and soon started scoring quickly against the School attack. At 26, Melling came in and immediately began to hit the bowling ; he scored very quickly and his 72 contained 11 fours. Morrell batted very steadily for 28 not out. The School's batsmen could do little against the Old Edwardians' bowling and Burdekin especially had them tied up. The School batted very slowly and it took them nearly two hours to get 51. The tail made a very poor show, the last four wickets falling at 51.
|Thirsk, b. Olivant||20||Parfitt, ct. Newman, b. Beard||8|
|Bateman, l.b.w. Olivant||2||Whatlin, c. and b. Beard||3|
|Burdekin, ct. Howard, b. Olivant||10||Holmes, et. Bateman, b. Beard||0|
|Melling, ct. Parfitt, b. Holmes||72||Gilfillan, ct. Herring, b. Burdekin ....||12|
|Beard, b. Wise||I1||Olivant, l.b.w. Burdekin||7|
|Herring, l.b.w. Holmes||4||Wise, ct. Thirsk, b. Burdekin||12|
|Saville, ct. Denman, b. Whatlin||I||Denman, ct. Saville, b. Burdekin||0|
|Craven, ct. Dronfield, b. Gilfillan||0||Lake, st. Joel, b. Bateman||0|
|Morrell, not out||28||Dronfield, b. Bateman||0|
|Joel, b. Dronfield||5||Newton, b. Burdekin||0|
|Newman, b. Gilfillan||8||Howard, not out||0|
|Gilfillan, 2 for 45 ; Newton,||0 for 32 ;||Beard, 3 for 13 ; Burdekin, 5 for||5 ;|
|Dronfield I for 9 ; Olivant, 3 for 25 ;.||Thirsk, 0 for 17 ;- Bateman, 2 for 8.|
|Holmes, 2 for 11 ; Wise, I for 15||; Whatlin,|
|1 for 24.|
K.E.S. 1ST XI v. WORKSOP COLLEGE 2ND XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on June 11th. The School fielded first, and Gilfillan and Olivant opened the bowling as usual. Scoring was very slow about one run in the first three overs-and then the batsmen decided to open out. Their running was rather daring, and the first wicket fell when Ballance was run out due to unexpectedly prompt fielding. The next man, Warren, proved to be a hard hitter, but was caught and bowled by Holmes when he had made 9. Then came a series of reasonably good stands by Southcott and Major, and Major and Lloyd-Evans, Southcott being out to a catch by Gilfillan from Holmes' bowling. A brilliant catch by Dronfield in the deep dealt with Major, and Lloyd-Evans was clean-bowled by_ Gilfillan. After this a rot set in, and, due to the determined bowling of Holmes, Gilfillan and Whatlin, the rest of the team were out for a further seven runs.
After tea, the School batted. Parfitt and Holmes had several good chances to snatch one's and two's which, of course, they took. Parfitt was saved from a bad fate by a dropped catch, and then, when he had settled down, had the misfortune to hook the ball into his face, and had to retire hurt. Whatlin did not stay in long. He reached for a wide ball, touched it, and was caught out when he had only scored two runs. This left Holmes and Olivant batting. This they did very well, for they made runs in a perfectly regular way, regardless of the changes of bowlers which took place." They seemed to find no difficulty in making the runs required for victory, although Holmes seemed to tire a little towards the end. But between them they forced the total up to 79 for 1, and so the School beat Worksop College by 9 wickets.
WORKSOP COLLEGE. K.E.S.
Southcott, c. Gilfillan, b. Holmes 19 Parfitt (retired hurt) 4
Ballance, run out (Howard) 8 Holmes, not o t 33'
Warren, c. and b. Holmes 9 Whatlin, c, Thomas, b. Saunders .... 2
Major, c. Dronfield, b. Newton 14 Olivant, not out 33
Lloyd-Evans, b. Gilfillan 19 Byes 9
Saunders, b. Holmes 0 - -
Thomas, b. Holmes 5 Total for 1 wkt 79 Hindson, b. Whatlin 2
Poffley, b. Gilfillan 0 Saunders, 1 for 23 ; Warren, 0 for 22 ;
Cowgill, b. Gilfillan 0 Lloyd-Evans, 0 for 14 ; Major, 0 for 12 ;
Stockdale, not out 0 Poffley, 0 for 1.
Total for 10 wkts 78
_= Did not bat : Gilfillan, Denman, Lake,
Gilfillan, 3 for 10; Olivant, 0 for 11 ; Hemingway, Dronfield, Newton, Howard.
Newton, 1 for 32; Holmes, 4 for 25 ; Whatlin, I for 3.
K.E.S. 1ST XII v. A SHEFFIELD BALLOON BARRAGE TEAM.
Played at Whiteley Woods on June 14th.
K.E.S. 1ST XI. v. HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1ST XI.
Played on June 18th. The match was, unfortunately, played on an unavoidably bad wicket at Ringinglow. The School batted first, the bowling being good and keeping them very quiet. The scoring of runs was at first painfully slow. Then, after a change of bowling the rate increased, and when the original bowlers were put on again the scoring again dropped, at one place seven maidens in succession were bowled. The School were out for 56.
Not long after the High Storrs team had gone in, it became obvious that Gilfillan and Olivant had control of the game. The High Storrs men came out one after another, and only at 8 for 8 did they start to make a stand. Bu t by changing the bowling, Olivant broke up this stand. He put on Marchinton, and he took a wicket with his second ball. Shortly afterwards Gilfillan sent up a short ball which was played into the air and caught by Macallum. The total score of High Storrs was 19.
|Parfitt, b. Glees||(i||Fox, not out ..."||(i|
|Holmes, l.b.w. Stevenson||25||Stevenson, c. Gilfillan, b. Olivant||0|
|Gilfillan, ct. Stevenson, b. Glees||1||Jones, b. Gilfillan||0|
|Olivant, et. Hall, b. Glees||0||Smith, b. Olivant||0|
|Wise, et. Clegg, b. Stevenson||4||Garlick, c. Moffat, b. Olivant||0|
|Moffatt, run out||I||Corker, c. Denman, b. Olivant||0|
|Macallum, et. Corker, b. Jones||8||Coleman, c. Marchinton, b. Olivant....||0|
|Denman, b. Glees||3||Hall, b. Gilfillan||1|
|Dronfield, b. Jones||o||Thompson, c. Moffat, b. Gilfillan ....||2|
|Whatlin, not out||3||Glees, b. Marchinton||7|
|Marchinton, et. Fox, b. Jones||2||Clegg, c. Macallum, b. Gilfillan||1|
|Jones, 3 for 12 ; Fox, 0 for 21 ;||Glew, 4||Gilfillan, 4 for 6 ; Olivant, 5 for||10 ;|
|for 12 ; Stevenson, 2 for 8.||Marchinton, 1 for 1.|
K.E.S. 1ST XI v. A BALLOON BARRAGE XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on June 21st.
|Parfitt, c. Vickers, b. Gott||27||Gott, et. Moffatt, b. Holmes||25|
|Holmes, b. Biggin||5||Vickers, St. Moffatt, b. Holmes .||11|
|Gilfillan, ct. Biggin, b. Kirkwood||22||Biggin, l.b.w., b. Eastham||13|
|Olivant, l.b.w. Biggin||18||Carrington, ct. Marchinton, b. Eastham||I|
|Wise, b. Craig 1||Ousley, ct. Moffat, b. Olivant||26|
|Whatlin, c, and b. Ousley||17||Kent, b. Eastham 9|
|Macallum, ct. Smith, b. Gott||13||P/O. Craig, b. Wise 5|
|Moffatt, ct. Lewis, b. Gott||8||P/O. Lewis, ct. Holmes, b. Olivant....||20|
|Beech, not out||35||F/O. Merchant, ct. Whatlin, b. Gilfillan||26|
|Marchinton, not out||5||F/L. Smith, b. Olivant||0|
|Eastham, did not bat.||Kirkwood, not out||0|
|Total for 8 wkts||167||Total for 10 wkts||167|
|Innings declared closed||Gilfillan, 1 for 20 ; Olivant, 3 for||30 ;|
|Kirkwood, I for 32; Craig,||1 for 33;||Holmes, 2 for 29 ; Eastham, 3 forMarchinton, 0 for 8 ; Wise, I for 17.||33 ;|
|Ousley, 1 for 24 ; Biggin, 2 for 18||; Carring|
|ton, 0 for 2 ; Gott, 3 for 43.|
K.E.S. 1ST XI. v. LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
Played at Leeds on June 28th. Leeds batted first against steady School bowling. Ivey was run out and Leeds still scored steadily, although very slowly. Hirst batted extremely slowly and he only scored 3 runs in three quarters of an hour. Beech bowled very steadily and he had the misfortune
|Gott, b. Gilfillan||5||Parfitt, c. and b. Lockton||0|
|Vickers, b. Gilfillan||17||Holmes, l.b.w. Kirkwood||0|
|Smith, c. Howard, b. Olivant||6||Olivant, b. Lockton||26|
|Lockton, b. Gilfillan||20||Gilfillan, c. Lockton, b. Garnett||32|
|Garnett, b. Gilfillan||0||Whatlin, c. Merchant, b. Postlethwaite||1|
|P/O. Lewis, e. Newton, b. Dronfield ..||20||Wise, c. Carrington, b. Lockton||11|
|P/O. Craig, b. Wise||20||Denman, not out||9|
|Postlethwaite, c. Howard, b. Gilfillan..||14||Lake, b. Craig||0|
|F/O. Merchant, c. Dronfield, b. Newton||14||Dronfield, b. Kirkwood||3|
|Carrington, not out||10||Howard, b. Lockton||1|
|Kirkwood, b. Gilfillan||0||Newton, b. Lockton||0|
|Bowlers.||ovrs. Mds. Balls.||Rns. Wkts. Av.||Bowlers,||Ovrs. Mds. Balls. Rns. WfUs.Av.|
|Gilfillan||12.3||1||1 41||6||6.8||Lockton||14.2||8 -||21||5||4|
|Olivant||9||2||-. 27||1||27||Kirkwood||7||2 -||12||2||6|
|Dronfield||4||1||- 13||1||13||Garnett||7||1 -||22||1||22|
|Wise||4||0||- 15||1||15||Smith||4||0 -||19||0|
|Newton||3||1||- 13||1||13||Postlethwaite||6||4 -||4||1||4|
|P/O. Craig||4||2 -||5||1||5|
to have two or three chances missed in the slips. Creasey batted well for his 50. Parfitt and Holmes batted confidently but Holmes had the misfortune to be run out through a misunderstanding. The School in the end had to hat carefully to force a draw.
July 2nd, at Whiteley Woods. K.E.S. 1st XI, 104 ; " Mothballs " C.C., 106 for 6.
July 5th, at Whiteley Woods. Bradford G.S., 165 for 7 ; K.E.S. 1st XI, 112 for 6.
July 12th, at Spinkhill. K.E.S. 1st XI, 113; Mount St. Mary's College, 114 for 2.
KNOCK-OUT FINAL BETWEEN WELBECK AND LYNWOOD.
Played on June 30th and July 1st., Welbeck batted first on Monday evening. Parfitt and Whatlin opened the batting against the bowling of Eastham and Shaddock. The score mounted quickly. At about 80 Olivant and Medley came together and they stayed together until eight o'clock, when stumps were drawn. Olivant scored a good century but under the circumstances the scoring was unnecessarily slow. On Tuesday evening Lynwood batted against the bowling of Olivant and Gilfillan. Oliver batted very steadily against good bowling. Lynwood could not do much, although Denman and Willis batted well. Welbeck fielding was not very good, but
f ;nrlcav +nnlr turn vnnd -
|T. Parfitt, l.b.w., b. Eastham||48||J. G. Oliver, b. Gilfillan||9|
|J. Whatlin, c. Oliver, b. Lake||11||G. A. Lake, b. Olivant||6|
|S. R. Gilfillan, c. Oliver, b. Shaddock..||23||J. H. Shaddock, b. Gilfillan .||0|
|J. K. Olivant, not out||109||R. D. Eastham, c. Lindsay, b. Olivant||3|
|J. A. Medley, riot out||40||P. G. Hudson, c, and b. Whatlin||1|
|Extras||12||J.' G. Denman, c. Wilkinson, b. Whatlin||19|
|Innings declared closed,||J. S. Willis, c. Lindsay, b. Wilkinson ..||36|
|--||A. Thompson, b. Whatlin||0|
|Total for 3 wkts||243||K. Stanfield, b. Whatlin||1|
|--||B. F. Peck, b. Newton||0|
|Eastham, 1 for 82 ; Shaddock, I for||55 ;||G. B. Seyman, not out||2|
|Lake, 1 for 43 ; Oliver, 0 for 35 ; Willis,||Extras||12|
|D for W.||-|
|Gilfillan, 2 for 11 ; Olivant, 2 for||13 ;|
|Marchinton, 0 for 20 ; Whatlin, 4 for||22 ;|
|Newton, I for 6 ; Lindsay, 0 for 5 ; Wilkinson, I for l.|
OF the eight matches played this Term, three have been won, two drawn and three lost. Owing to the bad, weather at the beginning of Term much organised practice was impossible for some time and the team did not settle down until quite recently. Also, several players have been called upon by the 1st XI. The bowling has been steady but lacked variety. Dronfield has bowled most effectively in recent matches. In the early part of the season the batting was dull but it has improved recently. Catton and Dronfield have played some good innings. White should develop into a very sound bat. The fielding has been satisfactory on the whole, although there have been some occasional lapses.
2ND XI MATCHES.
NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL 2ND XI v. K.E.S. 2ND XI.
Played at Nottingham on Saturday, May 17th. Nottingham High School won by 9 wickets. The School batted first on a very good wicket. The bowling was very steady and the School batting was too timid, only Shaddock attacking the bowling. The innings, lasting an hour and three quarters, totalled 55, leaving Nottingham an hour in which to obtain the runs. Nottingham batted with much more aggression and won easily.
|K.E.S.||NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL.|
|Moffatt, B. J., b. Hopson||2||Harris, l.b.w., b. Marchinton .||12|
|Medley, J. A., l.b.w., b. Webster||8||Robotham, not out||29|
|White, N., b. Felstead ..'||5||Gilliott, not out||13|
|Kay, D. H., run out||2||Extras||2|
|Shaddock, J. H., b. Brooke||15|
|Beech, E. W., b. Brooke||9||Total for 1 wkt||56|
|Jubb, G. H., c. and b. Brooke||3|
|Middleton, J. E., b. Hopson||8||Marchinton, 1 to 15 ; Eastham, 0 for||15 ;|
|Staton, R. A., not out||0||Kay, 0 for 9 ; Beech, 0 for 15.|
|Marchinton, P., b. Brooke||0|
|Eastham, R. D., not out||dl|
|Innings declared closed.|
|Total for 9 wkts||55|
|Bruce, 0 for 7 ; Hopson, 2||for 18 ;|
|Felstead, 1 for 0 ; Webster, I||for 12 ;|
|Brooke, 4 for 15.|
CHESTERFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2ND XI v. K.E.S. 2ND XI.
Played at Chesterfield on Wednesday, June 4th. Chesterfield Grammar School won by 22 runs. Chesterfield batted first on a difficult wicket. Macallum and Marchinton opened the bowling and soon dismissed five batsmen for 18 runs. However, several of the succeeding batsmen hit out and the score reached 55. The School fielding was good despite the bad state of the ground. Unfortunately the School batting failed. Bold hitting would have paid on such a wicket.
|Ivey, run out||i;||Parfitt, et. Beech, b. Johnson||33|
|Walton, L.b.w., b. Beech||37||Holmes, run out||6|
|Nicholson, b. Whatlin||6||Olivant, L.b.w., b. Bliss||10|
|Hirst, b. Beech .... .||18||Gilfillan, b. Nicholson||3|
|Beech, et. Macallum, b. Wise||I||Wise, L.b.w., b. Johnson||2|
|Creasey, not out||50||Whatlin, not out||12|
|Sunderland, l.b.w., b. Beech||0||Beech, b. Nicholson||6|
|Best, nit out||20||Macallum, c, and b. Nicholson||3|
|Bliss Innings declared closed.||Moffat, not out||l0|
|Johnson Did not bat.||Marchinton Did not bat.|
|Total for 6 wkts||160||Total for 7 wkts||87|
|Gilfillan, 0 for 21 ; Olivant, 0 for||17;||Bliss, 1 for 38 ; Pennington, 0 for||9 ;|
|Macallum, 0 for 10; Whatlin, I for||14 ;||Johnson, 2 for 15; Nicholson, 3 for||14 ;|
|Beech, 3 for 36 ; Eastham, 0 for 8 ;||Wise,||Creasey, II for 8 ; Walton, 0 for 1.|
|1 for 0 ; Holmes, 0 for 14; . Marchinton||0|
|CHESTERFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.||K.E.S.|
|Roper, b. Marchinton, P||I||Medley, J. A., c. Wells, b. Brewster....||3|
|Wright, b. Macallum, J., H||2||Moffat, B. J., l.b.w., b. Shepherd||2|
|Brewster, b. Marchinton, P||8||Hemingway, R. G., l.b.w., b. Shepherd||5|
|Rhodes, b. Macallum, J. H :.||0||White, N., b. Brewster||0|
|Carley, c. Middleton, b. Macallum ....||3||Holles, T. T., c. Ghent, b. Rhodes ....||14|
|Wells,' c. Eastham, b. Beech||14||Shaddock, J. H., b. Wiscill||I|
|Laird, b. Holles, T. T||6||Beech, E. W., b. Wiscill||1|
|Ghent, b. Beech, E. W||7||Macallum, J. H., b. Wiscill||0|
|Gregory, c. Marchinton, b. Eastham ..||7||Middleton, J. E., not out||2|
|Shepherd, not out||0||Marchinton, P., b. Rhodes,||0|
|Wiscill, b. Beech, E. W||0||Eastham, I2. D., b. Rhodes||0|
|Macallum, 3 for 11 ; Marchinton, 2 for 8 ;||Brewster, 2 or 8 ; Shepherd, 2 for||4 ;|
|Eastham, 1 for 15; Holles, I for 12; Beech,||Laird, 0 for 9 ; Wiscill, 3 for 5 ; Rhodes,|
|3 for 2.||3 for 2.|
BARNSLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2ND XI v. K.E.S. 2ND XI.
Played at Barnsley on Wednesday, June 11th. Barnsley won by 52 runs. They batted first on a good, fast wicket. The earlier batsmen benefited by three difficult slip catches which were dropped and the score reached 134 for 9 wickets. Macallum and Beech bowled with some success. The School's earlier batsmen seemed unable to adapt themselves to the very fast wicket and despite useful scores by Macallum and Marchinton, the total only reached 82.
|BARNSLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL.||K. E. S.|
|Portman, c. Beech, b. Macallum, J. H.||11||Medley, J. A., c. Burkinshaw, b. Walker||12|
|Walker, b. Eastham, R. D||12||Moffat, B. J., b. Crawshaw||0|
|Burkinshaw, b. Holles, T. T||30||Holles, T. T., c, and b. Crawshaw||0|
|Hunt, b. Marchinton, P||46||Shaddock, J. H., b. Walker||5|
|Aglott, b. Beech, E. W||13||Townsend, R. V., b. Walker||10|
|Crawshaw, b. Beech, E. W||1||Beech, E. W., b. Bainforth||9|
|Wright, c. Moffat, b. Beach, E. W||3||Macallum, J. H., c. Burkinshaw,|
|Bainforth, b. Macallum, J. H||5||b. Portman||19|
|Dickinson, c. Moffat, b. Macallum ....||4||Middleton, J. E., b. Crawshaw||6|
|Bellwood, not out||5||Beeley, R., b. Walker||0|
|Blewitt, not o ' t||1||Afarchiuton, P., not out||16|
|Extras||3||Eastham, R. D., b. Walker||I|
|Total for 9 wkts||134||-|
|Macallum, 3 for 30 ; Marchinton, 1||for||-|
|22 • Eastham, I for 11 ; Townsend, 0 for||Crawshaw, 4 for 27 ; Walker, 5 for||30 ;|
|20 ; Holles, 1 for 12 ; Beech, 3 for||24||Bamforth, I for 8 ; Portman, 0 for 9.|
|Shaddock, 0 for 12.|
K.E.S. 2ND XI v. HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2ND XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, June 8th. The School won by 2 wickets. High Storrs batted first on a good, fast wicket. The earlier batsmen scored steadily off the opening bowlers but Eastham and Beech, bowling slow spinners, caused a collapse. In reply the School had 5 wickets down for 22 runs, but Beech played a good forcing innings and helped by Staton and Townsend the School won by 2 wickets.
K.E.S. 2ND Xl v. ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR. SCHOOL 2ND XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on 'Saturday, June 21st. The School won by 4 wickets. Rotherham batted first on a difficult wicket and were soon dismissed for 48 runs. Dronfield bowled very steadily and took 5 wickets for 14 runs. After a poor start, during which Medley batted very steadily before being unfortunately run out, Dronfield came in and quickly hit up 24 runs and won the match.
|ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL.||K.E.S.|
|Knowles, b. Dro lend||0||Medley, J. A., run out||10|
|Barker, run out||0||Hemingway, R. G., b. Barker||2|
|Watson, l.b.w., b. Dronfield||3||Lake, G. A., L.b.w., b. Barker||4|
|Atkinson, b. Dronfield||5||Catton, M. R., b. Barker||2|
|Long, c. Staton b. Dronfield||3||Denman, J. G., b. Watson||2|
|Blacker, run out||0||White, N., b. Watson||0'|
|Mummery, c. Catton, b. Townsend....||2||Dronfield, R., not out||24|
|Meakin, b. Staton||4||Townsend, R. V., not out||0|
|Harper, b. Townsend.. .||8||Extras||5|
|Hope, c. Newton, b. Dronfield||20||-|
|Hawse, not out||0||Total for 6 wkts||49|
|--||Barker, 3 for 12 ; Long, 0 for 9 ; Watson,|
|Total||48||2 for 9 ; Atkinson, 0 for 14.|
|Dronfield, 5 for 14 ; Newton, 0 for||14 ;|
|Townsend, for 8 ; Staton, 1 for 9.|
K.E.S. 2ND XI v. NETHER EDGE 1ST XI.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, June 28th. The match was drawn. Nether Edge batted first on a good, fast wicket. The School bowling lacked variety. The ground fielding was weak but Medley and White took good catches. Nether Edge totalled 175 for 6 wickets, and left the School two hours in which to get the runs. After 2 wickets had fallen for 13 runs the School realised that it was impossible to obtain the runs and played for a draw. Catton, Hemingway and White batted steadily and although the 9th wicket fell to the next to the last ball of the match, the School forced the draw, having totalled 75 for 9 wickets.
|HIGH STORRS GRAMMAR SCHOOL.||K.E.S.|
|Bates, st. Howard, b. Newton||12||Medley, J. A., run out||1|
|Mullholland, b. Townsend||4||Hemingway, R. G., b. Lomas||10'|
|Thorold, b. Eastham||20||Lake, G. A., l.b.w., b. Lomas||3|
|Butler, c. Catton, b. Newton||18||Catton, M. R., b. Lomas||4|
|Henthorpe, b. Eastham||2||Holles, T. T., b. Lomas||0|
|Miller, b. Eastham,||8||Beech, E. W., c. Lomas, b. Bates||35|
|Morton, c. Catton, b. Beech||- I||Staton, R. A., c. Kenrick, b. Bates ....||5|
|Lomas, not out||1||Townsend, R. V., not out||9|
|Whalley, b. Eastham||0||Howard, J. D., l.b.w., b. Bates||0|
|Kenrick, b. Beech||I||Newton, J. R., not out||4|
|Lee, c. Holles, b. Beech||0||Extras||17|
|--||Total for 8 wkts||86|
|-||Bates, 3 for 27 ; Thorold, 0 for 7 ; Lomas,|
|Townsend, I for 3 ; Newton, 2 for||19 ;||4 for 22; Kenrick, 0 for 12; Butler, 0||for 9.|
|Eastham, 4 for 10; Beech, 3 for 3.|
|Draper, c. Catton, b. Dronfield t;||Medley, J. A., b. Turton||6|
|Shireby, b. Dronfield 14||Lake, G. A„ l.b.w., b. Turton||f,|
|Goode, c. Medley, b. Newton 61||Hemingway, R. G., c. Goode, b. Draper||16|
|Turton, c. White, b. Townsend.' 29||Catton, M. R., c. Best, b. Bagshaw....||28|
|Grayson, not out 30||White, N., not out||15|
|Holmes, b. Howard 3||Denman, J. G., b. Bagshaw||0|
|Blackwell, b, White 23||Dronfield, R., c. Scotford, b. Bagshaw||0|
|Extras 9||Townsend, R, V., b. Glossop||1|
|-||Staton, N. A., b. Bagshaw...'||0|
|Total for 6 wkts 175||Newton, J. R., b. Bagshaw||0|
|-||Howard, J. D., not out||1|
|Dronfield, 2 for 40 ; Townsend, I for 44||Extras||2|
|Howard, I for 35; Newton, I for 40 ; White,|
|I for 0 ; Staton, 0 for 7.||Total for 9 wkts||75|
|Bagshaw, 5 for 43 ; Turton, 2 for||8 ;|
|Draper, I for 8 ; Holmes, 0 for 7 ; Goodea,|
|0 for 5 ; Glossop, I for 4.|
JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL 1ST XI v. K.E.S. 2ND Xl.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, July 5th. The School won by an innings and 23 runs. The Junior Technical School batted first on a fast but difficult wicket and were soon dismissed for 41 runs due to very steady bowling by Dronfield and Townsend. During the School innings Catton batted very well and helped by other useful scores the School totalled 132 for 9 wickets. The Junior Technical School batted again and fared little better, Dronfield again bowling with great steadiness and making good use of the difficult wicket.
|Medley, J. A., b. Walker||3|
|Lake, G. A., c. Dent, b. Walker ...||10|
|Hemingway, R. G., l.b.w., b. Dent ....||10|
|Catton, M. R., c. Dyson, b. Dent||54|
|White, N., c. Dyson, b. Dent||17|
|Denman, J. G., b. Wilson||. 1|
|Dronfield, R., not out||19|
|Townsend, R. V., c. Dixon, b. Wilson..||4|
|Staton, R. A., c. Scragg, b. Dent ....||4|
|Newton, J. R., c. Dixon, b. Wilson ..||3|
|Howard J. D, did not bat||-|
|Dent, 4 for 36 ; Walker, 2 for 27 ; Dyson,|
|0 for 8 ; Bishop, 0 for 10 ; Slater, 0 forWood 0 for 3 . Wilson 3 for 10||23 ;|
UNDER 15 XI.
This team has played six matches, of which two have been won and four lost. In several cases the results have been very close. The first match of the season was won easily after very good all-round performances by Staton and Kay. In the last match against the junior Technical School 2nd XI Kay again batted and bowled well. Gill has captained the team well and has also kept wicket very efficiently. Owing to the demands of the School 2nd XI the team had to be weakened after the first three matches. The fielding has been quite good but the batting has been rather uneven.
R. R. S.
v. Nether Edge 2nd XI (away), won. Nether Edge, 79- ; K.E.S. 81 for 1.
v. Nottingham High School (home), lost. Nottingham High School, 92 ; K.E.S., 70.
v. Barnsley G.S. (home), won. Barnsley, 81 ; K.E.S. 83.
v.- High Storrs G.S. (home), lost. High Storrs, 88; K.E.S., 80. v. Chesterfield G.S. (home), lost. Chesterfield, 65 ; K.E.S., 44.
v. Junior Technical School 2nd XI (away), lost. Junior Technical School, 108; K.E.S., 59.
UNDER 14 XI.
The team has been handicapped by conditions at the beginning of the season, which prevented trial games and practice. Up to date they have played 5 matches, of which 3 have been lost, 1 won and I drawn.
In Merrills (Captain) and Woodhouse, they have a good pair of opening bowlers. Allan is a very promising batsman, and Grant should develop into a useful wicket-keeper. Horn and Colebrook have possibilities as batsmen, and Wreghitt is noticeable for his keenness in the field.
|JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL,||JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL.|
|(1st Innings),||(2nd Innings).|
|Dent, c. Howard, b. Townsend||Dent, b. Dronfield||7|
|Walker, b. Dronfield||2||Slater, c. Hemingway, b. Dronfield....||20|
|Bishop, b. Dronfield||4||Bishop, c. Lake, b. Dronfield||0|
|Slater, b. Dronfield||7||Dixon, l.b.w., b. Staton||5|
|Dixon, l.b.w., b. Townsend||2||Scragg, c. White, b. Dronfield ..||3|
|Scragg, b. Townsend||2||yson, l.b.w., b. Dronfield||0|
|Dyson, run out Nash, b. Dronfield||60||ash, c. Hemingway b. Dronfield ....Wilson,run o it .~||152|
|..................Darwin, b. Dronfield||0||Walker, b, Dronfield||2|
|Wilson, run out||6||Darwin, not out||3|
|Wood, not out||2||Wood, b. Dronfield||0|
|Dronfield, 5 for 14 ; Tow send, 3 for 25.||Dronfield, 8 for 25 ; Townsend, 0 for||12 p|
|Staton, I for 9 ; Howard, 0 for 7 ; Newton,n for 4|
MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE v. K.E.S. 2ND XL
Played at Whiteley Woods on July 12th. Drawn. Mount St. Mary's, 167 for 4 ; K.E.S., 78 for 4.
|1ST XI. BATTING AVERAGES.|
|Innings Not Out||Runs||Score||Average|
|E.' W. Beech ..||4||1||58||35*||19.3|
|G. R. Gilfillan||13||0||237||76||18.3|
|J. K. Olivant||14||2||182||34||15.2|
|S. H. Holmes||15||2||147||41||11-2|
|J. H. Macallum ..||5||1||41||16||10.3|
|B. J. Moffat||5||2||26||10*||8.7|
|G. W. Wise||12||2||83||19||8.3|
|G. A. Lake||6||2||28||14*||7.0|
|J. G. Denman||8||2||35||13||5.8|
|J. R. Newton||5||0||7||4||1.4|
|J. D. Howard||5||2||1||1||0.3|
|R. D. Eastham ..||2||1||0||0*||-|
|* Indicates Not Out.|
|G. R. Gilfillan ..||129.4||29||366||36||10.16|
|J. K. Olivant.||108||20||286||28||10.21|
|S. H. Holmes||45||5||167||14||11.9|
|G. W. Wise||44.2||3||153||12||12.8|
|P. Marchinton ..||16.2||1||65||3||21.7|
|E. W. Beech||19||4||74||3||24.7|
|R. D. Eastham||1.5||1||77||3||25.7|
|J. R. Newton||40||5||161||4||40.25|
|J. H. Macallum||6||1||31||0||-|
|2ND XI. BATTING AVERAGES.|
|Innings Not Out||Runs||an||Average|
|M. R. Catton||4||0||88||54||22|
|J. D. Howard||3||2||15||14*||15|
|E. W. Beech||4||0||54||35||13.5|
|R. G. Hemingway||6||0||58||16||9.6|
|R. V. Townsend||5||2||24||10||8|
|J. G. Denman ..||4||1||24||21*||8|
|J. E. Middleton ..||3||1||16||8||8|
|J. H. Shaddock..||3||0||21||15||7|
|G. A. Lake||5||0||30||10||6|
|J. A. Medley||8||0||44||12||5.5|
|R. A. Staton||4||1||9||5||3|
|J. R. Newton||3||0||9||4||3|
|The following have||also batted :-B. J.||Moffat ;||P. Marchinton ;|
|R. D, Eastham ; T. T. Holles ; J. H. Macallum||; R. Beeley ; G.||H. Jubb ;|
|D. H. Kay,|
|2ND XI. BOWLING||AVERAGES.|
|Overs Maidens Runs Wickets||Average|
|E. W. Beech||.. 73 1||2 44||9||4.9|
|R. Dronfield||44.1||7 131||21||6.5|
|J. H. Macallum||14||2 41||6||6.8|
|R. D. Eastham..||20||3 51||6||$•5|
|P. Marchinton ..||.. 21||6 45||4||11.2|
|T. T. Holles||5||0 24||2||12|
|R. V. Townsend||.. 39||6 169||8||21.1|
|R. A. Staton||.. 8||1 44||2||22|
|J. D. Howard .||.. 15||2 58||2||29|
|J. R. Newton||.. 27||2 93||3||31|
|The following||have also bowled :-D.||H. Kay ; N.||White ; J. H|
|Greatest number of catches taken by M. R. Catton (4).|
|Lynwood .. ..||7||4||2||1||9|
|* Awarded the Championship as a result||of a||knock-out|
|competition between the three Houses||which tied|
|for first place.|
REPORT on Scouting has unfortunately been lacking from the School Magazine for nearly five years. Much has altered in those five years. House sections have been abolished, and now have four sections, one being Air Scouts. Many Scouters have left, the latest being Mr. Savage, and Mr. Smith is now a Rover Leader ; Mr. Harvey and Mr. Cumming have been called up for military service ; thus leaving our " first and last " Scouter, Gaskin. He is in charge of one section, and A. S. Ms., Howard d Robinson are in charge of the other two. Our best wishes are tended to them both in their new and arduous task.
The troop has well over a hundred members ; ten new tender-foots are welcomed this term. Second classes are very profuse, d the troop possesses four First Classes and two King's Scouts. my badges are held, especially by the keen young section of Air Scouts, which Mr. Gaskin founded last term-you cannot keep a good man down. This section has twenty-five members-we wish them good luck and good Scouting. Each section has a meeting e night a week, and work has been going on very well. Mr. Howard s led two week-end camps to Edale this term.
A camp was held at Whitsuntide on last year's farming-camp site Grindleford. Apart from Monday and Tuesday, when it was rather cold, we had marvellous weather. We had three wide games the evenings, and even if they were not entirely successful, no one n deny he enjoyed himself immensely ; we thank Boswell-who Ls on leave from the army-for organising them. Three of the patrol leaders were very young, and the camp had many tender-foots ; some of them, we regret, were more tenderfootish than they should have been. On the first morning, this species of Scout got at 4.30 a.m. and commenced to chop wood, instead of at the customary hour of 6 a.m., for tenderfoots. Apart from one air-raid warning and a complaint from two policemen that our fires were showing too much light (although it was well before blackout time) were not troubled by the war. In fact, a visitor would not have believed we were at war had he seen the amount of food we had to t on the last day. The food problem was dealt with most efficiently by Griffiths, "Kong," and "Fairy." We had many good games of " Stumps," including one with a troop of Girl Guides, who were harder to beat than we thought they would be !
On Saturday, May 10th, Patrol Leader John Cotton was awarded the Scout Gilt Cross for bravery in Sheffield's air raids. It was presented by Colonel Watson, of Imperial Headquarters, London, in the presence of a guard of honour sent from this troop and others. The troop is extremely proud of this award and wishes John the heartiest congratulations-keep up the good work !
The Scout Hut is gradually being made fit for a troop headquarters. A few years ago it was useless, having nothing inside and more than half the windows broken. Some rules have been drawn up regarding behaviour in the hut, windows have been mended, a partition built, and the small inner room panelled. A great painting campaign is at present in progress, and boys wishing to take the Handyman Badge are helping. Each patrol has been given a panel to paint, and some have done very effective work. Within a few months the pride of the troop ought to be presentable to parents.
Mr. Savage started a Scout library in his form room last term. After he left it was taken over by P. L. Nowill and removed to the hut. It now contains over 120 books, and an Air Scout library is being formed. The Scout and The Scouter may be seen on the table in the hut every week now.
The Court of Honour-the council of patrol leaders-has some very young members this term. In spite of this, however, some good work has been done. A hut committee has been formed to decide what ought to be done in the hut and who shall do it. Mr. Gaskin has power to pass certain badges, and the Court of Honour has appointed a Badge Committee to take over the task of passing some of them. It passes Cyclist and Handyman, and the practical parts of Pathfinder, as well as recommending a Scout for the Cook's badge.
The troop has realised what a great mistake it made by not having a summer camp last year, both from the boys' and the troop's point of view, for much camping experience was lost. With this in mind a camp is being arranged this summer with great determination, and a site at Windermere has been chosen. We make an appeal to parents not to let the war prevent their boys from going to camp. 100 per cent. camping this summer, Scouts !
D. V. P.
The Discussion Group.
The Discussion Group suffered a severe blow this term in the loss of its Chairman, Mr. Petter, who left to join the Royal Navy. We shall miss his enthusiasm and encouragement, and we wish him every success in his new career and a speedy return to the School. Mr. Bradley very kindly undertook to carry on Mr. Petter's work, but pressure of other activities has made it impossible to hold any meetings this term. It is hoped that meetings will be resumed next term, and that they will be well supported by members of the Sixth and Transitus. In conclusion, a word of thanks and appreciation must be recorded for the extremely interesting talk given at the end of last term by Mr. Titchmarsh on " The working of the human mind-how we think and why we act."
E. W. B.
The Scientific Society.
At Half Term, about twenty of us visited Wilson's Bobbin Works and Redfern's Glass Bottle Factory at Barnsley. At the bobbin works in the morning, we saw every stage in the manufacture of bobbins, spindles, reels, and drums of all shapes and sizes, from the steaming of the wood to the final painting and varnishing. A point of particular interest was the beautifully smooth finish obtained on the wooden articles.
At Redfern's, we saw bottles being mechanically "mass-produced " from the molten glass, in contrast to the old method of glass-blowing and learned the various stages in the manufacture of glass from soda, sand, and waste glass.
In view of the restrictions on visits due to present circumstances, we greatly appreciated the day at Barnsley. E. P. S.
The Poetry Club.
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Sellers, the Poetry Club has so far met twice this term-on the 9th June, when Mr. Pearson read an unusual and varied selection of modern poetry, and on the 8th July when Mr. Atkins was the reader.
In these days when public interest in poetry is rapidly reviving, the Poetry Club affords to all who care to come a unique opportunity for reading, discussing and listening to poetry both old and new, which, as members will certify, is not beyond comprehension, but is something interesting, alive and full of meaning.
All who desire to read and understand poetry will be welcomed at any of our meetings; which are held informally in the library, at 4.20 p.m. usually two or three times' a term.
The Gramophone Society.
Contrary to the usual practice, it was decided to hold meetings of the Gramophone Club during the Summer Term this year. The experiment, however, was not a success and usually only a very select few were present. At the first meeting,. gramophone records of music by Bach were played, while at the second, the programme consisted of Orchestral Music. At the third meeting, Mr. Graham gave a talk on " The Clarinet and its Music." We were sorry to lose Mr. Petter at the end of last term, and Mr. de Sausmarez deserves our thanks for taking over the difficult job' of arranging programmes.
J. K. O.
A small number of enthusiasts met in the music room to hear a delightful
talk by Mr. Graham, on" The Clarinet and its music. As Mr. Graham said, the talk was more of a tribute to Mozart than anything else. It was also
very enlightening to those who had previously regarded the clarinet as an instrument which was apt to disturb the listener by strange departures from
the orthodox. Mozart wrote several choice compositions for the clarinet ; some records were played, of the quintet and the concerto. .
The composer studied the instrument so closely beforehand, that he produced a piece of music which showed off to the full the finest qualities
of the instrument. The slow. movement of the concerto might well be called Mozart's swan song. It was indeed, a lovely example of his genius.
An interesting feature of the concerto was a passage which the leading clarinet players to-day claim to be unplayable, as Mozart wrote it. We heard
it played an octave lower than on the original score.
Mr. Graham played the themes from the various records on his own instrument. A Concertino by Weber, completed the programme. R. F. S.
The Rhythm Club.
A Rhythm Club has been 'formed this term, with Mr. Nash as President, for the serious study of Swing music and jazz. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, 13th May, and the objects and aims of the Club were read out (these follow the same lines as, the Radio Rhythm Club). The question was raised : What is Swing ? J. S.. Roycroft offered a definition, generally approved, that Swing was nothing more. than improvisation on a theme with the addition of a basic rhythm.
The Essential Elements of Swing Music.-A talk was given under this title on Tuesday, 27th May, by G. Redston, and proved to be most entertaining and constructive.. Redston outlined the, growth of Swing from Classical music (this sounds impossible, but is a very natural development), and showed two kinds of Swing, Pure Swing A, which is impromptu and melodic, and Pure Swing B, otherwise known as " Crazy Jazz." Redston also mentioned and described the other forms of Swing, Blues, Dixieland, and Commercial Swing. Proceeding to the types of rhythm, Redston explained the syncopated rhythm common to all Swing, mentioning jump Style and the Inverse Jump Style, which are additions to the basic rhythm. He also illustrated the rolling left hand rhythm in the bass, known as Boogie woogie. Redston illustrated his talk with gramophone records and with breaks on the piano, the best part of the talk being when he took "Three Blind Mice," and by adding the Jump styles, etc., "swung " it into a beautiful piece of Swing music.
Dixieland' jazz.-M. Rudge gave a' talk on this subject on Tuesday, 10th June. , He, said that Dixieland jazz originated; in street parades and carnivals in St. Louis, and this accounts for the heavy marching tempo. One member of the band wanted to attract attention and so improvised. This was the beginning of Jazz. Dixieland jazz may sound noisy, but it is more boisterous and lively. Its essentials are the clarinet and trumpet duets, in which the clarinet plays in with the trumpet, and the trombone solo with an occasional saxophone accompaniment. The saxophone never plays behind the 'clarinet and trumpet, but only behind the trombone. Rudge, who is an' expert on Bob Crosby's style of Dixieland, illustrated his talk with many of Bob Crosby's records, mainly of his " Bobcats."
Blues.-On Tuesday, 24th June, J. S: Roycroft gave a talk on :Blues. He said that Blues are an expression of self-pity,' and they originated in Anglo-American secular folk songs. When the negroes began playing jazz, they brought their Blues' with them, for they fitted well to the new musical idiom, being melancholy and humorous. Blues have an 8-bar melody in slow time (4/4), and jazz Blues have breaks after each line in 3 lined• verses. These are filled in by soloists. The change of tempo in these breaks is to prevent listeners going too crazy after hearing too much mournful music. Blues can always' be recognised, mainly by the wailing notes of trumpet and saxophone. Roycroft illustrated his points by a number of records, which ranged from Maxine Sullivan singing the famous " St. Louis Blues " to a Blues' record of Louis Armstrong.
J. S. R.
The Tuesday Club.
Our constitution gave us some trouble at the beginning of term. We wanted to know what the Club was and what it stood for. But no one knew. After ingenious theories had been conceived and debated, the problem was pronounced insoluble-and we immediately embarked on an ambitious summer programme !
We have 'had, an admirable ' paper- on British Birds " by J.. F: Tym, and an able and well-informed talk on " The Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm "b y R. T. F. Waterfall. G. D. Taylor's paper on the history of Sheffield, and G. B. Seyman's film-show are still to come.
. The Mock Trial was a great success. The wretched Tym was put' on trial for a deed he could never have contemplated, but was released without a stain on his character. (His subsequent confession was a shock to the Court). We must take this opportunity of thanking and congratulating Messrs. Watling, Bradley and Sellars for their very competent handling of the case.
We then decided to invite a Brains Trust of masters to settle a few of our problems and on July 1st, between the hour of 4.30 and 5.30, no less than twenty-two questions were answered by the voice of authority. It was a most entertaining and instructive experience, and we are very grateful to the masters who consented to the ordeal. The brains belonged to Messrs. Watling, Hickox, Atkins and Wheeler ; our guest expert was Father Roseveare, who was paving his second visit to the Tuesday Club.
The Club has no plans for the future, but regards the fact as a good omen
The Stamp Club.
This. term has seen the formation of the Stamp Club, under the leadership of Messrs. Atkins and Magrath. There has been only one meeting to date, when it was decided that members should pay a small subscription towards the provision of a philatelic journal, or other publications, for their use.
More members are wanted and anyone who is interested should get in touch with Mr. Atkins (Room 46). J. D. M. H.
The Orchestra has had a difficult term ; few new members have joined, and consequently it now consists almost entirely of members of the upper part of the School. In a, year or two, therefore, the position of the Orchestra will be serious, unless it receives the support of the lower forms. All sections of the Orchestra need recruits, and, although there is a number of boys eager to join, the difficulties of the early black-out in winter have caused several parents to decide against allowing their sons to take music lessons:_ I would urge them, however, not to, prevent any boy who is really keen from taking up an instrument as soon as possible.
The Orchestra has been greatly strengthened, by Mr. and Mrs. N. Cox, playing the bassoon and violin respectively. Mr. Cox played the Adagio section of Handel's Occasional Overture as a bassoon' solo on Speech Day. Mrs. Cox has been playing in the First Violins for some time, and we heartily welcome these two layers at a time when the Orchestra is so much in need of strong reinforcement. Various war duties have kept several members way from the rehearsals during the last two terms, and it has therefore been impossible to attempt the performance of any ambitious work. We have been working at Weber's Euryanthe id Mozart's Don Giovanni Overtures, as well as Pomp and Circumstance No. 4 by Elgar, but owing to the weakness of the wood-wind ad the lack of heavy brass we could not hope to perform any of these on Speech Day. Only if the Orchestra has the support and ie enthusiasm of new members can it hope, in less difficult times,
give that real musical pleasure which Mr. Baylis has always worked to produce.
H. W. S.
Model Making Society.
Owing to the existence in the School of a considerable number of boys particularly interested in the making of scale models of aeroplanes, ships, railways, architecture, etc., this Society was formed to enable such boys to group together and carry on with their various activities after school hours, the Headmaster kindly allowing the Workshop and its facilities to be used for this purpose. These meetings for practical work have been held on, most Mondays throughout the term, and 'some excellent work has been started, though the Society is as yet too newly fledged to give any detailed account of itself. Owing to change of personnel at the end of this school year there will be vacancies next term for two or three new members. The only qualification necessary is a real enthusiasm )r the subject.
Air Training Corps.
THE No. 366 (King Edward VII) Squadron, consisting of equal numbers of boys of the School, Old Edwardians, and boys resident in the district, is gradually settling down to routine training. Some of the original members have resigned, but that is all to the good, for we want only keen cadets whose sole aim is to graduate into the Royal Air Force when the time comes. The course of training is arranged to provide for this, and during the autumn an official examination by the R.A.F. will be taken by those cadets who are recommended. If they pass they are awarded a Proficiency Certificate and are virtually accepted as fit recruits to the R.A.F., provided their health is first class. This Des not mean that they will be called up earlier ; there will still be plenty to learn while waiting for the call-up of their age group.
Twenty cadets recently attended a public parade and were inspected by H.R.H. the Duke of Kent. The following members of the Staff have been gazetted as Acting Flying Officers :-Messrs. A. C. Baker, A. P. Graham, K. S. McKay. The following are congratulated on their promotion to the rank of Acting Corporal G. R. Gilfillan, J. B. Teather, G. H. Langridge, E. S. Hall (0. E.), and K. Herring (0. E.). Uniforms will be issued before the end of the month ; and we are promised, in due course, a week at a camp adjoining an aerodrome, where the cadets will be able to see for themselves, and take part in, the life on an Air Force Station.
It is recognised that schoolboys have homework to do ; some are members of the XI's, many are fire-watchers, and it is not easy to add A.T.C. work as an extra to their weekly tasks. At the same time many other cadets find it a rush to leave the office or workshop and be on parade at 7.0 p.m. All, however, must realise that we are at war, and to count the hours of service at such a time is not British. The A.T.C. is no place for the half-hearted : real keenness is essential. Judging from letters received from Old Edwardians now in training in the Air Force, and from hints dropped by those who have called in to see us at the School, life in the R.A.F. is very pleasant, food is excellent, and pocket money exceptionally liberal.
The Junior School.
T HE Athletic Sports were held under ideal conditions at the beginning of the Term, and provided an easy win for Osborn House in the Championship. Then followed a period of wintry weather for several weeks, and Cricket was impossible, and we had the novel experience of being driven off the pitch by a blinding snowstorm on May 15th ! Consequently House Matches were started very late, and we have only had time to complete one round of 1st XI games, though the Angles' 2nd XI have won the Cup in their contests.
In outside matches we have played' Westbourne twice. At home we were well and truly beaten. Score : Westbourne, 1,04 ; Junior School, 37. But in the return match away we snatched a fine victory, due in large part to the splendid bowling of J. D. Farrell, who just missed the hat trick, and the sound batting of J. F. Lewis and C. B. Dawson. Score : Junior School, 75; Westbourne, 56,
We are now looking forward to Parents' Day and the Swimming sports on July. 12th„but the account of these must wait until our text issue.
Finally, we all sympathise deeply with Mr. de Sausmarez on his breakdown in health, and join in wishing him a speedy recovery.
SWIMMING SPORTS-HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP.
|1. Angles||105 points.|
|5. Saxons ..||15|
CROMPTON, Westerman and Johns have once again proved their worth : the rush for " William " and " Biggles " has been even greater than in previous years, and would-be readers have had to reserve books well in advance. The habit of taking out three or more books at a time has resulted in a bumper season for fines, and consequent replenishment of the Library funds.
This Term we have acquired two further " Biggles " stories, and a gift from F. Swallow, including two thrillers, Henty's Through Three Campaigns and a novel by H. Escott-Inman. Such gifts are, seedless to say, very acceptable-especially under wartime conditions, when magazines are rationed and strict economy is essential.
The Library will always be indebted to G. S. Horner for the sigh standard to. which he raised its efficiency, and to J. Scott for maintaining that standard. It is mainly through the efforts of these former librarians that the Library has had such a successful tear.
J. B. T.
We acknowledge with great pleasure and gratitude a magnificent bequest to the Classical Library by the late Rev. A. B. Haslam, the last Headmaster of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School before it amalgamated with Wesley College. The gift consists of a number of first editions, signed by the author, of works by Gilbert Norwood, namely his Greek Tragedy, Greek Comedy, the Riddle of the Bacchae, The Art of Terence, Plautus and Terence, The Writers of Greece' and Rome, Euripides and Shaw, Spoken in Jest and The Wooden Man and Other Stories and Essays.
Valuable as the books are, in themselves as reading matter, the chief interest of this bequest lies in the fact that the Rev. A. B. Haslam was Gilbert Norwood's Headmaster at the Royal Grammar School, and the honours gained by both these eminent scholars have reflected much glory on this ancient foundation now known as King Edward VII School.
Mr. Tappe has sent us a delightful translation of The Georgics of Virgil, by C. Day Lewis, who has captured the spirit of the original, although maintaining a fresh and vigorous everyday phraseology throughout. We have received from Horner The Roman Citizenship, by A. N. Sherwin-White. For these two excellent gifts we are very grateful.
J. B. T.
Mr. Vyvyan Richards has very kindly given to the English Library a copy of his book, Portrait of T. E. Lawrence.
The author draws a vivid picture of a man inspired by a love of personal freedom, and a desire to help the oppressed. The details given of Lawrence's college days show him unwittingly preparing to meet an historical need. His love of mediaeval history and architecture led him to the study of warfare and engineering, knowledge of which was to stand him in good stead in his fight for the freedom of the Arabs.
When Great Britain entered the war in 1914 Lawrence was engaged in writing up archaeological work which he had just completed in the Sinai Peninsula. His intimate knowledge of the geography and peoples of the Middle East was invaluable when, from the capture of Agaba in July, 1917 to the capture of Damascus on October 1st, 1918, Lawrence had the exacting and essential work of knitting the wild Bedouin fighters of the desert on to the trained English forces under General Allenby. After the war, the French refused to surrender Damascus or, allow the Arabs to rule Syria, but finally, owing to the efforts of Lawrence and Lloyd _George, both champions of the under-dog, the Arabs were established in the better Kingdom of Iraq.
After this triumph, Lawrence joined the R.A.F. and then the Tank Corps, forces in which he could exercise his irrepressible powers of leadership and be with the young people who seemed to him the backbone of future England.
Mr. Richards writes as a close friend of Lawrence, and the intimate details which he gives make this a delightful book ; I strongly advise everyone to read it.
Congratulations to the House on a very creditable performance in all branches of sport. Our thanks are due especially to Hiller, Middleton and Edwards for their Swimming achievements. It is, however, to the House as a whole that our success is due : we had more than thirty points gained before the Swimming Sports than any other House, and it was the humbler members of the 1st XI' who gained most of our victories and the League Championship, the best players being taken for School Teams. The 2nd XI was not to be outdone by the 1st; it easily won the 2nd XI Cup.
On the whole the House has had a fairly successful year. At Football we did not succeed in winning the Cup for the third year in succession, but secured a respectable place in the competition, and it is hoped that next year the Challenge Cup will return to its accustomed cupboard. -The House scored two notable successes in the Athletic Sports. Hearty congratulations to G. Cockshott and his team, on winning the Under 14 CrossCountry Race, and to J. Picken on winning the Quarter-Mile Open.
At Water-Polo we have secured the somewhat ignominious position of fifth. This is chiefly due to the team playing badly together at the beginning of the season. This improved towards the end of the season, and had we only succeeded in administering a defeat to Chatsworth in the last match we should have finished second. Next year there must be more practise during the Winter Term, and we should secure a high place.
At Cricket the House has, so far, not covered itself with glory, and 1st XI being fifth at the time of writing, and the 2nd XI bottom. This is due chiefly to the fact that the attendance at net practise has been very poor, only a few members of the 1st XI turning up at all. There are, however, several very promising players amongst the younger members of the House, and we look for great things from them in the future. The 3rd XI has been more successful, and at the moment stands a fair chance of winning the 3rd XI Cup.
Few rounds of the Open and Under 14 Fives competition have as yet been played. We stand, however, a good chance of winning the Open competition, and a fair chance of winning the Under 14 competition. Here again there are several promising younger players, and it is hoped that in spite of the shortage of balls they, and any others, will practise arduously in order that we may have two strong teams again next year.
L. H. T.
Haddon has enjoyed a successful term. Our team won the Senior Cross Country quite easily, and the enthusiasm of many members of the House enabled us to win the much coveted Sports Trophy. The Relay teams did surprisingly well, and were runners-up in both Senior and junior races. Hearty congratulations to Townsend on being appointed School Athletics Captain, and to Collins and Hemingway on being chosen to represent the School at Manchester. Haddon Water Polo team under the able captaincy of Collins has been much more successful this season. We look forward to this fine form being continued. The House has provided so many players for the School teams that our elevens have been considerably weakened. However, R. H. Bleakley in the third eleven has overcome these difficulties and led his team to victory in the third eleven league. Our entry for the Swimming Sports was much better than usual. There are some fine swimmers in the House, and we look forward to doing even better next year.
Lynwood has had a fairly successful Term. At its very beginning the House gained second place in the Athletic Sports, winning both Under 14 Team events by a comfortable margin. J. G. Oliver has once again gained honour for the House by winning the Open Mile race and by gaining the coveted position of champion athlete. He also won the Open Cross-Country Race by a large margin. The Cricket season has also been gratifying. The Knock-out Team reached the final but were unsuccessful against a stronger Welbeck Team. The League Teams have played consistently well and at the time of writing the fate of the 3rd XI Cup has not been decided. Lynwood, however, is one of the three Houses concerned in the play-off. The Swimming Team carried off the Melling Cup awarded for the Open Relay Race. The Open Fives team has unfortunately dropped_, out of the competition, being beaten by a strong Sherwood pair.
There has been much more keenness in evidence this Term. This may be because Cricket is a more popular game than Football. That remains to be seen and the House must keep up its high standard in the coming Football Season. Congratulations to Oliver on the award of his Athletics Colours. The House Water Polo team ended the season fourth in the table. As most of its members will be here next season this experience should stand it in good stead and we shall expect to see it gain a place in the first three.
The Athletic Sports opened this Term's sporting activities, but unfortunately we were to the front in little except the High Jumps. J. M. Cotton established a new record in the Open High jump with 5 ft. 4J in., and Milner won the junior High jump for us. Cotton is also to be congratulated very heartily on being awarded the Scout Gilt Cross for gallantry in the December " Blitz " on Sheffield.
Our Open Fives Doubles team has, up to the time of writing, pursued a victorious path, and we confidently look to Cotton and Major to win this event, and also to Cotton to justify his selection as School Fives Captain (on which we congratulate him very much),' by winning the Open Singles.
Our greatest triumph, however, has been in 'Swimming. We have won the Wesley College Water Polo Cup for the second year in succession, and if the newcomers to the team practise hard in the winter, we should win it again next year, when we shall still have most of the present team left. At the Swimming Sports, J. S. Roycroft was again Champion Swimmer, winning all his races in the fastest times recorded since M. H. Taylor (now England's 100 Yards Free-style Champion) left. - A great disappointment this year was when our second string for the Senior Relay Race, through no fault of his own, dived in just before our first man touched. Though we eventually won the race by half a length, the rules of the competition had to be adhered to, and we were disqualified. In the whole of the year just passed our best victory was when we, as winners of the Water Polo League 1941, challenged the Rest to a Polo match on Sports Day. Thanks to the team spirit, and high all-round ability of all members of the team, we won 1-0.
Once again the House has had more success in Cricket than in any other sphere. The Knock-Out team had little difficulty in beating first Wentworth, then Arundel, and finally Lynwood. It is worth while noting that in the past five years Welbeck has reached the final of the Knock-Out Cricket competition four times and has won the casket three times. These successes should not, however, give rise to complacency ; the only reason for recalling past achievements is that they may stimulate the younger members of the House to greater efforts in the future. Indeed there is no room for complacency even in cricket. The excuse often given for the 1st XI Cricket team's lack of success is that seven members of the House are members of the School 1st or 2nd XI's. This fact should not be regarded as an excuse for not practising at the nets at least once a week. Probably every member of the team would have liked to see Welbeck at the top of the 1st XI League Table instead of at the bottom. There is little doubt that the team would have been nearer that goal if all its members had practised instead of only one or two, for several of the defeats were not heavy (the match against Arundel being lost by one run). Keenness is half the battle for success. The 2nd and 3rd XI's finished second and fourth in the respective leagues and are to be congratulated on their efforts. Several of the members of the 3rd XI attended net practices regularly and it is to be hoped that they will continue to do so next season. The 2nd XI with more practise could have won the 2nd XI trophy. During the past two years the number of boys in Welbeck playing in the Under 14 and Under 15's has not been large enough. It is in these teams that boys get the best coaching and practise, and it is to be hoped that no one interested in cricket will miss an opportunity of getting into one of these teams. The importance of this is shown by the fact that most of this year's Knock-Out team has previously played or is still playing with the Under 14 or Under 15 XI's.
The House had little success in the Athletic Sports this year, but no one will criticise it for that, as a boy is either built for athletics or he is not ; unfortunately, at the moment, Welbeck is short of good athletes. One bright spot however, was the excellent running of J. F. Tym in the Under 15 Quarter Mile, 220 Yards and 100 Yards, all of which he won by a comfortable margin. We look to him to bring honour upon himself and upon the House in the very near future. The Under 14 Relay team deserves credit for their gallant attempt to gain a place in the Relay Race and the Under 14 Tug-of War team for reaching the semi-final.
Although the House was seventh in the Swimming Sports, a satisfactory number of points was scored by boys swimming a length, 440 or 880 yards. The Under 14 Relay Race team reached the final but unfortunately did not secure a place. K. F. Stubbs is to be congratulated on gaining second place in the Final of the Back Stroke (14-16). The House was unfortunate to lose its Swimming Captain, F. C. Snowden, at the end of the Lent Term, but J. A. Medley deserves mention for his efficient running of the team at such short notice. It is no fault of his that the Water Polo results were so disappointing. Lack of keenness by those chosen to play is a drawback which must be remedied next year. It is to be hoped that next year Welbeck will supply at least one swimmer to the School team, and another to the Water Polo VII.
Fives has been much neglected and no success has been won either in the Under 14 or open competitions.
At Cricket the 1st XI has had a very good season, and, at the moment has quite a fair chance of winning the cup. Its success has been due in the main to keen and accurate bowling. The 2nd XI has done quite well, but the 3rd XI has done very poorly.
Swimming has been our greatest success. Although greatly weakened by the loss of several good swimmers, we have maintained our position as the crack swimming House. Once again we have secured the House trophy, and have laid claim to the Jackson Cup by being the first House to win it-it's up to the younger members to keep it. Stones has ably led the Swimming Team, and has been well supported, particularly by Leeson, who, in addition to breaking the record for the Free Style, two lengths (14-16), has been awarded his School Swimming Colours. Ditchfield has shown great promise, swimming very well in both relays and in his finals.
After these successes it is unpleasant to have to note that we finished rather low on the list at Water-Polo, and have done badly at Fives. Any one who wants to learn this excellent game should get in touch with R. F. Swallow.
H. R. VICKERS (1923-29), Surg.-Lieut.-Commander, R.N.V.R., was married on April 19th to Miss Penelope E. Peck, of Paddington, London.
I. R. SCUTT (1925-35), was married on March 29th to Miss Esme I. Bedingfield, of Sheffield.
G. L. CAMM (1922-33), has received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for his thesis on " Problems in Stellar Dynamics and Kinematics."
J. G. BOLTON (Trinity) : Class I Mathematical Tripos, Part I.
G. H. CALVERT (Trinity) : Class I French, Class II Spanish, Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Part I.
D. M. JONES (Trinity) : Class I, Preliminary Exam. in
K. R. BYWATERS (St. John's) : Class III, Law Tripos, Part I.
|L. R. KAY, R. G. S. LUDLAM : Intermediate B.A.|
|G. G. POWELL, K. H. HARKER : Certificate in Architecture.|
|D. E. WHITMAN : Diploma in Education.|
|J. EDWARDS; G. M. KING : Intermediate B.Sc:, Division 1.|
|E. R. MONYPENNY, J. H. SCHOFIELD : Third Exam. (Part II) for M.B., Ch.B.|
|M. H. OLIVER : Second Exam. (Part I) for M.B., Ch.B.|
|W. M. FLINT, D. C. BURNHAM : Second Exam. (Part II) for Diploma of L.D.S.|
|G. R. HOWSON : Final Exam. for LL.B.|
|J. H. P. UPTON : Intermediate LL.B.|
|A. GORDON : Final Exam for B.Eng. (Honours).|
|M. PARKIN : Completed Intermediate B.Eng. Exam. under Ordinance 60.|
|P. J. ,ROBINSON : _Intermediate B.Met.|
|G. A. GEACH : Brunton Medal and Premiums.|
|H. E. ALLEN (1907-11), had three works accepted for exhibition in the Royal Academy this year.|
|P. J. WHEATLEY (1929-40) played for the Oxford Centaurs F.C.|
|P. RHODES (1932-40), is Hon. Sec. of the Cambridge University A. F. C.|
|A. PRIESTLEY (1914-21), has been appointed Town Clerk of Sutton and Cheam, Surrey.,|
|R. J. BENSON (1926-33), Final Examination of the Institute. of Chartered Accountants.|
|Old Edwardians' Roll of Service.|
|(Additions and corrections to July 1st, 1941).|
|Killed in Action.|
|BIRDSELL, G. B. H. (1928-33), Sergt. Observer, R.A.F.|
|COTTON, G. H. (1928-33), Pilot Officer, R.A.F.V.R.|
|OTT, E. G. (1928-31), Lieut., R.N.R.|
|SKERRITT, S. R. (1930-37), Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.|
|Killed on Active Service.|
|OATES, A. W. (1929-38), Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.|
|Died at Home. .|
|H. E. S. OUTRAM (1929-31), 2nd Lieut., R.A.|
|Missing, believed Killed in Action.|
|BEARDSHAW, A. K. (1926-32), Surgeon Lieut., R.N.V.R.|
|FULFORD, J. M. (1927-37), Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.|
|TURNER, G. G. (1911-21), Lieut., R.N.V.R., George Cross.|
|BROWN, L. S. (1926-34), Royal Corps of Signals.|
|CANTRELL, A. C. (1932-38), Radio Operator, R.A.F.|
|CHARE, K. A. (1931-38), Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R. (Air Arm).|
|CLARK, B. H. (1921-26), 2nd Lieut., Royal Armoured Corps.|
|COLE, R. K. (1925-29), Capt., Royal Army Dental Corps.|
|COLLINS, A. J. (1932-37), Royal Artillery.|
|FOWLSTON, D. (1933-38), Royal Navy.|
|FLETCHER, J. C. (1933-38), Royal Navy.|
|GRIFFITHS, A. G. (1937), Lieut., Royal Artillery.|
|HARVEY, B. C. (Master), Royal Navy.|
|HORNSBY, A. L. (1923-29), 2nd Lieut., King's African Rifles.|
|HORNSBY, E. J. (1920-27), 2nd Lieut., Lincolnshire Regiment.|
|IBBETSON, A. E. (1924-33), A/C., Royal Air Force.|
|LAWTON, A. G. (1931-39), Royal Merchant Navy.|
|LEIGH, T. M. (1916-23), Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force.|
|PASHLEY, P. (1929-37), Royal Army Service Corps.|
|PETTER, G. S. V. (Master), Royal Navy.|
|SCOTT, W. M. (1920-29), Capt., Royal Engineers.|
|SHAKESPEARE, N. J. (1932-36), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.|
|SINHA, P. (1930-36), Royal Merchant Navy.|
|STRINGER, E. (1932-37), Royal Navy.|
|STUBBS, W. L. (1934-39), Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force.|
|SWALLOW, Rev. A. B. (1916-23), Chaplain, Royal Air Force.|
|SWIFT, D. O. (1923-27), Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force.|
|TASKER, G. H. (1932-37), Royal Air Force.|
|THOMPSON, J. G. (1929-34), L/Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force.|
|TOMLINSON, W. A. (1921-27), Royal Air Force.|
|TUFFT, G. (1925-30), Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|TURNER, G. G. (1911-21), Lieut., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.|
|WALL, C. R. (1926-30), Royal Navy.|
|WEST, K. W. (1917-25), Major, York and Lancs. Regiment (Hallamshire).|
|WHEATLEY, P. J. (1929-40), L/Bombr.; Royal Artillery.|
|WOODCOCK, D. H. (1930-38), 2nd Lieut., Royal Artillery.|
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OLD EDWARDIANS' ASSOCIATION.-Hon. Secretary, G. A. BOLSOVER, 70, Queen Street, Sheffield.
O.E. FOOTBALL CLUB-All boys leaving School who wish to join should communicate with the Hon. Secretary, E. W. SIVIL, 39, Canterbury Avenue, Sheffield, 10.
O.E. CRICKET CLUB.-Hon. Secretary, R. G. BEARD, 45, Bank Street, Sheffield, 1.