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An innovation in the method of production of the MAGAZINE is introduced with this issue, and will, it is hoped, be found satisfactory to all readers. Material for each issue will be collected up to the last day of each term, so that the issue may form a complete record of events of that term. Publication will therefore not be possible until the opening of the following term. Contributors should note, however, that the last day of term is the last possible date for sending in material which cannot be completed earlier. As a general rule, contributions should be submitted not less than three weeks before the end of term.
The rising costs of production continue to make the financial position of the MAGAZINE a matter of some anxiety. To maintain the standard and quality, and to improve them, without an increase in the price, requires the whole-hearted support of all boys in the School together with the continued subscriptions of a large number of Old Boys. A good many boys perhaps do not realise that one of the chief purposes of the MAGAZINE is to inform parents of what is going on in the School, and that it is their duty to see that the MAGAZINE goes into their homes.
THE Annual Commemoration Service was held on the evening of June 12th, when the Address was given by an Old Edwardian, The Rev. Canon H. E. W. Turner, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham. He spoke very movingly of the lessons of hard work and service which the school of his day taught him, and of the spirit of Christian service in life. The innovation of holding the service on a week-day resulted in a larger gathering than ever before, and the support of so many parents and friends was very gratifying.
The School shares in the City's honour in the elevation of Alderman Harold W. Jackson to a Knighthood in the Birthday Honours List of June 5th. Along with his civic and national responsibilities in the sphere of education, he has always kept in close touch with King Edward's and has contributed on many occasions to Speech Day proceedings.
We have welcomed to the Staff this term Mr. G. Ingham, B.Sc., Leeds. He teaches Mathematics, plays in the School Orchestra, and is a House Tutor of Wentworth.
Members of the Staff leaving at the end of the summer term are: Mr. W. R. Fraser, who is going to New York to work for the Society of Friends, one of the non-governmental bodies having official consultative status with the United Nations; Mr. R. W. Moore, to take up a post as Biology Master at Devizes Grammar School, Wilts.; Mr. L. Adey; and Miss E. M. Knight. To all these we tender our grateful thanks for their services in their several capacities, and our best wishes for the future.
New appointments for the September term include: Mr. O. R. Johnston, from Maidstone Grammar School, to teach French and German: Mr. M. F. W. Lack, from the Priory School, Dunstable, to teach Physics: Mr. C. A. Reaves, from Bristol University, to teach English; Mr. C. E. Silver, from St. George's School, Harpenden, to teach Classics: Mr. J. D. Smith, from Jesus College, Oxford, to teach Classics; Mr. R. A. Summers, from Longton High School, Stoke-on-Trent, to teach Scripture; and Mr. E. R. Wastnedge, from Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton, to teach Biology.
Congratulations to J. D. Hallas on being awarded a Scholarship in Engineering Science at Loughborough College.
A party of thirty-seven boys and two masters went to the British Industries Fair at Castle Bromwich on May 10th. This section of the Fair is devoted to hardware and engineering products, which are on view in such profusion that the visitor is dazed. The exhibits were if anything even more interesting and of a wider variety than last year, and the party obtained an impressive idea of the capacities of British Industry.
During the last three weeks of the summer term, a number of visits to places of scientific and industrial importance were arranged for the Sixth Forms. The object of such visits is to enable boys to see for themselves the various ways in which Science and Mathematics are applied, and the varied function of the scientist in industry. We are indebted to the following organisations for allowing us to make very enjoyable and instructive visits: The University Mathematical Laboratory, The University Department of Fuel Technology, English Steel Corporation, Steel Peech and Tozer, Mappin and Webb, Kemsley House, Leadbeater and Peters, Daniel Doncaster and Sons, The Sewage Disposal Department, Corporation Lighting Department, Sheffield Smelting Company, Dixon's Paper Mills, Oughtibridge.
Several boys from the Kreuzgasse Gymnasium in Cologne, and from our French " link " at Cambrai, visited hosts from this School during July and we were glad to welcome them at School during the last weeks of the Summer term.
We are very grateful to Mr. R. Gregory, father of our Athletics Captain, for the gift of a Cup to be awarded to the winners of the Middle School Cross Country race.
Speech Day will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, at the Victoria Hall, when the prizes will be distributed by Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., J.P., Secretary of the Football Association.
By the death, on June 10th, 1952, of Sir SAMUEL OSBORN, LL.D., J.P., the School has lost an old and valued friend. He took a keen interest in the School from its first constitution in 1905, and as a Governor of the Grammar School Foundation was able to contribute his influence and advice at many successive stages of its development. The establishment of the Junior School, in the building which the Osborn family presented for that purpose, was a project in which he took an especial pleasure and interest.
Mr. R. B. Graham, Headmaster from 1928 to 1938, writes: " Sir Samuel Osborn was always one of those who believed that every- good school has a personality of its own, and that this personality is a vital factor in the actual effect that schooling has on boys and girls. He held to this view and struggled for it when it was not a popular concept. His wise and courageous statesmanship and his consistent friendliness were a great help to King Edward VII School over a long period of years. It was a particular joy to him and to his brother, F. M. Osborn, when way opened for them to establish Clarke House as a delightful Junior School for K.E.S. The gift was the gift of the whole Osborn family and was a striking mark of the generous and enlightened outlook that has made their name honoured in the City of Sheffield."
“INSTRUCTION without tears" might well be the maxim of the C.E.W.C., for it is indeed hard to imagine a more pleasant fusion of instruction and relaxation than was enjoyed by three Sixth Formers who attended the Easter Conference at Cannes last Easter.
We were tossed across the channel by a rough sea which left only the hardened mariners unmoved; after which we fought our way into a tall, solid French train, to reflect upon the hardness of the seats and the length of time that we had to sit on them-twenty hours. By daybreak most of the journey was behind us, and as we neared Marseilles in bright sunshine new wonders were on every side-geraniums growing in the waiting-room window-boxes the great Saone's muddy water sauntering to the sea-fine turreted castles on commanding hilltops. Beyond Marseilles we were in a different land again. The intensely blue Mediterranean was fringed with dark green exotic growth, while the jagged mountains showed us deep salmon outcrops.
Our first impression of Cannes was of a shining gasometer, and then of a sprawling town of some ten thousand souls, about fifty miles from the Italian border. The party, which was led by Mr. Ennals, the C.E.W.C. General Secretary, and his wife, consisted of fifty young people of assorted backgrounds and sexes, on the whole rather younger than us-which quickly impressed upon us a sense of moral leadership. Mr. Ennals exudes efficiency, and in no time we were bundled into buses and driven to a large hostel, formerly an hotel, which housed impecunious holiday-makers from all corners of Europe.
The instruction of the holiday falls into two sections-geographical, and a section on French affairs. This comprised two short talks in French by the director of the hostel on the ephemeral French Government and French financial policy, which Mrs. Ennals rendered spontaneously into admirable English, followed by a discussion on French literature-a very uncontroversial subject.
It would be true to say that we never ceased to be geographically instructed, but at times the stream of instruction flowed more briskly under the guidance of Mr. Ennals. A feature of this part of the world was the eagerness of manufacturers to entice customers into their factories. We visited the local parfumerie and poterie early in the holiday, and a confiserie was notable for its free samples of marmalade, but after this we patronised no more factories, although they were almost as numerous as dwellings. We made two full-day coach trips, the first along the coast to the Italian frontier through \ice, Antibes and Menton: but the finest sight of all was the view of Monaco State, with its bathing pool-sized harbour, from the top of an inland hill. The town of Monaco is built on a peninsula of about half a mile square, whose flat top is about three hundred feet above the sea. 'Near the centre of the peninsula is the intensely white Oceanic Museum, built in an imposing classical style and surrounded by robust trees. The old town is to the west and here the palace of the Prince of the locality is flanked on three sides by precipice. We entered by the fourth side, and were immediately gripped by the steamy, somnolent atmosphere-even the personal bodyguard leaned against the walls.
The relaxation of the holiday was generally of a most vigorous nature. Table tennis and volley ball were played at the hostel, but the hope of tennis was confounded by the appearance of the court, which strongly resembled a blitzed site. The sea was some miles away from the hostel-which distance we usually covered at a brisk walk or jog-trot. When we reached the sea, however, the water was quite cold, despite the strong sun, and on most days the breeze was so chilly that we had to caper up and down the beach to keep warm. In the evenings the organising genius of Mr. Ennals was devoted to keeping us out of mischief. One night we wandered out to the end of the jetty and there sang songs clustered round a flashing lighthouse. Although the spirit was willing the voices were reluctant, and during our rendering of " Alouette " it was rumoured that a Frenchman cast himself into the sea. In the hostel an "International Tub Thump " was held, when each national group performed a traditional ritual. We sang some English drinking songs and danced the " Dashing White Sergeant " and " Gay Gordons." So vigorously were we acclaimed that we decided to hold a social evening the night before we came home, and this was such a great success that even bearded Greeks wept at our parting. The ten days of riotous enjoyment finished, we faced a thirty-six hours cramped journey with some trepidation, but there is no more heartening sight to the traveller than his homeland.
J. M. F. DRAKE.
On the Bridge
ON Sunday, March 16th, thirty of us were able to visit our ship while she was in Liverpool making the last additions to her cargo. We were not expected until the afternoon, so we decided to take a longer route in order to see as much as possible. We stopped for a little while at Ellesmere Port by the Ship Canal. and then went on for a short and hectic tour of Chester. The city walls were very popular, and a race almost developed as we made our way back along them to the river. The last stage took us to the Mersey Tunnel. past the Lever Works at Port Sunlight and the great Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead.
We reached the Gladstone Dock about 2 p.m. and were welcomed aboard by the 1st Officer as the Captain was on leave. First he took us up to the navigating bridge. to be shown a vast collection of equipment of various kinds and uses, which Mr. Mayne explained. After this we were taken to the Chart Room. where we saw charts of the Mersey and surrounding areas. The Aldis lamp and other signalling lights were explained, and a visit was made to the engine room and gyro room. After a very good tea in the lounge, we had a look round the upper deck, which had been out of bounds before because of loading operations. The big locomotives which are carried on every voyage were already in place. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and are very grateful to the ship and the company for their kindness.
LAST Easter I spent twenty-six days on a course at the Outward Bound Mountain School in the Lake District, and I wish to set down my experiences in the hope of enlightening any others who would like to go there. The object of the school is to train the characters of the boys it receives by presenting them with dangerous situations and physical hardships, and thus letting them see how they themselves react under strain. This policy is certainly carried out rigorously, for the course consists of twenty six days of sheer hard work, which can only be enjoyed by putting your back into it and making a continuous effort.
The school is a fairly large mansion in extensive grounds with a tarn of small lake in front of it. Each morning at 6.45 we got up to run round the tarn and have a dip in it, no matter what the weather was like. In winter this dip is replaced by a cold shower. Then we proceed to sweep out the dormitories, make our beds, and do other duties before breakfast at eight o'clock. We were divided into six patrols, each of which took its turn at Duty Patrol, which entailed laying the tables for each meal, washing up afterwards, and doing any odd jobs which occurred during the day. During the course there were patrol competitions, and individually we were working for the badge. There are three standards of Badge: Membership, Bronze, and Silver, and most of the activities we were engaged in required one of these standards to be reached. The standard of one's badge, which was awarded at the end of the course, was decided by the lowest standard one reached in any subject. Athletics formed a major part of the curriculum. Among the more rigorous events were an 81, mile cross-country run and a five-mile walk. Fell-walking and rock-climbing naturally took up a large portion of the time.
Apart from various half days spent in climbing in Eskdale, we spent three days camping in Langdale, climbing on the Pikes, and incidentally walking the twelve or fifteen miles there and back over mountainous country carrying our gear in our rucksacks. We also made one expedition, among others, in which we covered 25 miles in a day, getting up at 4.45 a.m. for the occasion and walking to a breakfast rendezvous at 7.0. We climbed Sea Fell and Sea Fell Pike, the two highest peaks in England, during the day, encountering up to three feet of snow in most places near the summits and traversing narrow ledges and steep snowbound gullies where a slip could have been-well, dangerous.
We had canoeing, in kayaks and Indian canoes, on the tarp on front of the house, and there was also a very interesting obstacle course which scared me to death whenever I went on it. This was a rope-course. First one had to climb up a rope about 25 feet, and then transfer from it to the tree it was tied to; cross at that height to another tree, fifteen feet away, by a slack rope bridge; thence, slide down a sloping rope, about 30 feet, to the foot of another tree: walk up a sloping log to the next tree; then a hand traverse on a rope to the next, where you had to get astride a rope and pull yourself, face downwards, about 35 feet across to the tree you started from. A walk along a slim log, about fifteen feet long, and back again facing backwards, and then, to finish off, a swing, Tarzan-like about 40 feet across onto a net; which climbed, you and the course were finished. How I didn't break my neck here remains a mystery to this day.
Other subjects were map reading and mountain rescue. The school formed the official Mountain Rescue Team for the area, and, since we were there during Easter, we expected a crop of casualties for rescue, especially when regaled by tales of the last two Easters, when corpses had been brought back to the school. However, we were unlucky, for no one had the sense to get hurt or kill himself, and all our practice was in vain.
THE standard of play during the F.A. Schools' Week at Oxford astonished me. What with Junior Amateur Internationals, members of English League teams, etc., the mere schoolboy like myself felt very small. The weather during the whole week was far more suitable for cricket than football, but "mad dogs and Englishmen . There were trial matches on some pitches which, compared with northern mudheaps, were Paradise. Matches against the Cambridge Falcons and the Middlesex Youth XI were both won by the Schools' teams (7-1 and 3-2). Nearly 80 boys attended the Week and most of them played in a representative game. Other matches were against the Corinthian Casuals, the Centaurs, and other good amateur sides. The final match was between the F.A. Schools and Pegasus; won by Pegasus 5-3.
I renewed a pleasant acquaintance with Dr. A. W. Barton, who was one of the sponsors of the Week. Besides the football, the social side was very interesting and entertaining. Visits were arranged to the Bodleian Library, the Morris Cowley works, and other places. The food was excellent, the company excellent, in fact the whole week was excellent, and I hope that many boys from this School will have the opportunity of attending it in future years.
THE performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in the Victoria Hall was a revelation of the excellencies of the School Choir and Orchestra, performing as they were for the first time in a building acoustically worthy of them. The account given below is made up from the reports in the Sheffield Telegraph and Star of the following day. Grateful thanks are due to singers and players who put so much hard work, enthusiasm and musicianship into this venture. Especially will be remembered Beckett's accomplished solo work and Bennett's sure leadership of the orchestra, and the great moment when spontaneous applause hailed the culmination of the great fugal chorus " We worship God, and God alone ".
The summer term again brings the inevitable farewells to many singers and instrumentalists who have for long given their talents to the music of the School. We wish them a continuation of their activity in the wider world, and hope that if the opportunity arises they will come back to sing or play for us again. From the Orchestra we shall miss especially Fisher and Harvey (an incomparable clarinet team), Chatterton, Mills and Harrison (violinists), Woodhead (viola) and Nutter (trumpet). Our best wishes, too, go with Miss Knight, and we hope she will find time to reinforce the Oxford Orchestral Society.
The Choir will need considerable additions next term in the tenor and bass departments, and we hope members of the upper school will come forward in adequate numbers to help carry through our Coronation year programme.
The Music Clubs, Senior and Junior, have forgone their normal lunch-hour activities in view of the summer weather, but will be looking for support, both active and aural, again next term. I. Eaglesfield, President of the Junior Club, leaves this term with our best thanks for his excellent work during the past year.
N. J. B.
" The chorus of a hundred boys were magnificent in Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus'. The chosen choruses gave plenty of scope to the choir. In such martial choruses as ' See the Conquering Hero' the boys gave full power and a fine sense of dramatic effect. A special work of praise is due for their fine rendering of the flowing lines in such choruses as ' 0 Father, whose Almighty Power', and for the generally pleasing, and often very beautiful quality of tone they obtained.
Judas was sung by Mr. Angus Thomas in a light, easy tenor. Mr. James Atkins. a former member of the School staff, sang Simon's bass arias with admirable resonance. Alan Beckett, who sings in the church choir at St. John's, Ranmoor, sang three solos clearly and with feeling. Other solos were sung by P. Swain, J. C. Tebbet and E. C. Wragg.
The School orchestra played exceptionally well, under the leadership of J. A. Bennett, evidencing good musicianship on their part. The continuo was played by F. D. Kirkham, piano, and I. H. Jones, 'cello, and Mr. R. F. T. Bullivant was at the organ."
(G.F.L. and A.S., Sheffield Telegraph and Star, May 30th).
DURING the General Certificate Examinations, the Library was well administered by volunteers from the Fifth Form. These will be the Librarians next year. Thanks are due to the following for their able help during this year: R. B. Gregory (Assistant Librarian), J. A. Bower, D. G. Bullard, J. M. Davis, D. R. Dickinson, P. B. Duckworth, J. P. M. Clinton, A. Richmond, T. Gillatt, C. Gillott, B. A. Sparkes, A. V. Vincent, J. Weston, J. M. Proctor, N. H. Taylor, J. E. Smith.
The following presentations by boys on leaving the School are gratefully acknowledged:-B. A. Sparkes, Wilkinson's Horace and His Lyric Poetry; B. P. Fisher, Webster's Sophocles; G. Heathcote, Murray's Aeschylus; J. A. Glenn, The M.C.C. Cricket Coaching Book; E. Bailey, English Villages and Hamlets; D. R. Dickinson, The Dam-Busters; S. G. Chait, Votes on European History; P. 31. Turner, French and Spanish Texts; F. Ogden, Coolidge's The Mathematics of Great Amateurs; S. D. Binks, Black's The Nature of Mathematics; D. W. S. Beynon, Nature of the Physical World; J. M. Proctor, Winthrop Young's Mountain Craft.
Money to purchase books has been given, or presentations promised, by F. A. J. Dunn, D. C. Canham, J. S. Bird and J. N. Robinson, R. W. Porter. D. B. Sanders, K. M. Round, M. H. Tomlinson, S. R. Needham. J. R. Wingfield, G. Beighton, J. M. Foster, and R. C. Woolhouse. We are also grateful to Miss E. M. Knight and Mr. W. R. Fraser for their gifts.
Other additions include: The Life of J. M. Keynes, by R. F. Harrod; Adventure and Discovery (published by Jonathan Cape); The Oregon Trail, by F. Parkman; The City of Frozen Fire, by V. Wilkins; Television Works Like This, by R. and J. Bendick; Achievements of Modern Science, by A. D. Merriman; At Home Among the Atoms, by J. Kendall; Science, Servant of Man, by I. B. Cohen; Through Space and Time, by Sir James Jeans; The Growth of Scientific Ideas, by W. P. D. Wightman.
CERTAIN Old Edwardians who in August 1941 assisted the Court Players in their production of Goodbye Mr. Chips, will be interested to hear that the experience was repeated this year by a selection of Third and Fourth Form boys. The following impressions have been gathered from N. S. Waite, of 3(1), who was one of those involved.
" .... We all, needless to say, arrived punctually, and were suitably impressed by the Back-stage ..... Gagan had the enviable privilege of playing the part of Linford, the new boy who has a fair sized opinion of movies, Chips' age, and apparently very little else. .... I dare say we were all a little nervous on the first night, but I don't think this was obvious. The only thing that marred the evening was the disconcerting time-lag of an hour. All of us had parts in the two Big Hall scenes, but one was cut out after the first night to facilitate finishing on time. . . Particularly memorable were the periods spent in the Snuggery, the aptly-named canteen below the stage, run by one Ada with an infectious laugh . . also the occasion when Chips forgot his first Latin quotation and blurted out ' Juppiter annos qui erat: I need not, of course, translate. (Meaning presumably ' I cannot translate '). By the end of the week we were feeling quite sorry it had to come to an end."
Partly owing to the examinations, and partly to the summer and its outdoor attractions, the only meeting this term was for a Social at High Storrs. Last term, after the MAGAZINE had gone to press. we had two further meetings, both on the same subject. J. M. Hiles introduced the " Holy Spirit", making mention of the frequent references to the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. At High Storrs, three days later, the Rev. R. Pearce spoke primarily of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of men.
A report of the successful Easter Conference appears below. Finally, on behalf of all the members, I would like to thank Mr. Fraser for his work and interest in the two years he has been our Chairman. He goes to the United States with our best wishes.
For many of us this conference provided an opportunity to pick up the threads of the previous term's discussions, and to collect our thoughts on the vital question of how Christianity is to play its part in the world. We were reminded by the very title of the conference, " The Unknown Faith," how often young people are like those Athenians whom Paul found worshipping the Unknown God.
The first lecture was on" Basic Christianity ", by the Rev. J. C. -Morton. He reminded us that a creed was not a mere intellectual bond nor merely assent to certain propositions, but a belief which determines conduct. Lively discussions followed and all present benefited from the fine way in which the questions were answered. In the afternoon session we heard an instructive talk on Church life in Cape Province by the Rev. K. C. Oram, the rector-elect of Mafeking. He made abundantly clear the tremendous difficulties attending any other solution of the colour problem but the Christian solution.
On the second day our attention was turned to the nature and responsibilities of the Church. The Rev. A. J. Drewett, author of What is Christian Education?, Communism, etc., explained how the Church arose from the Jewish conception of the chosen few. He stressed the great responsibility of the Church to provide a visible witness to the world around, in order that men might " see and believe." In the afternoon, the current topic, " The Church's Claim for Service ", was introduced by the Rev. Canon R. R. Roseveare, S.S.M., who left no doubt in our minds as to the greatness of the call to service in the Church.
The third day found us with an increased knowledge of what Christianity means and with a greater understanding of the place of the Church. So it was left to the Rev. M. Z. Brook, M.A., to speak on the direct application of Christianity to world affairs and bring our syllabus almost to completion. The final service was conducted by the Rev. Carlisle Patterson, who gave us a direct challenge to put into practice the principles which we had learnt during the three days and said that only if we did so would this Conference be of any lasting value. Later that evening, in the happy fellowship of a Social, the Conference ended. It had been of great interest and value to all, and had made us better fitted for the ever-increasing responsibilities of Christian citizenship.
The Easter Term ended with three interesting meetings. The first was addressed by Kitson and Lamb, who introduced to us the new German school newspapers, designed to supersede the "Penny Blood " by philosophical and religious propaganda. Extracts of a letter written by a German scholar (typical of many) suggested that the German youth is very sorry for himself. He pointed out that education is not a mere assimilation of facts, but German education does not now reach beyond the superficial fact; and he went on to say that the facts which he does learn " leave him cold ". The German scholar was at the bottom of a deep rut, from which he hoped to be rescued by outside aid. Although Kitson showed sympathy, the majority of the house were scornful of the German apathy and suggested the application of a foot to the seat of the trousers.
In his talk on Singapore, Mr. Sykes gave us a pictorially and verbally illustrated account of the strategic and economic importance of the Malay Peninsular, and of the impressions he had picked up during his wartime stay.
We were pleased to see again Mr. Campbell Howson, to talk on International Law, which he defined as `. rules governing the conduct of states dealing with mutual interests ". Although there is no body with absolute authority to carry out international law, the I.L.O. and U.N.O. are steps in the right direction; he hinted, however, that the success of the latter body depended on each state's gradual surrender of its national sovereignty.
The last meeting of the Easter Term was in conjunction with the C.E.W.C. of High Storrs School, and was well attended. The motion " Should Britain join a United European Army? " was narrowly rejected.
In the Summer Term we yielded to popular counter-attractions, such as cricket, tennis, and the General Certificate of Education, and suspended the Group's activities until the Christmas Term; but a special meeting was held to hear a humorous account by Hollingworth, Weston and Drake, of the Cannes Easter Conference of the C.E.W.C., which is described elsewhere in this MAGAZINE. At the close of the meeting, thanks were voted to all officials in turn, thus closing another chapter of the Group's activities.
The main activity during the first year of the Society has been dark-room work by the members. There have been more than 800 attendances during the year. Talks have been given by Messrs. Mace, Layer, and Vernon. to whom we extend our thanks. We would also like to thank the Sheffield Photo Company for the generous gift of a Developing Tank and photographic chemicals. Some of our older members have now left, and there is room for new ones. We would emphasise the fact that new members are welcome whatever their knowledge of photography. There are now facilities for all the usual processes in our dark room, which is available in the dinner-hour and after school.
This is a new venture, arising partly out of a liaison between the woodwork and science departments, and partly out of a succession of occasions on which boys have helped with odd jobs" for the School. We make, repair, modify, paint, and occasionally invent any miscellaneous gadgetry that any department of the School wants to use. We have had two successful terms, during which we have produced apparatus for science, a bank of electrolytic dimmers for stage lighting, various picture frames and other oddments, and done several repair and painting jobs. We operate in the workshop and preparation room, and have these amenities available also for our own members' hobbies. Our patron saint is W. Heath Robinson.
A History Society for forms up to the Fourths was founded at a meeting on 7th May. It is planned to arrange excursions in the Summer Term, and talks in the Winter terms, on historical subjects not normally dealt with in school, especially local or school history.
The following visits have been made this term:
17th May, to EYAM. This was a bicycle trip in glorious weather, led by Mr. G. J. Cumming, who gallantly brought his bicycle out of semi-retirement. The party was taken over Eyam Hall by its owner, Mr. C. S. Wright, a former master at the School. The house is a splendid example of the early 17th century manor house. The Rev. E. M. Turner (O.E.) showed the party the Church and its registers. On the way back a visit was made to Padley Hall (mediaeval remains) and the Chapel, now a memorial to Jesuit priests found there in 1588. We are very grateful to Mr. Cumming, Mr. Wright and Mr. Turner for their trouble.
14th June, to LINCOLN, by train, led by Mr. V. J. Wrigley. In spite of rather dull weather, the party had an interesting day, visiting the Museum in the old Greyfriars building, the Cathedral, the Jews' House, the Castle and Prison, whose 18th century chapel with its special arrangement for isolating each prisoner made a special appeal to the group.
14th July, to YORK, by train, led by Mr. Wrigley. A great deal was packed into a short visit-the Railway Museum, 18th century architecture, the excellent Castle Museums, the Shambles and the Minster-the more energetic going up the tower. The 2d. entrance fee to the Archaeological Society's grounds gave very good value, an opportunity for a much needed rest, and a chance to visit St. Mary's Abbey, St. Leonard's Hospital and the Roman Museum. There was time at the station for the train-spotters to have a short field-day before catching the 5.38 train to Sheffield.
The term's programme has included a very creditable reading of a modern French comedy, A Louer Meublē, by Gabriel d'Hervilliez; a stirring account of the life and work of Simon Bolivar, the " Liberator " of Spanish America, by Mr. Sinclair (who is now assisting in the direction of the Society); a talk by M. H. Thornton on the Russian writer Gogol-which proved very enlightening and inspired some of us to read his work for ourselves; and a diverting talk by Mr. Fraser on "Humour and Gaiety in French Literature ". The final meeting of the term enabled us to hear Mr. Bramhall's exposition of the historical background of mysticism, which included sufficient detail of mystical practice to whet our appetite for the complementary talk to be given next term-when it is hoped there will be more activity by junior members.
Mr. JAMES A. FIGORSKI, who was a pupil at the Royal Grammar School from 1868 to 1874, has died at the age of 92. The MAGAZINE for July 1948 contains a reminiscence of his schooldays written by Mr. Figorski when he was probably the oldest surviving Old Boy of the Grammar School. His father, a Polish refugee, had come to Sheffield after fighting under Kossuth in the Polish Legion in 1848-49, and he himself lived in Sheffield until a year ago when he retired to the Isle of Wight.
Prof. H. W. TURNBULL (S.R.G.S.), formerly Regius Professor of Mathematics in United College, University of St. Andrews, has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at that University.
The Very Rev. W. S. ANDREW (S.R.G.S.), has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews.
Canon H. E. W. TURNER, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University, has been appointed to deliver the Bampton Lectures at Oxford in 1954.
Dr. J. T. BURDEKIN, President of the Old Edwardians' Association, has been appointed by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office at Geneva to be a member of the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.
J. E. SIDDALL, LL.B., formerly Town Clerk of Wisbech, has been appointed Town Clerk to the Royal Borough of New Windsor, which includes Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park.
F. G. THORPE, M.B., Ch.B., was Student President of
the Sheffield University Medical Society 1951-52.
Final Honour School of Natural Science, Chemistry Part II: P. N. J. CLARK, Queen's College.
Final Honour School of Natural Science, Engineering Science, Class II: D. J. D. WOOD, Wadham.
Mathematical Tripos, Part III, Honours: P. J. LANDIN, Clare College.
Mathematical Tripos, Part I, Class I: J. C. F. FAIR, Magdalene.
Law Tripos, Part II, Class II.2: E. D. PEACOCK, Pembroke.
English Tripos, Part I, Class III: T. B. C. KENDRICK, Emmanuel.
Mediaeval and Modern Language Tripos, Part I, Class I (French and German): G. RICHES, King's. Class II.2 (French and German): J. E. SUSSAMS, Caius. Part II, Class II.1: K. J. H. CREESE, Trinity Hall; Class II.2: P. S. GREEN, Jesus.
Natural Sciences Tripos, Part I, Class II.2: J. B. CROWE, Clare.
Hard work has been the lot of many Old Edwardians this term. Examinations struck us in the fourth week of term, but in spite of the unmitigated gloom of the more pessimistic none was felled by the blow. Afterwards, the hectic rush of packing prevented even an informal reunion, and this lack of contact with the newer members of the University has caused a famine of first-hand information about individuals. Generally speaking the results of the Preliminary Examinations would suggest that those who have served in the Forces are finding it very difficult to settle down to studying. Many of the older members are going down and congratulations are extended to all those who now have their degrees. Our thanks to G. C. Garlick, whose hard work and ability in organising Old Boys' meetings have been invaluable. In connection with his research into mediaeval manuscripts, we understand that Kenyon is at present trying to obtain permission to use the archives in Blenheim Palace. The only person who has been allowed access to these for many years is Mr. Churchill, but we wish Kenyon every success. Readers of John Bull will doubtless realise that Keith Ellis is now firmly established as a journalist. Finally it is to be hoped that the boys from the School who will replace the graduates will be prepared to devote a little time to meeting fellow Old Edwardians in Cambridge and keep alive the link with the Alma Mater.
T. BUCHAN, J. B. CROWE.
THE troop has continued to go ahead during the year, although it has not yet produced the crop of first classes for which we hoped. A few second classes have appeared, but again not in sufficiently large numbers. There seems to be a tendency for the older Tenderfeet to sit back just short of the Badge. They are likely to be overtaken by some of this year's recruits who have now almost reached second class standard. Attendance is still satisfactory and the Troop still has thirty-five active Scouts on its rolls. Our aim is now to extend patrol activity, for patrol meetings have not been very frequent and the patrols are still far too dependent on troop meetings. In spite of this we had a very successful Whitsun Camp at which the standard of patrol camping was good, the highest that the Troop has reached in the past two years. The site offered excellent facilities for individual patrol schemes, and Brian Hall as Q.M. and Martin Clinton as T.L. did some very good work.
The Summer Camp is to be held in Devonshire, only a mile or two from the " B " Troop site of last year; from reports received of the site, it should be as good or even better than the Whit Camp. John Nutter, aided by Martin Clinton and Hank Smith, has nobly taken on the job of running the camp as the S.M. cannot be there. We were very glad that John recovered from his appendicitis operation so quickly and look forward to his leading the Troop on to some good scouting.
In its money-raising efforts the Troop has continued to do well. We brought our Bob-a-Job contribution up to a respectable level, and most of the Troop did well in an effort to raise funds by individual efforts in a " talent " scheme. One scout turned his " talent " of one shilling into the magnificent sum of fifteen shillings.
This term, with the financial help of the Parents' Committee, we have further improved our stock of good tents. Our thanks are due to the parents for their continued generous support. On its own the Troop is gradually improving its stock of other equipment, and we hope that before long we shall have a complete set for each of the five patrols. We wish good luck to those scouts who will shortly leave us to become Seniors, and thank them for all they have done for the Troop.
The outstanding event of the Summer Term was, as usual, the Whitsuntide Camp, held this year at the Osmaston site near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Some twenty scouts braved the S.M.'s notoriously bad luck with weather and assembled at School on 31st May, where they were soon joined by one open and rather ricketty lorry. The journey was unexpectedly free from incident and by mid-day we had reached the site. The weather thus far had been fine but tents were barely pitched when the usual rain began. By that time, however, we were beyond worrying and, rain or no rain, set off to explore the area. Our ventures were limited by the Foot and Mouth Disease restrictions and the excessive quantity of rhododendron bushes. However, we soon made friends with the 1st Eckington Grammar School troop who were sharing the area with us.
It would perhaps be tedious to recount our more normal adventures. Scouts at least will understand that our programme included training, stumps, and camp sports. To those who might follow in our footsteps we would say " Beware! " If they request more practical advice we would suggest respirators and lifeboats as essential items of equipment. If the weather is dry, to run through the camp is to invite asphyxiation; if wet, to run is impossible and swimming is the only satisfactory means of locomotion. We tasted bothpeat dust for breakfast, lunch and dinnerwater for a night-capespecially on the Thursday night when we were well and truly flooded out. The site contained a remarkable variety of animal life (apart from scouts, we had water-hens, frogs and glow-worms). In fact there were times when we wondered what we had done to deserve a fair selection of the Plagues of Egypt! . . . We had several joint activities with the Eckington troop, beating them at Stumps and their own variety of Rounders. In a training competition we had Champion Patrol (Peewits) but as a troop Eckington produced a rather higher general standard. We had two Camp Fires and learnt some new songs-which served to enliven our return journey on 7th June.
Later in the term, the Peewits gained second place in the Telegraph Trophy Camping competition held at Hesley Park. Summer Camp is being held in 'North Devon under the auspices of G.S.M. Broughton. As the S.M. is not attending, the weather will no doubt be fine.
Since the last issue of the MAGAZINE, Sheffield and District Grammar Schools have played two matches against a similar team from Leeds. In the first game at Bramall Lane, Buckle was the only K.E.S. representative. The Sheffield team played well and deserved to win, although the score was a little flattering. In the return match at Elland Road, Leeds, Thornton and Wingfield also played (while Goddard was a reserve); this time Leeds played much better and scored two goals against Buckle's only goal in reply.
At Easter, Thornton was one of about 80 boys at the Schools' Week arranged at Oxford by the Football Association. The week was in the general charge of Dr. H. W. Thompson (O.E.), best known recently for forming the important amateur team Pegasus. Our ex-headmaster, Dr. Barton, was another member of the F.A. committee responsible for the Week, and he gave the players his usual vocal encouragement from the touch-line. The boys were very keen to learn from Mr. Winterbottom, the F.A. Director of Coaching and England Team Manager. It is hoped to arrange similar weeks alternately at Oxford and Cambridge. To attend such a course will be one of the highest honours gained by any school footballer and we look forward to many of our boys being invited. By the time this MAGAZINE is printed Weston and Heritage will have attended a F.A. Coaching Course at Lilleshall.
P. J. W.
INTER-HOUSE Competitions were held on a much reduced scale this year. For various reasons the Competitions started very late and it was necessary to restrict entries to one from each House for each of the four contests. We hope that next year the game will be much more widely played, especially among the Juniors, and we intend to continue to play as long as light and weather permit during the winter months.
Winners of the Inter-house Competitions were Open Singles: G. Goddard (Cl.). Open Doubles: K. Booth and G. Goddard (Cl). Under 14 Singles: D. M. Downes (Lyn). Under 14 Doubles: D. M. Downs and R. A. Avis (Lyn).
THE Athletic Sports were held on Saturday, 24th May, 1952, at Whiteley Woods in fine, summer weather. The preliminary rounds had been hindered by bad weather but the possibility of such delay been foreseen and ample time allowed.
The age categories were changed this year. Entries are now received from forms, in these groups: 1st; 2nd 3rd and 4th together; 5th and above. The senior group is sub-divided into under 16 " and " over 16 " (as at the beginning of the School year) classes for certain events. The number of events has been considerably increased, generally by the introduction of more field events. The Obstacle and Sack races and the Half-mile Handicap have been dropped.
Track event performances were generally sound. There was however a great improvement in the performances in field events; this must be largely due to the instruction and coaching given during the past year as part of the physical Training programme. The Long Jumping was outstanding and Goddard's record jump of 22 ft. 2 ins. must be singled out.
We wish to thank all who helped in the organisation of the Sports, giving so much of their time and doing so often at very short notice. Our thanks, too, to the Mistress Cutler, who presented the certificates, medals, and cups.
Open to 5th year and above
MILE: 1. M. A. R. Johnson; 2. P. J. Keeling: 3. A. R. Jinkinson; 4. J. C. Tebbett. Time 5 min. 6.4 sec.
1/2 MILE: 1. P. J. Keeling; 2. D. A. Charles and M. A. R. Johnson; 4. C. Gillott.
220 YARDS: 1. J. R. Shaw; 2. B. D. Mills: 3. N. G. Chatterton 4. D. G. Bullard. Time: +22.6 sec.
120 YARDS HURDLES: 1. E. Bailey: 2. H. Jones: 3. J. R. Shaw: 4. D. Williamson. Time: 17 secs.
HIGH JUMP: 1. M. H. Thornton; 2. A. Ash::3. D. M. Parfitt; 4. P. Ditchfield. Height: 4 ft. 11.75 in.
G. Goddard in the Long Jump
LONG JUMP: 1. G. Goddard; 2. J. R. Shaw; 3. G. N. Smith; 4. J. R. Wingfield. Distance: 22 ft. 2 in.
RELAY: (4 in 1 lap on long course): 1. Clumber; 2. Welbeck; 3. Lynwood; 4. Arundel. Time::3 min. 42.2 sec.
1/4 MILE: 1. M. A. R. Johnson; 2. D. Williamson; 3. D. A. Charles; 4. C. Gillott. Time: 58.2 sec.
100 YARDS: 1. E. Bailey; 2. J. Maddock; 3. G. Goddard; 4. I. H. Jones. Time: 11 sec.
WEIGHT: 1. G. Goddard; 2..J. R. Wingfield; 3. B. Smith; 4. D. C. Hull. Distance: 39 ft. 8.5 in.
Discus: 1. G. Goddard; 2. D. C. H. Hull; 3. K. B. T. Taylor; 4. A. E. Marsh. Distance: 114 ft. 81 in.
JAVELIN: 1. R. G. Armytage; 2. R. Butler; 3. K. B. T. Taylor; 4. J. R. Wingfield. Distance: 141 ft. 31 in.
1/4 MILE: 1. P. J. Keeling; 2. J. C. Tebbet; 3. G. N. Smith: 4. D. G. N. Helliwell. Time: 59 sec.
100 YARDS: 1. D. M. Parfitt; 2. G. N. Smith: 3. P. Glover; 4. N. Birks. Time: 11.4 sec.
WEIGHT: 1. A. Ash; 2. J. M. Jackson; 3. D. M. Parfitt; 4. J. B. Staniforth. Distance::34 ft. 81 in.
Discus: 1. D. R. Robinson; 2. J. B. Staniforth: 3. D. G. Milne; 4. A. Ash. Distance: 91 ft. 5 in.
JAVELIN: 1. D. G. Milne; 2. D. M. Parfitt; 3. T. Duncum; 4. I). G. Piggott. Distance: 106 ft. 9 in.
3rd and 4th years
1/2 MILE: 1. J. S. Taylor; 2. W. A. F. Wright: 3. D. H. Oxer; 4. D. A. Elliott and P. W. Lomas. Time: 2 min. 25.6 sec.
1/4 MILE: 1. J. S. Taylor; 2. W. A. F. Wright; 3. P. Swain; 4. D. H. Oxer. Time: 61 sec.
220 YARDS: 1. G. R. Heritage; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. J. V. Rooks; 4. J. B. Dobson. Time: 23 sec.
100 YARDS: 1. G. R. Heritage; 2. J. V. Rooks; 3. J. B. Dobson; 4. D. A. Elliott. Time; 11.4 sec.
110 YARDS HURDLES: 1. J. S. G. Smith; 2. D. Baker; 3. A. M. Throp: 4. J. B. Edwards. Time: 17.4 sec.
HIGH JUMP: 1. P. Swain; 2. G. R. Heritage: 3. A. M. Throp; 4. D. P. Allen. Height: 4 ft. 91 in.
LONG .JUMP: 1. G. R. Heritage: 2. 1. A. F. Bruce; 3. C C. Rigby; 4. J. B. Edwards. Distance: 19 ft. 5.5 in.
WEIGHT: 1. P. Swain: 2. M. Schofield; 3. B. Thomas: 4. B. J. Perrett. Distance: 36 ft. 4 in.
Discus: 1. M. Schofield: 2. I. Eaglesfield: 3. P. Swain; 4. B. Thomas. Distance: 87 ft. 5 in.
RELAY (1, 1/2, 1/2, 1 lap on short course): 1. Lynwood: 2. Welbeck; 3. Clumber: 4. Sherwood. Time: 2 min. 24.8 sec.
220 YARDS: 1. B. Rutledge: 2. N. P. Gillott: 3. A. G. Walton; 4..J. E. Bugg. Time: 25 6 sec.
100 YARDS: 1. A. P. Gillott: 2. 13. Rutledge; 3. A. G. Walton; 4. J. E. Bugg. Time: 12 8 sec.
HIGH JUMP: 1. B. Rutledge: 2. A. G. Walton; 3. G. C. Westlake; 4. J. E. Bugg. Height 4 ft. 1 in.
LONG JUMP: 1. G. McKay: 2. N. P. Gillott: 3. G. C. Westlake 4. T. J. Saunders. Distance: 1:3 ft. 9 in.
150 YARDS: 1. H. B. Hill: 2. D. Challenger; 3. C. E. Nicholson; 4. R. Macleod. Time: 18.4 sec.
80 YARDS: 1. M. B. Hill: 2. J. A. Anderson::3. P. C. Hawley; 4. J. T. Borwick. Time: 10.6 sec.
HIGH JUMP: 1. G. Fitzakerley: 2. C. E. Nicholson; 3. R. Macleod; 4..J. Buchan. Height: 3 ft. 81 in.
LONG JUMP: 1. M. B. Hill: 2. R. B. Darwin; 3. M. D. Marvin; 4. E. J. White. Distance: 13 ft. 2 in.
1st and 2nd years
CRICKET BALL: 1. B. Rutledge: 2. G. P. Avison; 3. N. P. Gillott; 4. M. D. Marvin. Distance: 179 ft. 3 in.
RELAY: (4 by 100 yds shuttle) 1. Lynwood: 2. Arundel: 3. Welbeck; 4. Wentworth. Time: 55 sec.
SENIOR CHAMPION ATHLETE: G. Goddard.
JUNIOR CHAMPION ATHLETE (3rd and 4th year): G. R. Heritage. CHAMPION HOUSE: Welbeck.
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The Sports were held on Friday, July 4th, at 7 p.m. There was a good attendance of parents and boys, many people having been unable to obtain tickets, for which there was a most gratifying demand.
Three new events were introduced into the programme: 440 yards free style, open; 100 yards free style 14-16; 2 lengths free style, under 14. The swimming was generally good, though the number of good performances in the youngest group appears to be less than in past years. New records were set up in the following events: 200 Yards Free Style Open, B. Round, 2 min. 25-1 sec.; 100 Yards Back Stroke Open, A. Weston. 71 sec.; 2 Lengths Breast Stroke 14-16, A. Weston. 49.8 sec.; 2 Lengths Back Stroke 14-16. A. Weston, 43.1 sec. (record setup in heats). In a heat of the 2 Lengths Free Style 14-16, W. A. F. Wright equalled the record, 39-4 sec.
The trophies, medals and certificates were presented by Councillor M. H. Taylor, LL.B., Old Edwardian and English Swimming Champion.
E. L. K.
UNDER 14. Free Style, 2 Lengths: 1. J. W. Green, 2. M. L. Lambert. 3. C. J.
Hollingworth, 4. T. Wingfield. Time, 47-6 sec.
Free Style, I Length: 1. J. W. Green, 2. M. L. Lambert, 3. C. J. Hollingworth, 4. T. Wingfield. Time, 21-5 sec.
Back Stroke, 1 Length: 1. J. W. Green, 2. B. J. Horsefield, 3. R. E. T. Gill, 4. B. Rutledge. Time, 23 sec.
Breast Stroke, 1 Length: 1. B. Rutledge, 2. P. V. Connelly, 3. B. J. Horsefield, 4. J. T. Borwick. Time. 26.4 sec.
Neat Dive: 1. M. L. Lambert, 2. S. M. Hague, 3. G. H. Beardshall, 4. R. E. T. Gill.
14-16. Free Style, 3 Lengths: 1. W. A. F. Wright, 2. J. R. Miller, 3. D. R.
Robinson, 4. B. Thomas. Time, 62.4 sec.
Free Style, 2 Lengths: 1. D. R. Robinson. 2. W. A. F. Wright, 3. J. R. Miller, 4. B. Laycock. Time, 40 sec.
Breast Stroke, 2 Lengths 1. A. Weston, 2. M. J. Smith, 3. D. R. Robinson, 4. J. S. G. Smith. Time, 49.8 sec.
Back Stroke, 2 Lengths: 1. A. Weston, 2. W. A. F. Wright, 3. P. Wray, 4.J. H. Speight. Time, 50.8 sec.
Neat Dive 1. D. R. Robinson, 2. M. G. Adamson. 3. W. A. F. Wright, 4. P. F. Knowles.
OPEN. Free Style, 440 Yards: 1. B. Round. 2. J. A. Bennett, 3. B. Smith, 4.
J. D. Hallas. Time. 5 min. 58.3 sec.
Free Style, 200 Yards: 1. B. Round, 2. J. A. Bennett, 3. W. A. F. Wright, 4. J. Hilton. Time. 2 min. 25.1 sec.
Free Style, 100 Yards 1. J. A. Bennett, 2. B. Round, 3. J. D. Hallas. 4. P. Hollingworth. Time, 64.2 sec.
Free Style, 2 Lengths: 1. P. Hollingworth, 2. J. D. Hallas, 3. J. F. Marshall, 4. J. Hilton. Time, 39-9 sec.
Back Stroke, 100 Yards: 1. A. Weston, 2. B. Round, 3. D. Williamson, 4. J. A. Bennett. Time, 71 sec.
Breast Stroke, 100 Yards: 1. P. Hollingworth, 2. J. A. Glenn and A. Weston, 4. P. Bowen. Time, 83 sec.
Neat Dive: 1. K. B. T. Taylor, 2. B. Smith, 3..1. A. Davies, 4. G. F. H. Singleton.
Long Plunge: 1. A. B. Drake, 2. N. Birks, 3. B. Round, 4. D. B. Sanders. Distance, 53 ft. 10 in.
RELAY. Under 14: 1. Arundel, 2. Lynwood, 3. Welbeck. Time, 105.2 sec.
Open: 1. Haddon, 2. Clumber, 3. Lynwood. 4. Chatsworth. Time, 74.8 sec.
WATER POLO KNOCK-OUT FINAL: Chatsworth 2. Sherwood 1. CHAMPION HOUSE: Clumber 391 points.
CHAMPION SWIMMER, Open: B. Round.
CHAMPION SWIMMER, 14-16: A. Weston.
THE Cricket throughout the School has been much improved this year. As the results show, all the School XIs, especially the Under 15, have had successful seasons. A fair share of the credit goes to the members of the Staff in charge of the teams, whose efforts are sometimes taken a little too much for granted. They have all had a heavy programme this year.
Last year the 1st XI had a fair season, and the excuse that " we are building for next year " was received with amusement in some quarters. Happily, this season's results have confounded these critics, for the opinion has been expressed by people who know something about the game that this is the best team we have had for some years.
The giant of the side has been the Captain, Thornton, and the team has responded well to his leadership. He has a well-developed knowledge of the game, and at the slightest sign of things going wrong in the field has not been afraid to adopt a sergeant-major attitude. This has usually occurred when we have dismissed six or seven of the opponents cheaply but our grip on the game has relaxed. He hits the ball harder than most schoolboys, but has not made big scores, chiefly because he has holed-out at mid-off time and time again. His bowling has been really hostile all the season, and his sustained effort at Doncaster will be remembered by all who saw it. We hope to hear more of his cricket exploits in the future.
The innings has usually been opened by I. H. Jones and Turner. Jones has rather disappointed this season, as he well knows, getting himself out more often than not. However, the ability is there and we look forward to better things next year. Turner has batted solidly and has played a couple of good innings when they were really needed. Needham, awarded his colours half way through the season, has shown a great improvement. His back-lift may not satisfy the purists, but he has a keen eye and hits the ball very hard for one of his build. We are sorry to lose him. Drake found his form late in the season and has profited now and then from the steady start made by others. He is now hitting the ball much harder and his stroke play is more fluent. The middle of the batting has been shared by Charles, Bevnon, B. Smith, Milne and Glenn. All have done their part when required. Speet, Staniforth, and Weston, have kept the light of their batting ability under a bushel for most of the season. Weston has kept wicket competently. He has stumped quietly and efficiently, and has held one or two catches that we did not expect him to take.
The bowling has been our only weakness. Glenn and B. Smith have opened the attack with Thornton but neither came fully up to expectations. Smith is not accurate enough, whilst Glenn has pitched consistently short. Of the slow bowlers, Speet has not had a good season; he started well enough, but lately he has not pushed the ball through to the batsman and consequently has taken punishment. Staniforth has bowled accurately and well, except for one period when he forgot that he is in the side to spin the ball. This season he has not had many wickets to suit him. Charles has been pressed into bowling more often than was intended. He has occasionally turned one from the off and has taken a few valuable wickets.
Apart from the obvious ability of the side, the thing that has contributed most to their success is the fact that they have been a happy team. We have all found great pleasure and enjoyment in our cricket. Let us keep it that way.
Colours have been awarded to S. R. Needham, D. M. Turner, D. W. S. Beynon, and J. Weston.
Jones and Beynon made a steady opening stand of 41, but then wickets fell cheaply until some spirited hitting by Staniforth enabled School to declare at 99 for 9. Thornton took two wickets, but the remainder fell mainly to the left-arm bowlers. At 77 for 7, Staniforth took a smart catch off his toes, and the remaining wickets added only one run, School winning by two runs.
School lost its first wicket in the first over, but Jones (30), Thornton (20), -Needham (51) and Smith (2:3), enabled us to declare at 146 for 8. School bowled and fielded excellently, dismissing the opponents for 39. Thornton took 4 for 17, Speet 3 for 2 and Staniforth 2 for 2.
School opened slowly-six maidens in first 9 overs. Runs were hard to get and total reached 100 (Thornton 26). Wakefield lost their first 6 wickets for 62 and then School lost their grip, obtaining only another wicket. Wakefield won by 3 wickets.
Thornton, bowling with fire, broke the opening partnership at 22, and immediately had the next man caught at the wicket. Staniforth, flighting the ball well, and Thornton, kept the Worksop score down to 71 for 7, but Somers (57 n.o.) and Knowles raised this to 126 without further loss. Worksop declared. School were left with 80 minutes. Jones went at 7, Beynon at 41; Thornton (68) batted with confidence and vigour, scoring all round the wicket. and laid the foundation of victory before being bowled at 115. He was well supported by Needham (33 n.o.). School won by 7 wickets with 6 minutes left.
Though the opening batsmen failed to take advantage of some loose bowling, the score was pushed along steadily: Turner, 25, Thornton 28. School total was 118. Old Edwardians lost 2 wickets for 12 runs to Glenn but a stand took the total to 50. Speet bowled well, maintaining a good length and remarkable accuracy: he took 6 for 14 in 5-5 overs. Last wicket fell with five minutes to go, leaving School winners by 42 runs.
The match was marred by an almost continuous drizzle. Home team batted first and made their best stand at the end, carrying the score from 71 for 6 to 111 for 6, thus robbing the School of any chance of an easy victory. School rallied after losing 3 early wickets, but were always scoring too slowly to win. Stumps were drawn at 80 for 6.
Play began at noon and Manchester. batting first, lost first wicket for 0. Solid batting, however, carried the total to 147 by 3 o'clock. Thornton bowled really well in two long spells, taking 6 for 39. School lost Jones quickly, but Turner had a good innings of 47 and School won by 5 wickets.
A game of remarkable fluctuations. A dry wicket seemed to assure Bradford 200 runs: yet within half an hour Thornton, Speet and Charles, changed the score from 50 for I to 75 for 8. The out-cricket was keen, with a spectacular catch by Charles, high and wide of his right hand, off his own bowling. The rot was stopped by 15-year-old Somers (26) in his first game with the 1st XI and Brown (74 n.o.). Somers was missed in the gully off the second ball after tea, and stayed till 144. The last man in was missed by slip gathering Bradford wool instead of the ball, and the score ended at 190 for 9. School were left with no time to get the runs, but hostile bowling and tight fielding put Bradford in sight of victory, School being 61 for 6 with 45 minutes to go: all honour to Smith (28 n.o.) and Glenn (13 n.o.) who thwarted them. Bradford 190 for 9 dec., School 105 for 6.
Notts hatted first and scored 145. Staniforth took 4 for:36, and Thornton 4 for 39. Turner, Smith and Jones, were all quickly yorked, but Thornton played a fine innings of 64 with good supportt from Needham (24) and Drake (23). School's running between wickets was bad but the runs were knocked off with 2 wickets in hand.
A had game for the School. On an excellent pitch, Barnsley scored 185 for 2, two reasonable catches being dropped and a couple of run-outs missed. Jones and Turner put on 50 for the School's first wicket, but then wickets fell easily, helped by two stupid run-outs. Stumps drawn at 96 for 8. A draw in name only.
This was decidedly Thornton's match. Going in first, he made 25 out of the first 50 before being sixth out. Speet played his highest innings to date (19 n.o.) and with Glenn 11 and Weston 10 the score reached 99. Doncaster were dismissed for 77, Thornton bowling unchanged and taking 7 for 49 in 21-4 overs.
Against a strong side including Wreghitt and Armytage, School did well dismissing 9 for 45; a last wicket stand, however, took the score to 133. Charles. except for one over, bowled very well, taking 4 for 25. School batting for the first time failed badly. On a crumbling wicket Armytage made the ball lift very high at times, and batsmen could not cope with him. Needham made a brisk 22 and Turner a dour but much-needed 20. A courageous last wicket stand of 50 by J. S. G. Smith and Glenn just failed, Glenn being out to the first ball of the last over but one, having made 19.
Another exciting match. School did not start well, but a good stand by Beynon (28) and Charles (24) improved matters The last wickets fell cheaply and School totalled 104. Thornton bowled fast down the slope and two good catches were held in the slips. With High Storrs 18 for 3 it looked as if we would win comfortably, but 7th wicket did not fall till 80, and amid some excitement during which the fielding became ragged, the last 3 wickets added 15, giving us victory by 9 runs. Thornton took 6 for 24.
School batsmen had a field-day, scoring 196 for 4 in just over two hours: Drake 65n.o., Beynon 38 n.o.. Needham 33, Thornton 25. Ackworth had scored 72 for I when stumps were drawn.
School's inability to play good team bowling was demonstrated in this game, and we lost 5 wickets for 33. A stand by Beynon and Charles improved matters, and with Speet's 42, which surprised most people, the total reached 110. Clergy lost 6 wickets for 55 and we looked like winning. However, the depleted School attack was then collared and the remaining runs were knocked off for one more wicket. Clergy thus winning by 3 wickets. J. E. Smith bowled steadily, taking 3 for 15.
In a full day match, Leeds batted first and had a good knock, scoring 185 for 3. School did well to keep the rate of scoring down, and Thornton bowled 23 overs, taking 4 for 50. Leeds' fast bowlers soon showed the value of a fast yorker, and with 4 down for 18 School's task looked hopeless. Drake (25) and Beynon (40) came along with a fine stand, however, and stubborn batting from Lewis, Weston and Staniforth, brought the total to 107 for 8 when stumps were drawn. Quite a creditable draw.
School as usual made a bad start, losing 3 wickets for 25, but Turner defended doggedly in making 35, With 21 from Charles and 13 from Staniforth the total reached 112. On fielding, the match became a triumph for Thornton, who in his last game for the School bowled unchanged and took 9 wickets for 46 in 18.4 overs. School won by 22 runs.
|5. Smith, B.||8||2||87||28*||14 50|
|10. Jones||16||0||159||35||9 9|
Also batted: Smith, J. E., Smith, J. S. G., Milne, Lewis, Tiddy.
|1. Thornton||247 1||59||585||59||9.9|
|3. Smith. J. E.||26.1||3||82||5||16.4|
|4. Staniforth||143 3||38||369||21||17.1|
|Also bowled: Smith, B., Jones.|
CATCHES: Thornton 12. Weston 8 ct. 8 st., Charles 5, Beynon 4.
Played 13, Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 4.
From the record above it would appear that the 2nd XI has had only a fair season; but of the drawn games four would probably have been won, given sufficient time. Dunn has made a very good captain; he has handled his bowlers well and has set a good example in the field. His batting has been disappointing but he has bowled very well.
The most consistent batsmen have been Laycock and Milne, and although all the recognised batsmen have come off at least once during the season, there has been no real middle to the team. Running between the wickets is still bad, but there was an improvement as the season progressed. The bowlers have all bowled consistently well, but it has been heartbreaking to the fast bowlers to see catches being dropped in the opening overs. The fielding has been patchy, moderate at first, good in the middle, and slovenly at the end of the season. Remember, a person is not a cricketer unless he has (a) learnt to field, (b) been able to judge a run.
Finally, thanks to Whittaker, who has proved a most efficient scorer, for giving up so much of his spare time to the game.
May 17 Away Wakefield G.S. 43. K.E.S. 37. Lost.
May 31 Home K.E.S. 103 for 5 dec. Barnsley G.S. 50 for 6. Drawn.
June 3 Home Old Edwardians 177. K.E.S. 176. Lost.
June 5 Away Overs Game. Totley Union C.C. 60 for 2 dec. K.E.S. 61 for 3. Won.
June 14 Home K.E.S. 156 for 6 dec. High Storrs G.S. 4 for 1. Rain stopped play.
June 21 Away Nottingham G.S. 110. K.E.S. 90. Lost.
June 28 Home Rotherham G.S. 55. K.E.S. 61 for 5. Won.
July 5 Away K.E.S. 119. Chesterfield G.S. 69. Won.
July 10 Home High Storrs G.S. 107. K.E.S. 65. Lost.
July 12 Home K.E.S. 165. Doncaster G.S. 70 for 9. Drawn.
July 19 Home K.E.S. 144 for 6 dec. Mount St. Mary's 84 for 9. Drawn.
July 21 Home K.E.S. 165 for 6 dec. Staff 99 for 6. Drawn.
July 23 Home High Storrs G.S. 88. K.E.S. 92 for 4. Won.
|1.||Smith, J. S. G.||8||4||100||39*||25.0|
|12.||Smith, J. E.||6||1||16||8||3.2|
Also batted: Glenn 0, 24, 9; Canham 0, 1, 10, 7; Andrews 1, 22 ; Nuttall 7, 1 ; Hall 7, 1 : Hall 0, 5 : Cliffe 9 : Mottershaw 8 : Thomas 1 : Whittaker 0.
|1. Milne||72.4||21||146 20||7.3|
|2. Smith, B.||16.4||6||22 3||7.33|
|3. Smith, J. E.||69.2||19||134 15||8.93|
|4. Dunn||78.2||19||188 21||8.95|
|5. Bullard||95||25||202 21||9.62|
|6. Thomas||11||6||29 3||9.67|
|7. Glenn||27||7||44 4||11.0|
|8. Tiddy||18||4||70 4||17.5|
Also bowled: Thomas 4-0-16-0: Cliffe 2-0-21-0: Beynon 1-0-2-0: Lewis 1-0-4-0.
This side is designed to provide games for boys too old for the Junior sides and not experienced enough for the 2nd XI. The fact that all three matches have been drawn reveals the bowling weaknesses, for the batting has compared favourably with that of opposing sides. Mottershaw has performed the difficult task of captaincy quite ably, while Nuttall and Hall have excelled with the bat. Only Nutter, however, has been able seriously to trouble opposing batsmen. It is to be hoped that more fixtures can be arranged in future years, so that this eleven may be more effective as a ':'nursery " for the senior teams.
Home. Eckington G.S. lst XI 154 for 4 dec. K.E.S. 90 for 2.
Away. K.E.S. 109 for 4 dec. -Nether Edge G.S. 2nd XI 45 for 3.
Home. Central Technical School 1st XI 156 for 2 dec. K.E.S. 100 for 6.
The team's outstanding success this season has been due in no small measure to the keenness and ability of the reserves. Owing to illness, injury, and other commitments, we have not fielded the same team in any two matches, and only B. G. Moss and J. M. Kaye have played in every match. The batting has been steady, the bowling accurate and hostile, and the fielding always of a high standard; but the strength of the side has lain in its ability to play together as a team, especially at critical periods in a game. Although there have been only three occasions when the team has faced the possibility of defeat in the later stages, the time factor has kept every match full of interest and tension.
B. Thomas and B. G. Moss have played prominent parts in most of the victories, both batting and bowling. Thomas was unfortunate to miss his 50 by 1 run on two occasions, but he has the distinction of recording the only hat-trick when, against the Central Technical School, he took 8 wickets for 17 runs, including 7 bowled and 1 caught and bowled. Moss with his left arm slow bowling has hit the stumps 16 times out of a total of 27 wickets, and on both the occasions when the batting crumbled his invaluable innings enabled the team to win. C. C. Rigby, J. M. Kaye, A. E. Ward and T. Powell, all had at least one good score, while G. R. Heritage and G. R. Barr have also shown batting promise for the future. The other promising bowlers have been J. S. Taylor, P. Beaumont, J. M. Kaye, and M. Roebuck Beaumont and Kaye being medium-paced off-break bowlers, while Taylor has on occasions used his height effectively to make the ball lift.
The captaincy of the team has been shared between Taylor and Thomas. Both have carried out this difficult task effectively, with Thomas showing the more experience, being quicker to appreciate a changing situation and take the appropriate action. R. Vague has kept wicket with quiet efficiency, but he will have to become much more lively and aggressive if he is to reach the top grade. Other players include P. A. T. Gill, A. B. Cullen and D. P. Allen, each of whom has played his part well if not as conspicuously as the others. Mention should also be made of D. Whitehouse, who has been the official scorer, doing an onerous duty with keenness and commendable efficiency.
All the players have good reason to be proud of the team's achievements and I hope that the senior teams will reap the benefit of their experience in the seasons to come.
|Home.||K.E.S. 64. Doncaster G.S. 61. Won.|
|Away.||Mt. St. Mary's 97. K.E.S. 106 for 6. Won.|
|Away.||K.E.S. 102. Nottingham H.S. 34. Won.|
|Away.||Rotherham G.S. 79. K.E.S. 82 for S. Won.|
|Away.||Chesterfield G.S. 51. K.E.S. 55 for 8. Won.|
|Away.||Barnsley G.S. 100 for 7 dec. K.E.S. 106 for 4. Won.|
|Away.||S.E.S. 83 for 6 dec. Central Tech. Sch. 2nd XI 29. Won.|
|Home.||K.E.S. 141 for 5 dec. Firth Park G.S. 51. Won.|
The season has been a satisfactory one, the members of the team who were in last year's Under 13 continuing to show great promise. Loversidge and Beynon have shared the captaincy and have carried out their duties efficiently. Youle and Scholey have formed the spear-head of our bowling attack, mowing opponents' wickets viciously and rapidly when on their best form. Both have scored hat-tricks-Youle v. Central Technical School in an analysis of 7 for 10, and Scholey v. Doncaster G. S., 5 for 11.
The batting has been good. Bradshaw and Ratcliffe have been dogged openers, hard hitting coming from Scholey, Youle and Beynon. Beynon deserves special mention, saving us from rout v. Rotherham, with a score of 46, also v. K.E.S. Under 15 with 52; and he helped us to win decisively v. Nottingham H.S. with a useful 26.
The fielding has tended to lag behind the bowling and batting; all members of the team seem to show a certain reluctance to bend themselves to reach for ball travelling quickly; and throwing in is not hard enough; though it is fair to mention that Beynon has kept wicket competently against " sizzlers " from Scholey, and that Hewitt, Bradshaw and Youle have made spectacular catches of shots going hard to boundary. Of special note here was a great single-handed catch of Hewitt's which ended -Nottingham's hope of establishing a last wicket stand.
The other members of the team have all played well, and have shown keenness. The difficulty has been whom to leave out of teams, never how to find good players. The team has been from: Loversidge, Beynon, Scholey, Youle, Bradshaw, Bailey, Ratcliffe, Richardson, P. K., Richardson, M. A., Wragg, Walton, Hewitt, Howarth, Turner, Crapper, Proctor.
May 17 K.E.S. 86 for 8. Central Technical School 66. Won.
May 31 K.E.S. 100 for 8. Barnsley G.S. 94. Won.
June 14 High Storrs 55 for 4. K.E.S. 52. Lost.
June 21 K.E.S. 87. De La Salle College 75. Won.
June 28 Rotherham G.S. 131. K.E.S. 72. Lost.
July 5 K.E.S. 56 for 3. Chesterfield G.S. 54. Won.
July 12 K.E.S. 120. Doncaster G.S. 42. Won.
July 22 Under 15 XI 98 for 4. Under 14 XI 96. Lost.
July 24 K.E.S. 131. Nottingham H.S. 73. Won.
After a no-decision match the replay resolved itself into a single innings game. A start was made at noon on a fine warm day, with Arundel winning the toss and batting. Lynwood surprised themselves by getting rid of Thornton for 3, and after that the batting was a one-man affair. I. H. Jones scored 50, but he was well attended by luck, the writer losing count of his dropped chances. The innings closed quite peacefully at 104. Nutter had 4 wickets for 32 and Charles 4 for 23.
At approximately three o'clock Thornton exploded, and soon ran up an alarming number of l.b.w. decisions. With 5 wickets down for 20, there was some discussion about following-on; but Lewis struck a few heavy blows and in scoring 26 not out helped to carry the score to 59. Thornton had 7 wickets for 22. At this point, with Arundel leading by 45, Lynwood capitulated, and the trophy, which had made a brief appearance in the Welbeck cupboard (and the dining-hall), returned to Arundel.
A crowded calendar of sporting events curtailed the Cricket season and reduced the League once again to two Divisions with a play-off. The matches called for quick thinking by captains and a bold grasp of opportunity by their teams. These features were prominent in Chatsworth (A) and Clumber (B), who were also fortunately free of claims from the School 1st XI. Chatsworth trounced Arundel, drew with Welbeck, and trounced Lynwood. Clumber, often racing against the clock, beat Sherwood by 1 run, Haddon by 1 wicket, and Wentworth by 4 wickets after defeat had stared them in the face. Eight matches were decided, four drawn in a playing time of 2 hours 20 minutes. The final was a worthy match, over 4.5 hours. Chatsworth made 125; Clumber, after passing 100 with several wickets in hand, were out for 124.
|DIVISION A||Division B|
This season has seen the introduction of time-limit games in League Cricket, which have been quite successful. Of 28 League games played by the " A " teams, 1 7 have reached a definite decision and there have been several exciting finishes. The standard of cricket played has improved considerably and competition has been very keen in the " A " League with no team really outstanding. In the -13 " League the competition was won by Lynwood, with Haddon in second place.
|P W D L Pts||P||W||D||L Pts|
|1. Chatsworth||7||4||3||0 11||1. Lynwood||7||5||1||1 11|
|2. Lynwood||7||4||2||1 10||2. Haddon||7||4||2||1 10|
|3. Wentworth||7||2||4||1 8||3. Wentworth||7||2||4||1 8|
|4. Clumber||7||2||3||2 7||Arundel||7||4||0||3 8|
|5. Arundel||7||2||1||4 5||5. Chatsworth||7||3||1||3 7|
|Haddon||7||1||2||3 5||Clumber||7||3||1||3 7|
|Sherwood||7||1||3||:3 5||7. Welbeck||7||1||2||4 4|
|Welbeck||7||1||3||3 5||S. Sherwood||7||0||1||6 1|
Thursday afternoons always seemed to be fine; but in the last year or two this good custom has been failing, and wet days have prevented us from completing the League fixtures this term. The winners of the League are, however, quite certainly known. Apart from the weather, we have had no complaints. Keenness, if not skill, makes every game enjoyable; and there are many promising youngsters who show both. The only points of criticism that one might make are that the running between wickets is generally too leisurely, and that changing between overs and between innings shows little appreciation of the limited time at our disposal. Too many games have been drawn; some, with a little more drive from the captains, could have been turned into victories.
LEAGUE A LEAGUE B
|P W D L Pts||P W D L Pts|
|1. Clumber||6||4||2 0||10||1. Chatsworth||7||5||2 0||12|
|2. Wentworth||6||3||1 2||7||Haddon||7||6||0 1||12|
|3. Chatsworth||6||2||2 2||6||3. Wentworth||6||3||1 2||7|
|Haddon||6||2||2 2||6||4. Lynwood||6||3||0 3||6|
|Welbeck||6||2||2 2||6||Clumber||6||2||2 2||6|
|6. Sherwood||6||1||3 1||5||6. Sherwood||7||1||1 5||4|
|7. Arundel||6||2||0 4||4||7. Welbeck||7||1||1 5||3|
|Lynwood||6||0||4 2||4||S. Arundel||6||0||2 4||2|
THE past season has seen the consolidation of our position and the fruits of the increased facilities which we have enjoyed. The weather, too, has left us little cause for complaint. The term has seemed rather crowded; the extended period of examinations has made organisation of weekly games and the choice of teams somewhat difficult, but we surmounted these obstacles, largely owing to the efficiency of our officials, Leeson, Gregory, and Hollingworth, with the welcome assistance of Lamb. The first team played seven matches, losing only one. The composition of the team varied frequently, but Leeson and D. A. C. Smith, with his unorthodox but highly efficient net play, were a permanent first pair. Thomas, Hurt, Taylor, Rippon, Bottomley, Adamson, Vincent and Bailey, have formed a useful ..pool" of remaining pairs. The second team have played four matches, completing three, which were won. Fells, Hallas, Ogden, Hull and Wright, have played in the team.
The Tournaments were completed in time, in spite of the procrastination of competitors in the early rounds and the elusiveness of examination candidates in the succeeding rounds. Such intensive industry may be reassuring for academic prospects, but may we plead for a more even spread of effort-and the completion of eliminating rounds to schedule?
Since our last report, Mr. Sinclair has completed a course of training as a Lawn Tennis coach, and brings the number of our competent coaches up to four. We long for the time when we shall be able to welcome visiting teams on our own courts, with our own boys as encouraging spectators, but until then, shall look to our laurels under the captaincy of Stefanuti. with Cunnington as Secretary.
24 May v. Leeds G.S. Won by 6 rubbers to 2 (1 rubber unfinished).
7 June v. Mt. St. Mary's College. Won by 7 rubbers to 2.
9 June v. University Medics. Won by 8 rubbers to 0 (1 rubber unfinished).
19 June v. Sheffield Training College. Won by 5 rubbers to 4.
5 July v. Chesterfield G.S. Won by 5 rubbers to 4.
10 July v. Nottingham H.S. Lost by 3 rubbers to 6.
19 July c. Ackworth School. Won by 16 sets to 2.
29 May v. Nether Edge G.S. Won by 8 rubbers to 1.
5 June v. Sheffield Training College. Rained off when winning by 2 rubbers.
28 June v. Mt. St. Mary's College. Won by 6 rubbers to 3.
23 July v. Leeds G.S. Won by 9 rubbers to 0.
Senior Doubles: Leeson and Adamson. Senior Singles Leeson. Junior Doubles: Bennett and Wray. Junior Singles Bennett.
The summer term has proved quite successful for Arundel. The Senior Cross Country team, though without Johnson, did very well to win-their success was a triumph of teamwork; and the Seniors did well in the Standard Sports. It is the younger element which forms the body of the House, and there must be improvement in Juniors and Intermediates if we are to keep our high traditions. This was still more evident in the Athletic Sports, where most of the points were won by Seniors. Johnson did very well this year both in and out of School athletics, and will be our mainstay next year. We were unlucky in the Swimming Sports, not having the services of Allen. Hallas, however, strove manfully and pulled matters together; he also won several honours in other swimming events. The Junior Relay team, though without Eaglesfield, pulled off a surprising and praiseworthy victory. In Cricket the Seniors maintained a high standard of play which augurs well for next year. We regained the K.O. trophy, on which the whole team must be heartily congratulated. The Intermediate teams finished 5th equal and 3rd respectively. The Juniors were 7th and 8th in their League; there is room for improvement here. In the last week of term we had three finalists in the Fives competition, and we urge other members of the House to take up the game next year. Our successes this year owe a lot to the inspiring personal example and leadership of M. H. Thornton. We give our best wishes to him and to others who are leaving; we thank them for their help and hope they will keep in touch with the House.
This term has seen the culmination of our most successful year for some time. The Senior Cross Country team exceeded our wildest hopes by being placed second. B. Round ran a fine race to finish first, with Keeling a comfortable second. The Middle School team did quite well, but the Juniors gave an abysmal display to finish last with an enormous number of points. The Athletics team disappointed, but E. Bailey, Keeling and Ash, upheld the honour of the House in the Senior events, and Elliott and B. Thomas did well in the Middle School. A lack of Junior swimmers contributed largely to our loss of the Swimming Championship, but Round was Champion Swimmer for the third year in succession. A. Weston was again Junior Champion, breaking records in the Open and 14-16 Backstroke and in the 14-16 Breast Stroke; the Water Polo team added the K.O. Cup to the League Cup which we already hold by defeating Sherwood in an exciting game. The Cricket season has been a good one; the K.O. XI reached the semi-final for the first time since 1947, but then succumbed to Arundel; but the Senior team completed the League "double " by adding the Cricket Cup to the Football Cup, after a play-off with Clumber. Colours have been re-awarded to Bailey, Dunn and Leeson, and awarded to L. R. Cliffe. The Middle School "A" team. led by Andrews, has also won its League. We congratulate Scholey and Foster on their selection for the School Under 14 XI, and Beaumont and Thomas (the Captain) on playing for the School Under 15 XI. The Junior " A " team, led by T. J. Saunders, has improved considerably, whilst the " B team finished 1st equal in its League. Finally, we offer our congratulations to B. Round and L. R. Cliffe on being appointed House Prefects, and it only remains to thank those who are leaving, and particularly Mr. Fraser, for all that they have done for the House, and to wish them all the best for the future.
Since our last report we have carried on the tradition of winning trophies. In the Athletic Sports, despite the loss of many of last year's team, the Senior and Junior Champion Athlete are both in the House. A combination of spirit in the Relay team resulted in a stirring victory. G. R. Heritage's Long Jump of 19 ft. 72 1 in., together with his victories in the sprints, was an outstanding performance; whilst in the Open section, Goddard's leap of 22 ft. 2 in. smashed the School's ancient record by more than 1I ft. The Cricket team has done well and nearly won the League, but was unfortunately beaten by 1 run in the play-off with Chatsworth. A large measure of the team's success is due to the all-rounders Thomas and Goddard, with K. A. Taylor and Michael May playing well. The Middle School team reached an average position, and we congratulate the Junior first team, led by Ratcliffe, on winning the League championship. In the Swimming Sports we did exceptionally well, capturing the House Trophy by 30 points. All swimmers have shown a steady improvement over the past four years, during which Clumber have twice been winners and twice runners-up. Individual winners were Bennett, K. B. T. Taylor, Wright, and J. W. Green. Wright has been awarded his School Swimming Colours, though he is still eligible for the Colts' team. Booth and Goddard in the Fives Doubles, and Goddard in the Singles, brought this vintage year to a close by their victories in the Open Fives competition.
Although it has not had the success expected through the past year, the House has achieved notable performances in several events. In the Cross Country, Haddon gained 1st place in the Intermediate and 4th place in the Senior and Junior races. Bullard ran well to finish 6th in the Senior, and Edwards and Nicholls were 1st and 3rd respectively in the Intermediate. Haddon was 3rd in the Standard Sports, but in spite of gallant efforts by several finalists, finished last in the Athletic Sports. Williamson did well to gain 2nd place in the 440 yards. If Haddon is to regain its prowess in Athletics, a greater effort must be made by the House as a whole, and it must be left to the recognised athletes to gain all the points. The Senior Cricket XI, captained by Bullard, were 2nd in the " B " division; Colours have been awarded to Williamson, Grantham and Jackson; we also congratulate D. W. S. Beynon on being awarded School Colours for Cricket. The Intermediate and Junior XIs have not done as well as last year, but the Junior `' B " XI still has a chance of winning its League, while the Junior " A " has finished 3rd. The Intermediate " A " has completed the season in 5th position and the " B " XI in 2nd position. It was in the Swimming Sports that Haddon achieved its best performance of the year in gaining 2nd place. Hollingworth won the Open 2 Lengths Freestyle and 100 Yards Breast Stroke, and Haddon won the Senior Relay for the first time for many years. Smith and Williamson swam well in their events, and C. J. Hollingworth and Borwick were the best of the Juniors. In the Water Polo K.O., Haddon lost in a close 1st round match to Chatsworth, who were the eventual winners. Hollingworth and Smith are to be congratulated on being selected for the Yorkshire Water Polo trials. Finally, we must say goodbye to all leavers, and we give them our best wishes for the future.
In the Cross Country, Seniors were placed 4th (Jinkinson 3rd, Hitchcock 8th); Middle and Junior teams were 4th and 3rd respectively, with good work from Allen and Laycock, Rutledge, Church and A. S. Pope. Our average of 2.71 in Standard Sports was disappointing, but there were some excellent performances in the Athletic Sports. We won the Junior and Middle Relay races, while the Senior team finished 3rd to Welbeck and Clumber, who were the Houses placed above us in the final reckoning of points. It is interesting to note that Lynwood gained more points than any other House on the Final Sports Day. In Swimming Sports we were 4th, Drake winning the Open Long Plunge and Rutledge his One Length Breast Stroke. Cricket has been invigorating. The Senior team has been unsuccessful but spirited, the Middle section is placed 2nd and 1st, and the Junior 7th equal and 4th equal. The Knock-out has been the highlight; a fantastic marathon with Sherwood caused annoyance and hilarity (Lewis 63), and the Semi-final saw amazing fluctuations before we beat Welbeck. In the Final we met Arundel. Canham here proved a treasure; in the grim atmosphere of hard-fought cricket, his quips outshone the red-blooded vociferations of the Arundel coach. The team-spirit was wonderful, the cricket intelligent, with the bowling of Turner, Charles, Canham, and Nutter (he has an excellent " chinaman ") always tight; we battled hard and lost to a very good team. Charles, Winter and Bennett, have figured in Tennis finals. Downes and Avis won the Junior Fives Doubles, and Downes won the Singles. Congratulations to prize-winners Lodge, Winn, Wragg, Mallett, Wellings and Twyford; and to this year's Full Colours, Charles (Football), Turner (Cricket), and Jinkinson (Cross Country). Goodbye to all stalwarts and friends, and our thanks to Mr. Adey for his quiet interest and support. The plea for " House Spirit " is rather hackneyed, but it really contains very great significance which it takes time to appreciate.
The year has been a moderately successful one for the House. We have been runners-up in three main events the Water Polo League and Knock-out, and the Football League. Perhaps we were a little unlucky not to have pulled off the Water Polo K.O., but players, especially the defence, must remember to be on the alert all the time, even when forwards are attacking. In Swimming Sports, as in late years, almost the whole of the events have been left to the few, who have by no means failed the House, but their contribution has not been enough. More boys should take an interest in the House swimming. The Cricket teams, Upper, Middle and Lower, were captained respectively by Glenn, Baker and Richardson. The Middle School " A " has been very promising, and next year should see a very fair 1st XI. Tidily, Howarth, Adamson, Woolhouse and Robinson, have played well in the 1st XI, Adamson keeping wicket very well, especially in the K.O., when we lost to Lynwood in the first round. In this match also Tiddy bowled well, and Glenn scored 52. House Cricket Colours have been re-awarded to Howarth and Tiddy, and awarded to Woolhouse and Adamson. Many boys long associated with the House are leaving this term. Among them are Bird, Binks, Round, Sparkes and Glenn, and the House wishes them all the best in their future careers. We finish by wishing everyone a good holiday and a successful next year in sporting activities.
Our best performance this term has been in Athletics. In the Standard Sports, completed at the end of the Easter Term, we were placed second with an average of 2.95 points per boy; the winners' average was 3 points. We were therefore a very close second and with a few more boys gaining one point each we could have won the competition. In the Athletic Sports we were House Champions, though we gained few first places. This shows how well one can do by competing as a team. Good performances were put up by J. B. Staniforth, D. M. Parfitt, J. R. Shaw (Captain), B. J. Perrett, J. C. Tebbett, D. H. Oxer, M. B. Hill. The Relay races were very exciting, with Welbeck gaining second place in each race. In Swimming we put up a moderate show; though we were second on preliminary points, we fell to 5th place after the Sports. M. L. Lambert is a promising swimmer. The Cricket XIs have done reasonably well without any outstanding win. We say farewell to twelve members of the House; several of them have been with us eight years, and one, M. H. Tomlinson, came to the School in 1941. We offer our thanks to D. B. Sanders who has been a very efficient Head of the House; and " Good Fortune " to all.
This term the House has twice shown its capabilities. Wentworth won the Standard Sports with an average of 3 standards per boy. In the Athletic Sports the House was not so successful, but P. Swain won the Middle School High Jump and repeated his victory in the Sheffield Schools Sports, breaking the existing record. In the Swimming Sports, we were 3rd on preliminary points, but dropped to 7th place in the final result. Cricket has been rather disappointing the 1st XI never found its feet and lost matches even when victory appeared inevitable. Its Captain, J. E. Smith, has been awarded House Colours and School 2nd XI Colours, and D. G. Milne 2nd XI Colours. J. Weston and S. R. Needham have gained School 1st XI Colours. Weston has kept wicket admirably, whilst Needham has batted well and his fielding has been excellent. The Juniors finished high in the League and with additional effort could win the Barton Shield next season. A House Social for the Juniors was held after the terminal examinations; it was held at Whiteley Woods, which provided more scope for games than is available at School, and everyone spent a most enjoyable evening. Mr. Ingham has replaced Mr. Kiely as House Tutor and he is proving as enthusiastic a follower and helper of the House as his predecessor.
|D. A. CHARLES. Entered 1944. Lynwood House Captain since Jan., 1951. House Football, Cricket and Athletics Captain. School 1st XI Football 1950-52 (colours). School 1st XI Cricket 1950-52. School Tennis Team 1951. Tennis Secretary, 1951. Treasurer Modern Language Society. Won Herbert Hughes Memorial Prize for Spanish 1950. Prefect June 1950, Head Prefect since Sept., 1951. Gained a place at New College, Oxford, for 1954.||R. BUTLER. Entered 1946. Deputy House Captain, Lynwood. School Football 1st XI 1950-52 (colours), School Football Captain 1951-52. Committee member International Discussion Group. Dramatic Society. Won Junior Latin Reading Prize 1948. Sheffield and District Latin Reading Prize 1952. Won Scholarship to Outward Bound Mountain School, 1952. Sub-prefect from March 1951, Prefect from Sept. 1951.|
|I. H. JONES. Entered 1944 (Junior School). Arundel House Football Captain, Deputy House Captain. School 1st XI Football 1951-52. Sheffield Boys 1948-49. School 1st XI Cricket 1951-52 (colours). School Tennis Team 1951. President of Senior Music Club. School Orchestra. Prefect from Jan. 1951. Deputy Head Prefect from Sept. 1951. Won Senior Latin Reading Prize 1951 and 1952. and Senior Music Composition Prize 1951 and 1952.||M. H. THORNTON. Entered 1944. Arundel Captain 1951-52. House Cricket Captain 1951 and 1952. School Cricket 1st XI 1949-5? (colours). School Cricket Captain 1952, School record aggregate 1951. 548 runs. Yorks Public Schools team 1951. School Football 1st XI 1952 (colours). Sheffield Grammar Schools team 1951. School Water Polo team 1952. School Tennis team 1951. Won High Jump 1952. Prefect since Sept. 1951. Gained a place at New College, Oxford, for 1954.|
|J. A. BENNETT. Entered 1942 (Junior School). Clumber House Captain 1951-52, House Swimming Captain 1949-52. School Swimming team 1948 (colts). 1949 (colours). School Swimming Captain 1952. Sheffield Schools Swimming Colours 1951 (Senior 100 yards championship 1951), Yorkshire Schools Swimming colours 1951. Won 200 yards in Swimming Sports 1951 in record time of 2-26-4. Leader of School Orchestra. Won Yorkshire Schools Spanish Reading Prize 1951, School Spanish Reading Prize 1952, Herbert Hughes Memorial Prize for Spanish 1951. Sub-prefect Jan. 1951. Prefect from Sept. 1951. School Scouts since 1946. Chairman of " A " Troop Court of Honour.||R. B. GREGORY. Entered 1943 (Junior School). Clumber House Captain of Cross Country and Athletics 1952. Deputy House Captain 1951-52. Chairman of International Discussion Group. Committee Member of Student Christian Movement. School Choir. School Scouts 1945-49. Dramatic Society. Librarian. School Cross Country team 1950-52. School Athletics Captain 1951-52. Ran in Northern Schools C.C. Championship 1950-52. Prefect since Sept. 1951.|