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AUTUMN „ 70
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WE welcome to the staff Mr. J. C. Allen from the University of Leeds, Mr. D. A. Ayres from Pembroke College, Cambridge, Mr. J. R. Booth from King's College, Cambridge, Mr. M. Norman from South Grove Secondary School, Rotherham, Mr. G. W. Taylor from Nottingham High School, and Mr. J. Wrigley from King's School, Chester.
The end of the Summer term saw the departure of six members of the staff to senior appointments elsewhere. We shall miss them all and wish them every happiness and success in their new posts.
Mr. Cowan came to be head of Classics in September 1958. With his impressive stature and resonant voice went a tireless physical energy which enabled him to undertake a variety of tasks outside the classroom, of which the chief were the organization of School football fixtures and training of the First Xl. Because of his remarkable grasp of fact, his orderly mind, and his sound common sense he was listened to with respect when he expressed his views on educational topics. His career with us was crowned by the publication of his first book-Latin Translation: Principle to Practice- embodying the original and systematic approach to the technique of translation which he had developed largely during his years here. He goes to be Deputy Headmaster at Harrow County School.
Mr. German came to the School to teach English in September 1958. In the classroom he set an example of confident and perceptive views on his subject. His contribution to School cross-country running and cricket has been substantial, and his hard work and inspiration by example greatly appreciated in the teams of his management. To both boys and staff he was a good friend. He leaves us to be senior English master at March Grammar School.
Mr. Rhodes, who leaves us to become senior Geography master at Bridlington School, joined the staff in September 1959. A scholar himself and a prodigious worker he brought out the best in strong and weak alike. Outside the classroom his chief contributions have been as trainer of the Under 15 Rugby team, as stage manager for dramatic productions, and as convenor of a lively Geographical Society. His limp has long been familiar, and not all will know that it concealed an athlete and first-rate mountaineer. His recent operation seems to have been effective, however, and we wish him not only success in work but also the pleasure of roaming the hills again.
Mr. Hall joined the staff in September 1960. He taught Physics until 1962, then Chemistry until he left us to join the Chemistry department at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Apart from his valuable contribution in these disciplines, he will be remembered for his work in the Dramatic Society, the Scripture Searching Group, with the Third XI football team, and perhaps most of all for his energetic leadership in the Film Society and the Scientific Film Society. One of his most valuable gifts has been an eye for good design, and his extraordinarily effective posters and notices have set a new standard in the School for all types of visual presentation.
Mr. Prescott, who leaves us to be head of Classics at Glossop Grammar School, joined the staff in September 1960. He has taught Classics and English, as well as assisting at various times with junior football and with badminton. His cheerful sympathy and resourcefulness in teaching made him a popular master, especially with the lower forms.
Mr. Phillips came to the School to teach Economics in September 1961. During his three years on the staff he has proved to be a most loyal and conscientious colleague, who gained the respect of all the boys he taught by the thoroughness and competence of his methods. Apart from his work in the classroom he will be remembered for his help in School football and for his coaching of the School tennis teams. The success of the First VI in his last year in the School is a fitting reward for his efforts. He goes to be in charge of a new department at Alderman Newton's School, Leicester.
A word of appreciation is also due to last year's Head Prefect, D. W. Williams. His exceptional powers of organization and leadership have been apparent to all, and merited a tribute from the Headmaster in his address to the School at the end of the Summer term. We confidently wish him every success in his career at Cambridge.
Speech Day will be on Thursday, November 19th, in the Victoria Hall at 7.15 p.m. Prizes will be presented by an Old Edwardian, Revd. Professor Henry E. W. Turner, Canon of Durham Cathedral and Van Meldart Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham. Professor Turner has had a brilliant academic career; he was a Select Preacher at Oxford on one occasion and delivered the Bampton lectures there in 1954. He visited us some years ago when he preached at one of our Commemoration services.
We were proud to see the names of two Old Edwardians in the Prime Minister's list of this year's Birthday Honours, and we offer them our congratulations. Philip Allen, Second Secretary at H.M. Treasury, who presented the prizes at Speech Day, 1961, receives the K.C.B.; H. A. Shaw (1921-28), Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, the C.B.E.
We offer our congratulations to Mr. E. L. Vernon on obtaining the M.Sc. degree of London University by his thesis on Ionisation Potentials.
We congratulate D. R. G. Brown (1954-61) on obtaining First Class Honours in Mathematics at the University of Durham (Hatfield College), and C. J. S. Brearley (1954-61) on obtaining First Class Honours in P.P.E. at Trinity College, Oxford, and on his success in the Civil Service Administrative Class competitive examination.
We congratulate the following on obtaining places at universities and other institutions
OXFORD: P. B. Anderson (St. Catherine's); S. T. Bailey, D. M. Meredith (St. Edmund Hall); J. K. Baker, I. J. Ford, D. G. Parrish (Keble); P. A. Hardcastle, I. M. Kirk, J. Siddall (Trinity); S. S. Housley (Brasenose); R. W. Martin, A. J. Penney (St. Peter's); I. C. Sallis (The Queen's).
CAMBRIDGE: J. C. Mould (Gonville and Caius); D. Watson (Churchill).
BIRMINGHAM: C. F. Hinsley.
BRADFORD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: S. J. Blake, B. A. Hutchinson.
BRISTOL: P. M. Kington, P. B. B. Turney.
COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART: R. G. Billcliffe.
DURHAM: P. A. Greaves, C. J. Marsh (Hatfield); C. J. D. Morley (Grey); J. Cawthorne.
EDINBURGH: A. M. Wing.
LEEDS: D. L. Sleigh, D. I. Jones.
LEICESTER: P. Bingham, C. J. Brearley.
LIVERPOOL: J. E. M. Cockcroft, C. J. H. Linfoot, P. M. Rees, D. Brook.
MANCHESTER: R. Crump (College of Technology); A. S. Fletcher, N. M. Jenkins.
NEWCASTLE: R. J. Diamond.
NOTTINGHAM: H. M. Cave.
SHEFFIELD: J. Brown, S. J. Hughes, J. R. M. Moore, L. Moore, J. S. Plant, J. E. Shaw, F. A. Welland.
RUGBY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: J. P. Woodville.
RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, NEWCASTLE: R. A. Roxburgh.
SHEFFIELD TRAINING COLLEGE: S. E. Varley, S. R. Vere.
School Officials for 1964-65 are:
HEAD PREFECT: J. G. Skidmore.
VICE-HEAD PREFECT: S. F. Drew.
PREFECTS: R. Crowson, A. Wiggett, C. M. Colley, J. P. England, M. J. Lilley, M. D. Shaw, P. B. Hall, B. R. Johnson, P. J. Woodhouse, D. I. Jones.
SUB-PREFECTS: D. R. Barraclough, I. H. Batty, J. R. Beale, J. Hogg, I. Salvin, M. P. Boyce, A. B. C. Couldwell, C. E. Rawlins, J. D. Everatt, P. J. Jepson, D. Knighton, D. C. Winter, W. D. Wilson, R. A. Swallow.
Football: Captain: R. Crowson.
Secretaries: D. M. Nicolson, R. M. Moorwood.
Rugger: Captain: P. S. Timperley. Secretary: J. Sanderson.
Cross Country: Captain: P. J. Woodhouse. Secretary: G. Pursglove.
Cricket: Captain: R. Crowson.
Swimming: Captain: M. G. Bilson.
Tennis: Captain: I. Salvin. Secretary: C. M. Colley.
Hockey: Captain: D. I. Jones.
Badminton: Captain: S. K. Osborne.
CHIEF LIBRARIAN: M. J. Lilley.
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For, further particulars write to the Staff Managers at 54 Lombard Street, London EC3, or to the Local Directors at P.O. Box 18, Old Market Square, Nottingham.
Money is our business
AS we sharpen our pen and survey the field of worthy targets for editorial invective, it occurs to us that it is time someone put in a good word for School Societies. So away (for the time being) with the acid and out with the rose-tinted ink of eulogy. Editorially, indeed, we owe a lot to our societies. Their Notes always occupy the largest single block of space in our pages. This, however, is no accident but (we hope) only a fair reflection of the vital part which they play in the life of the School. For it seems to us that our societies are no less than the organs of self-expression of our whole School society-the mouth, eyes and hands without which our workaday life would be but a passive, mute and uncreative thing.
In saying this we think too, of course, of the musical, scouting and sporting activities which have a rather more official status than the run of clubs and societies. But in their function all these forms of creative and recreative activity can hardly be separated. In all of them we oppose the deadly disease of modern civilization-the division of our existence into `work' and `life'. The "problem of leisure" is not a joke but a subject for serious discussion in high places. A Ministry of Leisure has even been proposed. But the problem cannot be solved from above. It lies in every one of us to unify our lives as best we can-to find satisfaction in our place of work as well as at home.
So it is in our societies that we have the best chance of ensuring that our School is something more than an academic factory. We can boast a list of societies probably longer than most schools of our size. Admittedly many of these societies are academic in flavour-Classical, History, Economics, and so on: even if their activities sometimes belie their sober titles. Hobby societies, like the Model Aircraft Club and Philatelic Society, are rarer; while those semi-secret societies which flourish in some schools do not appear as yet to have taken root among us. Perhaps there is scope for some enterprising innovator here.
But with all the variety of interests represented in our societies it is disappointing that there always remains a proportion of boys who take no part in any. The most recent Fifth and Sixth Form Census (Spring 1963) gave this proportion as 10 % (musical activities and scouting were included), and one suspects this is an underestimate in terms of regular and fruitful participation. Doubtless some of this percentage play an important part in School sports. It may be that some have to travel exceptionally long distances to and from school: although it is perhaps too easy to allow this inconvenience to serve as an excuse for the `8.50 to 4.10 habit' (soon, no doubt, to develop into the `9 to 5 habit' which lasts so many men a lifetime!). But too many, we feel, rush to shake the dust of school off their feet each evening without even stopping to consider what opportunities they are missing. The range and quality of facilities, not to mention the experienced guidance, which a large institution such as ours can offer are alone rare enough in life; but there are too the more intangible benefits of doing and discussing things without the formal restrictions of desks and classroom discipline; and for some the chance to plan and carry out programmes of activities of their own devising. Whatever the field of activity, no one who regularly comes to meetings of a School society can fail to find himself adding a new dimension to his school experience which will make his life as a whole richer. He will at the same time be enriching the life of the School.
LAST term 1,520 books were circulated.
Recent stock-takings still reveal the usual small but regular crop of books which have been removed without trace. A new feature of this seamy side of life in the Library is the preponderance of light modern fiction amongst the disappearances which still average five or six per term. In a proportion of cases the boy responsible is traced and the story that emerges is usually a pathetic one of forgetfulness and helplessness and even of good intentions thickly paving a short-cut path which never leads to the desired destination.
We are grateful to the following for their gifts of books
J. K. Baker, Herr V. Carstens, J. R. Gregory, A. M. Hughes, J. R. Hancock, J. R. Loukes, R. Pilley, P. R. Siddall, S. R. Vere, F. C. Flatt, A. M. Wing, P. Hardcastle, Mr. B. P. Turney.
THE Summer Term is the term of the Concert, the Competitions and the saying of farewells to musicians who have given generously of their talents throughout their schooldays. The Concert is reviewed elsewhere. In it the Choir, Madrigal Group, Orchestra, Soloists and Instrumental Groups all achieved a very high and satisfactory standard on which they are to be congratulated.
Among the leavers we may perhaps mention the "Three W's"-Williams, Wilson and Watson. Under their collective title they produced a series of excellent Musical Quizzes for the Music Club, and in their individual capacities contributed much to school music. Williams goes as Organ Scholar to Selwyn fortified by an A.R.C.O. and experience in all the fields of activity we can provide, including Composition. Wilson rose to leadership of the Orchestra and made quite a mark as a solo violinist. Watson numbered among his talents a virtuosity on the tubular bells which included the ability to write his own parts for that instrument the night before a performance! They, and others too numerous to mention, will no doubt make themselves heard in their new surroundings.
The Music Competitions drew numerous entries of high quality. J. G. Skidmore won the Senior Singing, J. Briggs the Junior; J. A. Heathcote (Clarinet) won the Senior Instrumental and J. Crawford (Violin) the Junior-with some masterly unaccompanied Bach. B. Wragg won the Senior Piano and Senior Musicianship competitions; R. H. Carr the Junior Piano and I. C. A. F. Robinson the Junior Musicianship Prize. Composition entries were more numerous than usual and showed con-siderable enterprise. D. D. Jones won the Senior competition and I. C. A. F. Robinson the Junior.
These activities and the subsequent preoccupation with examinations left no time for Music Club activities, but Chamber Groups have operated during the lunch hour and J. Crawford and L. Jenkins have been playing Bartok for unaccompanied violins. We have noted this for future public presentation. Forty boys have also embarked on the Boys' Choir part in Britten's War Requiem which the Philharmonic Society will perform in November.
THIS year's school concert reflected the fashionable swing towards Baroque and Rococo music. The settings of Messiah clearly belonged to the strong Rococo tradition of the Northern Brass ensemble. The Choir and orchestra, with the able assistance of Mr. Norman Moorhouse, performed the well chosen selections with lively courage. Of the pieces offered, the chorus "Their sound is gone out" and the finale, from "Behold I tell you a mystery", were particularly fine; but the standard was high, although at times the brass tended to drown the choir, and some stirring sounds resulted.
Part two offered a variety of works. Malcolm Arnold's march was witty, lively, and played with panache. It introduced that most extra-ordinary decoration for a hunting party, "Flocks in pastures green abiding", by Bach. This was beautifully sung by the trebles who have rarely been in better form. The next piece was a work for 'Cello and orchestra by Henry Eccles, a difficult score-the convolutions of Baroque Art are seldom simple-manfully tackled by A. Wing.
Two madrigals followed, exhibiting the more domestic aspects of the period. These were sung by the Madrigal Group, rapidly, I fear, approach-ing the dimensions of a full choir, with grace and delicacy which captured the essence of this difficult form. The group followed with their popular rendering of the Daniel Jazz. Chappell's music is grossly insensitive to Vachell Lindsay's rhythms, but the result is a fine bit of fun, always welcome, and enjoyed both by performers and audience.
Back to the Baroque with Mr. R. Williams conducting the Brass Group in music by J. C. Pezel. Pezel was a contemporary of the Gabrielli family and his work has the same complex ease which makes Venetian Brass music of the Baroque period so very attractive. Mr. Williams con-ducted with his usual understanding and vigour and it is to be hoped that this introduction will lead some to seek out more of the work of this period.
Clearly the most important event of the evening was the World Premiere of D. W. Williams's "Duo for Two Unaccompanied Bassoons" played by Messrs. Hawkins and Huston. This seminal work was rather coolly received by the unaccompanied audience. This was unfortunate since it is obvious that the composer has talent and his future musical progress along these lines will bear watching. The composer of this piece `took his bow' by playing for us upon the organ a very exciting example of modern Rococo by Widor. This was beautifully played and greatly enjoyed by the audience. It was a most attractive work and one longs to hear more of it.
The Woodwind Group presented three pleasant minor works by Purcell, efficiently performed, and the concert ended with the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah and that most famous of all English Baroque hymns -The National Anthem.
This review has, I trust, been accurate but light in tone. I should like to conclude in all sincerity by stressing the great debt owed by all of us to Mr. Barnes, who conducted and arranged the programme. A large school can produce performers, it can produce soloists, it can even produce an exciting programme; but unless the man is there to weld these elements together, the result will be chaos and cacophony accompanied by jealousy and intrigue, resulting in embarrassed misery for the audience. It is to Mr. Barnes's credit that none of these things ever happen at K.E.S., and that his concerts are always enjoyable and often, as this one, downright exciting.
W. D. L. S.
IN January this year, I was cajoled into writing an essay entitled "Do you think that Europe has any collective responsibilities towards the other countries of the world, and, if so, in what fields?" for the European Schools' Day Essay Competition. There were two entries from King Edward's, which were, in fact, the only two from Sheffield; we were promised all sorts of wonders if we won. Several months later, I was informed that my essay had been awarded first prize in the British section, and that I could look forward to a trip round the Common Market countries.
Consequently 1 left Sheffield on July 14th, en route for Strasbourg, the Head Quarters of the Council of Europe. Being pessimistically British, I was fearing the worst, and came equipped with all my winter woollies, but disembarking from the train at Strasbourg, I found that the temperature was 105°F.
At the hotel I met the other top European prizewinners-there were eighteen of us from thirteen different countries. While in Strasbourg, we had interviews on French Radio and Television, and discussions at the Head Quarters of the Council of Europe on its history and on the Human Rights Convention.
From Strasbourg, the itinerary included Luxembourg, Thionville, Bonn, Cologne, Brussels, Amsterdam, and The Hague. Although it was mainly a "tourist-type" trip, we saw a side of Europe not normally seen by the usual `voyageur'. For example, there were trips round a steel-works (SOLLAC) at Thionville, and a coal-mine, at Frechen, near Cologne.
In Brussels, there were discussions on "Europe and You", "Europe and Africa", and "Euratom". There was also an official lunch provided by the European Economic Communities.
From Brussels, we went to Amsterdam via The Hague. Here we met all the other European prizewinners (including fifteen others from England). This was where the programme became really hectic. In two days, we had to get through two sightseeing tours, round Holland and Amsterdam, four official receptions and luncheons, an informal dance at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, a Round Table Discussion on the Essay title, and the Official Prizegiving Ceremony. The certificates were presented in The Hague by the Dutch Minister for Education, Arts and Sciences. There was also a radio interview during the Round Table Conference in which five of us participated.
I returned to England on July 31st, utterly exhausted by all the travelling, but full of happy memories. The best thing about the trip must have been all the new friends that I made. It also gave me an insight into the European problems and politics-at the various discussions we had there was an introductory talk delivered by an expert on the subject, followed by free discussion. With thirteen nationalities represented, one could get a very broad view of the topics and problems. The main impression that I received was that nearly everybody I talked to, even the French, sincerely wanted Great Britain in the Common Market, not only because of the contribution we could make to a United Europe, but also to give a lead to the other non-member countries.
One last word: I can strongly recommend anybody to enter this competition, if only because of the marvellous holidays that can be won.
S. S. HOUSLEY.
THIS is not a Latin exclamation but the name of a muscle which bends the fingers. For any of you who set out upon the five-year road to becoming a doctor it is one of many hundreds of anatomical terms which you will have to learn. It is on looking back over such a half-decade to my leaving K.E.S. that I realise how little I then knew about the Medical course.
To enter Medical School at most universities it is advisable to have passed in physics, chemistry and biology at `A' level. However, this should not deter pupils with maths. instead of biology because here, at Manchester, the Medical School accepts a number of such students and teaches them `medical biology' along with the first part of the course. For anyone who is nearing these entrance requirements I would strongly advise concentration upon physical and organic chemistry. These subjects form a large part of the first important medical examination.
The first eighteen months of the course are spent in lecture theatres, dissecting room and physiology-chemistry laboratories. Dissection of a human corpse is probably the most time-consuming activity. It is the best way of obtaining a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the gruesome picture it may suggest should not deter any prospective student. I have seen the most timid of students accept this period easily and, after these dark days of study, success in the ensuing examinations opens the doorway to the greener pastures of clinical work.
On the surgical and medical wards the student has ample opportunity to examine patients and see examples of most types of disease. The training in obstetrics is provided by three months of residence in a Maternity Hospital where each student has to deliver at least twenty babies and attend all operations. It is this part of the course which provides many of the most vivid memories. I recall being ordered by the tough district-nurse beside me to hang out of the window shouting "Midwife! Urgent call!" as she drove our car hectically along the pavement to escape a football match traffic-jam. An equally terrifying memory is of trying to escape from a slum house upon being offered a drink of tea in a cup which had just been used to hold dirty Dettol `swabs'.
To me Medicine is a dynamic and satisfying career with opportunities in numerous fields. I apologise to those less familiar with Latin who may suspect that the title of this article really means `Join Medicine and see the World!'
M. J. PLATTS.
(We are very pleased to be able to print this contribution by an Old Edwardian. If any other O.E.s feel similarly moved to pass on advice and encouragement, more fraterno, to their succeeding generations we shall always be very glad to hear from them).
PERHAPS climatic conditions mould character: certainly Room A with its frosty winters and torrid summers witnessed strange events. Lessons were sometimes conducted from the table top, sometimes from the door, which would be thumped in moments of despair. Elaborate seventy-word sentences would appear on the blackboard to be copied out by malefactors, the number of repetitions being decided by a peculiar game. The rules of backgammon were taught, and the art of punning. It is said that sarcasm was not unknown; R.C.G. described his remarks as witty. It was note-worthy who took the major roles in plays; to show how it was done, of course. Singing was another boasted accomplishment: the precarious rendering of `Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen' was, unfortunately, unforgettable. Education apparently went on: some of the sixth form often found quite a new interest in their set texts. The reserved were encouraged to express themselves, even when they had nothing, or worse, to say.
Then there were activities beyond the confines of the classroom. The cross country team were dubious of the sanity of running four times up Jacob's Ladder or Ivy Cottage Lane; about hopping or running backwards round the Close they had no doubts at all. If these, to be charitable, were visionary schemes, the under fourteen football teams agreed he was more hard-headed about their practices. The first eleven several times attempted to crush him to death against the wallbars in the gym. On one occasion he nearly scored a goal for the staff. He was a talkative umpire, often finding time for a word of advice or commendation; once, when his side had dropped eleven catches, he used a different word. His team were not always grateful for his generosity: a boy once returned a shirt, commenting: 'It was dirty when you lent it to me, sir.' His own prowess was legendary: no one ever observed it, but his descriptions of it were full of vivid detail.
Behind any eccentricities of behaviour, however, lay a belief that education was important and did not consist solely in passing examinations. He was a helpful guide to those who sought his counsel: but the idle could find small comfort in his philosophy. For them his theme-and it will serve as an epitaph as well as any other of his frequent quotations from his favourite author-was 'I must be cruel only to be kind.'
" A wonderful bird is the pelican. "
Mirifica est volucris: Pelecanum nomine dicunt.
Ventre capax, multo plus tamen ore tenet.
Hebdomadis rostro stat copia: quomodo possit
Nescio, proh divos Tartareamque fidem!
(from the Magazine for MARCH, 1934)
AT four o'clock on Tuesday, March 6th, the Sixth Form gathered in the Large Lecture Room to hear a broadcast speech by Mr. Stanley Baldwin, the Lord President of the Council. His subject was "Political Liberty", today a matter of general interest. After showing that all political systems descended from centuries past, he reminded hearers that political liberty in England, as enshrined in the House of Commons, had taken centuries of struggle to win. The advantage of Parliamentary government was that it gave full scope for individual talent, and in this way fostered an individual sense of responsibility. Dictatorship on the other hand-under which term Mr. Baldwin included Fascism and Communism-by crushing talent and originality, had a disastrous effect on public spirit. Mr. Baldwin advanced other reasons against Dictatorship-that it was alien in England, and in its development would lead to civil war. His concluding appeal was intended to arouse his listeners to a sense of their public responsibilities. The speech was then criticised by opponents of democracy in the audience.
(Contributions in prose and verse were again invited for this edition of the Magazine. We very much regret that the bulk of what was received was not of a standard suitable for publication. We take the opportunity to print D. M. N. Higgins's prose entry for the Spring magazine and two new poems. No further prizes have been awarded.)
"To see a World in a grain of sand"
Is more than a poet's dream,"
Sang an electron orbiting round,
To endless motion ever bound,
Revolving in Creation's scheme.
"On my axis I ever spin,
A miniature earth am I,
The nucleus my central sun
Round which my rhythmic course I run,"
Sang an electron spinning by.
"Countless suns exert their power,
Fixed in regular array;
Countless electrons whirl around,
Each to its sun invisibly bound,
Satellites ever held in sway."
"And stillness in a grain of sand
Is nought but a human dream;
A multi-ordered motion
Of spinning and rotation
Weaves stillness in Creation's scheme."
"Mighty heaven's moving model
Is seen in grain so small,"
Sang an electron journeying round
In fixed orbit ever bound
By Nature's law which governs all.
He had dreamt.
Now he thought; but life was too full to think; hunt-eat-sleep-hunt was a pattern too rigid to stop; that would mean hunger.
He had dreamt. He had dreamt wildly, horribly; but realistically. He had dreamt of things unimaginably grotesque, artificial, hideous. He had seen machines, and steel and concrete squares. He had seen colours that he never wanted to see. Shining things containing people rushing past at impossible speeds.
But in his dream, the people scared him most. People with their thin bodies covered except for white, unhealthy faces staring into nothing. People with nothing to live for. People who had been advanced enough to reject the hunt-eat-sleep pattern only to adopt a new, pointless one. A pattern that meant nothing, and that gave lives that meant as little as lives ever had. Their advances had taken them nowhere. They ran, hurried, fled from their own thoughts and their own boredom. Futile, pointless, endless running. One thing they could not escape: themselves. Nothingness would have been better than a foolish, meaningless something that chased its tail till it died.
He had woken up. His reflections led him to a conclusion that was horrible, terrible.
This might come, might happen!
The animal that was his wife came into the cave. No comprehension dawned in her eyes as she looked at the dead man.
No one had ever committed suicide before.
Rushing, bustling, shoving, shouting,
Frantic prefects, holding, clouting;
One door shut, the other open.
Swaying bodies crammed together-
Squirming, squeezing, worming, wending,
Squashing, twisting, wriggling, bending.
Helpful prefects sticking arms out-
Tallish boys are nearly knocked out.
Now a master nears the doorway .
"Back you!" roars he, slapping heads there.
Meanwhile Gladys in the kitchen
Jumps at this and spills some liver
Right on top of prunes and custard.
Queueing done all stand at tables,
Ready to be graced and sit down.
"Table three," then says the master.
Peace restored, all eat their dinners-
Chewing, gobbling, licking, munching,
Gnashing, grinding, drinking, crunching.
DURING the Summer term there were few indoor meetings of the Senior Scouts. The outstanding event was the annual dinner, when a sumptuous menu was provided by our chefs, C. J. Beck and D. N. Pringle, consisting of melon, chow mein, and fruit salad, terminating with cheese, biscuits and coffee. This well-attended function was presided over by Mr. Cook whom we were pleased to have as our chief guest.
On Tuesday, August 25th, at 10 p.m., a party of ten Seniors with Mr. Anderson departed on a camping expedition to the Lake District and the Isle of Arran. Few will forget arriving on Windermere station at 6 a.m. and trying to cook breakfast when it had been deposited at Keswick, 15 miles away, in error. The next two days were spent hiking over mountains, including the ascent of Helvellyn, which provided a memorable view of Lakeland peaks. The first two nights were spent in the comparative luxury of Youth Hostels in Grasmere and Derwentwater, where we met many interesting people.
From the beauty of the Lakes we travelled northwards to the misty Isle of Arran. Here we spent seven days enjoying such varied activities as climbing, cycling, swimming, rowing, midge repelling, and theoretical bread and jam eating.
This year we are sorry to lose the services of Mr. Anderson who has devoted much of his valuable time and advice to helping the Senior Troop. We extend a welcome to all new members, and especially to Mr. Wild who has become our Senior Scout Leader. We hope that they will have an interesting and rewarding time with us.
AS has been the pattern in recent years, fortune and the sun smiled down upon our Whit Camp at Chatsworth. Just two events out of many which spring to mind were the `great spud battle' and the sight of sixteen Scouts creeping round Derbyshire carrying candles in mugs. Our thanks go to Mr. Vout and Ron Treeby for helping to staff the camp, and to seniors Steve and Steve who were excellent Q.M.'s, despite an acute lack of sodium chloride!
The remainder of the term was rather uneventful, owing to internal and external exams. The highlight of the year was, as expected, the Summer Camp in Ireland. Having negotiated the customs with more success than many fellow passengers, the fourth years and staff made their presence known in Ireland from the back of a lorry by rendering such songs as "Lloyd George" and "Clementine". The camp, conveniently situated by a river, had many memorable incidents, including: a self-opening gate which played the national anthem, a trip round the guinness factory in Dublin, the Troop's deepest `bog' for several camps, the whole troop shaking hands with two skeletons, and a highly amusing coach trip.
The final troop meeting was held in a railway compartment in response to a morse signal--21 in a compartment, is this a troop record? It can be stated categorically that a `good time was had by all'. In response to black edged invitations the last Troop hike took place during the week after camp, and amongst other things the Troop had a grandstand view of grouse-shooting.
The Troop's best wishes and thanks are given to Rog Laughton and we wish him luck in his studies in America.
Prospects for K.E.S. Scouting are bright under the leadership of Mr. Anderson in the new troop, but no doubt some of the old `A' Troop traditions will continue for a long time-I hope they will.
D. J. ROBERTS.
THE main highlights of the Summer term were, as usual, the Whit and Summer Camps. The Whit Camp was spent at a site in the grounds of Newstead Abbey, a place with which we are very familiar, and as usual, it was most enjoyable. The weather was very kind to us, never spoiling any activities, which included ghost-hunting, football on the owner's lawn, and the shortest ever hike. Boys' parents came to the Camp on Whit Monday and we were pleased to have our former A.S.M. Dave Elliott with us, as well as a visit from the Troop's G.S.M. of several years ago.
Bob-a-Job this year raised nearly £36, a reasonable total, and some boys also went on an enjoyable guided tour to see "The Star" being printed. Several of our younger boys have been on various badge courses to Hesley Wood, and an old boy J. C. Mould, has at long last been awarded his A.S.M. warrant.
The first main activities planned for the newly combined "A" and "B" Troops are a trip to the Scout Gang Show in London and a Jumble Sale, and it is hoped that the single Troop will be successful.
SUMMER CAMP. Summer Camp this year was held on the banks of the River Wye, near the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon, twenty miles from Hereford.
Until the last two days the weather remained kind to us so we were able to swim and canoe frequently. The Patrol Leaders had a two-day hike in the hills, a day out to Cardiff as well as taking over from corporation workmen and policemen in a minor road crash, being tipped for their "good deed". The whole troop also went to Swansea and Barry Island by coach.
The camping competition was narrowly won by Peewits (P/L J. Haworth).
SENIOR. Owing to the pressure of examinations and outside interests the attendance at some of the Society's meetings has been lower than earlier in the year. Still, however, there remains a small core of Art specialists ably supported by growing numbers of more foreign looking gentlemen from the Science realms, who no doubt find Mr. Helliwell's controversial and amusing remarks a useful relief from their world of calculation and test tube.
Mr. Helliwell has again presented a series of lectures based on film-strips, which besides being of general interest are extremely useful to the Art specialists taking `A' level. The importance of these to the specialist cannot be stressed too strongly. It has been suggested that next term time will be available for the members of the Society to contribute more positively to the presentation of these lectures so as to take some of the burden from Mr. Helliwell's shoulders.
Finally I should like to thank Mr. Helliwell for the time he has spent supporting the Society; his efforts have been well worth while.
JUNIOR. The Junior Art Society has met on Tuesdays at 12.45. The attendances by keen members of first and second forms has been both punctual and constant, and it has been regretted that third formers who would have liked to be members of the Society were unable to attend on this day.
Although pictures in historical sequence have been shown and discussed, a healthy desire to be making one's own pictures has prevailed in the later sessions of the Society. It has been refreshing to see members, in no need of suggested ideas or urge to work, make a prompt start to express themselves in pencil or paint. The opportunity to do so appears to be all that they were seeking. One wonders how many boys, in a complicated educational system, are unable to avail themselves of such an opportunity and in the name of Education one invokes that painting, architecture and sculpture should be the birthright of all-to be claimed by interest, by work, and by understanding.
Bible Study Group
THE GROUP continued to meet every Thursday at 1.20 in room 64 last term, and in spite of the occasional attractions of a sunny afternoon attendance has not diminished. In fact it has increased slightly. A series of Bible studies was of course the centre of the term's activities, and we spent eight meetings on Paul's letter to the Romans. There were no meetings during the G.C.E. fortnight, and the final meeting of the term was a Bible study on the subject of prayer. The two special meetings were a discussion about leisure and a talk by the Rev. Peter Head on `Redemption, Justification, Reconciliation, Salvation', which summed up the earlier studies in "Romans".
The book which we are now studying is the Gospel according to St. John. Special meetings include another "gen-box", as the last one, on Christian literature, was very successful. Although it is primarily in special meetings that we try to make contact with others than those who attend Bible studies, we should like to emphasize that these studies are discussions, not sermons or `comprehension periods'; and that we would welcome the expression of all beliefs and views at any of them.
SENIOR. The Summer term's only meeting came some 24 hours before the end of the academic year. This was a revue of classical history, presented by I. R. Sarginson and P. S. Maxwell. The wide variety of items included historic events (supported by a Greek chorus), and an oration on Roman education by Senator Ballardus. Musical interludes also appeared with such songs as `We are, we are, we are the Triumvirs', "Twas on a Monday morning the Emperor came to call', and one by Sarginson Scipio, supported by the others, which could have been (indeed, almost was) written by G. and S. themselves. Tape recordings included `Watch with Mater', and among the advertisements was one which attempted to persuade holiday-makers to visit King Edward VII Mansion. The cast was I. R. Sarginson, P. S. Maxwell, D. M. N. Higgins, L. M. Jenkins, S. R. Vere, R. Galley, and R. Shepherd as pianist.
The end of the year saw the departure of two classics masters. Mr. Cowan has directed the Senior Classical Society for some six years and has proved an invaluable support. He has assisted by giving talks and furnish-ing a never-ending flow of ideas. We thank him and Mr. Prescott, who has given support to both the Senior and the Junior Societies, delivering lectures and assisting in administration.
We also unfortunately bade farewell to our faithful President, I. R. Sarginson. He has served the Society for the past three years succes-sively as Publicity Agent, Secretary, and President. This year he gave a lecture entitled `Who were the Homeric people', and he produced the off beat end-of-year revue.
Next year's programme will probably be largely on the same lines as in the last few years: a series of lectures with lighter meetings interspersed, and also the one or two annual trips. This year's meetings have been interesting and it is only disappointing that they did not appeal to a wider audience.
JUNIOR. The Society's only activity this term stemmed from the sug-gestion of an old member who, safe in the knowledge that he was not eligible to come, proposed a walk along the route of the Roman road from Sheffield to Brough. Mr. Jones having kindly conveyed them to Redmires, the party of a dozen or so belated camp-followers set off at forced-march speed to the first landmark-Stanage Pole-on the most famous section of the road. Reaching the pole, somebody climbed it to see if it was indeed the North or some other well known Pole displaced. Hearing that lunch was to be eaten at Stanage Edge, however, the group marched on, the pole forgotten. Whilst lunch was being eaten and bearings taken (not for the last time), somebody noticed a wood in the distance. This turned out to be Dennis Knoll, and after half an hour we arrived there, only to discover that there was a fork in the road, and no indication which branch, if either, might be the original route. So the party split into two groups, agreeing later that the upper line seemed the more probable. Having joined forces again at Bamford station the whole group then proceeded to Brough, a place which has certainly declined since its days as a Roman station. Anxious to make sure that nothing had been altered since last year's visit the assembly plodded round the field. After tea, their thirst for the legionary life assuaged, the party returned to Sheffield by train. The Society must thank Messrs Braunholtz, Jones and Pickup for their help in this expedition, and with the Society's activities throughout the year.
Finally we would like to emphasise that the Society is open to all forms up to and including the fourths, and anybody in these forms who is interested can come along to any meeting. A special welcome is extended to the first and second forms.
OWING to various pressures upon time, the summer term programme of the Society is generally curtailed. Last term was no exception: in fact, no meetings were held-mainly because Mr. Rhodes was in hospital from Easter to Whitsuntide.
Landscape with Figures [A H Wilcock + HTR Twyford , it is thought]
This is not an obituary however: the Society will continue with its regular Friday lunchtime meetings. Although Mr. Rhodes left us in the summer, the Sixth Form have retained sufficient of his enthusiasm to keep a lively Society running as usual. It is hoped that Mr. Rhodes' successor, during his stay here, will accept the post of organizer and keep an equally energetic programme. We are sorry, however, to see Mr. Rhodes go. We thank him for his teaching, and for the running of the Society, and wish him good health and good luck in the future.
Senior History Society
BECAUSE of internal and external examinations, meetings in the Summer term were restricted to three, The first was a visit, starting at Abbeydale works, a mill built in the eighteenth century, and then. round Beauchief Abbey which was extremely interesting, especially to the more medieval minded in the party.
J. A. Ramsden gave an excellent talk on the "Princes in the Tower" in which his considerable knowledge of this subject was utilised. It was most refreshing to see a speaker who only had a few lines of notes to guide him instead of the usual pages of notes which most speakers seem to use. A lively discussion followed the meeting as to whether Richard Ill was really the villain portrayed by Shakespeare. The final meeting of the term was a rather poorly attended talk by P. B. Hall on "Trafalgar" which was well delivered and most enjoyable.
Since the Society's re-incarnation two years ago it has had some very interesting and well attended meetings; the need now is for more fifth year boys to come and speak on subjects not connected with the `A' level examination. My thanks, as always, go to the chairman Allen, and Mr. Anderson for his support and enthusiasm.
Junior History Society
THIS year the trip, which took place on Saturday, May 2nd, was to various places of historical interest in Northamptonshire. On arrival by coach in Stamford at about 10.30 a.m. the party split up to look round the town, especially at its four churches. The next stop was Burghley House, home of the Marquess of Exeter, the famous Olympic hurdler. Here we were given a conducted tour by a special guide, who told us many things about the file private collection of paintings and also about the exquisite carvings. After taking lunch here we went on to Peterborough.
We were shown round the cathedral in Peterborough and also given a lecture on its history by Canon J. L. Cartwright. Many famous people are buried there, including Mary Queen of Scots. In the architecture of the cathedral many styles are shown side by side.
Next stop was Fotheringay church, which is an example of perpen-dicular architecture. Here we were shown round by the Rector, Rev. W. J. J. Oakley. The church is noted for its lantern tower.
Our last call before returning home was Kirby Hall, which is now in ruins, but is in the charge of the National Trust. It is a symmetrical arrangement of buildings which surround an inner court, and shows strongly the classical influence on English buildings of the time.
Model Aircraft Club
THE optimism that we expressed in the last report was well rewarded. All the proposed improvements were carried out to plan and a fine crop of suggestions was reaped from our first ever Term General Meeting. Among the suggestions taken up were firstly, more meetings, alternating between flying and indoor, and secondly, the building of a club trainer for all to use.
The outcome of these suggestions was very successful. Coupled with the fact that the membership of the club has, owing to extensive "recruit-ment" and advertising campaigns, more than trebled, we feel that the club is facing a bright future.
Thanks are due to Edwards and Lilley for their help on the manage-ment committee and on instructional courses. Great thanks are also due to our Mr. Bridgwater for giving up his valuable time to supervise our meetings. Mr. Bridgwater has not been inactive as far as flying meetings go, for, with the guiding hand of Lilley, he made a very good first flight, much to the surprise of everyone.
Natural History Society
AFTER great upheavals in the Biology department in 1963 the Natural History Society had to be temporarily shelved, but towards the end of last term, as things had settled down again, it was decided to restart it in September. At the time of writing the programme for the first part of this term had not been settled, but activities proposed for the rest of this term and next term include lectures by members of the University and, we hope, by Dr. Head, as well as visits to places of biological interest. For all these activities, which are for the fourth year and above, we need good attendances so that more adventurous activities can be embarked upon. It is also proposed to start a Junior Society for the Lower School in the near future.
THE S.C.M. has, as has previously been reported, been following a series of studies on "Honest to God" based on an S.C.M. pamphlet. The studies have been found extremely interesting and enjoyable by the few who have attended the meetings. Some lively discussion followed the study on "GOD", with members giving their views on the subject. These, for the most part, were in support of the traditional view of God, (although no-one considered Him as "The old man in the Sky") rather than the ideas proposed in "Honest to God". This may be due to the inability, admitted, of those present to fully comprehend the new concepts.
We are pleased to report that the attendance at meetings is rising, and that the S.C.M. in the school is once again getting under way, after its period of dormancy.
The programme for our own group for next term has not yet been decided, but some Inter-School activities are already arranged. These are:
Fri., Oct. 9th. Rev. M. Jackson on "Industrial Mission", at City Grammar School, Stradbroke Road.
Fri.-Sun. Residential conference at Unstone Grange.
Oct. 16th.-18th. Subject, "Personal Relationships".
Fri. Nov. 27th. Talk by wife of a flying doctor. Place undecided.
Fri. Dec. 4th. Talk by Prof. R. A. Coulson. Place undecided. There will also be a Christmas Social and Dance.
Advance notice for Lent Term:
Thurs. Mar. 18th. Canon D. A. Rhymes on "The New Morality".
INTER-SCHOOLS TRIP. The Sheffield and District inter-schools S.C.M. trip to Stratford and Coventry got off to a rather belated start on Saturday, July 18th. The party consisted of S.C.M. members from Sheffield, Rotherham and Derbyshire, and two exchange students from France. The group included four pupils and one divinity master from K.E.S. After alighting at Stratford-upon-Avon the party split up and wandered around this hive of tourist activity. The accent on pleasing the foreign tourist during the quatercentenary of Shakespeare's birth tended to spoil the beauty of Stratford, and it was reported that even one solid arbiter of justice, in the shape of a British policeman, spoke with an American accent.
From Stratford we proceeded to Coventry to look round the cathedral. The splendour of this modern building matches that of more conventional church architecture and in some ways, especially in its lighting, it far surpasses the older cathedrals.
The evening, spent at Coventry's civic theatre watching a West End comedy, "Mary, Mary", rounded off a full and most enjoyable day.
SPORTS FIXTURES 1964-65
THE following list of Sports Fixtures is correct at the time of going to press, but all fixtures are subject to alterations and boys concerned should always watch the appropriate School notice boards for changes.
A DEARTH of cricketing talent in the senior school during the last two years has led to the policy of introducing promising young boys to the rigours of 1st XI cricket. Improvement on last season's performance was hardly unexpected, and this season's results have tended to go in cycles with some unbeaten periods, and then a succession of losses.
The team this year has been a balanced one, which, on paper at least, should have done better than the results show. The reasons for this can be found in a lack of real batting technique amongst the older members of the side and a lack of experience from the younger members both in bowling and batting.
Clark, Hodgkin and Priestley should all make class batsmen in the near future. They have plenty of time in which to develop their technique and scoring strokes. Richardson, although he has a great deal still to learn, could make an attacking opening bowler of quality; his talent only needs to be developed and, as his cricket matures, he should be a great asset to the side. Crowson has played some useful attacking innings but Blake and Lewis have never quite fulfilled the promise they showed at the beginning of the season. Bird, though a slow scorer, showed admirable patience and a sound defensive technique. Timperley disappointed with his fast bowling, which, though sometimes hostile, was generally far too inaccurate. A slow left-arm bowler is always a useful asset to any cricket team, and Everatt in this capacity showed considerable promise, varying his flight and pace skilfully.
During the Whitsun holiday, the school team, accompanied by four of the more adventurous souls on the staff enjoyed three days based on Windermere in the Lake District. Our most successful day was the Thursday when we fought an honourable draw with Penrith Grammar School, not a ball being bowled by either side! Socially, the trip was a great success and revealed some unknown facets of the characters of both boys and masters. Two queries remain. Who tried to find a cheap parking space and had his car impounded by an angry hotel keeper and who slept in two beds in one night in two different rooms and was sublimely unconscious of this?
Prospects for the future must be encouraging for there is a great deal of talent in the lower parts of the school. Crowson, who will captain the side next year, has already demonstrated a shrewd cricket sense and I wish him luck in what could easily prove to be a most rewarding season for school cricket. He is a very good fielder in the covers, and under his example, the team should liven up in the field, although the standard has been quite good at times this season.
Finally, I should like to thank Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hemming and Dr. Knowles for supporting and encouraging a side often in adversity but one which never lost a very high team spirit. The personal debt which the captain owes to them is a great one.
Linfoot has modestly refrained from mentioning his own contribution to School cricket over three seasons with the 1st XI. He has not been blessed with the best of fortune as captain, nor has he been able to recapture this season his outstanding batting form of last year, but his example of zest for the game and personal charm and courtesy has done much to uphold the standard of the school in the game. He will be greatly missed next year and we wish him all success in the future.
J.C.H., B.K., T.K.R.
Played 19, Won 3, Lost 9, Drawn 6, with one match abandoned.
v. Worksop College
Worksop: 123 for 4 dec. School: 60 for no wicket (Blake 40 n.o.) DRAWN.
v. Wintringham G.S., Grimsby
Grimsby: 47 (Priestley 5 for 4. Timperley 3 for 10.) School: 50 for 4 (Crowson 20 n.o.) WON by 6 wickets.
v. Abbeydale G.S.
School: 71 (Lewis 21) Abbeydale: 72 for 4 wickets. LOST by 6 wickets.
v. Old Edwardians
Old Edwardians: 142 for 6 dec. School: 125 (Linfoot 33, Richardson 20). LOST by 17 runs.
v. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Clitheroe: 108 for 9 dec. (Timperley 3 for 21, Richardson 3 for 12). School: 50. LOST by 58 runs.
v. Ermysted's G.S., Skipton
Skipton: 112 for 6 dec. (Priestley 3 for 14). School: 42. LOST by 70 runs.
v. De La Salle College
School: 100 (Priestley 44). De La Salle: 65 (Beman 4 for 9, Priestley 3 for 14, Timperley 3 for 33). WON by 35 runs.
v. King's School, Grantham .
School: 144 for 8 dec. (Linfoot 83, Hodgkin 36). Grantham: 72 (Everatt 3 for 17, Linfoot 3 for 10) WON by 72 runs.
School: 80 for 7 dec. (Hodgkin 37). Match ABANDONED because of rain.
v. High Storrs G.S.
School: 70 for 8 dec. High Storrs: 40 for 4. DRAWN.
v. Firth Park G.S.
School: 119 for 5 dec. (Clark 55 n.o.). Firth Park: 40 for 3. DRAWN.
v. Doncaster G.S.
School: 34. Doncaster: 35 for no wicket. LOST by ten wickets.
v. Manchester G.S.
School: 90 (Hodgkin 45). Manchester: 94 for 2 wickets. LOST by 8 wickets.
v. Bradford G.S.
School: 56.Bradford: 57 for 3 wickets. LOST by 7 wickets.
v. J. S. Parson's XI
Parson's XI: 151 (Taylor 3 for 39, Linfoot 4 for 21). School: 103 (Crowson 26). LOST by 48 runs.
v. Nottingham H.S.
Nottingham: 262 for 3 wickets dec. School: 66 (Clark 22). LOST by 196 runs.
v. Hymer's College, Hull
School: 113 for 7 dec. (Clark 36, Crowson 34). Hull: 78 for 6. DRAWN.
v. Sheffield Collegiate
Sheffield Collegiate: 143 for 2 wickets dec. School: 128 for 9 (Fielding 37, Linfoot 28, Priestley 22 n.o.). DRAWN.
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Also batted: Fielding, Taylor, Kippax, Hempshall, Sleigh, Hudson.
Also bowled: Taylor, Hempshall, Hill, Hodgkin, Crowson.
Full Colour - Reaward: C. J. H. Linfoot.
Half Colour -- Reaward: S. J. Blake, P. S. Timperley.
New Colours: R. Crowson, D. M. Hodgkin.
Certificates - R. N. Priestley, P. C. N. Clark, J. D. Everatt, D. G. Beman, D. Lewis, J. S. Richardson.
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ALTHOUGH the results show that the Second XI did not have a very successful
season, the reason for this is not easy to find. There were the usual number
of leavers to the 1st XI but on paper the team was strong for every game.
The difference in the team's performances at home and away is remarkable. On the docile Whiteley Woods pitch, every game was either won or drawn; away from home on fast, sometimes hostile wickets, every game was lost or drawn.
On his day nearly every batsman made runs, Bird, Kippax and Fielding were the stars, each claiming at least one fifty for the team.
The brunt of the bowling fell on the pace attack of Hempshall and A. Taylor, with J. Brown and Beman helping later in the season. Most of the wickets were taken by pace because of the shortage of spinners in the senior school but the inexperienced Bradley proved to be a very useful partnership-breaker with his off-spin.
The fielding was of a high standard near the wicket with Hudson, Kippax and Taylor outstanding but the outfielding on occasions was slack.
Finally the team would like to thank its scorer Clark for his services, Messrs. Knowles, Lunn and Twyford for their support and encouragement and also for putting up with what must have been one of the most boisterous school teams in recent years.
D. L. S.
Played 10, Won 2, Drawn 4, Lost 4.
v. Wintringham G.S.
Wintringham 130 (Bradley 3 for 20) K.E.S. 106 for 7 (Fielding 57 n.o.) Drawn.
v. Old Edwardians
K.E.S. 94 (Burns 21, Bird 20) Old Edwardians 95 (Hempshall 4 for 20, Taylor 3 for 43). Lost.
v. De La Salle College
De La Salle 49 (Taylor 6 for 12) K.E. S. 50 for 6 Won.
v. King's School, Grantham
K.E.S. 131 for 1 dec. (Bird 75 n.o., Fielding 38) K.S.G. 98 (Taylor 3 for 33, Bradley 3 for 17) Won.
v. Mount St. Mary's
K.E.S. 157 for 6 dec. (Kippax 51, Wosskow 39, Wiggett 24 n.o.) Mount St. Mary's 101 for 6 Drawn.
v. Doncaster G.S.
K.E.S. 55 Doncaster 56 for 3 Lost.
v. Manchester G.S
M.G.S. 65 (Hempshall 4 for 6, Kippax 3 for 10) K.E.S. 45 Lost.
v. Queen Elizabeth's, Wakefield .
Wakefield 128 for 8 dec. (Richardson 5 for 38) K.E.S. 103 for 8 Drawn.
v. Nottingham H.S.
Nottingham 128 (Beman 3 for 33, Brown 3 for 20) K.E.S. 29 Lost.
v. Hymer's College, Hull
K.E.S. 168 for 6 dec. (Hodgkin 58, Richardson 30 n.o., Kippax 22) Hymer's 100 for 6 (Richardson 3 for 45) Drawn.
Considering that four of the team were claimed throughout the season for higher service with the First XI, and that, owing to a knee injury, Mottram played in only one match, the results were very satisfactory. A chance was thereby given to boys who would not otherwise have played; Dunsford as a batsman and Hodgkinson as a bowler made the most of this opportunity. The Manchester match, won in the last over, provided the best cricket: a real team effort.
Fielding was the side's weakest point. Lack of concentration and too much chatting in the slips led to dropped catches and general untidiness in the field. Warn's wicket-keeping hardly reached last year's outstanding quality.
Unexpectedly, Wright proved the leading batsman with a string of consistent scores, achieved by determination and a growing confidence. Burns started well but suffered an unfortunate loss of form. A succession of failures undermined Hemming's confidence. After a series of lapses of concentration Warn at last played a pleasingly mature and determined innings of ninety minutes at Hymer's.
The bowling lacked variety. Bradbury took 23 wickets and bowled fast but without much control. Hodgkinson was the most improved cricketer in the team; his accuracy and steadiness were notable. Rotchell flighted his spinners well and turned the ball considerably; he was not bowled often enough. Richards bowled intelligently, but without turning the ball. Wright's captaincy was thoughtful, though his decisions were sometimes unexpected.
Lastly I must record my thanks to a side who were the most pleasant team I have taken in my six years here.
Played 9, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 4.
v. Myers Grove
Myers Grove 31 (Bradbury 5 for 8, Mottram 4 for 10). K.E.S.: 35 for I (Burns 23 n.o.) Won by 9 wickets.
v. King's School, Grantham
K.S.G.: 69 (Bradbury 3 for 23). K.E.S.: 72 for 6 (Burns 24). Won by 4 wickets.
v. Mount St. Mary's
Mt. St. Mary's: 71 (Bradbury 7 for 17). K.E.S.: 72 for 9 (Wright 17). Won by 1 wicket.
v. Doncaster G.S.
K.E.S.: 60 (Wright 17). Doncaster: 61 for 6. Lost by 4 wickets.
v. Manchester G.S.
K.E.S.: 134 (Warn 22, Richards 23). M.G.S.: 85 (Bradbury 4 for 8, Rotchell 4 for 28). Won by 49 runs.
v. Wakefield G.S.
K.E.S.: 45 (Wright 22). Wakefield 48 for 2. Lost by 8 wickets.
v. High Storrs . .
K.E.S.: 56 (Wright 24). High Storrs: 57 for 5. Lost by 5 wickets.
v. Nottingham H.S.
K.E.S.: 81 (Wright 31). Nottingham: 85 for 7 (Hodgkinson 3 for 22). Lost by 3 wickets.
v. Hymer's College, Hull
K.E.S.: 132 (Warn 19, Hemming 21, Cartwright 30 n.o.). Hymer's: 130 for 8. Match drawn.
The results given below yield the following statistics: Played, 8; Won, 4; Lost 3; Drawn, 1. An analysis of the trend of results showed that there has been steady 'progress' downhill, from four wins to a draw and from this to three losses. The constant feature of the wins is that the other side was got out cheaply and the runs knocked off by our batsmen. It is noticeable, however, that on only one occasion did we score more than 100 runs. The implication, and the truth, is that the side was better at taking wickets than at making runs, and, even when runs were made, they depended on the quality of the other side's bowlers. The batting has been enthusiastic but hardly distinguished for its quality; all members of the side had faults, which they all appreciated when results proved them, but which only a few did something serious to eradicate. It is probably true that good batsmen are not born but made, and a great deal of the process can be self-manufactured. All credit must be given, however, to Turner and Milner for making runs for the most part with some semblance of batting style. Good bowlers are often not made but born, and natural ability did a lot for the bowlers, especially for Scott, G. C. and Wilson, the captain of the side, who took many wickets; a noteworthy feature of the season was Wilson's hat-trick against High Storrs. They were well backed up, on occasion, by Milner, Farrand and Woodhouse, with their varying styles. There is in the side considerable promise for the future, but this report must sum up the past season as being mixed in results but enjoyable, both for the players themselves, who showed a good spirit under Wilson's energetic captaincy, and for the masters in charge.
v. Wintringham G.S.
Wintringham: 59 (Woodhouse 3 for 8, Wilson 3 for 12). K.E.S.: 62 for 6 (Turner 32 n.o.). Won by 4 wickets.
v. King's School, Grantham .
King's School: 55 (Farrand 4 for 3, Scott, G. C. 2 for 12). K.E.S.: 57 for 5 (Milner 22). Won by 5 wickets.
v. Mount St. Mary's
K.E.S.: 104 (Scott, G. C. 25, Woodhouse 20). Mount St. Mary's: 73 (Scott, G. C., 5 for 17, Wilson 2 for 7). Won by 31 runs.
v. Doncaster G.S.
Doncaster: 29 (Wilson 6 for 9, Scott, G. C., 4 for 9). K.E.S.: 31 for 6. Won by 4 wickets.
v. Manchester G.S.
Manchester: 129 for 9 dec. (Scott, G. C., 3 for 21, Milner 4 for 44). K.E.S.: 88 for 9 (Turner 23). Drawn.
v. High Storrs G.S.
High Storrs: 77 (Wilson 5 for 15, including a hat-trick). K.E.S.: 20. Lost by 57 runs.
v. Nottingham H.S.
K.E.S.: 40. Nottingham: 41 for 7 (Wilson 4 for 18, Scott, G. C. 2 for 17). Lost by 3 wickets.
v. Hymer's College
Hymers': 78 (Wilson 4 for 18). K.E.S.: 52 (Turner 15). Lost by 26 runs.
An unusually wide choice of players and a reduction of fixtures through bad weather meant it was virtually impossible to field a settled team this season. Johnson, Peace, Davies, Lee, and Holland formed the nucleus of regular players, and during the season the appearances of Thorpe, Repen, Slack, Ulley, Clark, N. D. C., Clarke, J. B., Thompson, Bramall, Wood and Stewart added a variety of talent. It was not unusual to find eleven all-rounders in the team. Against Myer's Grove as many as nine of them bowled. The bowling was generally competent, but second spells tended to be erratic. The potential they revealed in net-practices was rarely realised in the field, where too often the middle batting collapsed, little or no effort being made against spin bowling. Games were lost when a few more runs from the capable batsmen would have secured victory. Only Peace, who played an energetic role as vice-captain, Davies, the wicket-keeper, and Lee scored consistently. Davies seems to have established a record with his nine not out in one and a half hours against De La Salle. In a team whose catching and fielding were good Lee, Peace, and Repen were outstanding. In spite of the mediocre results morale was always high, and the team's enthusiasm produced some very enjoyable games. Johnson's captaincy improved with every match, but as a batsman he was beset by bad luck much of which could have been avoided had he taken care to play himself in properly. The team as a whole should have learnt many invaluable lessons from the different conditions they faced. It is to be hoped that they will remember them and improve on the success of this season.
Played 7, won 2, drawn 2, lost 3.
v. Myer's Grove
Myer's Grove: 41 (Peace 4 for 10, Slack 3 for 6). K.E.S.: 43 for 9. Won by I wicket.
v. De La Salle
De la Salle: 89. K.E.S.: 78 for 8 (Johnson 15, Peace 14, Ulley 12, Wood 10). Drawn.
v. Myer's Grove .
Myer's Grove: 53. K.E.S.: 19 for 8. Drawn.
v. De la Salle
De la Salle: 29 (Thorpe 4 for 8). K.E.S.: 30 for 4 (Peace 13 n.o., Davies 9 n.o.). Won by 6 wickets.
K.E.S.: 42 (Peace 12). Doncaster: 45 for 6 (Repen 2 for 7). Lost by 4 wickets.
v. Manchester G.S.
M.G.S.: 112 (Clarke, J. B. 4 for 12). K.E.S.: 71 (Thorpe 16, Davies 14, Clark, N. D. C. 10) Lost by 41 runs.
v. Nottingham H.S.
K.E.S.: 56 (Lee 12, Clarke, J. B. 13 n.o.). N.H.S.: 57 for 7 (Johnson 3 for 6). Lost by 3 wickets.
FOOTNOTE. At the end of the 1964 season we have lost two of the most stalwart members of the Cricket Staff, and I would like to express my sincere thanks to Messrs. Cowan and German for all the interest they have shown, effort they have expended and time they have given up to School cricket during the past few seasons. Mr. Cowan's skill as a coach (even to the extent of using a shooting stick as a bat!) and Mr. German's ability to establish such good personal relations with all the teams he has managed (even to the extent of being persuaded to take action and static photos of all their members!) have already become legendary.
ONCE in a while there comes a vintage year; this has been a year of promise when the junior swimmers have produced some fine performances.
We have swum against nine different schools and only lost to Manchester G.S. who turned out the best team we have seen for a long time. Even against this team the School Under 13 remained unbeaten, so we are hoping for a closer result next season.
The Seniors have suffered once again from lack of numbers and have been swimming against boys older than themselves. Even so they have not been beaten easily. Jackson, the swimming captain and School champion, has swum very well, ably supported by Barraclough, Bilson and Williamson.
It was in the Sheffield City finals that the School distinguished itself. We gained three City relay titles, an event which will take some beating. The Bolton Cup we have won before and we were the holders of the Stokes Cup, but this year we won the Kaye Shield as well. Congratulations to Burrows, Thorpe, Scott and Davy for fine performances in the individual events.
A special word of praise for M. Pashley whose fine swimming secured for him the Under 16 100 yards free style championship, and whose efforts made it possible for us to win the relays. He came to the final galas in the middle of examinations, and on one occasion was seen swotting in a corner of the baths. I congratulate him on his swimming ability and his loyalty to the School.
D. B. H.
Swum against 9 schools; Won 8 matches, Lost 1.
Schools: Leeds G.S., Worksop College, Doncaster G.S., Retford G.S., Nottingham H.S., Trent College, Mansfield, Q. Elizabeth's G.S., Rowlinson T.S., Manchester G.S.
The Sports Day that Wasn't.
THERE was no Sports Day this year because the visit of the Australians to Sheffield to play Yorkshire coincided with the arranged Sports Day. Instead the Athletic Sports were run off on appropriate games days. This process was hampered by rain, and Senior and Middle School standard sports competitions were cancelled because of the large number of wet Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Athletic Sports however, were run off under generally good conditions and a few records fell.
Because of the lack of time entries for all events were limited to two for each event per house. Thus only one heat and a final had to be run in track events and there were fewer competitors in the field events.
I. H. Batty became senior champion athlete, winning the open 100 yards, 220 yards, 120 yards hurdles, and the long jump. His performance in the 100 yards set up a new School record of 10.6 seconds. P. M. Rees was runner-up with a new record in the 880 yards of 2 minutes 11.8 seconds and one of the closest wins for a long time in the open mile.
The junior champion athlete was R. N. Priestley, who put up an excellent performance in the high jump with a record jump of 5 ft. 3 ins., as well as winning the shot and the discus. D. G. Bradbury was runner-up, being the outstanding Middle School sprinter. The other record perform-ance of the Sports was Richardson's throw of 137 ft. 3.5 ins. in the Middle School javelin.
Champion House was Clumber. This was hardly surprising as Batty and Rees are both members of this house. Athletic sports this year, though producing good results, had not the atmosphere of the usual Sports Day and I look forward to the return of the occasion next year.
Winners of Events:
|1ST YEAR||2ND YEAR|
|80 yds.||Sampson, J.||H.||100 yds.||Repen, J. G.||A.|
|150 yds.||Loukes, D. G.||S.||220 yds.||Repen, J. G.||A.|
|High Jump||Burrows, W. J. R.||Wl.||High Jump||Repen, J. G.||A.|
|Long Jump||Anderson, R. J.||L.||Long Jump||Carr, M. J.||CI.|
|Cricket Ball||Sampson, J.||H.||Cricket Ball||Hague, R. F.||Wn.|
|Shuttle Relay:||1. Lynwood||Shuttle Relay:||1. Arundel|
|2. Sherwood||2. Haddon|
|3. Haddon||3. Clumber|
|4. Chatsworth||4. Lynwood|
3RD AND 4TH YEARS
5TH AND 6TH YEARS
|100 yds.||Bradbury, D. G.||WI.||100 yds.||Batty, I. H.||Cl.|
|220 yds.||Bradbury, D. G.||Wt.||220 yds.||Batty, I. H.||Cl.|
|440 yds.||Bradbury, D. G.||WI.||440 yds.||Rees, P. M.||Cl.|
|880 yds. .||Strong, R. T.||L.||880 yds.||Rees, P. M.||Cl.|
|High Jump||Priestley, R. N.||S.||Mile .||Rees, P. M.||CI.|
|Long Jump||Richardson, J. S.||CI.||120 yds. H'dls||Batty, I. H.||CI.|
|Javelin||Richardson, J. S.||Cl.||High Jump||Cockcroft, J.E.M.||H.|
|Discus||Priestley, R. N.||S.||Long Jump||Batty, I. H.||Cl.|
|Weight||Priestley, R. N.||S.||Javelin||Blake, S. J.||A.|
|Discus||Sleigh, D. L.||Ch.|
|Relay:||1. Welbeck||Weight||Winter, D. C.||Wt.|
|2. Clumber||Relay:||1. Haddon|
Champion Athletes: Junior - R. N. Priestley (S); Senior - I. H. Batty (Cl.)
Champion House: Clumber; 2nd: Sherwood; 3rd: Haddon.
THE experience of this year's tennis team was responsible to a large extent for its success. The first and second pairs-Brook and Kington, Pilley and Allen-remained from last year. The choice of a third couple from such capable players as Salvin, Cockcroft, Colley and Turney proved to be a difficult task. A cheerful enthusiasm prevailed at matches and the team enjoyed its tennis.
More matches were arranged and played this year than in previous years, and the success of the team justified this. In fact eleven matches were arranged, although two were cancelled because of rain. Of the nine played six were won. Two 9-0 victories were recorded, against Mount St. Mary's and Firth Park G.S., whilst Woodhouse G.S. narrowly defeated us both at home and away. The very skilful Nottingham H.S. team was the only side to defeat us decisively. This match showed that the team was good enough to beat the average grammar school team but not capable of defeating an exceptionally strong, well-practised side. A second team was fielded on two occasions, but rain ruined both matches.
The three pairs of the first team did not differ greatly in skill or achieve-ment. As a result victories were gained chiefly through beating the opposition's second and third pairs, often not their first. Nevertheless the vital points that escaped us last year were usually won by this year's team. Full colours were awarded to Kington, Brook, Pilley, and Allen, whilst certificates of merit were gained by Cockcroft, Salvin and Colley.
The School championships attracted a good entry. Salvin was the winner of the singles, beating Linfoot in the final. Pilley and Allen won the doubles after a closely fought match with Brook and Linfoot. Jessop won the junior singles and Jessop and Lewis the junior doubles.
The choice of next year's team will not be easy when only Salvin, Allen and Colley remain. Salvin, however, should prove a capable captain, and will be supported by Allen, and Colley as secretary. They will be able to call on players entering the Senior School next year.
Finally I would like to pay tribute to the interest and support for School tennis that Mr. Phillips has shown. He will be greatly missed by the School as a whole and the tennis team in particular after his departure at the end of the season. I would also like to thank Mr. Green for the time he has spent in arranging School tennis.
D. B., P.N.K.
Played 9, Won 6, Lost 3.
Played 9, Won 6, Lost 3.
|v. High Storrs||(H) won 6-3||v. Firth Park G.S.||(A) won 9-0|
|v. High Storrs||(A) won 6-3||v. Abbeydale G.S.||(A) won 7-2|
|v. Woodhouse G.S.||(A) lost 4-5||v. Nottingham H.S.||(A) lost l.5-7.5|
|v. Mount St. Mary's||(A) won 9-0||v. Hymer's College, Hull.||(A) won 5.5-3.5|
|v. Woodhouse G.S.||(H) lost 4-5|
The Second Team's home match against Nottingham H.S. was abandoned with the
THE Summer term has once again seen the junior teams of the House enjoying great success. The junior cricket team won the league, beating every other team by a comfort-able margin. The Middle School team, who played few matches because of bad weather' were top of their half-league, only to lose to Sherwood in the final. The senior team, who also played few matches, had little success, despite excellent performances of both batting and bowling by Hutchinson.
The loss of many senior boys at Easter accounted for our unfortunate defeats in the swimming and athletic sports. Out of 89 points gained by the House in the athletic sports. 70 were gained by the junior team, and Repen particularly must be congratulated on winning three events outright. The juniors have shown themselves proficient in all sports this year, which seems to promise well for the future. We must also congratulate Salvin on winning the senior tennis singles championship.
This July we are sorry to lose Mr. Phillips, who has been with us only three years; Blake, who has an outstanding record as a football player, cricketer, athlete and swimmer; and Hutchinson, who has made a remarkable contribution throughout his career to House teams. We give these our warm thanks and wish them continuing success in the
THE Summer term has not been a very successful one for the House. The swimming sports were the most successful as far as the House was concerned, and we were placed third. As in previous years the relays did much for our success, the senior squadron winning their race.
The House was not outstanding at cricket but our congratulations go to Linfoot, Sleigh and Johnson as captains of the School's 1st, 2nd, and Under 13 XIs respectively.
Our best wishes are extended to all the members of the House who have left this year. We wish them well in their new surroundings.
We were extremely sorry to have to say farewell to Mr. Cowan at the end of the Summer term. lie has been a House Tutor for the past six years and his help, support and enthusiasm will be missed especially by members of the football and cricket teams to whom he gave so much of his spare time. Our best wishes go with him as he takes tip his new post.
We welcome Mr. Wrigley to the House and hope that he will have an enjoyable stay with us. Finally we thank the House masters and officials for their work during the past year.
T1 IF' last term of the school year was one of varied activity and success for the House. Swimming, cricket and athletics were the major spheres, and Clumber enjoyed a quite successful summer term, especially in athletics. The swimming sports were held in May and marked the end of a long campaign by J. C. Parker, the captain, for swimmers of racing calibre. It is unfortunate but clear that Clumber is no longer the unbeatable swimming house that it used to be in the days of Cheetham. The final position in the sports was sixth with eighteen points.
Although lacking swimmers and cricketers, the House was placed in a seemingly unassailable position by the athletes. There was no athletic sports day as such this year but results were compiled from various heats. Clumber's achievements were rather spectacular, especially in the running events. The 220 and 100 yards were won by I. H. Batty, the latter event in a new record time of 10.5 secs. In the longer distances, our captain and renowned cross-country runner, P. M. Rees, won the 440, 880 and one mile, establishing another new record of 2 m. 11.7 secs. for the half mile. Also, Batty won the 110 yards hurdles and the long jump, backed up by R. K. Richards at second place. Rees and R. J. Dodd extended Clumber's sphere of success to the javelin and discus. The final result was Clumber first with 201 points, 39 ahead of Sherwood, our nearest rival. 1. H. Batty was deservingly made Senior Champion Athlete for his efforts.
Finally, we would like to thank Rees for his spirited captaincy of the House through the term, and also Mr. Birkinshaw and the House tutors for their interest and support.
THERE has been a noticeable improvement in the standard of achievement, which results from a very welcome increased spirit in the House generally, particularly so in the Senior School.
The Senior Cricket team were unplaced in the league but reached the final of the knock-out competition, losing an exciting match by only two runs in the last over. The Middle School Cricket team's performance was very disappointing, although the Juniors showed promise for the future.
The Athletic Sports this term ended with Haddon taking third place, failing to come second by one point only. As is usual, much of the hard work was left to a few individuals. In the Junior School Sampson won or was placed in several events, whilst Crowson, Hall and Cockcroft gained almost all the points for the Seniors. Rather surprisingly the House literally ran away with the Senior relay after some tremendous sprinting.
This term we are sorry to lose Mr. Rhodes as House Tutor and offer him our best wishes in his new post. We thank our various House officers for the way in which they have carried out their tasks, in particular the House Captain, Cockcroft, and Vice-Captain, Lewis, who are both leaving.
ALTHOUGH the Summer term has not been particularly auspicious for the House, Pilley and Allen have once again won the tennis doubles cup for us, narrowly surviving five match points against the favourites, Linfoot and Brook; and it is now confirmed that we have won the junior cross-country trophy. Congratulations to those concerned.
But in most other sporting activities we appear to have been rather unlucky. We narrowly failed to reach the final of the water-polo knock-out, and were unlucky not to reach the final of the cricket knock-out despite fine batting and bowling by Hempshall. We beat Sherwood in the quarter-final, but lost in the semi-final to Haddon.
Inevitably all houses have their patches, but a new generation in the Junior School appears to hold promise for the future. We wish all those leaving the House this Summer all the best in their future careers. We hope that those who will be left in Lynwood next year will do their best to maintain the Lynwood tradition.
A MOST successful term to end a splendid year: very high honours in swimming and cricket, and a near miss in athletics. The Swimming Sports was a hard and exciting fight between the House and Welbeck, with a clear victory to Sherwood at the end-and five new records to our credit. Congratulations and thanks are due to Pashley and Scott for this, with an indispensable contribution from the strong Junior Swimming section; and, of course, there was team-work of the best, four of the new records being for relay events.
The admirable performance of the Senior Cricket Xl, confidently captained by P. Hill, was, yet again, a gratifying example of ideal team-work; where the House mattered more than the individual. A team with such good (and high) spirits, and happy resilience deserves to win a team's trophy. Like praise is due to the Middle School XI and Priestley for their own victory in their Cricket League. In the Athletic Sports, the House was placed second-a most satisfactory result; Priestley is to be congratulated on being Junior Champion Athlete.
Hopes for the future have surely never been brighter, thanks to the perseverance of the older boys, the keenness and ability of the younger boys, and, most of all, the strong lead and inspiration of Mr. Hemming and the House Tutors, at last materially rewarded after many years of hard work and much disappointment. We say goodbye this term to Mr. German and Mr. Hall, who have been with Sherwood for several years. Both have given ungrudging work and much appreciated support to the House. We wish them both well for the future and thank them for the past, which we hope they have enjoyed.
THE Summer term has been rather disappointing for Welbeck, owing to the fact that, while all other House teams have produced some good results, victory has eluded all but the water-polo team.
For the second consecutive year the House was beaten into second place in the swimming sports, but all credit is due to the Welbeck participants who put in some fine efforts. Particular credit is due to the House swimming captain, P. D. Jackson, who won all four open free-style events and who was chosen again as School swimming champion. Even though Welbeck did not win the swimming sports, the water-polo team won the knock-out final, so achieving the league and knock-out double.
All the cricket teams won more matches than they lost during the term, but no victories were forthcoming in the various competitions.
As usual the House's performance as a whole in athletics was not outstanding, but Bradbury, D. C. Winter, Hodgkin and Burrows all did very well individually, Bradbury winning three Middle School track events and being placed second in a fourth.
We thank all those who have contributed to the House in their individual ways, particularly the House Captain, Kington, whose enthusiasm and encouragement have been greatly appreciated. We extend to him and all other leavers our best wishes for the future.
THIS term, Wentworth at last seems to have emerged from the sporting backwater which it has occupied for several years. The House regained the cricket knock-out trophy, which it last held in 1962. We beat Chatsworth and Arundel quite convincingly in the early rounds, for which we are particularly indebted to our School team players, especially Beman, Everatt and Fielding. The final against Haddon was a closely fought, but exciting match, decided, very narrowly, on the run-rates. The House can, however, be justifiably proud of this achievement. The other sections of the House have not been as successful, although Capper's junior team has had a few good victories, and the first formers show some promise.
The swimming sports were also very successful, Wentworth being placed equal third. L. M. Jenkins and R. F. Hague both obtained firsts, while Beman and N. M. Jenkins were both placed in four events. We reached the final of the water-polo knock-out for the first time for many years, but we could not hold a much stronger Welbeck team. The athletics sports results failed to parallel our fine combined effort in the distance swimming in which we were placed first. Only R. F. Hague won any athletics sports event so it is not surprising that the House as a whole was placed last.
At the end of last term we lost all our front bench, but N. M. Jenkins has
led the House well during the summer term, although we do not know whether he
will be returning in the autumn. Finally, our thanks must go to all House tutors
and officials for their support and hard work and we hope that the improved
standard can be main-tained by the House as a whole.
OLD EDWARDIANS' CRICKET CLUB 1964
1ST XI (Captain John Dunn; Vice Captain Brian Hall; Secretary Eric Allsop)
RESULTS: 12 Won (including the match v. the School), 6 lost, 7 drawn.
Once again the 1st Xl have had a successful season. The strength of the side has mainly been in its batting where all the first five batsman have scored over three hundred runs, with one of our younger players, Mick Bradshaw, finishing top of the averages. There has also been some fine bowling from Eric Allsop and Jim Saunby, both of whom have taken over fifty wickets; and they have been ably assisted from time to time by David Pike, Tony Aldridge and Brian Needham. Towards the end of the season we were also pleased to have Chris Banner playing for us again on his return from Oxford.
2ND XI (Captain Ralph Rangecroft; Vice Captain Terry Cook; Secretary Peter Hall)
RESULTS: 3 Won, 10 Lost, 6 Drawn.
The second team have had rather a mixed season but had several close finishes, where with luck, the results might have been in our favour. David Seymour and Fred Hartley of the younger players soon became established in the side. We also welcomed David Cook during University Vacation and his batting proved a great asset to the side.
The highlight of the season was the very successful 3 match weekend tour in Cambridge in July. We respectively won, drew and lost one match, but results aren't everything - at least on tour!
The Club also ran a single-wicket tournament over three evenings in which sixteen members took part. Eric Allsop was the eventual winner in a final against Brian Hall.