Cross Country [KES MAG Spring 54]


Selected from D. A. Elliott (Captain), J. C. Tebbet, G. F. Singleton, D. P. Allen. H. Nicholls. M. Melbourne, T. A. Oliver, P. Ball, P. Jackson.

A larger fixture list than usual and a young team have not prevented us from having a successful season. It is true that we have been beaten on our own course for the first time in 5 years-by Manchester Grammar School and by High Storrs, but these defeats have been countered by victories over Bradford Grammar School, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster and Woodhouse, Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Skipton Grammar School, Penistone, Ecclesfield, Nether Edge and Rowlinson Secondary School. Moreover we have entered three championships this year-the Sheffield and District Cross Country Championships in which we were placed second to the Sheffield United Harriers : the Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships (Youths race) at Bingley in which we were placed seventh (we were however the second school).

KES Senior Cross Country 1953/54

Michael Melbourne, Singleton, Harry Nicholls, Tom Oliver, David Allen.
John Tebbet, Mr D Collins, David Elliott (capt), Barry Perrett.

Photo & Names courtesy of David Elliott

The third Championship was over regular Northern Public Schools Cross-Country Championships held this year at Heaton Park, Manchester. We were more successful than last year being placed seventh out of fifty schools. (Perrett. 20th ; Elliott, 28th ; Singleton, 30th ; Nicholls, 63rd : Tebbet. 110th ; Melbourne, 112th).

Tebbet's loss of form was a great disappointment costing us third or fourth team place. We hope for better luck next year.

D. A. E.

I would like to thank the team for their efforts and co-operation in what has been a good and interesting season. In particular Elliott has proved to be not only an efficient captain, but an able runner and I hope he will lead the team to many victories next year.

D. C.