King Edward VII School Magazine.

July, 1937
[No. 10.


Hon. Sec.:




The Classical Sixth's Outing


School Notes


The Orchestra


Speech Day, 1937


Fives Notes  


Wesley College Centenary  


Old Edwardians


Wesley College


The Prize Poem (Thunderbolts)


Swimming Sports  


Cricket, 1937




Junior School Cricket


Born 1927-Still  




Plays and Displays   


Illustration :­


Cats and Kings


Wesley College Centenary Re-union.


Twice Two  



Der Aufenthalt Auf K.E.S.




THIS term has presented us with unusual difficulty in gathering in the contributions, owing to the ever-looming prospect of public examinations. While this is to some extent comprehensible, it points to a deficiency in the MAGAZINE which has been allowed to creep in. Although nominally the MAGAZINE is the representative organ of King Edward VII School, it has gradually become representative of the Sixth Form only, aided occasionally by a few members of the Staff. It is not enough for contributions to come solely from the Sixth Form, with the conse­quence that they are lacking when the Sixth is busy with examina­tions. Future magazines will, we hope, give a truer reflection of the life of the School as a whole.

On taking stock, we have come to the conclusion that few of the articles published in the MAGAZINE are sufficiently contro­versial. A good article should stimulate discussion ; it should bristle with essay subjects. In the past we have been so occupied with the reporting of activities ' that we have not been able to discuss the more general aspects which lie behind those activities ; we have not been able to see the wood for the trees. A previous editor suggested an article on the Examination System ; that article has not yet materialised. It is on such controversial topics as this that Old Boys can help us, with their wider experience of the world. May we hope that the MAGAZINE will be more often made the vehicle of articles upon general topics, particularly from the pens of Old Boys, in whose activities the School always takes the greatest interest.

School Notes.

WE extend a hearty welcome to the party of German youths who have come to us from Berlin accompanied by Herr Friedrich. Their recital of German folk-songs was particularly interesting.

This year the King Edward VII Scout Troop celebrates its tenth anniversary. An exhibition of Scout Handicraft and a demonstration of Scouting activities was held at the School on Saturday, July 10th.

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We are sorry to announce that Mr. Glister will not be with us next term. He is leaving to take up a post as Senior Mathematical Master at Derby Grammar School, and he takes with him our best wishes for his future success.

Congratulations to Chesham G., on being awarded the Akroyd Scholarship of £50 per annum and a Kitchener Scholarship ; to Allen D. N. D., on being awarded the Earnshaw Scholarship of £50 per annum ; and to Marsh, E., on being awarded an Open Exhibition of £40 per annum at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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Congratulations also to Hardy, H., and Kay, L. R., on winning Edgar Allen "B" Scholarships of £100 per annum ; to Lee, G. G., on winning a Town Trust Scholarship of £50 per annum ; and to Smith, D. W., on winning a Robert Styring Scholarship of £50 per annum, all tenable at Sheffield University.

Speech Day, 1937.

SPEECH DAY was held on Tuesday evening, June 8th; prizes were distributed by Professor William Bragg, the famous son of the equally famous Professor Sir William Bragg who distributed the prizes at Speech Day six years ago. The proceedings opened with the School Orchestra's interpretation of the First Movement of Haydn's London Symphony. Mr. Baylis and the Orchestra are to be congratulated on the all round improvement achieved during the past year ; the strings were particularly brilliant, having all the precision and clarity of outline which a Haydn symphony demands. Then, after the rousing strains of Housman's " Reveille " had died away, the Chairman, Mr. Daniel Evans, extended a hearty welcome to our distinguished visitor. In his speech, he drew special attention to the good work which was being carried out in the new junior School at Clarke House.

The Headmaster, in his report, pointed out the difficulty of conveying a full idea of the activities of the School. The scholastic achievements, which were above the average, were a fairly reliable sign of general competence and efficiency throughout the School, and particularly welcome was the increase of hobbies which was to be traced in the numerous societies which were springing up. He deprecated the modern tendency to allow the second-hand delights of the wireless and cinema to replace the artistic and constructional hobbies which required more effort on the part of the boys, and his best wishes went with the new Natural History Society and the Choir.

The mention of Choral Singing pointed to one loss in the coming departure of Mr. Glister, who had been principally responsible for the organising of the Choir, and who had enlivened many a School function with his solos.

Referring to the education of boys for citizenship, " I really do not know how that is getting on," said the Headmaster. "Aristotle said that the young should not study politics, because they are still subject to their emotions (a state of things apparently not observed among their elders) and because they have not the experience of affairs that will enable them to form a judgment. I rather agree with his analysis, but we must do what we can to give them experience."

In foreign affairs this was to be done by giving them acquaint­ance with other countries and with foreign boys of their own age. This year nearly eighty boys would be going abroad, some walking in France, some as guests of German boys, whom we should have in Sheffield in July, some as Scouts to the International Jamboree in Holland. We should also have representatives in the Nansen Pioneer Camps organised by the League of Nations Union, and in the Schools and Clubs Camp at Chatsworth, in August. " I hope," said the Headmaster, " that these activities may help to give boys a wider outlook and enable their generation, when it reaches maturity, to manage the affairs of men with more understanding and sympathy than we have yet attained."

" I cannot let this occasion pass without a short reference to the sad illness and the death last January of Mr. J. K. Michell. Our sense of loss to the School, and of sympathy for Mrs. Michell, is still very fresh and warm. I am proud to have been his friend and colleague, and I know that many of you, boys, masters and parents, will feel the same : he will not be forgotten."

The Headmaster then expressed his pleasure that the Old Boys of Wesley College would be celebrating their Centenary at the School on Saturday, June 26th, and his gratitude that they should be intending to commemorate the occasion by a memorial, which he understood would be of substantial value to the School and to future generations of its boys. We should always be grateful for the magnificent building which we inherit from that group of men, who, animated by faith both in their religion and in education, and having the courage of their convictions, conceived the immense project of launching a new school. Their affection and loyalty bore fruit in that the School they created made a strong appeal in its turn to the affection and loyalty of its pupils-an affection and loyalty of which we have concrete proof in the generosity which gave the Swimming Bath a beautiful stone facing when it was in danger of being faced with brick. We wished the Old Boys of Wesley College a happy reunion, and we should endeavour to keep alive the same tradition of returning service to the School for benefits received.

The head of the School, D. N. D. Allen, then gave this Latin Address of Welcome to Professor Bragg, who alleged that he could follow it but only with the help of the translation on the programme

duae profeeto sunt artes quae gentem mortalem a fera agrestique vita ad cultum humanum civilemque deducunt, altera naturae rerum investigatio, quae hoc ipso saeculo tanta et talia de mundi ratione demonstravit, altera studium litterarum, quod ab antiquis usque ad hoc tempus homines elegantiam et recti pravique discrimen docuit. to quidem, filius tam excellens e tam excellente patre natus, ad eandem artem physicam quam eater adeo'~rnavit, to ipsum contulisti. quis porro non novit illum genitorem, to progeniem libros de radiis et de forma crystallina eruditissimos una edidisse, qui non modo ipsis scriptoribus nobilia, ne Nobelia dicam, praemia attulerunt, sed etiam toti generi humano medicinae beneficia auxerunt ? itaque, ut abhinc annos septem patrem tuum, virum egregium, hic salutavimus, ita hoc die fortunato te, filium non minus peritum ac praeclarum, Gulielmum Bragg, Professorem Physicorum in Universitate Mancuniensi, Societatis Regiae Ordinisque Imperii Britannici Socium, laeti accipimus, ut to quoque, sicut eater ante, et ad alterum illud litterarum atque philosophiae opus aggresses, nos, pueros et parentes, in virtute7n verbis cohorteris, et studiosos discipulos benigne praemiis dones.

Professor Bragg began his speech with an attempt to define what were the characteristics of the perfect speech for a School Speech Day. On an occasion when his father, Professor Bragg, Senior, was going to give a speech at his son's school, his son, naturally anxious that his grandfather should not let the family down, consulted his schoolmates and found that they unanimously insisted on a short speech full of anecdotes and good jokes. Though he doubted his capacity for making good jokes, he would certainly make his speech short.

" It is the custom," said Professor Bragg, " for prize-givers to boast that they never won a prize when they were at school. I, unfortunately cannot say that, for I used to win prizes quite often. I was a beastly little boy, of the sort that are no good at games. Yet in case there are some boys amongst you who are in a similar position, let me assure them that it is possible for them to earn a living when they leave school."

Professor Bragg said that he found it hard to realise that he was now the prize-giver, " the bald-headed old gentleman " who had seemed to belong to an entirely different world when he was a boy at school. Yet here he was, being addressed in Latin which he could hardly understand, although he had been a good Latin Scholar in his youth. This was leading up to the main point of his speech, that one forgot what one had been taught at school very soon after leaving. Few of us would have more than a smattering of Latin two years after we had left. But, one might say, what is the good of coming to school to learn subjects which would very soon be forgotten ?

As part of his work as Professor, he had to find situations for the students who had graduated, and employers would demand references from him. It was his experience that employers were more concerned about a student's character than about his scholastic capabilities. Was the student sociable, easy to work with, honest, an enthusiastic, if not brilliant worker ? Had he hobbies and outside interests ? It would be easy for him to obtain a post for a student who did not fulfil these conditions by giving a eulogistic reference, but the trouble was, this would only work until one of the students proved to be a failure.. As in mathematics, when a whole row of figures are multiplied by nought, the answer is nought, so one could allot marks to the various qualities of a boy's character, and if one quality was valued at nought, the sum total was nought. We came to school, not so much to cram up subjects as to develop in our characters the various virtues, which included tenacity, honesty, sociability and the desire to learn.

That is why we must not look on scholastic successes as every­thing in school life ; often the less brilliant boy would have the greater success in later life. Boys could be compared with the tanks which so often figured in arithmetical problems : one had to know their length, breadth and depth before one could calculate their capacity. A boy who concentrated on scholastic achieve­ments to the detriment of other qualities was a tank with depth but no length and breadth, and therefore incapable of holding water. Our school life was calculated to turn us into capacious water-tight tanks. And the laborious work of learning subjects which we should very soon forget was a necessary labour, for by it a necessary side of our characters was developed-the knowledge of how to learn.

The Provost of Sheffield proposed the vote of thanks to Professor Bragg, and it was seconded by the Rev. G. M. Nicol. The evening was rounded off by the Prefects' play, " Rosencrantz and Guildenstern," a skit on Hamlet " by W. S. Gilbert.

The principal prize-winners were :-Classical, B. Mayo ; Ancient History, J. H. Simon ; Mathematics, D. N. D. Allen ; English, G. Chesham ; History, G. Chesham ; Physics, D. N. Allen ; Chemistry, N. Sachse ; English Essay, E. Marsh ; English Poem, J. B. Harrison ; French, T. G. Crookes ; German, E. Marsh ; Spanish, G. G. Lee ; Modern Language Essay, H. Hardy ; Classical Composition, C. W. Fletcher.

Wesley College Centenary.

THE reunion held on 26th June was attended by a large number of Old Boys, both of Wesley College and The Grammar School. The first business of the afternoon was the cricket match. The Grammar School batted first and declared at eight wickets for 109 runs, for which the innings of 75 not out by A. S. Furness was mainly responsible. J. Mansell Jenkinson did the hat trick (all bowled) for Wesley College. After tea, Wesley College scored 105 for nine wickets, when stumps were drawn. R. B. Grayson took five wickets for 53 and Baker J. K. hit up 38 very rapidly, including a six hit into Colonel Branson's yard. The Captains were Dr. W. F. Skinner for Wesley College and Dr. J. P. Mathews for the Grammar School.


A very interesting exhibition was on view in the Library, comprising books, photographs, specimens of the College china adorned with the well-known engraving of the School buildings, School registers and other articles.

At the meeting of subscribers to the Appeal, following the cricket match, Sir Frederick Aykroyd, Bt., of Harrogate, spoke of Wesley College in the 'eighties, remarking that the sole mistake in his education had been his withdrawal from Wesley College at the age of 15. He expressed the hope that the meeting would decide to form a permanent association of Wesley College Old Boys.

Mr. H. R. Bramley, Honorary Treasurer to the Appeal Com­mittee, announced that £250 had been raised and that the full total would probably he about £275. He proposed, on behalf of the Appeal Committee, that, subject to the approval of the School authorities, a memorial tablet to commemorate the centenary be erected in the School. It should contain the Wesley College arms. He had received a letter from an Old Boy in Natal suggesting that it should embody also the College motto ," Virtus Religio Doctrina " (" Manliness, Godliness and Culture "). The main part of the fund, he proposed, should be devoted to endowing two prizes to be awarded annually by the Headmaster of King Edward VII School, one for English and the other for Natural Science.

Mr. Arnold Brittain, Honorary Secretary of the Appeal Com­mittee, in seconding the proposition, thanked the Press for support and help.

The motion was carried unanimously, with the addition of a rider directing the Committee to consider the addition of an award for some branch of sport. This was moved by Mr. P. G. Potter.

The Committee was also directed to consider Sir Frederick Aykroyd's suggestion concerning the formation of a permanent association.

The Headmaster, in returning thanks on behalf of the School for the gift of prizes, said the School recognised its debt to Wesley College. They were grateful for the fine building which had still an important share in the spiritual make-up of the School ; and for the tradition of training in character expressed in the Wesley College motto. Wesley College, he said, had known the character it wished to train-that of the Christian gentleman. With differences due to the age and to the conditions, King Edward VII School was trying to do the same. The tradition had been handed down through boys and masters who came on from Wesley College in 1905. He wished to mention, especially Mr. F. T. Saville, the Master of the Junior School. He hoped that that tradition of training for public service would always remain an important element in the School's life. He thanked all the donors for their generosity, and especially Messrs. H. R. Bramley and Arnold Brittain for their hard work as Hon Treasurer and Hon. Secretary, respectively, of the Appeal Committee. That work had made possible this fine gift.

A vote of thanks to the Chairman, Mr. Oliver C. Wilson, was moved by Mr. G. H. Simpson, who, after Mr. Joseph Merrill had left, was the senior member present ; and seconded by Mr. V. G. Pearson, son of Mr. Valentine Pearson, the last Headmaster of Wesley College.

Among others present were Messrs. T. B. Barron, J. H. West and F. T. Saville (former masters), Dr. E. Fretson Skinner, Dr. F. H. Waddy, Messrs. Raymond Meeke, C. E. Coward, Reginald Colver, Henry S. Levick, Hastings Beardshaw, Harold Rhodes, F. J. Birks, H. Edgar Jenkinson, Harold Toothill, W. B. Tolputt, K. Benniston, Harry C. Woodhouse, Chas. A. Saville, Arthur Priestley, P. Phillips, A. B. Richardson, Alfred Thompson, P. J. Owen, Alfred Schofield, P. T. Barnsley, Harold W. Brown, J. E. J. Benton, W. Nicholson, F. T. Bagnall, R. W. Fyffe, C. W. Gibson, and a number of Old Boys of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School.

Wesley College.

(Some further notes on the building).

EXCEPT for an alteration in the position of some of the doorways, the outward appearance of Wesley College has changed but little since its erection a hundred years ago. But very considerable internal changes were necessary to meet the requirements of a big Secondary School : once he enters the building of K.E.S. a Collegian feels completely lost. By the kindness of Mr. F. T. Saville-then, as now, in charge of the junior School - we are able to recreate the inside arrangements as they existed in 1905.


The Chapel occupied the full extent of two floors in the West Wing. It was attended not only by boys and staff, but by many Wesleyans living in the neighbourhood. The Choir was a good one, both boys and adults being paid for their services. Prayers were said there on alternate days during the week-the Lectern is still in use at King Edward's. The Bottom Corridor, as now known, did not exist. At the western side of the front steps, one entered the junior School ; at the eastern side was the Covered Playground, with the Tuckshop at one corner. The Gymnasium was reached by a flight of steps leading down from the Playground past an open grille.


The Chapel had a large gallery. The tables from the Dining Room are still in use at King Edward's. Prayers were said on alternate days in the Dining Room, which contained a small organ. The room marked " K " was known as the Board Room : it was used only for meetings of the Board of Governors. The Storeroom was looked after by Mr. Shearer, who issued both books and Sports requisites ; his classroom was Lt. " F " was notorious for its darkness-it was a long, narrow room with wash basins on either side of it. " N " was a classroom by day, and Prep. room in the evening : it was known as the School Room. The staircase " G," with the knobs in the banisters to stop sliding, remains untouched. An interesting feature of the Library was the division of the books into two categories : Sunday Reading and Weekday Reading.

Approximate plan of the building prior to the alterations of 1905.



The College had four " Houses." Two of them, North Town and South Town, were allotted to the Dayboys. The two in the College were Chapel House, with its dormitory over the Chapel, and School House, with its dormitory over the Schoolroom. The beams now visible were at that time hidden by a ceiling of lath and plaster. The Master's bedroom, separating the two halves of each dormitory, had on each side a little window with a red curtain, to enable him to see at will what was happening in the dormitory. The Studies and Bedrooms were used, some by Masters, some by Prefects. The Oak Room was used for special occasions ; how its name arose I do not know.


This was devoted to junior School requirements. The number of boys in the College fluctuated.





























The establishment of schools like the Leys, Woodhouse Grove, Rydal Mount, drew away many of the boarders who would have attended either Kingswood or Wesley College. Changes in educational theory meant increase in cost of maintaining efficiency, and the College, as a Proprietary School, could get no financial help from the Government. The life of Wesley College had been coeval with the reign of Queen Victoria, a reign that witnessed not merely Doctor Arnold's re-organisation of the old " Grammar " school curriculum, but a reshaping of the whole national attitude towards the education of young people. It was not entirely blind chance that led Wesley College and the Sheffield Royal Grammar School to combine in the early twentieth century.

Swimming Sports,

THIS year we were able to hold the Annual Swimming Sports in our own Baths. The event took place immediately after school on the afternoon of Tuesday, 29th June. Owing to the frequency with which every boy is allowed to go in the Baths, every gym. period and after school, the total number of swimmers shows an increase on last year. But even so, as the Headmaster pointed out and as emphasis will do no harm, the numbers of boys who are able to swim is by no means up to the total at which we should like to see it. We should not rest content until eighty to ninety per cent. of the boys can swim.

Only recently have records been made of the best times of the races, but we see that even in so short a space of time the standard of swimming has improved a great deal. We expect that M. H. Taylor's records will stay for many years yet, but even if those are not broken there is no need to feel disappointment with less excellent performances. This year however, we have pleasure in pointing out H. A. Holden's excellent breast stroke record, beating the previous one of 532 seconds by -11 of a second.

As was expected, Chatsworth won the House Challenge Shield, having a winner in the One Length (Open), Three Lengths (Over 16), Two Lengths Breast Stroke (Over 16) and the (14-16) Free Style and Breast Stroke. Griffiths easily won the One Length (Open), to which was added his win in the Three Lengths. The Back Stroke (Over 16) was won by Fuller J. A., with Howarth P. E. H. second. Fuller used a new style of back stroke. In the back crawl instead of bringing his arms down by his head he shoots them more out to the side, thus not using up so much energy. Future back stroke swimmers should make note of this new stroke. Mention should be made of Downing F. C.'s fine swimming in the 14-16 races. In the Back Stroke which he just won from Fowlston he was only of a second behind the previous record of 25 seconds set up by M. H. Taylor. This year the diving was not conducted on the usual lines. In future years some change will be made. As it was, the competitors had only two dives to do off the side of the bath. Baker was first and Fowlston second. The Senior Relay, as was expected, was won by Chatsworth (Griffiths, Howarth, Downing, Maddocks) and could not have been far behind the record.

Chatsworth did well to win the House Shield. Although they had some outstanding swimmers, they were also backed up by everybody pulling his weight.



1. A. G. Griffiths ; 2. W. A. Burley ; 3. R. Maddocks.


1. F. C. Downing ; 2. D. Fowlston ; 3. R. H. Foggitt.


1. J. G. Roycroft ; 2. J. A. Howarth ; 3. G. H. Foggitt.


1. K. Kaye ; 2. E. Ashmore and A. Hayhurst.


1. A. Holden ; 2. G. G. Lee ; 3. A. Hayhurst. Time, 524, secs. Record.


1. R. H. Foggitt ; 2. K. Coldwell ; 3. K. A. Neary.


1. G. H. Foggitt ; 2. J. Medley ; 3. J. S. Roycroft.


1. J. A. Fuller ; 2. P. E. Howarth ; 3. G. H. Cotton.


1. F. C. Downing ; 2. D. Fowlston ; 3. R. H. Foggitt.


1. G. H. Foggitt ; 2. J. M. Cotton ; 3. H. M. Dale.


1. G. D. Baker ; 2. A. Hayhurst ; 3. D. Fowlston.


UNDER 14-1. Sherwood ; 2. Wentworth.

SENIOR.-1. Chatsworth ; 2. Haddon.


1. J. H. Allan ; 2. G. D. Baker ; 3. J. Gadsby.


1. A. G. Griffiths ; 2. R. Maddocks ; 3. J. H. Allan.


IN our own Magazine reports
We always speak of " Swimming Sports
In public press (and beauty parlour)
The title much preferred is " Gala "­
Or is this watery Valhalla
More properly pronounced as " Gala " ?
(For our part, we incline to " Gala "
Because it rhymes with M. H. Taylor)­
In any case, our own reports
Will always stick to " Swimming Sports."

Born 1927 - Still ....

THE School Scout Troop celebrates its tenth birthday this Term, with a party in the shape of an exhibition and stage entertainment. Many old-timers will be present, shaking their heads and saying that things are not what they were, and the present scouts will retort with equal truth that it's a good thing too. The School Scout Troop is a living body, still in its youth, and, while its numbers have not increased greatly during the last five years, it has developed tremendously on the real scouting lines, so that to-day we can boast of a troop second to none in the true spirit of scouting. Our critics say we are undisciplined, and even worse terms have been applied, but that is entirely due to the fact that these critics never take the trouble to study the matter. Tenderfoot Tom Brown, aged 13, playfully pokes his acquaintance in the nose. A chase ensues, and there is a hearty scuffle which does nobody any harm, but is unfortunately witnessed by one of the critics mentioned above. He goes away and reports that the troop consists of a set of hooligans. May I plead for a little thought on the part of these critics in future. Why should Tom Brown become an automaton, governed only by orders of his superiors, just because he has put on Scout uniform ? Such a state of affairs would not be natural. He puts on Scout uniform so as to save his other clothes. Scouting is not military training. It merely helps a boy to grow up on the right lines, and the School Scout Troop, organised as it is at present, with the full weight of responsibility on each boy, is eminently suited to that purpose.

I have spent rather a long time on the question of discipline because under the present system, a maximum of freedom is enjoyed by each scout. The old Troops "A" and " B," having served their purpose, were replaced by the House Sectional System, which worked admirably until, during the last twelve months, it was determined to re-organise once more so that the Scout Masters could use their energy much more effectively. At present we have no sections, troops or groups. We are one body-the 167th Sheffield Troop. Each Scouter has charge of two or three patrols, and acts as general adviser to them and at the same time is engaged on one branch of scout work for the whole Troop. How the system will succeed, remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, it has been a definite step forward.

So much for organisation. Turning to the actual activities of the Troop during the last five years, we are faced with a long list of achievements at home and abroad. We have camped in nearly every corner of England and Scotland ; Wales and the Channel Islands have not escaped our notice. In addition, there have been numerous hikes, one in the Black Forest and others in various parts of the British Isles, and last year Mr. Gaskin again led a party to represent Sheffield at the Scout Chalet at Kandersteg, Switzerland. We were also well represented at the World Jam­boree in Hungary in 1933. Thus we keep up the Troop's reputation for " seeing the world " of Scouting by travel abroad, as we did at Lugano in 1929, at Kandersteg in the winter of 1929-30, in Algeria and in the Tirol and Bavaria in 1930, in Jamaica in 1931, and on two winter-sports occasions at Klosters-Dorfli.

The Troop's camping has always been of a very high standard, and there can be no doubt that the present scouts are more than maintaining past traditions. We have made friends wherever we have pitched our tents, and there is ample proof of that friendship in the willingness of landowners to let us use their land time and time again. Perhaps the best camp site that the Troop has ever found is at Windermere. It consists of a large field sloping down to the lake and backed on the land side by woods. Just off the shore is a small island which is ideal for swimming round before breakfast(?), and in the middle of the field is a rocky knoll surmounted by trees which divides the field into a flat terrace, and a lower horse-shoe shaped level leading down to the water's edge. To add to its beauties, the field contains a spring. The site was discovered three years ago by Mr. Exton, and is just about perfect. Many of us will never forget the time we spent there, and some are again looking forward to a camp there this summer.

Before looking to the future we must mention the severe losses we have suffered among the Scouters. Last summer, Mr. Simm took his leave of us. He was in almost at the start of the Troop, and had always shown almost unbelievable energy on its behalf. That we have weathered the blow is largely due to the solid foundation of the Troop at which he toiled so hard. Luckily, he has not entirely gone from us, and we hope to see him at future Troop camps. Our only misgiving is that he will probably find himself, in a few years, as much tied to the activities of his own school as he was to ours.

Mr. Exton was not such an old hand as " Egbert," but the amount of energy he expended on the Troop during his six years at the School was amazing. We realized just how hard he had worked when he left. Many of us will never forget " Emma's " famous Easter Hikes, and I shall always carry a picture of him in my mind nearly losing his footing while he was climbing one of the pillars of Robin Hood's Stride. :his Term, we must also say " Goodbye ' to Mr. Glister. Past experience has taught us that we only realise a scouter's true worth when he has left, and the prospect of realising anything worse than we realise now, is almost terrifying. " Bill " has been a tower of strength.

The future is extremely bright. The inauguration of the Informal Court of Honour has greatly increased the activities of the real Court, and we expect the P.L's. to continue the pyrotechnical exhibition of the last two years. It has already been mentioned that part of the Troop are to camp at Windermere this summer, but the important expedition will be that to the jamboree in Holland. Under Mr. Gaskin's leadership, a party of about 40 School Scouts are to show the world how to camp, and we can rely on them to uphold the Troop traditions.


G. G. L.

Plays and Displays.

WHATEVER may be said about the School as a whole-as that it shoves into the best seats on buses, or pronounces its vowels improperly-there can be no doubt that any particular section of it, when it sets out to show the public what it can do, does itself nothing but credit. It was therefore no surprise that the junior School, in its Open Day on July 3rd, and the Scouts, in their Birthday Celebration on July 10th, should put up two entirely delightful afternoons of entertainment and instruc­tion. Handicrafts, hobbies, and various feats of skill and ingenuity, formed the background of both these functions ; and a certain similarity of programme, subject to appropriate differences, pro­vides the excuse for commenting on them in this omnibus fashion.

The Handiwork Exhibition at Clarke House provided, as well as the staple book-covers and brush-work, new beauties and surprises in the shape of puppets, cork and cotton-reel models, and intriguing experiments in colour-designs. The nature-room held an exhibition of monsters, live and dead, native and exotic. Mean­while the boys played cricket, swam, and did their gymnastic tricks with everlasting energy, apparently only needing unlimited lemonade and ices to support them' through the later evening's performance of " Make-Believe " (or " Beleive "). Here the very handy natural theatre of Clarke House garden (aided by the handi­ness of certain unseen craftsmen) was convincingly presented to the imagination as a schoolroom, a desert-island, a domestic interior and exterior, and a palatial ballroom. Costumes, for which the only word is " kaleidoscopic," presented princes, pirates, dusky maidens, cassowaries, missionaries, and the dear little Hubbard children, in a succession of charming pictures. And, if Jill and Oliver, the Curate, the Pirate Chief, the Princess, and the Yellow Prince, scored most of the best hits, it was not through any fault of the others, who all knew exactly what they had to do and did it effectively and audibly, not in the least perturbed by the occasional showers which drove the less hardy of their audience under the trees.

Not to be outdone, the Scouts on the following Saturday turned the School and Close into a-the only word is " hive "-of Scouting activities ; making honey in this case, it must be admitted, primarily for themselves. Outside, visitors were shown the mysteries of a signalling tower, and that exciting pulley-affair which lands the aerial traveller at the top of a far-off tree (thus giving the lie to the well-known Latin axiom : " The tree was so high that no-one could climb it "), and could see a cooking-square in operation, or wander in imagination through a Lilliputian replica of Sawdon camp. Inside they could, and most nobly did, purchase the book-ends and lamp-shades which, in various stages of con­struction, had been littering their houses for weeks past, or could admire, with a clear conscience, canoes. In the dining-hall there was not only tea, but a jazz- (or is it swing ?) band. In the large Lecture Room the colour-film of the Falmouth Camp and of a Swiss holiday was on view--a fine bit of work.

Having seen all this, you took your seat in the Assembly Hall and were given (for sixpence or less) a variety entertainment lasting for another two hours or so. This was in two parts. The first was presented by a concert-party of scouts, genially compered by Mr. Savage, and was on the whole surprisingly successful. Mr. Simm, returned from foreign parts, got away with the difficult role of a Scoutmaster taking off a Scoutmaster ; and successive soloists and choruses explored the humours, typical and topical, of scoutcraft. So judiciously were the turns planned, and so wittily written, that the subject-matter never became monotonous as it could easily have done, and we' all agreed that scout-hats, camp-food, and wet weather, were the greatest fun : a succession of definitely Good Turns. In the second part, the wit was of a more general nature and, truth to tell, more thinly spread ; or the naive spontaneity which was appropriate for the first part failed to bolster up the more mundane humours of the second ; and the curtain was not the only thing that was sticky. However, a " broadcast " sketch went down well, the trial of Christopher Columbus and Guy Fawkes fairly well, and the spirit of spontaneous hilarity was triumphantly recaptured at the finish with a " Ten­minute Hamlet " written, dressed, and acted, with admirable wit by some of the youngest members of the gang.

At the end of the first half, the Headmaster joined the troup on the platform-not to sing a comic song, unfortunately, but to welcome the guests and thank all who had helped in the day's programme. He said that the Scouts during the past 10 years had been of great value to many boys in the School. They had helped some of the clever ones in giving a balance to their life, and some of those less clever at school subjects in providing a form of activity where they could win success. Scouting, he said, was in the main an attempt to mitigate the evil effects of town life. The Roman Emperors had tried to induce the Britons, whom they found a country-dwelling people, to live in towns. Their efforts had failed, and from the earliest times till 150 years ago, the typical Englishman was a countryman. But where the Emperors had failed the industrial machine had succeeded, and we all have now to live in towns. He welcomed, on the whole, the coming decline in our population. In the happy days when our land did not contain too many people for a good life, we should perhaps become countrymen again. Till that time we had to rely upon activities like the Scouts, and he was glad that we had them.

So ended a good day : but one more good turn remained to be done ; for this was the last of the lighter diversions of the summer Term, and no Scout got to bed until, with a thunderous general­post of desks, benches, and platforms, the Hall and Workshop had been made ready for the stern business of exams. to begin on Monday morning.

Cats and Kings.

DO you remember George ? Yes, that's right ; the ridiculous cat I told you about last term. As a matter of fact I rather regret having written that " copy", because, as George's manager, I have had to deal with a considerable " fan mail", most of which was not pleasant to read, and which I will refrain from answering in these pages. However, I feel it is my duty to continue the chronicles ; I must inform you that George has had further escapades, and I think it is important that you should hear them, because he has been instrumental in solving once and for all a problem which has whitened the hair of philosophers, theologians, statisticians and veterinary surgeons throughout the ages. We now know that a cat may look at a King.

You remember I told you how George trod on the toes of Authority last term. He has done the same again, but this time he was wearing hob-nailed boots, and Authority had corns. I will hold you in suspense no longer : George went to the Coronation. It may seem strange that we should take so dangerous a member of the family, and actually we only condescended to do so when our hearts were melted by the plea that George should be given this unique opportunity of seeing his namesake installed as champion of the nation.

You may be sure that before our train had proceeded a mile in the direction of the Capital we had our misgivings ; the pest found his way on to the luggage rack, and started excavations which soon brought down on the head of a dear old lady in the corner a paper carrier containing somebody's food, while the parson sitting next to her received a steady trickle of raspberry jam down the back of his neck. From the speech which ensued, I gathered that (a) the parson did not like cats ; (b) he had no palate for raspberry jam ; and (c) there was decidedly more in him than met the eye.

At last we arrived in London. When we settled ourselves on our stand, George did the first sensible thing he had done for many hours-he went to sleep. We didn't even mind that he made his bed inside the food-carrier on top of the tomato sandwiches. But for once George did not sleep for long. He evidently thought that it was time for him to contribute to the general excitement, for at 7.30 a.m. he opened his eyes, stretched himself, and began an elaborate toilet. He was obviously aware that he had to look his best, for he washed his paws and took great pains with his sleek black hair, from his nose to the tip of his tail ; and, having put an extra twist in each of his whiskers in turn, he held out his neck most obligingly while his red, white and blue ribbon was tied.

For some time he sat most patiently, and everyone who con­descended to exclaim : " Oh ! what a sweet little pussy ! " was rewarded with a charming " Meow." But such conduct was foreign to George, and he soon became bored. He kept it up for as long as he could, but by 8.30 the strain was too much for him. He spat in the face of his admirers, and set up a howling which attracted the attention of the occupants of the stand for yards around. Then a remarkable thing happened. We tried the usual remedy, milk. We gave him only a drop, and in ten seconds he had lapped it all up and was howling for more. A charming old lady wearing Union jacks in her bonnet, leaned over from the row behind and offered him another saucerful. It was thankfully received. This initial act of kindness had astounding results.

From all sides, from high and low, came offers of milk. Bottles and saucers were passed to and fro, sometimes with unfortunate mishaps (in fact, the original benefactor got back more than she gave), and George lapped away for dear life, anxious to make the best of an opportunity which might never occur again. I almost expected his coat to turn white at any moment. But all good things come to an end. The Very Reverend Gentleman who was sitting near-by had to intervene, because, he said, he could not allow the poor animal to be used for gaming purposes any longer. Actually, it was about time, because odds were being offered high and low on George's chances of getting outside the next half-pint without making himself sick. I am sure someone would have lost a lot of money had not George been withdrawn from the fray, white-faced and bulging visibly. However, nothing happened for several hours, and we were just beginning to think tragedy had been averted, when . . .

But even that incident did not damp George's ardour for the great event. Nor did it seem to have any great effect on his interior ; for, half-an-hour before the procession was due to arrive, something even more terrible occurred. Sitting behind us was a ruddy-faced gentleman from Blackburn, who for some time had played mercilessly on the emotions of the crowd by loud acclamations of the contents of a certain bottle which bulged in his pocket, and at which he was to have a " swig" when lunch-time came. Unfortunately, his neighbours could stand it no longer. There was a sudden commotion, and a blurr, which might have been several bodies converging from all directions at precisely the same moment. Whatever happened was over in a couple of seconds. There was a muffled breaking of glass, then a pitiful wail of anguish from many voices. The effect on George was astounding. Like a flash he sprang from my lap, and darted beneath the feet of the Gentleman from Blackburn, who uttered an indignant "'ere! " I scrambled with all speed up to the spot, and beheld George lapping up the b  , lapping up the liquid as hard as he could go. I made a grab. But George, discovering that most of the liquid was dripping through the boards on to the ground below, found a space about the size of an ink-pot, and disappeared.

It took me several minutes to find my way underneath the stand. When I did eventually crawl beneath the sloping structure the procession was just coming into view-but I did not see it. All my attention was concentrated on George. He was leaning against one of the supports, his hair on end and his tail straight up in the air, and every three seconds he would give a terrific bounce amidships, which would shake him from stem to stern. It was horrible. When he saw me he started oscillating like a crystal set -like this : " Meee-hup-ooowww ! Meee-hup-ooowww ! " It was audible above the band, which had by this time almost drawn level. As I advanced, George evidently thought it time to move. He streaked away, and this time his path was zig-zagged, like the old­fashioned idea of a flash of lightning. He tacked rapidly to and fro, and his general direction took him under the bottom step of the stand and out into the open-on the route !

Through horizontal boards and vertical legs I had a glimpse of an intoxicated George staring blearily at the approaching magnifi­cence. It suddenly seemed to dawn on him that this was the great occasion, that this advancing host was what he had come to see, and that somewhere behind all that noise and commotion was his namesake, the great man who had just signed his name in the Abbey: " George R.I." At all events, whether he realised it or not, the cat played up to the occasion. He staggered out into the middle of the road-way, every hair on end, his tail still high in the air, and his red, white and blue ribbon dripping with a tell-tale froth. Having ascertained that the procession was following him, he stuck his neck forward and marched ; rather a peculiar march, to be sure (sort of : left, right, left, stagger, bounce ; left, right, left, stagger, bounce . . . ), but still, it was a march.

The applause was terrific. The crowd shouted, screamed, yelled its head off. Above me I was aware of thousands of people springing to their feet. The din was tremendous. There was a swaying, a rending, a crashing, and, as the stand collapsed around me, the eyes of all were turned on this gigantic burst of enthusiasm. " Long live King George ! " There ahead was George, if not a king, as happy as one !

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We have not seen George since that day. We can only think that the excitement was too much for him, or that he was taken home as souvenirs by the crowd. But if ever you are in Town and you happen to catch sight of him, you will let me know, won't you ? You see, John is getting another cat, and I would like to be sure that George is well out of the way-two cats in the house would be intolerable. So if you do see him you know what to do !


Twice Two.

THE Maltby Scientific Society was a unique body : Mr. Ferdinand Maltby was a unique man.

As a boy he was apprenticed to a tailor in a minute shop tucked away in a corner somewhere in the heart of London. His employer had a very good clientele, men in all walks of life, but all " good " men-sound fellows, from Oxford or Cambridge. It was said by the malicious that old Little always demanded " School and College " from a new client, and that once, when the answer was " St. Neots and Bangor," he had driven the impostor out at the scissors' point. But this was untrue. His clients chose themselves as all good clients should.

Mr. Little was somewhat sharp and snappy, like the scissors he wielded. But Ferdinand grew up smooth and quiet like the cloth. In his spare moments, few enough, he studied mathematics, and occasionally Mr. Little had to reprimand him for chalking on the cloth diagrams which could not possibly have been cut out into human garments.

When he was twenty his father died and left him, unexpectedly, a considerable sum of money. He had no other relations to consider, so he smiled quietly to himself, smacked Mr. Little on the back (finding that he was real flesh after all) and told him that he was going. Mr. Little immediately lost his temper and ruined a very good pair of riding breeches . . . when he recovered the shop was empty . . .

The next four years Ferdinand spent at the University studying Physics and Mathematics. He worked very hard, pleased all the professors, and then, a week before his degree examination, smiled gently to himself and left-denying himself the intense pleasure of smacking the mathematics professor (not on the back). Many inquiries were made for him-they did not want to lose the credit of having produced so brilliant a scholar but he had vanished.

A few weeks later he opened the door of the tailor's shop once again. Mr. Little failed to recognise him for some time, and Ferdinand only just escaped being measured for a complete suit of evening dress. When he was recognised, Mr. Little snorted and produced a pair of riding breeches-sadly hacked about with infuriated scissorings. Meekly Ferdinand took them and went to his old table.

Two years went by, but never once did Mr. Little ask where Ferdinand had been. Then suddenly he was transported to the place where all questions are supposed to be answered for us. Ferdinand smiled to himself and gave orders for the sign over the shop to be changed from LITTLE to MALTBY.

There were other changes too. Ferdinand chose to talk to his clients of things other than the weather and the shape of their abdomens. He referred casually to modern scientific developments, and displayed a most startlingly complete knowledge. He would spend a long time in the evening poring over " Who's Who " and the next day some distinguished client's eye would light up at the sight of a diagram chalked on the wall in a prominent position.

His name began to be mentioned in scientific circles as " the " tailor. " Most extraordinary feller, really knows something about science, most refreshing change, you really ought to go to him."

As new clients came the old, unscientific clients were slowly frozen out. They could not stand up to many suits of " A very interesting paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society this month       ah, but then that wouldn't be in your line, sir, would it ?        No ! " Once an unwanted client was too persistent and then Ferdinand constructed the most bell-bottomed atrocities ever seen on human limbs, lured his victim into trying them on, and then carefully dropped his other pair of trousers into the fire-rescuing them when they were past hope. Protests and pleadings were equally useless, there was no other pair of trousers in the shop. The victim had to walk a very long way in the broad daylight before he found a taxi.

Thus, cunningly, the Maltby Scientific Society came into being growing from casual discussions to the day when it was suggested that a definite society should be formed. That night Maltby almost chuckled, but he was most apologetically bashful when they elected him as the first President, and the society was formally named.

Soon membership of " The Maltby " became one of the most sought-after honours of London's scientific world-an honour very hardly won. But even so, Maltby never emerged, never, as far as anyone could tell, came out of that dim shop into ordinary daylight and society.

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One day, two years after the foundation of the Society, Maltby announced that he was intending to read a paper on " Some Inconsistencies in the Function of Number." The members looked very wise (not knowing what the title meant) and attended in force.

On the night of the meeting, Maltby finished work early, cleared up the shop with more than usual thoroughness, and retired to his bedroom. The noises that emerged from behind the bedroom door seemed to suggest that he was spring-cleaning.

But when he rose to address the Maltby Scientific Society for the last time there was nothing in his voice to betray what was about to happen.

" I have been interested for some time in the function of number and its inter-related mutations . . . "

There was much discussion afterwards (indeed two duels were fought on the subject) as to who it was who first realised the implications of Maltby's remarks. It is true that Jones of Oxford was the first to ejaculate " My God " ; it cannot be denied that Tylor, of Cambridge, fainted first ; and there is even some ground for belief that a Japanese mathematician, who was afterwards found dead on the floor, committed hara-kiri at a very early stage in the calculations. But enlightenment did not reach the majority until the concluding sentences were spoken :­

" Thus if we integrate the expression bi-laterally with respect to the semi-infinite variables and reduce the resulting equation to an anti-symmetric matrix, we arrive at the startling result that twice two is equal to five. Thus we find that the whole of mathe­matics has been based upon a misapprehension, every scientific calculation has been fundamentally wrong. Gentlemen, I brought you here to-night, indeed, I have worked for the past four years, solely because I wished to leave this discovery in your hands. For I know that it is only in hands such as yours that such a discovery is safe."

Ferdinand Maltby swept his papers together, handed them to the Chairman, bowed, and was gone. The shop door banged. Footsteps faded away. The eminent scientists gazed at each other in silence.

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One night last winter, two figures might have been seen sitting hunched up, on a seat on the Embankment ; desultory conversation drifted into the gloom . . .

" . and I've never 'ad a charnse . . . Just out 'er one rotten job into ernother all the time. If ever I got a steady job I'd stick to it alright."

" Oh, you mightn't. I had a steady job once. I got out of it though. Partly my own fault, partly .    "

" A woman? "

" No. Mathematics."

" Ar ! Mathermatics. Twice two equals fower ! "

"  NO", said Mr. Ferdinand Maltby.

P. F. T.

Der Aufenthalt Auf K.E.S.

ES war das erste Mal, dass deutsche Schuler als Gaeste die King Edward VII School besuchten and dort versuchten, mehr Verstandnis fur das neue Deutschland zu erwecken. Ein Verstandnis ist aber nur dann zu erreichen, wenn man Gelegenheit hat, seine verschiedenen Ansichten auszutauschen. Und diese Gelegenheit ist uns dank der freundlichen Unterstiitzung des Herrn headmaster and seiner Herrn Kollegen gegeben worden. Trotzdem ist noch manches unerortert geblieben, was aber hoffentlich bei dem Aufenthalt der englischen Schuler in Deutsch­land geklart wird. Es ist dann zu erwarten, dass die Jugend fur ihre gewonnen Ansichten eintritt and diese weiter verbreitet. Das gilt fur die Jugend beider Lander.

Wahrend dieser Woche haben wir nun in der Schule, beim Sport and in der Familie einen kleinen Einblick in die englischen Ansichten and Auffassungen in den englischen Charakter and in die englischen Sitten and Gebrauche bekommen, wobei die Sprache ein unentbehrliches Mittel zum Zweck war. Wir haben den Unterschied in der englischen Unterrichtsmethode, die englische Auffassung vom Sport, die Kameradschaft, den Frohsinn der Jugend beim Scout Birthday and die Gastfreundschaft, die Hilfsbereitschaft and das Entgegenkommen in der englischen Familie kennengelernt. Und das alles ist uns nur moglich geworden durch die Gewahrung der Gastfreundschaft der King Edward VII School. Darum mochte ich im Namen meiner deutschen Kameraden dem Herrn headmaster, dem gesamten Lehrerkollegium and der Schiilerschaft der King Edward VII School meinen besten Dank fur die Gastfreundschaft, die Hilfsbereitschaft and das entgegengebrachte Verstandnis aus­sprechen and der Hoffnung Ausdruck geben, dass dieser Gedankenaustausch noch lange Zeit zum Segen beider Volker fortgesetzt werde.

Sheffield, den 11. Juli 1937.

The Classical Sixth's Outing.

WE started from the Headmaster's house at 7.30 a.m., 24th June, the nine of us being accommodated in two cars, that of the Head and a hired Austin, driven by Mr. Tappe and navigated by Griffith, and which, in spite of its decrepit appearance, was occasionally persuaded to yield a speed of 40 miles per hour. The journey to Lichfield, our first rendezvous, in the Head's open touring car, was very enjoyable-although an attempt on Guite's part to relieve the monotony by reading " Oedipus Tyrannus " did not meet with success.

As Mr. Tappe had five minutes' start of us, we were astonished that we did not overtake him before reaching Lichfield ; it turned out that he had taken the wrong route (through Griffith ?), and arrived a quarter of an hour after us. Thereupon an interesting half hour was spent in Lichfield Cathedral, followed by lunch on the spot, to the surprise presumably, of the local inhabitants.

Renewing our journey at 10.0 a.m., after changing cars, we proceeded southward, keeping behind the Head's car. The journey was uneventful until, on a long stretch of road between Warwick and Banbury, the old Austin's thermometer rose above the danger­mark. We stopped, but persistent hooting failed to recall the other party. Inspection of the radiator revealed a complete absence of any liquid whatsoever, and after a fruitless investigation of the neighbouring ditches we were obliged to request some water from a distant farm. Even then the borrowed jug had a hole in it. Finally the other party turned up just as we were returning from the farm after' taking back the bucket.

Even this was not the end of our toils. We were leaving Oxford, after Mr. Tappe had pointed out the various colleges, when the Headmaster's car refused to function. A hasty debate was held, and it was decided that we lucky ones in the Austin should have dinner on the spot (a street in a residential quarter of Oxford), and push on to Bradfield and the Greek Theatre, while the others took their chance. This we accordingly did, and (after a second bucketful of water in our leaking radiator) arrived at the Greek Theatre in the nick of time (2.45 p.m.).

This, the only " Greek " theatre in Britain, is a wonderful place. Built by pupils of the Bradfield school in a disused chalk pit, it has seats of stone arranged in a semi-circle in the Greek style, and boasts a permanent stage building of concrete construction and of handsome aspect (its only disadvantage is that the pillars exclude a good deal of the view from the wings), and a beautifully designed orchestra (this is not a body of musicians, but the space where the chorus dances). Trees and thickets completely surround the theatre, making it absolutely private.

As this is one of the greatest classical events performed in England, the theatre was absolutely full of spectators from all parts of the country. The play that was to be acted was " Oedipus Tyrannus," perhaps the most dramatic of all Greek tragedies, and its performance was truly wonderful ; the actors displayed tremen­dous depth of feeling, while the singing of the chorus was exceptionally good. The black despair of Oedipus, as his fearful crime is gradually brought home with overwhelming evidence, the mute anguish of Jocasta, were displayed with astonishing clearness ; while the heartbroken message of the servant, who announces the death of Jocasta, seemed incredibly real.

We were so enthralled by the play that we forgot completely the other party in the stranded car. We learnt that they had arrived late in another hired car, and that the Head had not even seen the play. However, we were all united for an enjoyable high tea at Theale, a neighbouring village, at which we discussed the incredible statement that half the players at the Greek Theatre did not know Greek. Surprisingly enough, this is apparently true.

We now proceeded to Leighton Park School, near Reading, where we had been very kindly invited to spend the night. On the way we examined a well-preserved section of Roman wall at Silchester, and the site of an amphitheatre. Nightfall found us inspecting the delightful surroundings of Leighton Park School, after which we entrusted ourselves to the tender mercies of the hard ground for the night. After this short repose (if I may judge from my own experience), we were treated to an excellent breakfast by the School Matron, and taking leave of our kind hosts, we began our northward journey.

Arriving at St. Albans, we first visited the famous twelfth­century Norman cathedral, and then proceeded to the Roman theatre of Verulamium, the only one in Britain. A quick visit to the Museum to see its beautiful tesselated pavements of Roman villas was followed by a rustic lunch of bread and cheese-so substantial as to exceed the capacity of more than one youthful archaeologist-and we set off up the Watling Street for Leicester. Here we surveyed the excavations of the Roman Forum-which have revealed the tallest piece of Roman wall in Britain-and immediately set off homeward by the Fosse Way. At 7.0 p.m., we concluded a most delightful and instructive trip, which even the most industrious of the Classical Sixth would willingly have declared to be more enjoyable than a couple of days at School.

B. M.

The Orchestra.

WE were very unfortunate this Term in not being able to go to London, owing to circumstances beyond our control. We should have stood the best chance of being placed that we have had for some years, because a large part of us were in the Orchestra that performed the test-piece-the first movement of Haydn's " London " Symphony at the School Concert in 1934. We performed the work on Speech Day, however, with more success than at the Concert three years ago. Congratulations to the 2nd violins on the way they tackled the " London " Symphony-they are the only section of the Orchestra to which it was a new work, and theirs is one of the hardest parts to play.

Most of our activities have of late been in preparation for Speech Day. The musical items were largely choral with orchestral accompaniment. The strings were finally masters of the syncopa­tion in " Wide Spread His Name," from " Theodora," by Handel, but we probably made slightly more of " The King Shall Rejoice," from the " Coronation Anthem," also by Handel. The choice was naturally influenced by events of the time.

This Term we shall have to bid farewell to Kay L. R., who had led the Orchestra very well indeed since the departure of Larder. His performance of the solo violin part in the Lulli at the Christmas Concert will be long remembered. At the same time we are con­fident that Woodcock will carry on the good work. Our latest recruit is Hampshire, who has strengthened the clarinet section. Next Term the brass will be increased in number and volume by Mr. Fletcher's euphonium and by Mr. Petter's trumpet. We also welcome Mr. Tappe, who has come to strengthen the viola section. This Term, since Speech Day, has been spent on Beethoven's Eighth Symphony, a delightfully happy work con­sidering the conditions under which it was written, and a selection from " lolanthe," in preparation for the Christmas Concert, or rather Christmas Opera.

May I conclude by saying that everybody who is able to play an instrument or considers doing so should lose no time in making the fact known to Mr. Baylis.

D. M. J.

Fives Notes.

THIS year we have been very fortunate with the weather and there seems every possibility that we shall get both the Over and Under 14 Championships finished. Last year, owing to the weather and slackness among House Fives Captains, none of the contests were completed.

To date, only the Over 14 House Championship has been finished. The final was between Sherwood and Lynwood, and was eventually won by Lynwood, the scores being 15-10, 15-4. Perhaps the best game was between Sherwood and Clumber. The first game was won by Sherwood 15-3, and they were losing the second 12-3 when they rallied and finally won 15-13. In the Over 14 Individual Championship the final has yet to be played off. The best game so far was between Williams R. H. D. and Howarth P. E. H. Howarth won the first game but was beaten in a keen tussle in the next two.

The Under 14 competitions are perhaps the most disappointing this year. That is mostly due to lack of interest among House Captains and lack of initiative among the contestants. I sincerely hope that Captains will see that the remaining games are played off during the final two weeks of the Term.

Although the entries for the Senior Championships have been up to the usual good standard, there seems to be a surprising lack of good players among younger boys. The entries for the Under 14 Individual Competition has been poor, and it is the duty of next year's Fives Captains that the younger members of their Houses are encouraged as much in learning and in playing the game.

This year the School Fives Four have only had two games, both against Leeds University. The first at home was a washout. The game was started in rain and eventually abandoned when there were no prospects of the rain abating. The School was decidedly in a winning position when the game was stopped. The other match was played at Leeds. Unfortunately there were only two of the original team playing as the other two were indisposed. The School was decisively beaten, only winning two out of the twelve games.

W. A. B.

Old Edwardians.


B. H. CLARK (1921-1926), on June 19th, to Miss Dorothy Gunstone, of Sheffield.

M. E. TARPLEY (1923-1927), on 5th June, to Miss Nora Vinning, of Sheffield.

D. B. STATHER (1922-1928), on 27th May, to Miss Mabel Dewire, of Sheffield.

M. H. WAITE (1921-1927), in June, to Miss Edna Stephenson, of Sheffield.

G. L. FAULKNER (1920-1926), in June, to Miss Marjorie Smith.

The Rev. R. C. WEAVER (1919-1924) was recently home on leave from the Sudan, where he is chaplain to a parish extending over a vast area with headquarters at Atbara, and covering several other places which are anything up to 150 miles apart.

B. PICKERSGILL (1923-1933) has been appointed to a position on the staff of the G.P.O. Film Studios at Shepherd's Bush.

M. H. TAYLOR won the 150 Yards Men's Back-stroke Championship at the Amateur Swimming Association's races at Scarborough, his time being 1 minute 462, seconds. He thus becomes amateur champion of England in this event.


Final Honours School of Modern Languages and Literature.-Class I.-G. Laughton (French and Spanish). Class II, Div. I.-A. Gilpin.
Final General B.A.-A. R. Kent.
Intermediate B.A.- Div I.-A. A. White. Div. II.-J. W. Settle.
Final Examination (Part I) for M.B., Ch.B.-A. K. Beardshaw, E. G. Crookes, K. D. Foggitt.
Second Examination (Part II) for M.B., Ch.B.-N. R. Marshman.
Second Examination (Part I) for M.B., Ch.B.-J. H. Blaskey, J. Colquhoun, C. H. Foggitt, N. R. Marshman, E. R. Monypenny, R. L. N. Stewart.
First Examination for M.B., Ch.B.-J. Colquhoun, N. R. Marshman, E. R. Monypenny, J. H. Schofield.
Final LL.B.-A. G. Dawtry (Honours), S. E. Boler.
Final B.Eng. (Honours).-P. Freeman, J. Richmond.
Final Ordinary B.Eng.-E. J. Daniell.
Intermediate B.Eng.-A. L. Fletcher.
Associateship in Engineering.-P. G. Sanderson.
Degree of Master of Metallurgy.-K. W. Slack.
Intermediate B.Met.-D. F. Gordon, H. J. Phaff.
M.A.-P. J. Watson-Liddell.
M.Sc.-G. A. Geach, L. Mullins.
M.Eng. N. E. Head.
Brunton Medal.-G. T. C. Bottomley.
Frank Holland Memorial Prize.-K. W. Slack.
Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., Prize.-E. J. Daniell.
Laverick Prizes. (A) P. H. Monypenny, (D) E. J. Daniell.


Mathematical Moderations, Class I.-C. K. Thornhill.
Senior Mathematical Scholarship.-G. L. Camm.
Honours School of Modern Languages, Class II -L. N. Wild.


Law Tripos, Part I, Class III.-I. R. Scutt.
Modern Languages Tripos. Part 11, Class II, Div. I.- J. W. Tuchschmid.


THE following letter has been addressed to all members of the O.E.A.

July, 1937.

Dear Sir,         

I am pleased to be able to inform you that, with the help of the Headmaster, arrangements have been made whereby it is possible for all Old Boys to receive copies of THE MAGAZINE at a price of 1/6 per annum.

So far as members of the Association are concerned the General Committee has decided to endeavour to provide even better terms by offering to supply Magazines, post free, on payment of a life subscription of 10/6.

Assuming there are three editions per annum, and calculating postage at 4.5d. per annum, it will be seen that this subscription entails a capital charge of approximately 5.5 years' purchase. This is a generous experiment, and its success depends entirely on the response of members. At the same time the Committee feels that the interest of Old Boys would be stimulated if the Magazine regularly contained a greater wealth of news devoted to their own affairs. The Editors welcome such an idea, and I am asked by them to contribute as much Old Boys' news as possible.

If you are interested will you please let me have your life subscription of 10/6 at once, and at the same time give me any news of yourself or of any of your friends or acquaintances who are Old Boys ? Such information as births, marriages and deaths;. the successes of Old Boys in examinations, business, the professions, sport or any other form of activity, will be most welcome and will prove of great interest to other Old Boys who read it in the print of their Old School Magazine.

Yours faithfully,

GEORGE A. BOLSOVER, Honorary Secretary.

70, Queen Street, Sheffield, 1.


THE past season has been a very successful one in every way in spite of the many changes which have taken place. Nearly all the older generation of players have left us, and J. Newman, Secretary for several seasons, and our stalwart "between the sticks " for over ten years has been obliged by pressure of business to retire. In addition to these handicaps the Education Committee " robbed " us of our old ground. However, we were fortunate in obtaining another at Norton.

The 1st Team, original members 1933-34, returned to the South Yorkshire Amateur League, owing to the difficulty in obtaining a full complement of friendly fixtures, and they finished fourth in the First Division, a very creditable performance considering the strength of the rival clubs, and remembering that 50 per cent. of this team were at School in July, last.

The liaison between the School and the Club has improved each year owing to the keen interest and help of the Headmaster, our President, and now we obtain drafts of recruits each season. These are essential to the life of the Club, which must run two teams in order to pay its way. The following are the results in brief of the matches played :­










1st Team







2nd Team ..







The Annual General Meeting was held in the School Library on the 6th May, and the following were elected :-1st Team Captain J. K. Walton ; Vice-Captain : H. E. Pearson. 2nd Team Captain S. E. Boler ; Vice Captain : A. G. Dawtry.

We wish them the best of luck next season.

It was decided to strengthen the fixtures of the 2nd 'ream by entering them for election to the 2nd Division of the South Yorkshire Amateur League : we think this will be justified by the playing strength of the Club next season. A resolution was also passed changing our colours from all white, to white shirts and blue shorts.

We were pleased to welcome so many of the School teams at this meeting, and hope they will all join us in the near future, thereby helping to maintain the prestige of the School and our Club in football circles.


The Prize Poem.


GREAT JOVE from high Olympus wreaked his ire
On labouring giants, toiling far below
To raise vast Ossa, and with lightning fire
O'erturned their work and swiftly struck them low.
Old Thor far swung his dwarf-land forged mace
As forth in thunder from Valhalla's hall
He strode, splitting the northern peaks apace
And shaking frightened planets with their fall.
Jehovah too was skilled with fiery darts
And swift as either, could he smite or crush
With flood, or far-feared Sinai's flame and sparks,
Or oft-times with the whirlwind's dreaded rush.
But swifter far than all the Gods of fable
Is Laura serving at the ping-pong table.

J. B. H.

Cricket, 1937.

I HAVE learnt many things about the cricket of the School during this Term in charge of games : the most important is this :­

There is an immense quantity of cricket talent in the School and much of it never gets a chance. Why ? Two reasons-first: We have only one pitch on which it pays to play good cricket. Second : Good and bad players are mixed in House Leagues, to the detriment of the good players.

Here it is necessary to explain what I mean by " good cricket " and " cricket talent." " Cricket talent " is something which can only be detected by seeing the player, and not by looking at the score book ; and which, if developed, will enable a boy to succeed in School XI's and in Club Cricket afterwards. But it will not make him outstanding in the rough and tumble of School cricket as a whole ; and bad pitches and clout-and-run games are a very certain way of killing developing talent.

If you have understood this, the handicap of only one good pitch is obvious. Well, what can we do ? Pray for " pennies from heaven "-and in the meantime make the best use we can of what we've got. And I don't think we are making the best use of it, because we allow our promising cricketers to get lost in the wilder­ness of House Leagues.

Do you-all you who care at all about the games of the School -do you want playing for a house team to be the main object of School cricket ? Or do you want us to give the real cricketers a chance ? You cannot have it both ways. I do not decry House matches as such, they gave me some of my biggest thrills as a boy, but repeated every week they lose their power to thrill-and they encourage the cricket weeds of cross-bat and " demon " bowler.

That is the position. What are you-boys in the School, reading this concealed behind Hall and Knight's Algebra-going to do about it ? If you have opinions, express them to House Captains. If you are a House Captain, try to find out the opinions of your House ; and then the Games Committee will have some chance of knowing what the School thinks of this matter.

P. F. T.


This year's 1st XI has been a team with great possibilities which never really came off. Their best moment was when fielding against Mr. Saville's XI. The thrill of getting quick wickets when defeat had seemed certain put the whole team on their toes and set them fighting hard. Their worst moment was when the last four wickets fell for no runs against Hymer's College, with one run needed for victory.

The moral of the Hymer's College collapse and of the whole season has been the value of steadiness. If the last four batsmen in that match had gone in and played a steady defensive game the odd run must have come. Many times Bolsover and Chare showed the value of playing steadily and waiting for the loose ball. Many times Fletcher and Downing with their steady length pulled things together again after the opening bowlers had failed.

Some will feel that I have been unfair in these comments, but it is my task here to emphasise what might not be apparent from the actual accounts and scores. " Straight bat " and " good length " are not mere catch-phrases used by those who want to appear knowing ; they are the foundation of success, and if they are ignored then a win turns into a draw, and a draw into a defeat.

P. F. T.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Wednesday, 5th May. School opened badly by losing Bolsover before a run had been scored and Chare two overs later. None of the School seemed to be able to withstand the attack of Wall and Maddocks, and wickets fell steadily, no member of the team reaching double figures. Wheatley and Saville made a short stand, but the innings closed for 54, Wall 7 for 20.

Mr. Saville's XI opened confidently, but at 11 two wickets fell quickly to Fulford. Burdekin and Gray R. took the score to 25 before the former was caught off Fulford, and almost immediately two more wickets fell, also to Fulford. Wall came in and batted steadily, and without much difficulty the required runs were scored, Mr. Saville's XI winning by 4 wickets.


Played at Leeds, Saturday 8th May. Leeds won the toss and decided to bat. McLeod and Carter opened cautiously to Fulford and Higginbotham, and runs came slowly, but at 24, Carter was " c. and b. " by Higginbotham. Warburton joined McLeod and 30 runs were added before McLeod's wicket fell to Fletcher. With the next ball Wright was l.b.w., also to Fletcher, but a partnership by Warburton and Thornton took the score to 92, at which point five wickets fell to Buckley and Burley, with the addition of only one to the score. A stubborn last wicket stand yielded 21, and the Leeds' innings closed for 114.

With only a little over an hour left, and, through an accident to Saville (luring the afternoon, only ten men to bat, the chances of a win seemed remote; Miles and Buckley opened, and Buckley soon fell to Warburton, but Fulford opened out immediately and the score mounted rapidly. The 50 went up in half an hour, and although Miles was out at 60, having made a valuable 21, Burley joined Fulford to carry on the good work. Fulford cracked fours in all directions ; the 100 went up with only ten minutes left, and at the height of the excitement Fulford was caught on the boundary, with only four more runs needed for victory. With hardly a minute to spare, Burley and Chare hit off the required four, giving the School a win of seven wickets, thanks chiefly to the magnificent innings of Fulford.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Monday, 17th May. School having lost the toss, Mr. Bateman's XI batted first and lost two early wickets to Fulford and Higginbotham, but a fine stand by Credland and Gray W. S. added 32. Credland and Bateman A. W. put on 17, and the game slowed down, but a sensational spell of bowling by Downing, who took five wickets at a cost of only two runs and who finished with an analysis of six for nine, ended the innings.

School started confidently, but with only four on the board, Miles was caught, and Fulford, attempting to hit a much-talked of six over the pavilion, was ignominiously bowled by Gray W. S. Buckley and Burley, however, took the situation in hand and added 53 before Burley was bowled. The rate of scoring slowed down, but Chare, Bolsover and Saville all batted well, giving the School a fairly easy win.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Wednesday, 19th May. Hymer's College opened to the attack of Higginbotham and Fulford, and the latter got a wicket in his first over. After bowling six maidens, Higginbotham had Stokes caught, but Mallalieu and King put on 22 before the former was clean bowled by Fulford. Downing and Burley replaced the fast bowlers and almost immediately King, the only other batsman to reach double figures, was out. The remainder collapsed with the addition of only two runs, the final score being 46. Burley took four for 12 and Downing took three wickets in five overs, all maidens.

School opened slowly, and two quick wickets fell to Foxton, both clean bowled-two for four, but Burley joined Miles and took the score to 25 before Miles was caught on the boundary. At 34 Burley was bowled and Chare and Bolsover were both out at 39, but Wheatley scored seven, to bring the score to 46, and with three wickets in hand, a win seemed certain. Wheatley was immediately bowled, however, and the other three wickets fell without addi­tion to the score, the match ending in a tie.


Played at Valley Road, Saturday, 29th May. Nottingham batted first, and Higginbotham took the first wicket with the score at only five. Three more wickets fell quickly to the fast bowlers, before Oscroft and Walker came together to put on 30, Walker making a lively 21, while Oscroft batted cautiously. Fletcher and Downing had replaced Higginbotham and Fulford, and at 62, Oscroft, who had partnered six other batsmen, fell to Downing. Brown and Palmer both batted well, but Burley came on to finish the innings quickly. All the bowlers bowled well, particularly the fast bowlers, who were unlucky not to have more wickets, although the fielding left much to be desired.

Miles and Fulford opened for the School and the first wicket fell at 10. Fulford and Chare both batted well, and Bolsover made a slow but very useful 11, but at 73 three wickets fell in two overs to the fast bowling of Brown. Saville was able to score the required few, giving the School a win by two wickets.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, 22nd May. Burley won the toss and decided to bat. School started confidently, but unfortunately Miles was run out after making only five. Chare joined Fulford and, although the scoring was not fast, both batsmen played the bowling easily. Eventually, at 88, Fulford was bowled, having made a fine 47 and shortly afterwards Chare was narrowly run out. Buckley was soon l.b.w. to Belfield, and at tea Burley declared with the score at 100 for four.

Higginbotham and Downing opened for the School and four wickets fell quickly, but Brown and Hurst came together to put on 32, thanks to poor fielding on the School's part. None of the other batsmen were particularly outstanding, but they managed to hold out until the close of play, the match ending in a draw.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Wednesday, 2nd June. School opened the bowling with Higginbotham and Fulford, and Higginbotham immediately caused a sensation by taking three wickets in his first over, two of them clean bowled. Fulford's first over also produced a wicket and Booth was run out-0 for 5. In the course of the next four overs, the score mounted in singles to four, but Higginbotham took two more wickets with successive balls to make the score four for seven. Doherty, the only batsman to show any resistance, managed to make four more before he was bowled by Fulford, being the highest scorer with six. The remaining two wickets fell to Higgin­botham in the next over, and the innings closed for nine.

Miles and Fulford opened for the School, and with the aid of four byes soon brought the score level with that of the visitors. Both batsmen were immediately out, however, and it required Chare and Burley to win the match. Both batted extremely well, making 32 and 33 not out respectively, and at tea Burley declared with the score at 91 for four. After tea The Training College batted again and had scored 82 for nine at the close of play.


Played at Spinkhill, Saturday, 5th June. School, having lost the toss, opened with Miles and Fulford and lost an early wicket. Fulford made a bright twelve, all in boundaries, and Chare and Burley took the score to 44 for four. At this point Bolsover and Buckley came together and remained careful and undisturbed by the attacks of nine bowlers. At 92, Bolsover was eventually caught off Hope, having made a valuable 24, and Saville joined Buckley to take the score to 107 before the latter was bowled by Higham for 28, his highest score of the season so far. Higginbotham was out almost immediately to the same bowler and a bright display of batting by Saville and Fletcher followed. When Fletcher's wicket fell, Burley declared with the score at 133 for nine.

School opened the attack with Higginbotham and Burley, each taking an early wicket. De Freitas and Regi seemed likely to make a stand, but when Downing and Fulford replaced the opening bowlers each got a wicket in his first over, 32 for four. Hope came in and batted confidently, backed up by Fairclough, until the return of Burley dismissed him. Buckley also got a wicket in his first over, and Dewhurst fell to Burley, but Higham and McGowan were able to play out time and the match ended for the second year in succession in a draw.


Played at Abbeydale, Wednesday, 9th June. Fulford and Burley opened for the School, and at 15 Burley was l.b.w. to Outram and Chare caught off Willows ; Miles joined Fulford, who suddenly opened out with three fours and a six, and the score had advanced to 40 before Miles, who batted well in spite of his small score, was l.b.w. to Oswald. Fulford was now going strong and the score mounted rapidly, until Marcroft eventually bowled him with the score at 96, and his own at 72, including two sixes and ten fours. Bolsover had meanwhile been batting well, and after the fall of four more wickets quickly to Outram and Needham, he was joined by Downing. A fine partner­ship followed, which was unbroken at tea when Burley declared with the score at 180 for eight.

With a little over an hour and a half left, a draw seemed likely, as the opening batsmen began cautiously, but it soon became apparent that an attempt at a win was to be made. The bowling made little impression upon Joyce, and although wickets fell at prolonged intervals, almost every batsman slid himself justice ; when Joyce was eventually bowled in Fletcher's second over the score stood at 135, and the remaining 46 runs were made with com­parative ease, Willows being 29 not out and the School losing by three wickets.


Played at Graves Park, Thursday 17th June. Evidently mindful of the result a fortnight previously, a much stronger team batted first against the bowling of Higginbotham and Downing. With the second ball, Higginbotham took a wicket, but Connell and Raynor added 46 before the latter was l.b.w. Three more batsmen all made good scores, but Fletcher came on to take three wickets in three overs for seven, and at tea the Training College declared.

The light was very bad when the School opened the batting, and Bolsover was soon run out. Fulford, the only batsman to be really settled, made 29 before being bowled and of the remaining players, only Burley managed to reach double figures, the innings closing for 73.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday 12th June. Burley having lost the toss, the Old Edwardians decided to bat, and opened with Thirsk and Bateman A. W. Higginbotham and Fulford opened the bowling and both were unlucky not to have had a wicket before lunch. Buckley, however, took the first wicket at 37, and Burdekin was run out shortly afterwards. Bateman H. T. and Thirsk took the score to 102 before Thirsk was caught by Wheatley off Downing, and Bateman and Gray R. seemed to be set for a big score when Gray was run out. Pearson and Sivil came together and the score continued to mount rapidly until the O.E's. declared on the fall of Sivil's wicket, with the enormous total of 236 for seven, Pearson being 62 not out.

School opened after tea with Fulford and Bolsover, but wickets fell steadily to Pearson, Beard and Burdekin. Only Wheatley and Saville managed to stay for any length of time, and the last wicket fell with the score at 104 : the O.E's. winning by 132 runs.


Played at Bradford, Saturday 19th June. The start of the game was delayed by rain, and a light drizzle accompanied most of the play. School opened with Higginbotham and Downing, but Walsh and Padgett put on 44 in 30 minutes before Fulford, who had replaced Higginbotham, had Padgett caught. Gee joined Walsh and the score had reached 91 when he was bowled by Fletcher in the last over before lunch-91 in just over an hour. After lunch the score mounted rapidly and wickets fell slowly, and when the last wicket fell at 4.25, Bradford had made 218.

The drizzle was now heavier and the light bad ; with the first ball of the innings Bolsover was caught behind the wicket. Miles survived three overs, and a smart catch dismissed Fulford with only seven on the board. Buckley joined Chare, who had been batting confidently, and the scoring almost stopped, out of 12 overs, nine being maidens. Eventually Buckley was bowled by Hobson-15 for four-and Burley came in to play a spectacular and invaluable innings. The score was doubled in two overs, and runs came rapidly. Six bowlers were tried before the partnership was broken at 98, Chare having made a fine 20. Wheatley's wicket fell quickly, but the drizzle increased into pouring rain and the match was abandoned, perhaps fortunately for the School, with Burley's score at 65 not out, of which 52 was made in boundaries and 20 in one over.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, 26th June. Colson and Watson opened for Wakefield and the score stood at 54 before Fletcher, in his first over, dismissed Watson and Shearman with consecutive bowls. Colson continued to bat confidently, while four more wickets fell to Downing and Fletcher-77 for six, but Woodhead and Colson put on 34 before the former was bowled by Burley. Eventually Fulford returned to dismiss Colson, who had survived eight other batsmen, and the innings. closed for 148.

School opened with Fulford and Chare ; Fulford hit three fours in the first over and was bowled in the third, and Bolsover and Chare fell at 32. A partnership by Burley and Hutton put on 23, but Fletcher and Saville were out quickly ; Hutton and Downing took the score to 105, before Hutton, who had made a valuable 30, was bowled, and the last wicket fell at 114, School losing by 34 runs.


Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, 3rd July. The Craven Gentlemen batted first and opened with Day and Carrington. The fast bowlers made little impression upon them and were replaced by Downing and Fletcher ; Fletcher bowled well and succeeded in keeping the runs down for a time, but the score advanced steadily, Day taking most of the bowling. At tea the pair were still unseparated, and after Day had reached his century and Carrington his 50, Day hit out wildly, on one occasion hitting two sixes off con­secutive balls, and 24 in an over. Eventually he skied a ball off Burley and was caught by Fulford, with the score at 222. He had made 159, including four sixes and 26 fours, and Carrington 52 not out.

School opened with Chare and Bolsover, and although a win was out of the question, the score mounted steadily, 53 being on the board before Bolsover was l.b.w. Chare batted confidently to make 39 and 134 had been scored before Burley, also with 39, was caught. Wheatley and Miles also seemed set for a good partnership at the close of play, the match being drawn.



The knock-out final was played at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, 7th July, in fine but windy weather. Haddon opened very cautiously with Fuller and Fletcher, and after three maidens Fletcher, having hit a four off Hayhurst, was caught in the slips. Three more maidens-and Miles was l.b.w. before he had scored. For a moment Fuller threw caution aside and hit Fulford for three, but in Fulford's next over, Moffat was caught behind the wicket-eight for three in half an hour. Chare survived five overs before being l.b.w., and Fuller, who had batted for three quarters of an hour, was bowled by John Fulford with the score at 15. Proctor and Lee came together, however, and Lee, the first batsman to seem at home, hit out happily ; the score was doubled in a couple of overs, and the pair added 31 before Proctor was bowled. Cantrell joined Lee, who was having one or two rather narrow escapes, and after three more overs, Lee was caught in the slips. Allan hit out immediately and although Cantrell was out at 75, he and Woodcock played the bowling fairly confidently. The return of Fulford, however, saw the dismissal of the last two wickets, and the innings closed for 100, Allan's 27 not out being composed of a six, five fours and a single.

Long and Metcalf opened for Welbeck and two early wickets fell to Fletcher and Woodcock. Olivant and John Fulford, however, seemed set for a good partnership, and the score mounted rapidly until Fletcher and Woodcock changed ends. Off Fletcher's first ball Olivant was caught, and in his second over Fulford, without whose 44 the Welbeck total would have been a sorry figure, was l.b.w. At 76 for four the match still seemed to be well in hand, but with the next ball Fletcher dismissed Fulford D., and in the following over both Mellor and Hayhurst fell to him. At this point Fletcher had the remarkable analysis of 3-2-4-5, and to make matters worse Pentelow, who had shown some resistance, was bowled by Woodcock, 88 for eight. Amidst tense excitement Widdison and Williams J. H. took the score in singles slowly up to Haddon's total, and after an agonising wait Widdison finally took a four off Woodcock to give Welbeck a win by two wickets.


THE XI has had a good season, losing only a single match, against a Staff side. This success is doubly praiseworthy in that experiments were made from time to time in the com­position of the team. The side was able, despite its nursery nature, to grow into a strong team ; and its only disappointment now is that the fixture list makes impossible a trial of strength against the 1st XI.

The score book yields figures of many outstanding feats with bat and ball-Hardy's five wickets for seven runs against Wakefield and eight for four against Nether Edge vie perhaps with Downing's eight for three in the Mount St. Mary's match, as the outstanding bowling achievement ; Williams's merry knock of 51 against the City Secondary School bowling takes pride of place among the many good innings played, but Hutton's consistency laid the foundation of the hardest won victories.

The wicket-keeping and general fielding were sound rather than brilliant, and the calling at the wicket was on the whole poor ; next season must show improvement in both these departments of the game. Lastly, and perhaps of most importance, Hardy made an excellent Captain, and it was due largely to his leadership and veteran skill with bat and ball that the side can look back upon one of the most enjoyable and successful seasons a School 2nd XI has ever known.


Played at Whiteley Woods, 5th June. The School batted first, and Hutton and Powell opened very quietly, the first four overs being maidens. Powell and Olivant were soon out, but Hutton and Williams stopped the rot with a valuable partnership which realised 38 runs, until Hutton was bowled by Dixon. Williams soon followed him, after a bright innings of 29, but a stand by Tomlinson and Hardy, and later by Hardy and Sanderson brought the School's total up to 101 for seven. Hardy played a bright captain's innings, opening it with two consecutive fours. After tea Mount St. Mary's batted, but were soon in difficulty through the fast and accurate bowling of Hardy and Downing, who bowled unchanged throughout the innings. A short ninth-wicket stand by Erskine-White and Green M. raised the score from five to 19. but otherwise the Mount St. Mary's batting was very poor,


Played at Whiteley Woods, 12th June. The match began at 12 o'clock, and the School side were quickly established in a good position before lunch, thanks to the sound batting of Hutton, Powell and Tomlinson, who, after lunch, continued with Williams a useful partnership that put on 66 runs. Tomlinson was eventually bowled by the veteran of the Old Edwardians' side, Brough, and Williams quickly followed him without an increase in the score. Long and Shooter however, batted very confidently, putting on 90 runs before Shooter was caught and bowled by Boler, when in sight of his 50. Hardy declared with the score at 226 for five wickets, and Williams and Wales opened for the Old Edwardians, batting confidently until Williams fell to a difficult catch in the slips off Hardy's bowling. Soon afterwards Wales was bowled, and no one offered much further resistance apart from Walton. Fulford finished off the tail with the good figures of three for one.


Played at Whiteley Woods, 19th June. The School made a disastrous start to their innings, three wickets falling for only eight runs. Powell however, stopped the rot with a steady innings of 13, and afterwards Shooter raised the score considerably. However, apart from these two, the School batting displayed no life. Nether Edge opened steadily, Parkes and Briggs putting on 16 for the first wicket. When these two were separated, a complete collapse set in, mainly owing to the good bowling of Hardy, who finished with the admirable figures of eight wickets for four runs.


Played at Whiteley Woods, 26th June. Wakefield batted first, and Hardy soon provided a thrill by taking a wicket with the first ball of the match. He continued to bowl well, finishing with the impressive figures of five wickets for seven runs. Of the Wakefield batsmen, only Fowler, Wilson and Gledhill showed any resistance and their innings closed with the moderate total of 51 runs. Powell and Long opened the School innings, the former batting stylishly for a well-deserved 27, and in partnership with Tomlinson passing the Wakefield total. Williams quickly raised the total with a typical hard-hitting, carefree, innings, so delightful to watch, and yet so unorthodox. Hardy too, batted well, and carried his bat in the best captain's tradition.


Played at Leeds, 3rd July. Leeds Grammar School won the toss and decided to bat first, Hardy and Downing opening the bowling for K.E.S. The rate of scoring was very slow, and none of the Leeds batsmen made a stand. Woodcock bowled well in the latter part of the innings. After the tea interval Powell and Tomlinson quickly proceeded to hit up the runs, and after Powell had been bowled, a partnership of 82 between Tomlinson and Williams gave us an easy victory by nine wickets. The School however, continued to bat, and Mortimer and Long were undefeated when the innings was finally declared closed.

UNDER 16 AND 15 XI's.

THE main purpose of these two teams is to provide material for the 2nd XI. We therefore, expect their composition to be somewhat elastic, and are anxious principally to give regular practice to a nucleus of keen young players. Our chief difficulty has been lack of numbers, and we should like here to urge boys who did not play for the School Under 14 to try again for the Under 15. This season, apart from those who went to the XI nets, the Under 16 side was more than half composed of Under 15 players, and the Under 15 team has had only nine regular members. In both Under 15 matches boys of Under 14 teams played, and although this provided them with useful experience, it would be on the whole better if each of our teams could be self sufficient.


At Doncaster on Saturday, 3rd June. K.E.S. lost the toss and fielded first. Smith and Rhodes opened the bowling, and in his second over Smith claimed two wickets with consecutive balls. Doncaster made 126, the highest individual score being 69. Smith took six for 36. Hill and Smith opened for K.E.S. and were soon comfortably settled. Smith was caught when the score was 52, having made 34. Hill with 24, followed soon after. Then came a collapse, and the side was dismissed for 75, being beaten by 51 runs.


This match was played at High Storrs on Saturday, 23rd June, in brilliant sunshine. K.E.S. lost the toss and the Central School decided to bat. Gilfillan and Olivant opened the bowling, and six wickets fell in the first four overs. Our opponents were dismissed for 62, Gilfillan taking six for 19 ; Olivant and Gebhard dismissing the rest of the side between them. K.E.S. started their innings badly. By tea time seven wickets had fallen for 24. When the ninth wicket fell at 42 all hope was abandoned. Milner joined Matthews and a last-wicket struggle began. They hit out courageously and before we knew where we were we only had six to make. Then with a bold swipe, as effective as it was unorthodox, Milner won the match for K.E.S. with a boundary four. Matthews's backing up during the innings was most praiseworthy, and he and Milner deserve a large share of the credit for our victory by one run.


This match was played at home. The School won the toss and fielded first. Although the wicket was a batsman's wicket, Balfour's first batsmen were dismissed without many runs being scored. However, their later bats­men raised the total to 54 : Smith took five for 33 and Olivant three for 11.

The School opened their innings badly, and the first wicket fell cheaply. That we won by six wickets was largely due to Barry and Olivant, who made respectively 21 and 19. Both were not out.


THE Under 14 XI has had a moderate season. Owing to the Coronation and other interruptions the side has never had sufficient practice to become anything like reliable. In con­sequence, fielding and running between the wickets have been slack and rather ineffective. The most successful members of the side have been Gilfillan, Horn, Gebhard and Holmes, who should all make very useful all-round cricketers. Considering the promise of these and several other members of the team, it has not done well in winning only two of its four matches.

Junior School Cricket.

IN spite of the shortened season we have noticed 'a wider interest in cricket in the junior School. A few boys from the J2's turn out fairly frequently for the ordinary afternoon games ; and much more enthusiasm has been shown in the 2nd and 3rd House XIs. This is a good augury for the future, and we hope to see it continue.

The House Competition has so far gone only just beyond the half-way stage ; but the first round has shown that the Angles and Normans have the outstanding 1st XIs. Both have beaten all the other Houses, and the narrow win for the Normans when they met each other may decide the issue in their favour. The Britons are at present lying third. In the 2nd XI Competition the eventual winners are much less easy to find, and some keen matches are promised.

The Junior 1st XI opened by losing narrowly several Saturday matches against Middle School 2nd Forms and a Lynwood XI. In all these they showed possibilities of making a good side ; and it was a great disappointment to see them soundly trounced by Westbourne in their first away match, especially as they failed for lack of fighting spirit rather than of playing ability. Since then they have pulled themselves together like good sportsmen, and the fine attendance of parents and friends on Junior Day were delighted with an exciting win over Rotherham Grammar School juniors, by 71 (for nine) to 47. They continued the good work by knocking up 84 against the sound Westbourne attack in the return match ; but our opponents were allowed to make the same score, chiefly owing to catches dropped behind the wicket. We refrained from enquiring how hearty a tea our wicket-keeper had eaten.

In this general revival of team-spirit it is perhaps invidious to mention any names ; but one remembers with pleasure the stout-hearted batting of our Captain, Oliver ; the accurate bowling of Holles ; and the keen fielding of Kay.

The " Under 11 " team, nursery of next year's 1st XI, after losing to Westbourne on the Hallamshire C.C. ground, beat them comfortably at Whiteley Woods.







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