|Vol. XI.|| |
|SPEECH DAY||123||THE JUNIOR SCHOOL||130|
|ON ACTIVE SERVICE||126||SCOUTING||131|
|GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY||129||HOUSE NOTES||138|
|DEBATING SOCIETY||129||AIR TRAINING CORPS||140|
|SOCIALIST CLUB||129||OLD EDWARDIANS ROLL OF SERVICE||141|
IT was an exceptional honour this year for the School to have as Chairman of the Speech Day proceedings the Lord Mayor, Councillor G. E. MARLOW. J.P. In his introductory speech he paid tribute to the high position and success of the School, and made special mention of the singing of the Choir in their Christmas programmes at the Broompark Congregational Church and at the Royal Infirmary.
The HEADMASTER opened his report with a welcome to the principal guests, and a reference to the loss of the late Dr. Robert Styring, Chairman of the Governors from the foundation of the School in 1905 until 1923, who. died on November 25th. " We owe a great deal to his energy, his foresight and his wisdom at a time when the foundations of this School in its present form were being well and truly laid. He founded a Scholarship for boys of this School to be held at Sheffield University, and other Scholarships open to parents of moderate means to be held at the Queen's College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge. There are still some here to-night who remember his sturdy forthright figure at Speech Day, and at the Athletic Sports, and we offer our sincere sympathy to his family, and assure them of our gratitude for all that their father did for the School. May we say, too, how much we appreciate the fact that Mrs. Sumner, one of Dr. Styring's daughters, is now one of our Governors."
The School Certificate results showed 80 successes out of 106 candidates, including two boys who got Distinctions in seven subjects and Credits in the others. In the Higher Certificate 36 were successful, with 17 Distinctions between them.
The performance of J. L. E. Sutton, who got Distinctions in three separate groups, German, Mathematics, and Physics, is believed to be unique in the history of the examination.
After mentioning the Scholarships, and other successes recorded in the Honours List, the Headmaster continued : " Half of what the boys learn at School they learn from each other, and that half is what turns a boy into a man. This moulding of a boy's character and personality enables him to stand on his own feet in a community, to remain loyal to his principles while conceding the right of the other man to his own point of view, and to put the interests of the community before his own desires. It is not done to any great extent in the class-room, but rather in those corporate activities in which the boys are doing things together. This side of the School continues to develop and expand, and we are grateful for the way in which you are encouraging your sons to take their share in this important side of school life, and I would urge that if parents do not give boys the fullest encouragement in this respect,
they are missing quite half of what the School can do for the boy and preventing him from giving as much as he might do in return." He mentioned the successes of the Football and Cricket Elevens, and of the Athletics Team, notable for the performances of M. B. Wilson ; the Dramatic Society, whose cast in Badger's Green, and especially J. M. Woolman, acquitted themselves well ; the School Choir ; and the newly-formed Cine Club.
" This is an appropriate time at which to review the work of the School Flight of the A.T.C., which started three years ago. 110 Cadets have been enrolled, of whom 60 have left the School Flight to join one of the branches of the Service, 22 Cadets have been sent to Six-months' University Courses, 20 Cadets have gained their Proficiency Certificates, the equivalent of Certificate "A" of the O.T.C. This is a good record on which the Cadets and their Officers are to be congratulated. At the moment we are waiting for an Air Ministry decision about the precise future of the A.T.C. It is certain that it is to continue under the Air Ministry, which will give it financial assistance, but the precise syllabus of training and the privileges it will give of entry into the Royal Air Force have not yet been settled. We are led to hope that boys of our type will be encouraged to join the A.T.C. and will be wanted in the R.A.F., and in the meantime we are doing all we can to make the training as attractive as possible by getting regular outside lecturers, arranging visits to aerodromes, and getting boys accepted for a course of gliding ; so we do hope you will encourage your boys to join the School Flight when they are of the right age, and so help to keep up our numbers until we have definite information about the future, which should be available towards the end of this year."
Lastly, the Headmaster referred to the successful year of Scouting activities, and to the great help given by the Parents' Committee, who had been instrumental in raising funds in many ways. The high standard of camping, for which our Troops had always been well known, had been fully maintained. " May I say at this point that parents can safely entrust boys in camp to our Assistant Scoutmasters ; they are carefully selected and examined before receiving their Warrant, and it is standard Scout practice to allow Assistant Scoutmasters to take charge of Troop Camps. Before a camp is held, the details of the site must be submitted to and approved by the District Commissioner for Sheffield, and the District Commissioner of the area in which the camp is held visits the camp and sends in a report about it. I hope you will agree that these conditions, which are strictly observed, are satisfactory, and that this will give you confidence in letting your sons go to Scout Camps."
Of Old Edwardians serving in the Armed Forces, details were known of 756-119 in the Royal Navy, 407 in the Army, 230 in the Royal Air Force, and 13 in the Merchant Navy, 276 had been awarded commissions, 38 had been awarded decorations, and 92 had given their lives for their country.
The Headmaster concluded with farewells to three masters who have left the School since last Speech Day : Mr. Campbell, Mr. Sandford, and Mr. Lee ; and to Mr. Ross, who leaves this term to take a permanent post at Battersea Grammar School. " A year ago," he added, " I felt bound to warn you that it was going to be difficult to fill any future vacancies on the Staff, and I am sorry to say that my prediction was only too true. Mr. Sandford's work is only being done by the kindness of two ladies, who each teach for part of the week in addition to running their homes, and Mr. Lee's work is being shared by Miss Daft, who teaches for part of the week, and by other members of the Staff, who have willingly consented to teach for more periods than is reasonable, if their work is to be fresh and stimulating. These expedients will. have to continue until we get some of our masters back from the Armed Forces, but I am sure that we shall be able to hold on and maintain our standards for the short time that remains."
The Head Prefect, J. ROLLIN, then delivered the following Latin address of welcome to the Lord Bishop of Sheffield:
Ex omnibus qui antea hoc die ad dicendum aggressi runt, paucis fuit felicitas ea quae mihi contigit. Hi enim viros cum insigreasinios tum civibus nostris omnino ignotos alloquebantur nos contra pro hoc conventu hospitem, qui ut in ecclesia erminet sic nobis omnibus est notissimus, nec non, Ut ita dicam, amicus, salutamus. Namque epiacopus noster, ex quo primum a Ponte Aelio vent, multum ad hane civitatem attulit, et scientia maxima et rerum cognitione instruetus fidem sibi atque omnium observantiam comparavit, non modo ut ecclesiae in hoc dioecesi princeps red etiam ut qui de iniuriis eis, quas multas ad rem publicam recreandam vel in moribus publicis vel in institutes civilibus diluere nos oportet, cum et prudentia et auctoritate possit disserere. Nobis si non concessum est ut aureum illum saeculum videamus
" felino genere incipiet cum vilior esse pontificum petasis turba decora suis,"
ut ait comicus, hodie saltem non deest unus quidam episcopus ut vivus sic noster, nec tamen bestiis praebendus pabulum sed hospes ab omnibus qui hoc in amphitheatro audient libenter grateque plaudendus.
In his address, following the distribution of prizes, the Bishop drew the attention of the audience to that part of education which equips the young with a knowledge and appreciation of the history and heritage of man, a matter of some importance at any time, and especially at a time when many people were inclined to imagine that their own ago contained all that was valuable and worthy of their attention. At school we learnt to think clearly and accurately, to make the best use of our hands as well as of our heads, and to observe and know the difference between good argument and bad. Still more important, school life, rightly planned and used, taught us how to live in a community, to put our own interests second to those of the team or school. Many of these things were learnt most effectively in a boarding school, but could also be the mainspring of life in a day-school, if parents, staff, and boys all co-operated to the fullest extent.
The musical items of the programme, mainly from Handel and Purcell, proved to be well within the compass of an orchestra somewhat larger and more experienced than that of a year ago, and the Choir, supported by an enthusiastic " whole-school chorus, gave of their best. A novel and much appreciated item was the reading by E. H. Webber of the extract from Cicero which was part of his prize-winning performance in the Reading Competition conducted earlier in the year by the Sheffield Branch of the Classical Association.
Minuet and Trio (from " Samson ") ..
Trumpet Tune (Solo Trumpet-P. H. C. GROVES) Purcell
THE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA.
ONE MINUTE SILENCE IN HONOUR OF THOSE OLD
WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR.
THE LATIN SCHOOL SONG.
MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD
(Councillor G. E. Marlow, J.P.)
and Chorus : " Come if you dare " Purcell
Soloists - SECTION OF THE SCHOOL CHOIR.
THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME, SPOKEN BY
J. ROLLIN, HEAD PREFECT.
of Prizes and Address by The Right
Rev. L. S. HUNTER, D.D., the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.
Three Part Songs (from " Dido and Aeneas
(a) " When monarchs unite "
(b) " In our deep vaulted cell "
(c) " To the hills and the vales "
(SECTION OF THE SCHOOL CHOIR).
of a Passage from Cicero
by E. H. WEBBER
(First Prize in the Sheffield Classical Association
Latin Reading Competition).
of Thanks to the LORD BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD,
proposed by THE LORD MAYOR OF SHEFFIELD
(Councillor G. E. Marlow, J.P.), and seconded by
Alderman H. W. JACKSON, L.L.B.
Song : " The British Grenadiers " Traditional
GOD SAVE THE KING.
The principal prizewinners were -Wesley College Prize for Science, P. Lamb ; Wesley College Prize for History, R. W. Parker ; W. P. Taylor Prize for Mathematics, M. P. Fanthom ; Modern Languages Prizes, J. Rollin and J. B. W. Keighley ; Classics, J. A. Siddell ; Ancient History, E. H. Webber ; English, P. B. Buckroyd ; History, J. P. Kenyon ; Chemistry, P. B. Turner ; Physics, M. P. Fanthom ; Biology, G. A. Horridge ; English Essay, J. P. Kenyon ; Modern Language Essay, J. B. W. Keighley ; Classical Composition, E. H. Webber.
M. P. FANTHOM :-The Akroyd
Scholarship of £50 a year, open to all Yorkshire Schools, tenable at the University
J. B. W. KEIGHLEY :-Open Scholarship of £100 a year for Modern Languages at the Queen's College, Oxford.
P. B. TURNER :-Open Scholarship of E100 a year for Natural Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford.
G. A. CORKILL :Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for Mathematics with Physics at the Queen's College, Oxford.
M. P. FANTHOM :-(a) Major Scholarship of £100 a year for Mathematics with Physics at Trinity College, Cambridge ; (b) State Scholarship ; (c) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year, awarded on the Higher Certificate Examination ; (d) The Earnshaw Scholarship, tenable at the University of Cambridge.
J. ROLLIN :-Minor Scholarship of £60 a year for Modern Languages, at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
R. W. PARKER -The Arthur Sells Exhibition of £50 a year for History, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
J. P. KENYON : Town Trustees' Scholarship of £50 a year for Modern Languages, tenable at the University of Sheffield.
J. L. E. SUTTON :(a) State Scholarship ; (b) Town Trust Scholarship of £100 a year, awarded on the Higher Certificate Examination.
J. E. ANDREW :-State Bursary in Engineering at the University of Sheffield.
K. V. BRADWELL :-State Bursary in Physics with Radio at the University of Sheffield.
S. LANE :-State Bursary in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.
E. H. WEBBER :-First Prize in the Senior Section of the Latin Reading Competition organised by the Sheffield Classical Association.
M. D. COWLEY :-Open Scholarship to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
One Year University Course for Potential
Officers :-Army :-C. K. HAYWOOD (Oxford).
Six Months' University Courses for Potential Officers :-Fleet Air Arm :R. O. BARLOW (Oxford), N. WHITE (Oxford), A. L. CHAPPELL (Cambridge), D. H. KAY (Edinburgh), K. MIDDLETON (Edinburgh), D. H. WILKINSON (Glasgow).
Royal Marines.-R. J. LINDSAY (Cambridge).
Japanese Interpreter Courses :Royal Navy:-D. E. CANTRELL, P. G. HUDSON, R. A. STATON.
Army: J. B. W. KEIGHLEY.
Royal Air Force D. LEEMING, G. RHODES.
Royal Grammar School Founders' Exhibition:-J. G. BURGAN, A. L. CHAPPELL, M. P.
FANTHOM, M. J. FARRELL, J. D. S. HAMMOND, J. L. E. SUTTON.
Internal Scholarships of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School Exhibition Foundation :-D. J. BRYANT (Hon.) D. G. CRAIG (Hon.), J. R. GLEDHILL (Hon.), P. J. LANDIN (Hon.), E. J. LEMMON (Hon.), T. R. C. REYNOLDS (Hon.).
Lancasterian Scholarship, tenable at the School :-E. J. LEMMON (Hon.).
Herbert Hughes Memorial Prize for Spanish:-G. G. BARNES.
Education Committee Scholarships, tenable at Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield and other Universities :-M., J. FARRELL, J. G. BURGAN, J. L. E. SUTTON, L. D. BROOKES, F. FENTON, D. E. CANTRELL, P. S. GRANVILLE, R. A. STATON, A. L. CHAPPELL, G. I. BALDWIN, J. E. ANDREW, J. D. S. HAMMOND, S. LANE, D. LEEMING, G. K. STANFIELD, G. B. DITCHER, K. V. BRADWELL, N. WHITE, R. O. BARLOW, G. F. D. COOPER.
MAURICE W. BELTON, Trooper, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, was killed in action on April 1st, 1945. The tank in which he was a member of the crew was coming into the outskirts of the Dutch town of Lockhem when it was hit at close range by an anti-tank weapon, and he was killed immediately. His grave is in a place at the foot of a wooded hill about two miles south of Lockhem just off the main road from Barchem. His chaplain wrote : " He was a good lad and deservedly well liked amongst us. His quiet friendly ways won for him a number of good friends, perhaps more than he was aware of ; whilst his quiet courage and more than average ability and willingness earned for him the respect of his comrades. He is much missed amongst us and a number of his comrades have asked me to convey their very real sympathy." We remember him at school as a boy of sterling and lovable character ; his death, within so short a time of his leaving school, has been very deeply felt by his contemporaries, who will long cherish the memory of his influence and friendship.
G.. S. DALES, Captain, Royal Engineers, whose death was reported in our last issue, died, we now learn, as the result of wounds received in the battle for the Dutch town of Blerick, near Venlo. He was buried on December 3rd in a military plot of ground at Nederweert. His Colonel described him as " a very fine character and a great leader of men, and very brave and gallant in battle " ; and another officer wrote " He was one of the best officers which the army has ever been blessed with, and none have surpassed him in devotion to duty and unbounded energy. Liked by all and loved by those who had the privilege of knowing him well, he was a very great man, whose loss will be felt most keenly."
F. H. DEAKIN, Craftsman, R.E.M.E., was killed on active service in the Reichswald on February 23rd, 1945. He had been in the army since 1939, and had served with the 8th Army in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, and with the B.L.A. in Normandy. At the time of his death he was attached to the 51st Highland Division.
J. M. WESLEY, Flying Officer, Royal Air Force, was reported missing in June, 1944, after a bombing raid on Lisieux, Normandy, and his death is now unhappily presumed. Leaving school in 1939 for employment in the National Provincial Bank at Hillsborough, he had joined the Home Guard in its early days as " L.D.V." and afterwards qualified as a pilot in the R.A.F., being commissioned at Saskatoon in April, 1943. He was spoken of as a very capable pilot and captain of aircraft, whom his crew were proud and happy to serve to the best of their ability.
We have heard with great regret of the death of R. A. MARSHALL, Cadet, Merchant Navy, as the result of an accident at sea and of R. T. C. TILSLEY, 1/5th Queen's Royal Rifles ; but are at present unable to report any further details.
COMMEMORATION Service was held on Sunday, May 27th. In his address, Dr. F. R. Barry, Bishop of Southwell, said that King, Edward VII School was standing at the gate of a new era which would inevitably demand all manner of readjustments in organisation and, maybe, would involve for all schools and universities some creative re-thinking. Education was a " dangerous thing." Hitler had found that education was the key to politics and that he who held the schools held the power. In a free country its chief function was to help in the formation and the constructive criticism of social values. But everything depended ultimately on theological considerations. The fundamental question was " What does human life itself mean ? " During the war we had been united by a common purpose. To-day, we were in danger of losing this. But if we were to build anything we could call a social order, the first necessity was the rebuilding of the inner spiritual life of man. What we needed was a coherent philosophy of life.
On this inspiring note, the address ended. It seemed to us the best we had heard for many years at Chapel Service.
New Prefects appointed this term are E. H. Webber, D. M. E. Allan, G. Horn, and S. G. Clixby.
We have to say farewell this term to Mr. Campbell, who has already left to take up an appointment at Newcastle-under-Lyne Grammar School, and to Mr. Ross, who goes next term to Battersea Grammar School. These two 'temporary' members of the Staff have both made contributions to our school life of much more than temporary value, and they will be very sadly missed. We wish them all good fortune.
HITCH-HIKING is now the favourite sport of a select group of boys of the Upper School. It is an art which consists of getting to where you want to without paying anything for it ; however, to avoid disappointment it is best to have no fixed ideas as to where you really are going. Despite this, nearly every part of the British Isles has been visited by members of the "K.E.S. Hitch-hike Club "-Scotland, the Isle of Wight, Wales, Devon-in fact there are very few places which they have not reached. The next place for conquest is the Scilly Isles, and as there is a local proverb which says that for every man who dies a natural death the sea takes nine, the Upper School may be rather smaller next term.
To be a good hitch-hiker you must have an infinite amount of patience ; but remember, something always turns up. When you've been waiting for a lift all afternoon, with no results, don't curse everything in the district and all drivers in particular ; make for the nearest barn, have a good night's rest and start again in the morning. If you have a shilling, however, it is better to go to a Youth Hostel.
A dirty suit is essential for hitch-hikers ; if it isn't dirty to start with, it will be after a day or two, so it doesn't really make much difference. Be prepared to travel in anything from a Rolls Royce to a potato-wagon, a tank-transporter to a jeep. If you are a novice you will travel in anything, but with experience you will become more particular ; none of the older members of the fraternity of the road will travel in anything which doesn't do more than thirty. The correct procedure when something comes speeding along at a steady 20 m.p.h., obviously perfectly willing to give you a lift, is to look the other way as though you are waiting for a bus.
It is no use being timid when you are " hitching " ; don't look sheepish and give a weak smile at passing vehicles.
Step up to the kerb with a look which says : " If you don't give me a lift you'll be haunted by it for the rest of your days." Hold your thumb high in the air and jerk it vigorously in the direction in which you want to go. Servicemen are far more likely to get lifts than you are, so make use of them. If you see one doing the same thing as yourself, the thing to do is to conceal yourself behind a hedge or something, and then when something stops for him, leap out and climb on it (or in it). Your motto should be " He who hesitates gets left."
The " Three Musketeers," Meg, Geoff, and Ted, hold the School records. Their longest lift was from the North Road near York down to Winchester, in a Yankee truck and overnight. The truck was stopped by the three of them standing in the middle of the road in the pitch darkness and waving lighted matches, while Geoff was relating the old, old story of how he had spent the most comfortable night of his life in a church. The longest distance in just over twenty-four hours was from fifty miles north of the Scotch border to the South Coast.
If the two members of the club meet together for more than ten minutes, they are sure to start reminiscing. About the time when Rents, George, and Ted spent the night in a minute three-roomed cottage, wakened at regular intervals by the miner shouting at one or other of his half-dozen children. Of Meg riding along, through the Somerset countryside on top of an Austin Nine, driven by a Canadian Warrant Officer. Of the look of incredulity on the face of a waitress in a British Restaurant in Paignton as she fetched Geoff his fifth sweet. Of Rob proudly wearing the Mae West life-jacket which he found on the beach at Bigbury. And a hundred other things and incidents crowd into the conversation, enough to fill a volume of the School Magazine.
Roll on, July twenty-seventh-it will be good to be on the road again.
ON the Friday afternoon of Half-term a select party of the History Sixth went to Eyam. Perhaps it is only in historical association that the village seems still a place apart, and even in summer sunlight yet shadowed by the memory of its ordeal. The memorials of the Plague were visited ; the cleft rock used by Mompesson as his pulpit evoked an impression of his quiet, dwindling congregation on the slope below. His Well, lonely on the hillside, seems now as deserted as it must have been when helpers from outside the village approached to put down food and take up the money left in payment.
In the churchyard the splendid Saxon cross and the elaborate sundial reminded us that there was life in Eyam before the Plague, and after it. We saw a font of Norman workmanship.
To one visitor, the most memorable sight in Eyam was the Hall. The facade suggests untouched Elizabethan work, but the drain-pipes of local lead give the date of Charles II's time. Few houses give so clear an impression of continuous occupation.
MEETINGS of the Gramophone Club have been held as usual this term. Thanks to many contributions by members the record stock is now at a very high level ; thus interesting and varied programmes have been made possible for some time to come.
Chamber Music has been included in the programme this term. Brahms and Mozart were represented respectively by the Clarinet Quintet and the Mozart " Hunt " Quartet. Orchestral works played during the term have included the Brahms D minor pianoforte concerto, the Mozart " Jupiter " Symphony. and the Dvorak " New World " Symphony.
The membership, is still, however, very limited. All tastes are catered for and members arrange their own programme. Meetings are held fortnightly on Thursday at 4.30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.
AT its only meeting this term, the Debating Society carried by twelve votes to nine a motion " that this House welcomes the decision to make King Edward VII School a county grammar school and deplores the suggestion that it should become a direct-grant school."
In Private Business, P. Lamb was appointed Secretary and N. W. Shephard Treasurer for the coming year.
Although we did not know it, at the time, this was the last meeting at which our chairman was to preside. During his short term of office, Mr. Ross has proved himself an excellent chairman in debate and a resourceful Speaker in the Mock Parliament. We thank him for the valuable services he has rendered to the Society and wish him every success in his new work at Battersea Grammar School.
ACTIVITIES were suspended this term owing to the General Election. At a short business meeting B. Grant was elected Secretary for next year.
T HIS term the Club really set out to fulfil its obligations, at least, in lectures. Those members entirely ignorant of. the whys and wherefores of the apparatus we use were initiated into the arts in a lecture by Kendrick on the subject " Amateur Apparatus." The Camera and Projector figured most prominently, and a separate lecture is to be given next term on the subject of film, notably colour.
D. J. D. Wood gave two very well illustrated lectures "The Film and Reality." The Documentary Film is produced nowhere so well as in Great Britain and two of the films he showed, one past and one present, illustrated the qualities these " real " films can possess. " Song of Ceylon " and " Power for the Highlands " gave members and non-members alike what for some was the first taste of good Film.
The shows this term have not been so much to the fore, owing mainly to the summer evenings and the difficulties of black-out. " Band Waggon," Arthur Askey's first film, was presented, having first been postponed owing to VE Day, at the beginning of the term. This light-entertainment film was rather badly attended, despite the festive feeling prevailing at the time.
The most notable film show of the term was the "All Sports Gala." The first half of the programme, consisting of Winter sports, was followed by "K.E.S. Athletic Sports, 1945," the first film produced by the Club film unit. It was presented with a spoken commentary and musical background and much amusement was derived from shots of notable members of the staff who had an opportunity " to see ourselves as others see us."
Parents were given an opportunity of seeing this film, and others produced by a member of the Club, at a special Parents' Show held later in the term. The collection taken revealed one thing-they enjoyed the show and want to come again.
The term ended on a creative note, this time the filming of the Swimming Sports, all in Kodachrome. Despite such things as the floodlights fusing, the filming went well and we hope to see a large audience at its exhibition next term.
Speaking of audiences, members are reminded that lectures are for them. Would they therefore please turn up at them in greater force.
THE unsettled weather this term has prevented the discovery of any latent talent in the cricket field. Up to the present we have not been able to play off one round of house-matches. We have played two matches against Westbourne and lost both, and two against Birkdale, losing at home, but winning away.
Parents' Day, on July 7th, was the high-light of the term, when the weather. favoured us as in former years. The exhibitions of Art, Handcrafts, and Nature Study seem to go from strength to strength each year, and we do not remember having seen better ones in previous years. Great credit is due to those who gave so much time and trouble to produce such an attractive display.
The Swimming Sports took place during the same afternoon. An innovation this year was the granting of points in the House Championship to all boys who can swim a length. The Normans easily won the Cup, which was kindly presented by Mrs. Barton to W. N. W. Baker, the Normans' House Captain, at the conclusion.. Special mention should be made of his share in winning three events and coming in 3rd on a 17 sec. handicap in the one-length free-style.
One-length Free-style : W. N. W. Baker.
Half-length Beginners' Race : J. Humphreys.
One-length Free-style Handicap : P. Ditchfield.
Neat Diving : W. N. W. Baker.
One-length Breast-stroke : A. B. M. Claxton.
One-length Back-stroke : W. N. W. Baker.
Inter-House Relay Race : Normans.
1. Normans 171.5; 2. Angles 153; 3. Osborn 101; 4. Saxons 78.5; 5. Britons 74
AT the beginning of the term the new A " Troop was formed, with the abolition of the name " Air Scouts." The new arrangement seems to have satisfied everyone concerned and we have had a very busy term. B. Winchurch was elected Troop Leader to replace J. W. Buckler who is taking out a warrant as A.S.M.
Our Whitsuntide camp was held at Alport, near Youlgreave. We left Sheffield immediately after the end of school and arrived at the site almost in one piece after a hectic journey. The weather was kind for most of the camp and, to use a conventional phrase, a good time was had by all.
The highlight of the term was the " A " Troop Parents' Day which was the result of a week of blood and tears. However, the event was a great success. Many thanks are due to Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Buckler, Mrs. Burwell and Mrs. Parkin, for their help as regards the tea and the Whist Drive which they managed very efficiently. Most of the credit must go, not to the organisers, but to the scouts of the Troop who gave such enthusiastic support. The co-operation of the Headmaster was very much appreciated as was the support of Mr. Gaskin. A profit of about fifteen pounds was made on the whole show.
As the summer holidays approach we are beginning to make preparations for summer camp which is to be held near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, during the first fortnight of August.
Before then, we invite all who are interested to a Whist Drive at No. 3 Carterknowle Road at 7 p.m., on Thursday, July 19th, kindly arranged by Mrs. Baker for benefit of " A ' Troop funds.
Finally we have room for a few recruits to be taken in next term. Applications should be made to me.
ONCE again the term has been one of drastic changes for "C" Troop. After five of us had had an enjoyable Easter camp at Kelstedge, near. Matlock, with very good weather, the troop reassembled, prepared for far-reaching changes amongst the senior members. A senior patrol, the Stags, was formed and now meets separately from the Troop on Tuesdays. New and younger P/L's were instituted in the two patrols, and we wish them every success in leading their patrols in future. In addition, from "A" Troop which was splitting up we received a patrol, the Otters, which is now settling down in our midst.
Whitsuntide Camp was notable for its rain, with which we fared worse than any of the other three troops. In spite of this, however, we managed to enjoy ourselves for the few days we were there, and those who attended it will doubtless remember the camp-fire-our first proper one since 1939--for several years to come. Altogether sixteen scouts attended the camp.
Preparations for our annual summer camp are now well under way. It will be held at Standsett Park, King's Lynn, Norfolk, for the first fortnight of August. There is a big lake in the Park and, together with a canoe, this should afford considerable amusement. We sincerely hope the weather will be as good as last year. It is hoped, also to hold a senior's camp at Kelstedge at the end of the holidays The senior patrol, the Stags, are hoping to camp this summer at Great Tower, Windermere, for a fortnight.
Finally, a word to juniors, who will be coming up into the Senior School next .term and who would like to join the Scouts. There will be a few vacancies in "C" Troop, and applications should be made as early as possible after the School reassembles in September.
IN the past we have always been accustomed to have at least one record broken at the Swimming Sports, and this year we were not disappointed ; we must first, therefore, congratulate the Chatsworth senior relay team on lowering the relay record by 31, seconds. The Champion Swimmer Shield was shared by A. V. Swindale (last year's winner) and T. N. Pearson with 40 points each. Next year we hope to see A. Ditchfield and G. T. Edwards (also two fine swimmers) seriously challenging Swindale and Pearson for the Shield. There was much more competition in all events than ever before, and the fact that the first places in the six open events were shared between five different swimmers is a very healthy sign. At the end of the Sports, Mrs. Stuart C. Goodwin presented the trophies including the House Trophy which was won by Wentworth from Welbeck who were but 3 points behind.
Next year, with Swindale, Pearson, Ditchfield, Edwards, and many other seniors still here, we can look forward to seeing some of the School's fine swimming records broken. This year the arranging of the Swimming Sports is in new hands, and we would like to thank Mr. Fletcher and his team of helpers for the work they did to ensure that the Sports went as smoothly as they did.
At the end of the Sports a representative Water Polo Match was played, and this brings to notice the fine playing of G. T. Edwards, who also did much towards his house, Arundel, winning the Wesley College Cup for being top of the Water Polo League (after winning every match) for the second year in succession.
M. B. W.
Free Style (3 lengths).-1, Pearson, T. N.; 2, Thorpe, F. G.; 3, Ditchfield, A. 69 3/5 sees.
Free Style (1 length).-1, Ditchfield, A.: 2, Edwards, G. T.: 3, Pearson, T. N. 181/5 sees.
Breast Stroke (2 lengths).-1, Merrills, A. ; 2, Marsh, J. T.; 3, Nicholson, A. 53 2/5 sees.
Back Stroke (2 lengths).-1, Swindale, A. V. ; 2, Edwards, G. T.; 3, Pearson, T. N. 52 3/5 sees.
Long Plunge.-1, Swindale, A. V. ; 2, Russell, T.; 3, Howell, A. N. 42 ft. 6 in.
Neat Dive.-1, Tebbet, E.; 2, Pearson, T. N.; 3, Horn, G.
House Relay for the Melling Cup.
1, Chatsworth-Todd, A. J. ; Bailey, F. ; Swindale, A. V. ; Gill, H. S.
2, Wentworth.-Ditchfield, A. ; Merrills, A.; Herring, S. ; Burwell, N. W.
The time was a record-76 3/5 sees.
Free Style (2 lengths).-1, Cooper, J. E. ; 2, Gill, H. S. ; 3, Burwell, N. W. 42 2/5 sees.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-Marsh, G. B. ; 2, Hiller, 0. R. ; 3, Baker, P. 24 4/5 sees.
Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Cooper, J. E. ; Burwell, N. W. ; 3, Bullough, S. 25 1/5 sees.
Neat Dive (under 15).-l, Tebbet, N.; 2, Baker, R. F. W. ; 3, Dickens, P. G.
UNDER 14 EVENTS.
Free Style (1 length).-1, Parnham, D. ; 2, Sussams, J. E.; 3, Tebbet, N. 22 2/5 sees.
Breast Stroke (1 length).-1, Bradshaw, R. B.; 2, Sussams, J. E.; 3, Rodger, J. L. 27 sees.
Back Stroke (1 length).-1, Parnham, D. ; Sussams, J. E.; 3, Bradshaw, R. B. 25 2/5 sees.
HOUSE RELAY (UNDER 14) FOR THE Jackson Cup.
1. Sherwood.-Parnham, D. ; Buchan, T. ; Dickinson, J. R. ; Tummon, M. J.
2. Wentworth.-Rodger, J. L. ; Sussams, J. E.; Naylor, E. C. ; Hadfield, R.
HOUSE TROPHY WON BY WENTWORTH. 1. Wentworth 280 points. 2. Welbeck 277 points. 3. Clumber 210 points.
Daily Independent CHALLENGE SHIELD shared by Swindale, A. V. and Pearson, T. N., both 40 points.
WESLEY COLLEGE CUP FOR WATER POLO won by Arundel.
K.E.S., 48 points. Leeds G.S., 36 points.
WATER POLO : K.E.S., 6 goals. Leeds G. S., 0 goals
K.E.S., 31 points Repton, 11 points.
Ditchfield broke the Repton baths one-length free-style record.
Marsh broke the Repton baths one-length breast-stroke record. .
The relay team broke the Repton relay record by 4 seconds.
Seniors : K.E.S., 25; Manchester G.S., 17.
Juniors : K.E.S., 7 ; Manchester G. S., 17.
K.E.S., 1 goal ; Manchester G. S., 2 goals.
Colours were re-awarded to A. V. Swindale and A. Ditchfield, and awarded to F. G. Thorpe, T. N. Pearson, J. T. Marsh, and G. H. Robinson.
THIS year the Sports were held in the Lent Term, on March 24th, on a beautiful day.
There was a very big turn-out of both runners and spectators, both of whom consumed large quantities of tea, provided by Mrs. Helstrip and her assistants. An additional attraction this year was the music of the Holmes Mills Prize Band, a source of entertainment not known upon the fields of Whitely Woods since " pre-war " Sports.
There was some good running ; the Champion Athlete of the year was M. B. Wilson with 65 points, and the Runner Up A. J. Parkin with 60 points, both winning three open events each ; Wilson won the Cross-country, the Mile, the Half-Mile, and was third in the Quarter-Mile ; while Parkin won the 100 Yards, the 220 Yards, and the Quarter-Mile. Clumber did well to win both relays, and ended the afternoon by winning the House Trophy, with Arundel only eight points. behind. G. R. Milner is to be congratulated on breaking the High Jump record with a fine jump of 5 ft. 51 ins.
At the end of the Sports the Mistress Cutler (Mrs. C. J. Walsh, J.P.) presented the trophies.
On the Thursday following Sports Day, the School had its first Athletics Match, and though the School were beaten by 39 points to 24, the match was thoroughly enjoyable from every angle. There were three competitors from each School in each race. the first three home counting 5 points, 3 points, and 1 point respectively.
D. H. Kay ran very well to come second in both the 220 and 440 Yards. A. J.Parkin ran fourth in the 220 Yards, and third in the .440 Yards. M. B. Wilson won the Mile and was second in the Half-Mile ; K. Middleton was third in the Mile. Milner jumped 5 ft. 4 ins. to win the High Jump with Reeve second.
We sent a rather weakened team to Manchester, having lost Kay and Middleton at the end of last term. However the team trained very hard and did well to be placed fourth, with 23 points, out of the 25 schools competing.
In his Quarter-Mile heat, A. J. Parkin ran superbly and won it easily in the excellent time of 55* sees. He was placed fifth in the final after slipping at the start.
G. R. Milner was placed second in the High Jump at 5 ft. 4* ins.
M. B. Wilson won the " S. C. Wooderson " Mile in 4 mins. 38 secs., and was second in the Three-quarter Mile Steeplechase. I. D. B. Comer was sixth in the Weight Putting.
It is clear that if we can raise the standard of our field events, we stand a very good chance of winning this Northern Public Schools Athletics Trophy. Both Merrills and Robinson trained hard with the discus but just failed to gain places. The standard of our track events at School has been rising steadily for some years now (although runners have been greatly handicapped by the precipitous nature of the Whiteley Woods running track ;) and if only field events (javelin, weight, discus, etc.) could be included in the Athletic Sports, our position would be greatly improved and the task of carrying the day at Manchester would be made much easier.
Colours were re-awarded to G. R. Milner, and awarded to K. Middleton, D. H. Kay, B. Elliff, and A. J. Parkin.
100 YARDS (Open).-1, Parkin, A. J. ; 2, Elliff, B. ; 3, Marsh, J. T. Time-11 4/5 sees.
100 YARDS (14-16).-1. Lindley, W. ; 2, Scowcroft, B. A.; 3, Mousley, A. A. Time-11 4/5 sees.
100 YARDS (12-14).-1, Maxted, A. M.; 2, Fletcher, P. K.; 3, Rodger, J. L. Time -13 2j5 sees
80 YARDS (10-12).-1, Shaw, J. R.; 2, Holroyd A. B.; 3, Howard, J. S. Time-11 4/5 sees.
60 YARDS (Under 10).-1, Howarth, D. D; 2, Williamson, D. Time-12 1/5 sees.
220 YARDS (Open).-1, Parkin, A. J.; 2, Elliff, B 3, Marsh, J. T. Time-23 3/5 sees.
220 YARDS (14-16).-1, Cooper, J. E.: 2, Mousley, A. A.; 3, Lewis, J. F. Time-25 1/5 sees.
220 YARDS (12-14).-1, Fletcher, P. K.; 2, Tebbet, N.; 3, Parkin, R. D. Time-26 1,5 sees.
150 YARDS (10-12).-l, Rothnie, N. V.; 2, Wish, T. J. ; 3, Wingfield, J. R. Time-19 3/5 sees.
Quarter-Mile (Open).-1, Parkin, A. J.; 2, Horn, G; 3, Wilson, M. B. Time-60 4/5 sees.
Quarter-Mile (14-16).-1, Wreghitt, P. H.; 2, Cooper, J. E.; 3, Lindley W. Time-63 4/5 sees.
Half-Mile (Open).-1, Wilson, M. B.; 2, Marsh, J. T.; 3, Colebrook, G. S. Time-2 min. 21 3/5 secs.
1 Mile (Open).-1, Wilson, M. B. ; 2, Marsh, J. T. ; 3, Colebrook, G. S. Time--4 min. 59 4/5 sees.
Half-Mile Handicap.-l, Mousley, A. A.; 2, Wills, R. H. ; 3, Parkin, R. D. Time-2 min. 18 3/5 sees.
High Jump (Open).-1, Milner, G. R. ; 2, Pearson, T. N.; 3, Reeve, D. E. D. Height-5 ft. 51 in. (School Record).
High Jump (12-15).-1, Hiller, O. R.; 2, Wills, D. A. J.; 3, Tebbet, N. Height-4 ft. 21 in.
High Jump (Under 12).-1, Needham, S. R.; 2, Downend, G. E. Height-3 ft.
Long Jump (Open).-1, Pearson, T. N.; 2, Elliff, B. Length-18 ft. 31 in.
Long Jump (12-15).-l, Mousley, A. A.; 2, Roake, H. J. Length-17 ft.
Long Jump (Under 12).-1, Armytage, R. G.; 2, Jones, D. M. W. Length-11 ft. 8 in.
Sack Race (Over 12).-Hawley, W. J.
Sack Race (Under 12).-Wish, T. J.
Obstacle Race (Over 12).-Silk, C. E. D.
Obstacle Race (Under 12).-Wish, T. J.
Old Bays' Race (220 yds.).-1, Burgan, J. G.; 2, Jones, T. K. ; 3, Chappell, A. L.
Relay Race (Over 14).-1, Clumber ; 2, Chatsworth.
Relay Race (Under 14).-1, Clumber : 2, Wentworth.
Relay Race (Junior School) 10-12.-Osborn.
Relay Race (Junior School) Under 10.-Angles.
Tug-of-War (Over 14).-Chatsworth.
Tug-of-War (Under 14).-Arundel.
Tug-of-War (Junior School).-Normans.
Champion House (Senior School).-Clumber. Runners Up.-Arundel.
Champion House (Junior School).-Osborn.
Champion Athlete.-Wilson, M. B. Runner Up - Parkin, A. J.
1 Clumber 308 points
2 Arundel 302 „
3 Sherwood 246 „
4 Lynwood 236 „
5 Haddon 197 „
6 Chatsworth 196 „
7 Welbeck 141
8 Wentworth 137
Played 12, Won 8, Drawn 4, Lost 2.
WITH one school match to play, the team has had a good season ; it has lost only to Sheffield University II, and to a strong Mark Barber's XI. This record is due more to the attack than to the batting, except on the one real batsman's wicket of the season. Merrills has again borne the largest burden among the bowlers, and has the resources to make the better batsmen give chances. Colebrook has bowled very steadily and successfully, and Haywood has recently done well. Nicholson proved his value on hard wickets, while Allan, trying to supply our need of a slow spin bowler, has had successes.
Much of the success of the bowlers and of the team is due to Allan. He is the soundest bat, the best fielder at point, and both by example and by shrewd changes of bowler and effective movement of his fielders he has proved himself a very capable captain.
Of the batsmen, Lindley has always shown aggression and Wreghitt is a fast scorer with a delightful off-drive ; with experience these two should be very good indeed. Colebrook's batting is dogged and reliable ; if he could cultivate an attacking stroke on the off he would be a real problem to the fielders. Horn has batted soundly when concentrating, and Wood and Keighley have played stylish innings on occasion.
The fielding has been good, apart from lapses in the slips. Most of this team will be at School next summer, which should produce the best team of the recent seasons.
Colours were re-awarded to Merrills and awarded to Colebrook, Haywood, Lindley, and Wreghitt.
May, 1945. Won. Headmaster's XI 84, School 87 for 8.
This match opened the season in brilliant weather amid the Victory celebrations. The School did well against some experienced opponents, to get them out for 84. Colebrook sent down some very good balls, and the fielding in general was smart.
Drawn. Old Edwardians 88 for 6, School 118 for 7.
Both sides were below full strength, but an interesting match was played under a strong sun. The School batted before the pitch responded to the heat. Allan (27) and Colebrook (26) were the most successful batsmen. Colebrook bowled well to take 4 for 29 in 14 overs.
Won. Training College 67, School 75.
The School batted first, and though a strong crosswind swung the ball markedly, Allan batted well for 19; but no one else settled down until Colebrook's powers of irritation affected the attack. Lindley provided a useful contrast, hitting hard and often, and it was due mainly to these two that the score of 75 was reached. When the School bowled Merrills made good use of the wind and had the excellent average of 8 for 24.
Won. Trent College 'A' 24, School 25 for 0.
On an extremely hard wicket, the fast bowling of Merrills (4 for 13) and Colebrook (4 for 10) soon had Trent in difficulties. Both bowlers obtained wickets in their first over, and at one time Trent were 11 for 9. The School fielding was very good, two opponents being run out. Allan (15 not out) and Horn (10 not out) soon carried the School score past 24.
Won. Wakefield Grammar School 52. School 54 for 4.
This game was played in cold weather on a pitch affected by rain. The bowling on both sides was good, and runs were hard to get. When Wakefield were 30 for 1 Allan (4 for 17) took a wicket with his first ball and by exploiting this success he caused a collapse to 36 for 6. The School started badly, 3 for 2, but Allan and Wood batted very soundly, making their runs by good placing against keen fielding. Colebrook played characteristically and was the only batsman to reach the boundary twice. Allan carried his bat for a well-made 21.
Drawn. Repton 11 100 for 8 dec., School 44 for 4.
Repton batted first in rain, and profited from two " lives " due partly to a wet ball. Colebrook bowled very well, and took two of his wickets with off-breaks which kept low. Allan again had success (3 for 20) and after scoring 100 for 8 in two hours, Repton declared, leaving the School one hour of batting. Two wickets fell quickly and there was no prospect of a win. Allan batted with sound judgment, aided by Colebrook, and by Lindley (21 not out) who drove and hooked very aggressively.
Lost. School 46, Sheffield University II 47 for 6.
The School batted first and were quickly in trouble of their own making. Three wickets were thrown away by rash strokes. Colebrook, as usual, played steadily, and a good stand was made by Grant, but the innings closed for 46. The School bowling and fielding were very good, and they got four wickets down for twelve runs ; but a sound, steady partnership for the fifth wicket made the result certain.
Drawn. Bradford 125, School 64 for 5.
Bradford batted first on a wet wicket unresponsive to bowling. Neither Merrills nor Colebrook had much luck ; Haywood (5 for 25) bowled well, and throughout the fielding was very smart, catches by Lindley, Wood and Wreghitt all being notable. Horn and Allan opened promisingly, but Horn was run out ; Colebrook (32) then played his best innings of the season, sound and more aggressive than before. With only seventy-five minutes for the School to make 127 against sound bowling, a win was soon clearly impossible. Lindley and Keighley were not out, Lindley as usual aggressive and Keighley playing with more confidence than earlier in the season.
Won. High Storrs 44, School 45 for 4.
The visitors batted first on a soft pitch and were soon in trouble; Merrills bowled very well into a strong wind, and had the excellent average of 7 for 17. At one point the score was also 17 for 7, but a few hearty hits by later batsmen brought the total to 44. The School batted against good fielding, but Colebrook, giving one chance, kept up one end, and Wreghitt played good strokes until very well bowled. Lindley hit hard, and made the winning stroke.
Won. Collegiate Cricket Club 174, School 176 for 4.
On the first batsman's wicket of the season, dry and hard, Collegiate scored at a good pace against steady bowling. Fielding was good, though the difficulty of stopping singles on a large fast ground was felt. Nicholson again showed his power of getting life out of a hard wicket and took 7 wickets for 36; Haywood bowled well to take 3 for 39. The School batsmen played sound strokes, and on the true wicket they were rewarded with the best score of the season. Allan (26) set the pace ; Horn (30) batted very soundly, as did Colebrook (27) Lindley d43) hit hard, with some pleasing square shots, and Wreghitt (45 not out) played his best innings. His pulls and off-drives were excellent. Wood (6 not out) made the winning hit after two and a quarter hours.
Won. Chesterfield Grammar School 48. School 50 for 3.
Colebrook soon found a spot on the wicket and disposed of two batsmen with balls which kept low. Merrills was never easy to play and took 5 for 22. The fielding was not inspired, save for an excellent catch at mid off by Haywood. Allan and Horn found runs fairly easy to make, and troubled the fielders by taking singles on the off-side with good judgment. Horn then lilt a ball straight to point . Allan was out from a better shot, coverpoint making an excellent catch. Wreghitt (25 not out) rapidly secured the victory by a succession of hearty boundaries over the head of mid-on.
Lost. Mark Barber's XI 96 for 5. School 72.
This side was the strongest encountered this season, and the School did well to make it bat two hours for 96 runs. 66 of these were made by Morgan, who showed the quality of Bradford League batting, with delightful square and late cuts ; Merrills did well to force two early chances, but the fielding was not up to his bowling, though it improved later. Colebrook had 4 wickets for 23. When the School batted, Allan and Colebrook for once did little, but Horn and Wood improved the position, and Lindley (25) and Keighley (14) brought the score to 69 for 8. After this however only Haywood showed staying power, and the last wicket fell three minutes before the allotted time.
Won. Rotherham Grammar School 56, School 57 for 3.
On a lively pitch the School bowlers were able to set an aggressive field, and despite a promising opening, the Rotherham innings lasted only seventy minutes. Keighley made a good catch, of the high, lingering type. Allan then batted with excellent judgment against some very accurate' bowling, and carried his bat for 24. Wreghitt scored quickly, as usual, and made the winning stroke, besides making an excellent diving catch, one-handed, in the Rotherham innings.
Drawn. Mount St. Mary's 82, School 39 for 8.
If every team has its off day, this was ours. Mount St. Mary's took over two hours to make their rums on a dry pitch, and the School attack seemed successful in so restraining the opponents. When the School went in to make 82 in seventy minutes, however, wickets fell quickly. Only Colebrook was able to stick, and to him chiefly goes the credit of staving off defeat ; Merrills at the end defended in a distinctly offensive spirit, and shares the credit.
Drawn. Hallam C.C. 83 for 9. School 66 for 4.
A pleasant innovation was this evening match on a ground so long associated with cricket. For Hallam, Furniss (37) scored quickly, making his runs in front of the wicket, and not afraid to lift the ball over mid-off. The School bowling was accurate (Merrills 6 for 30) and the fielding distinguished ; very good catches were made by Wood and Lawrie, brilliant ones by Horn and Wreghitt. The Hallam bowling was the best we have met this season ; Morgan's nip off the pitch soon threatened a collapse, but Allan, Wreghitt (17) and Wood pulled the game round. The chief credit for this goes to Allan (34 not out) ; he batted competently, with excellent square cuts off the fast bowling, and he shielded new batsmen until they had time to see the bowling.
Drawn. School 150 for 7 dec. Leeds G. S. 138 for 5.
On a dry, hard wicket runs were plentiful, and Allan and Horn ran exacting short ones, and by thus disturbing the field were able to add runs from overthrows. The score reached 99 for 1 when Wood was run out by a very accurate return. He had batted neatly for 39. As the side pressed for quick runs, wickets fell faster. Allan (49) played one of his best innings. Two very competent batsmen opened the Leeds innings, and scored slowly against accurate bowling ; but the pace steadily increased and a very remarkable attempt was made to get 60 in the last 15 minutes. Had the fielders returned the ball to the top instead of the bottom of the stumps, this attempt would not have come near to success ; but on such a wicket, a draw was the only proper result between such teams.
1st XI AVERAGES, 1945. Played 16. Won 8. Lost 2. Drawn 6. BATTING.
CATCHES TAKEN. Allen 10 ; Grant 8 ; Wreghitt, Merrills 5 ; Lindley 4 ; Wood, Colebrook 3 ; Haywood, Nicholson 2 ; Keighley, Bailey, Lawrie, Lewis 1.
School scored 1,187 runs at an average of 13-1 runs per wicket. Opponents scored 1,342 runs at an average of 9.5 runs per wicket.
The 2nd XI has had a successful season under the able captaincy of Tyler, with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses.
The team has been fortunate in retaining practically the same players for all the matches and has improved as the season progressed. As batsmen we have Tyler, Heeley, Parkin and Lawrie; each has scored a 50. Tyler is cautious and Heeley has an excellent stroke to leg. Robinson is a forceful bat and would be dangerous if allowed to settle down while Lewis and Price have scored well.
The bowling has been shared by Bailey and Dickens, each on his day can bowl an accurate ball which gives little scoring chances to the batsman but Dickens tends to bowl too fast at times and becomes erratic.
Lawrie has been a safe wicket-keeper. The team in the field has been active and few catches have been dropped. There are several who will take first XI honours next season.
v. Barnsley (a) Match abandoned due to rain.
v. High Storrs Grammar School (h) High Storrs 68, K.E.S. 59 (Robinson 20).
v. Wakefield Grammar School (h), Wakefield 74, K.E.S. 43.
v. Derby School 1st XI (a). K.E.S. 116 (Tyler 27, Heeley 20), Derby 111 for 9. Match drawn.
v. Junior Technical School (h). K.E.S. 131 for 7 declared (Tyler 82 not out). Junior Technical School 26 (Bailey 5 for 5, Dickens 3 for 12).
v. Chesterfield Grammar School (h). K.E.S. 180 for 6 declared (Heeley 66 not out), Chesterfield 31.
v. Rotherham Grammar School (h). K.E.S. 122 (Parkin 58), Rotherham Grammar School 68 (Bailey 7 for 19).
v. Mt. St. Mary's (h). K.E.S. 114 for 5 declared (Lawrie 64 not out). Mt. St. Mary's 61 (Dickens 9 for 25).
v. Leeds Grammar School (h). Won. Leeds 74, K.E.S. 76 for 1.
2nd XI Colours were re-awarded to Keighley, Grant, Clixby, Robinson ; and awarded to Horn, Nicholson, Wood, Parkin, Tyler, Lawrie, Bailey, Dickens, and Heeley.
More matches have been played than were originally anticipated. The match against Barnsley Grammar School, Under 15, on May 5th was cancelled because of inclement weather. There is talent which should be useful for the 2nd XI next year. Mousley has captained the team very well, though he should, generally speaking, exert more disciplinary control.
C. S. A.
v. Barnsley G.S. Under 15. Cancelled.
v. Junior Technical School 2nd XI (Home). Won. K.E.S. 69, Junior Tech. 68.
v. Derby School 2nd XI. Cancelled.
v. Junior Technical School 2nd XI (Away). Won. K.E.S. 38 for 7. Junior Tech. 32.
v. Chesterfield G.S. Under 15 (Away). Won. K.E.S. 44 for 9. Chesterfield 38.
v. Rotherham G.S. Under 15 (Home). Won. K.E.S. 68. Rotherham 31.
v. High Storrs G.S. Under 15 (Away). Drawn. High Storrs 154 for 5. K.E.S. 45 for 6.
After a very shaky start, the team has settled down and has achieved fair success. Keighley, a keen and energetic captain, and Dickens are all-rounders of considerable promise and have proved the mainstay of the team.
The fundamental weakness is in the batting. The last five wickets cannot be relied on to score ten runs ; for this reason at least one certain victory has resulted in defeat. Apart from Keighley and Dickens, Prideaux and Bown are promising batsmen ; Prideaux has carried his bat through two innings, and the XI owes much to his sound defensive play. Bingham's return after a long illness has been very welcome as he has a reliable defence and vigorously punishes loose bowling. The chief mistake common .to the rest is that of poking at balls pitched on the off-stump.
The bowling, on the other hand, has been admirable. No opposing side has produced two bowlers as dangerous as Dickens and Keighley. The former has a fine turn of speed and can make the ball rise sharply ; Keighley keeps a good length and recently has developed a disconcerting off-break. Dowling is a very useful first change and has dealt severely with the tail of two teams we have played.
The fielding has been generally keen and Parnham has kept wicket cornpetently.
At least six of the present team will be available again next year so that given some improvement in the batting we can look forward to having a strong side. A. R
v. High Storrs Grammar School (a). Lost b; 22 runs. High Storrs 42, K.E.S. 20.
v. Repton Preparatory School (a). Lost by 37 runs. Repton 63, K.E.S. 37.
v. Derby School (h). Drawn. K.E.S. 75 for 9 (declared), Derby 52 for 7.
v. Junior Technical (h). Lost by 11 runs. Junior Technical 44, K.E.S. 33.
v. Chesterfield Grammar School (a). Won by 3 wickets. Chesterfield 37, K.E.S. 38 for 7.
v. Mount St. Mary's (a). Won by 4 wickets Mount St. Mary's 48, K.E.S. 51 for 6.
v. High Storrs Grammar School (h). Won by 6 wickets. High Storrs 42, K.E.S. 43 for 4.
We have had a fairly successful year. The Knock-Out Football Cup and the Water Polo Cup have come our way, and our House Captain, M. B. Wilson, was Champion Athlete. In Football our three teams were 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd, respectively ; 3rd was also our place for each of our Cross-Country teams, but we came in a close 2nd in the Sports, and our younger team won the Under 15 Tug of War. In the Cricket Knock-Out we reached the Final but were handsomely beaten by Chatsworth. In the League our 2nd House team was 4th, and our 3rd team 2nd. The Swimming Sports gave us our lowest place during the year (6th), but it is satisfactory to know that we have only 7 boys who cannot swim a length or more. An enjoyable Social was held earlier in the year. We bid good-bye most regretfully to Wilson, with thanks for all his keenness and hard work. We shall watch with anticipation for his future athletic triumphs. To all who are leaving we wish good luck and success.
The House has been successful this term at both cricket and swimming. We would like to add to last term's notes a record of our fine performance in the Senior Cross-Country, which we easily won, getting six runners home in the first fifteen. This was followed by success in the Tug-of-War: it is especially gratifying to note that these are two events in which it is not the brilliance of one person which counts, so much as the general competence and co-operation of the team. This term, our cricket Knock-Out team, under the able captaincy of Robinson, was more successful than we dared to expect. After sound victories over Welbeck and Wentworth, we triumphed over a strong Arundel team in the final, thanks mainly to the consistent bowling of Colebrook (whom we congratulate on winning his 1st XI colours) and Bailey, and the latter's fine innings. Our league XIs were not very successful members must not be satisfied with a passive part in the game, thus throwing the responsibility of getting runs and wickets on to one or two players. We must congratulate Tyler especially on some good innings. The Swimming Relay team, Todd, Bailey, Gill, and Swindale, easily won the Melling Cup, substantially reducing the school record; and our final position in the Swimming Sports, though disappointing after last year's championship, was reasonably good. Practice will improve the general standard of our Water Polo. Congratulations to Swindale on retaining his position as Champion Swimmer. This term, we must regretfully say goodbye to our House Captain, Robinson, thanking him gratefully for the invaluable work he has done for the House as Captain of both Football and Cricket during the last two years. As he may go to Sheffield University, we may hope to see him frequently in the future ; let him see the Chatsworth cupboard stocked with the football cups next term. Bailey, another valuable all-rounder, also leaves us to go to Sheffield University. We wish these,- and any others who may be leaving, good luck and much future success.
The last year has -indeed been encouraging, the House being successful in every field of activity, though not always gaining the reward it deserved. A hard-fighting football team were unlucky to lose the Knock-Out Cup after showing such grand form in the semi-final. But possibly next season, with many of this year's players still here, the Football Cups will return to their rightful cupboard. The winning of the Athletics Trophy was perhaps the crowning success of the year ; we congratulate Parkin on his fine display, and on his performance at Manchester, for which he was deservedly awarded his Athletic Colours. In the open events Pearson, Reeve, and Horn contributed greatly to the success, while both relay teams must be congratulated on pulling off the double event. But essentially the effort was a combined one, each pulling his weight. In the Swimming Sports, the team gave a splendid performance, being placed a close third in the face of strong competition. Their captain, Pearson, is to be congratulated on achieving the coveted position of Champion Swimmer together with Swindale. His race in the three-lengths free-style, in which five of the School's best swimmers participated, must be one of the finest ever seen at the baths. The Water Polo team did well to be placed third, in a year when five Houses had exceptionally strong teams. The Cricket League team, under Price, met with considerable success, as did the 2nd XI under Barber, though both teams were beaten in their deciding match and so had to be content with 2nd place. The Knock-Out XI reached the semi-final. Lastly we extend our congratulations to Horn on being appointed prefect, and to Kenyon on being awarded a Town Trustees Scholarship to Sheffield University.
Despite our lack of outstanding runners, and the absence through illness, spiritual requirements, and sheer slackness of some others, our performance in the Athletic Sports was quite satisfactory. The senior Tug-of-War team reached the semi-final and was beaten by a brawnier Chatsworth team only after desperate resistance ; while the Junior Relay team ran well to gain 3rd place. In the 14-16 group, Roake and Mousley deserve hearty congratulations on their individual successes ; and A. M Maxted ran very well to win the 12-14 100 yards. The Cricket Knock-Out team was beaten by the finalists, Arundel, in the first round ; the consistent bowling of J. B. W. Keighley and Roake could not compensate for our lack of batting strength, though D. W. Keighley deserves congratulations for a very stubborn innings of 13. The League 1st XI has done well to win four of its games; we expect big things from this young team next year. The 2nd and 3rd XIs have not met with success, though both contain promising young players. It is hoped that there will be more keenness next year, especially among senior members of the House, to help the House in its various activities. Our performance at swimming has been far from outstanding, though Baker's diving augurs well for the future. The Water Polo team did as well as could be expected. Finally, we should like to congratulate Keighley on his Open Scholarship for Modern Languages at the Queen's College, Oxford, and Turner . on his Open Scholarship for Natural Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford. At the end of this term our House Captain, Keighley, will be leaving us. He has been a keen and conscientious captain, and we shall miss his leadership. To him, and to all others who are leaving, we wish the best of luck. and success.
Cricket has not been very successful this term. The 3rd XI, however, gained 2nd place in the League, on which we congratulate J. S. Brown and his team. The 2nd XI was placed 5th, and the 1st XI will probably be 6th in the League order. It is to be hoped that these results will stir the older lethargic members of the House to take a more vigorous part in games next term. The Water Polo team gained 6th place. Better results could not be expected as Corner often found great difficulty in raising a team. Lynwood has never excelled in swimming, but we feel that a livelier interest on the part of the younger members of the House could have helped to raise more than the 8 points which we obtained in the Swimming Sports. We congratulate Webber and Corner on being appointed prefects, also Lindley and Haywood on gaining their 1st XI Cricket Colours. We wish Ellis, Haywood, and Campailla and all others who may be leaving, the best of luck in their new spheres of life. Lastly we appeal to all members of the House to strive next term to gain first place in the Football League once more.
This year's record is not a notable one for Sherwood, but, as our Housemaster said in the last House meeting, there has been no lack of keenness. The achievements of this term have proved this. At Cricket, the 3rd XI has won all its matches save one which it drew, and it has a 6 points lead over the runner-up. We congratulate M. P. Fanthom on his able vice-captaincy of the team, and his keen and lusty batting. In the Swimming Sports, the House was more prominent : the Jackson Cup is again a Sherwood trophy, thanks to the good swimming of the Junior Relay team and the captaincy of Parnham. As regards individual achievements, Parnham is to be congratulated on winning the Under 14 back-stroke, and G. B. Marsh on winning the 14-16 breast-stroke. In the Athletic Sports, G. R. Milner again won the High Jump, and represented the School at Manchester. Finally it must not be forgotten that the achievements of the House are not confined to sport-it has a good scholastic record. J. Rollin, M. P. Fanthom, and R. W. Parker are to be congratulated on their Scholarships and Exhibitions at Cambridge. The House wishes them every success in the future, for they are all leaving at the end of this term. We must also take leave of G. A. Corkill, who has captained our Football and Cricket XI; and has throughout been an inspiring leader.
Though our cupboard is rather bare we have no reason to be despondent, for there is a happy atmosphere about the House, and more than enough volunteers for every game. We have missed Mr. Sandford's help and advice. After our ram of successes for the past six years we said good-bye to the Knock-Out Trophy in the first round, but our young team, containing no 1st and only one 2nd XI player, has won the League Championship under the able captaincy of Lewis. We just failed in the last match of the season to win the 2nd XI League Championship too. J. E. Cooper has proved a worthy captain of Swimming. In the Swimming Sports we were second with 277 points, the winners scoring 280. One more third place, or even' one more boy swimming a quarter-mile would. have turned the scales in our favour. We have experienced a series of near misses and with a little more determination we anticipate more successes next season.
This term has been quite a successful one, certainly the best this year. The swimming team is to be congratulated on its performance in the Swimming Sports. We were Champion House with 280 points, thus regaining the Shield which we. lost last year. Both our Relay teams came in 2nd. Ditchfield and Merrills did sterling work in the open events, and we were ably represented in the 14-16 races by Burwell and in the Under 14 events by Sussams and Rodger. We were not so successful at Water Polo as we have been in the past, but we have the makings of a good team for next year. Also we must not forget all those members of the House who gained points by their distance swimming-on the day of the Sports we already had 177 points. The cricket of the three XIs has been of varying quality this term. The 1st XI has not done very well ; perhaps a little more practice and a deal more enthusiasm would help. The 2nd XI has done very well and has won the Cup. Under the captaincy of McQuater and by the keenness of its members the team has shown that Wentworth can win something other than a swimming trophy. The 3rd XI has played consistently and should come about half-way down the table. After meeting little opposition in the first round of the Knock-Out competition, we were beaten in the semi-final by Chatsworth, who ultimately won the casket. The less said about the match the better, but now we do at least realise how weak we are in batting. We expect our football XI to be quite strong next season, since few boys are leaving, and we look to our members to install another cup in the Wentworth cupboard.
WITH a view to centralising units in the Sheffield ! Wing of the A.T.C., Squadrons No. 364 and No. 369 have recently been merged, and the School Flight is now attached to the re-constituted No. 369 (Nether Edge) Squadron.
At the parade of the School Flight on Monday, June 18th, Group Captain R Caley, M.C., Officer Commanding Sheffield Wing, and F/Lt. H. Mottershaw, Officer Commanding No. 369 Squadron, paid us a visit and carried out an inspection.
At nearly every parade this term we have had a visit from one of the officers at R.A.F. Station, Norton ; we are extremely grateful to these officers for the interesting lectures they have given us.
Arrangements have been made for 30 members of the School Flight to go into camp at an R.A.F. Station during the first week of the summer holidays.
The following promotions have been made this term : Sgt. D. R. Robinson to be A/F/Sgt.; Leading Cadet G. R. Milner to be A/Cpl
(Additions and corrections to July 1st, 1945).
BELTON, M. W. (1940-43), Trooper, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
DEAKIN, F. H. (1930-36), Craftsman, R.E.M.E. TILSLEY, R. T. C. (1936-42). 115th Queen's Royal Rifles. Died at Home.
CROOKES, F. R. (1917.23), Capt., R.A.M.C.
HOOLE, C. (1930-34), L/Cpl., R.A.O.C.
GREEN, B. G. (1932-37), Fl./Sgt., R.A.F. WESLEY, J. M. (1935-39), Fl./O., R.A.F.
GILFILLAN, G. R. (1934-41), Sergt. Nav., R.A.F. MILNER, C. L. (1918-23), Sergt., R.A.F.
STAUBER, H. N. (1930-37), Sergt. W. Op. Air-Gunner, R.A.F.
COLE, H. A. (1921-30), Capt., R.A.M.C., M.C.
DAWTRY, A. G. (1926-34), Lt: Col., A.A.G., Mentinned in Despatches.
GILPIN, A. (1927-34), Major, M.B.E.
GRAY, R. (1931.36), Lieut., York & Lancs. Regt., M.C.
INMAN, R. (1926-31), Lt: Col., M.B.E.
NORNABLE, G. (1926-32), Lt., London Scottish, M.C.
WILLIAMS, J. H. (1928-38), Major Mentioned in Despatches (2nd time).
JUDGE, R. J. (1932-40), 2nd Lt., Duke of Wellington's Regt.
KIRKHAM, L. (1922-27), Cpl., M.P.
LARDER, H. Y. (1929-36), 2nd-Lt., R.A.S.C.
LEDINGHAM, G. G. (1931-38), R.A.C.
PARRAMORE, P. R. (1922-27), Gunner, R.A.
TURVEY, N. A. (1923-30), R.A.S.C.
THORPE, D. R. B. (1932-39), P/O, R.A.F.
ARNOLD, S. K. (1922-31), Major, York & Lancs: Regt., Pep. Asst. Adj. Gen.
BAILEY, J. D. (1938-43), R.N.
BATLEY, R. W. (1926-28), Major, Indian Engineers.
BEELEY, R. (1936-42), Sub.-Lt., R.N.V.R.
BEEVERS, J. R. (1937-43), Gunner, R.A.
BICKERSTAFF, F. (1938-42), 2nd R.O., Merchant Navy.
BOLSOVER, G. A. (1916-22), Lt: Col., Army Gen. Staff.
BRADLEY, V. (1924-29), Sergt.
BROWN, N. L. (1937-44), R.N.
CHAPPELL, A. L. (1940-44), F. A. A.
COCKERSOLE, P. (1936-44), Parachute Regt.
CRAIG, R. L. (1915.19), Capt., R.A.
DAMMS, V. G. S. (1920-25), Capt., K. African Rifles.
DREWERY, S. (1920-25), F/O, R.A.F.
EVANS, D. (1925-32), R.A.S.C.
GREGORY, J. M. T. (1936-44), R.N.
HANCOCK, J. A. (1930-37), Major, Indian Army.
HERON, M. C. (1935-43), R.N.
HEDGE, R. C. (1934-40), P.O. Radio Mech. R.N.V.R.
HOLMES, S. H. (1938-41), P.O. Radio Mech,. R.N.V.R.
HUDSON, P. G. (1937-43), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
JONES, D. B. (1923-31), S/Sgt., R.A.S.C.
LANGRIDGE, G. H. (1936-43), L/Cpl., Intelligence Corps.
MANTERFIELD, K. C. (1933-41), P/O Nav., R.A.F.
MARRIAN, W. A. (1930-41), Lieut., R.E.
MAYGER, P. W. E. (1926-27), Capt., R.A.F.
MAYO, B. (1931-39), Capt., R.C.S.
MILNES, J. P. (1938-43).
MOFFAT, B. (1939-42), Lieut., York & Lancs. Regt.
MOTLEY, J. (1938-43), F.A.A.
RHODES, G. (1936-44), Sergt., R.A.F.
ROBINSON, R. B. (1929-34), Cpl., R.E.M.E.
RUSSELL, A. D. (1934-39), Cpl., R.A.F.
SENTANCE, S. G. (1924-35), Major, 44th K. African Rifles.
SIMON, J. H. (1931-38), Major, York & Lanes. Regt.
STATON, R. A. (1936-44), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
SWAFFIELD, H. H. (1918-20). Major, Indian Army.
SWALLOW, R. F. (1934-41), Capt., R.E.M.E., India.
SWIFT, J. S. M. (1930-32), R.N.V.R.
THOMPSON, A. H. (1938-44), O.C.T.U., Green Howards, India.
WEBSTER, K. A. (1934-40), A/P.O.. Radio Mech., F.A.A.
WRIGHT, W . N. (1924-30), Lt.-Col,, A.A.G., India Command.
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