KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL MAGAZINE
|THE BISHOP OF OXFORD||218|
|THE SUMMER TERM||219|
|THE SOLAR ECLIPSE||219|
|JAZZ FOR SCHOOLS||224|
|A MATTER OF FORM||225|
|A MORAL TALE||225|
|THE OLD MASTERS||226|
|FIRST AND LAST YEARS||229|
A CONSIDERABLE number of Staff changes take place at the end of the Summer Term or in the near future. Mr. Harper's appointment to Northallerton was announced in last term's MAGAZINE. Mr. W. O. Clarke has left for Dudley Grammar School, Worcestershire, as Senior Mathematics Master; Mr. C. E. Silver, as Senior Classics Master to Rye Grammar School; and Mr. C. S. Auger to Cheltenham College. Mr. J. R. Wright is leaving for another post in Sheffield. We send our best wishes to all these, and our thanks for their faithful and valuable services.
Mr. C. A. Reeves has been appointed to a commission in the Royal Army Education Corps, and will leave in December. Mr. V. J. Wrigley has been appointed Headmaster of the new Grammar School at Hemel Hempsted; this school is due to open in September, 1955, and Mr. Wrigley will remain with us until April. We congratulate him on this interesting appointment.
The following appointments have been made to the Staff for the September Term:-Mr. P. D. Arculus, B.Sc. (Nottingham) to teach Chemistry; Mr. B. C. Arthur, B.A. (Oxon) to teach French and Latin; Mr. B. Dickinson, B.Sc. (Nottingham) to teach Mathematics and Science; Mr. J. W. Hersee, B.A. (Oxon) to teach Mathematics; Mr. P. R. May, B.A. (Manchester) to teach English and History; Mr. S. W. Shaw, from Loughborough College, to teach Woodwork; Mr. G. W. Taylor, B.Sc. (London), from University College, Hull, to teach Mathematics and Physics; Mr. A. F. Turberfield, B.A. (Oxon) to teach Classics; Mr. D. F. Wright, B.Sc. (Sheffield) to teach Biology and General Science.
M. Guy Castel, from Franceville, Tunis, will be with us for the year as French Assistant.
It is a little late in the year, but perhaps not too late, to remind ourselves that 1954 marks the 350th anniversary of the Charter granted by "JAMES by the Grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the Faith... " in which His Majesty did "ordain and grant that henceforward there may and shall be one Grammar Schole within the aforesaid Town of Sheffield in our said County of York for the Education Institution and Instruction of all and singular the Youth in Grammar and other learning to endure for ever hereafter which shall be and shall be called the ffree Grammar School of James King of England within the Town of Sheffield in the County of York."
In spite of meticulous preparations by Mr. Vernon and the Astronomical Society, Sheffield's 1954 Eclipse must regretfully be reported as a complete wash-out. Observers were rewarded with only a moderate diminution of the already subfusc daylight-a considerably less impressive performance than that of a later July afternoon which turned as black as night in no time at all. However, we have pleasure in presenting in this MAGAZINE our record of the Eclipse such as it was.
We congratulate Mr. G. Ingham on being selected as twelfth man for Yorkshire against Surrey and against Pakistan at Bramall Lane.
R. J. J. Orton was awarded a C. H. W. Davey Open Entrance Scholarship in Science at Bristol University. C. J. R. Twyford has been awarded a Junior Day Scholarship at the Sheffield College of Arts. J. Miller was awarded a Prize in the Anglo-Chilean Society Essay Competition.
School Appointments for 1954-55 are:
Head Prefect, D. M. Parfitt; Vice Head Prefect, R. F. H. Morton.
Captain of Football, M. B. Rowbotham; Secretary, I. A. F. Bruce.
Captain of Cricket, C. B. Laycock; Secretary, G. P. J. Beynon.
Captain of Rugby Football, D. T. Protheroe; Secretary, K. G. Wellings.
Captain of Cross-Country and Athletics, D. A. Elliott.
Captain of Swimming, W. A. F. Wright.
The following have been appointed Prefects:D. A. Elliott,
D. J. H. Senior, P. Swain, J. C. Tebbet, I. A. F. Bruce, G. S. Ecclestone, G.
R. Heritage, C. B. Laycock, D. T. Protheroe.
Sub-Prefects:-B. Hill, M. A. Sharpe, A. M. Suggate, N. G. Wellings, W. A. F. Wright.
THE visit of Dr. K. E. Kirk to give the Address at our Commemoration Service on May 19th was a gracious and kindly action by an old friend and former pupil of the Royal Grammar School. Less than a month later, on June 8th, he died suddenly at his home in Oxford. He was 68.
From the Grammar School, Kenneth Kirk went to St. John's College, Oxford, with a Classical Scholarship, and after a few years in pastoral work at Denaby Main, in Yorkshire, he returned as tutor to keble College, and held successively fellowships at Magdalen and Trinity. He became B.D. in 1922, and Doctor of Divinity in 1926. In 1933 he was appointed Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and became Bishop of Oxford in 1937. His theological work, in several volumes of sermons and essays, is that of a forceful and outspoken teacher, and he took a practical interest in education as Governor of Marlborough College and King's School, Canterbury, and as Provost of Lancing College.
At the Commemoration Service, he was accompanied by the Rev. E. M. Turner, Rector of Eyam, an Old Edwardian. The Bishop's address, while avoiding specific reference to the School or its history, suggested principles of conscience and conduct appropriate to a school dedicated to religious and sound learning, and was delivered with a seemingly effortless eloquence that would have been remarkable in a younger man in the prime of health.
WHEN one has risen through the School to a level at which one may proceed more methodically, less aimlessly, than before, the whole year has an attraction which it seemed not to possess previously. Whether the voluntary discipline and relative liberty and privilege, or whether a conscious feeling of affection, an esprit de corps, contribute most to this, is not for me to say. Yet in each year, from the beginning until now, the Summer Term stands out as having particular graces.
The usually brilliant weather and long evenings give added lustre to the term. The cool breeze through the room, and the vivid contrast of light and shade, enliven otherwise drab classrooms. In the field the delightful memories of sitting under a wide-spreading tree, waiting for one's turn to bat and watching others clad in white on the open green, where the shadows of clouds pass and pass, and the shades of the trees grow longer, remain. At home, before school or at the end of the day, to sit in the garden and read is sheer pleasure; when the sun is just rising and everything is slightly damp, or in the evening, to relax and do absolutely nothing allows one to forget all the speed and worry for a time. This is impossible in the winter and spring. In Lent the drabness of any city is intensified by continual rain and mist, without the compensating features of a country spring. It is in the Summer Term and in that alone that one can feel the true thrill of living, and even in school, even in a city, this is reflected by the great increase in " occasions." London has its Season, when debutantes break out like new-blown roses. The School has its Oratorio, its Sports Day. Incidentally, I very much regret the migration of Speech Day to Michaelmas, and I should prefer the Concert to be held in the Summer Term also. Anything that adds to the festivity of the Summer Term should be retained.
Besides its " joyous content " however, this particular term gains by the adjacent holidays. The Lent Term too is bounded by holidays, but what does the Christmas holiday amount to Five or six days of feverish preparation, one day of moderate enjoyment, and a week-and-a-half of anticlimax, when the baked meats must be finished off and the broken delicacies eaten in makeshift meals. The Summer Term, on the other hand, is preceded and followed by periods of (potential) bliss-I speak for myself. For a period, not too long, we are allowed to taste of the joys of England, then whisked back, while their memory is yet fresh, to school, to dream of what we have done and will do next time. For me the return to school brings work on the photographs taken during the eighteen days; by half-term they will all have been enlarged and mounted-and criticised. So the active memory of Easter remains with me halfway through the Summer Term. During the latter half I plan what I shall visit and read and photograph in the coming holidays.
These are the bounds of the Summer Term; during the term they influence it: its influence on them is kept to a safe minimum. But apart from these bounds, too, there are certain features which single out the Summer Term, or parts of it, for attention.
Progress is leisured. This may seem a sentiment out of place when examinations are barely six weeks away; alternatively, it may be one of the prerogatives of seniority. Yet since little new work is done and much of the time is spent on consolidating knowledge and having it " at one's finger-tips," this is best done in an orderly fashion, and thus leisured progress results.
When examinations are over, there is usually a period of a few weeks when school-time is devoted to less prosaic ends, and leisure is more complete and satisfying than when it has to be taken in snippets. This is the most agreeable period of the whole year; as a prelude to the holidays new books may be read and projects resumed which were dropped in the face of rival demands; as a conclusion to the year its achievements can be surveyed and evaluated: achievements not only in the classroom but also in friendship, travel, new mental outlooks: in all, a wider interest in life. To sail into the calm waters of a harbour at evening after the choppy, heaving open sea, is not more pleasant, is not more gratifying, than to reach the end of a Summer Term, glad at having made the journey, rejoicing at having reached the end of the journey.
G. S. ECCLESTONE.
ON June 30th there was an eclipse; in fact there were three eclipses. These were: (a) the partial eclipse of the sun, (b) the total eclipse of the Solar eclipse, and (c) the partial eclipse of the hopes of the Junior Astronomical Society.
Three previous days of feverish preparation had transformed the Five-courts into an observatory complete with a wide range of sensitive instruments and many graph-sheets for the recording of our readings. Mr. Johnston, helped by the Scouts, had constructed a stand on which the telescope lent by D. L. Yates could be tilted at exactly the right angle for viewing. Fogged negatives, made by the Photographic Society, were sold by the dozen. Excitement grew steadily till the great day dawned-cool and heavily overcast, in fact a typical Sheffield Summer's day.
Nevertheless, a handful of undaunted members arrived at 12.10 p.m. prompt, and began their allotted tasks. Entries and curves began to appear on the various radiation and temperature charts. A small group of members formed an expedition to bring back a report concerning the effect of the eclipse on the fauna of the Botanical Gardens.
Surprisingly, in view of the conditions, our preparations were not entirely wasted. Our readings did show a gradual drop in temperature until the peak of the eclipse at 1.34 p.m. and a rise afterwards. Clouds, however, prevented any appreciable change in other forms of radiation. The effects on animal life were found to be similar to those at nightfall, i.e. the birds grew silent and fishes rose to the surface of ponds.
We stopped taking readings at 1.45 p.m. and turned our minds to the afternoon's examination.
If we may be permitted to advise our successors in the J.A.S. forty-five years from now, we would suggest that they pray (as we did) for fine weather at the eclipse of 1999, and borrow their fathers' helicopters to make sure of getting it.
J. E. B.
For the purposes of these observations a visit was made to the Botanical Gardens from 12.55 to 2 p.m. Each dash on the chart indicates that the bird was heard during the corresponding minute.
At the time of maximum darkness (1.34) there was a distinct drop in the song of three species (Song-thrush, Blackbird and Robin) which would be significant if the amount of song was otherwise fairly constant. However, the amount of song fluctuated considerably at all times, and insufficient data are available to draw accurate conclusions as to the effect of the eclipse.
The House Sparrows were entirely unaffected, and a Kestrel was seen hunting normally at the period of maximum darkness.
In conclusion it may be said that no significant change in song or behaviour was observed.
C.C.P. & D.A.E.S.
WE have become accustomed to a very high standard in K.E.S. musical performances, but the effect of Messiah was beyond all expectations. The tone of the orchestra, from the first note of the overture, showed great improvement since the last concert. The Choir showed no sign of strain at the end of an evening's prodigious effort, and sang, whether in the soft or in the loud passages, with clarity and intelligence. There are not many passages of great technical difficulty in this oratorio, but there are numerous sections which, seeming simpler than they are, show up careless or slipshod work. The School's surmounting of these difficulties proved careful attention to detail at the practices. The chorus “His yoke is easy " was taken at such a pleasant speed and sung so daintily that the words sounded particularly well set. In contrast, the legato tone of " Since by man came death " was very moving in its intensity. The Hallelujah Chorus provided excitement in the second part, as did " For unto us " in the first, even if the tone of the latter degenerated at one point into raucousness.
The School was fortunate this year in being able to provide three good soloists. As Tebbet was prevented by illness from singing, Orton undertook all the tenor solos, and as soon as he began " Comfort ye " we settled back to enjoy ourselves. For the most part the soloists realised the dramatic importance of the recitatives and arias, but there were occasional moments of disappointment. Swain began " Thus saith the Lord " in a confident voice which is always a pleasure to listen to. But he put into it no suggestion that there was any excitement of a heaven-sent nature to follow.
It was a happy idea to have the soprano and contralto solos sung by groups of younger boys. The effect was pleasing since the group singing was clear in articulation and intonation. Mr. Smith's violin accompaniments and Elliott's piano continuo playing were always sympathetic and artistic. Mr. Bullivant once more played the organ, and the trumpet solo was well done by Mr. Moorhouse.
Our thanks and congratulations go to all the performers, and especially of course to Mr. Barnes.
M. K. S.
As was expected, turnover this summer was affected by outdoor activities and the public examinations. About 830 books were issued and the collection has increased to just over 5,000 volumes.
The visible part of a library, like an iceberg, is upheld by much that is not evident. Without proper records a library would sink to a low level in no time; ours is fortunately supported by the work of last year's librarians who have compiled records amounting to nearly 30,000 entries. This has been a big task, one which was attempted on several occasions during the last fifty years, the effort each time only to be defeated by the size of the operation. In 1926 the collection was partly divided into sections, each allotted to one of the Sixth Forms. Though necessary because of lack of space, this made a uniform library procedure difficult to operate and indeed separation soon developed, to judge by some interesting records which still exist of old Library Committee meetings. In most cases the books have now been repatriated; perhaps one should rather call them the fortunate survivors from amongst the original exiles. In at least one case companion volumes were leading a lonely existence in different cupboards.
That the problem of space may recur is not to be ignored; the Oversize Collection has already completely filled its proper section. The smaller books are due for rearrangement in more permanent positions and labeIs are on the way. Last year the empty label-holders only teased users who found that this or that subject had been whisked off overnight to another position.
Gifts from some leavers are already on the shelves, and the following have our thanks: P. H. Brakenbury, J. D. Bridges, D. Fleeman, A. M. Guenault, J. Hewitt, J. M. Jackson, D. J. Kirkman, E. P. Lodge, P. R. Medley, I. A. Mottershaw, R. Peck, D. J. H. Senior, A. W. Shimwell, A. E. Skelton, J. H. Speight, K. B. T. Taylor, E. M. Thomas, P. A. Turner, R. 11. Walker, D. Whitehouse, D. J. Williams, G. Wordsworth.
To the Librarians who have left thanks are also due; the work they have done will last on for many years.
[A further episode in the annals of the K.E.S. Coffee Club]
THE stage was set. The witches' cauldron seethed, and there was an odour of burnt milk. Obviously an effort was necessary to detach the cast from their various absorptions and to group them ceremoniously around the focal point.
The two honourable gentlemen who had been playing table-tennis with single-minded devotion since the beginning of term, registered mild surprise at this interruption to their Specialist Study. The Football Captain, who had been revolving Great Thoughts while absent-mindedly juggling with a twelve-pound shot, received a forehand drive from the First Tennis-player in his midriff and dropped the shot, which fell through the floor, causing surprise to the Eminent Historian below.
The Swimmer, engaged in his favourite occupation of crooning an original set of stanzas of " Dennis the Mennis " into the understandably red ear of the Enigma, was led, still crooning gently, into his position. One could distinguish clearly the ghost of Dr. Bowdler materialising near by, with an interested expression and an outsize phantom blue pencil.
Some difficulty was encountered in attracting the attention of the Moron. Always an amateur student of the best French literature, he had now retired behind a breast-high bookcase, and, book in hand, was striking a soulful pose and gazing resolutely toward the unanswering heavens. How impossible for the average mind to plumb the esoteric imaginings of the Moron A group of heads earnestly bent together at the window suggested a deep philosophical discussion; a tentative approach revealed that it was only a determined and exonerable attempt to eject the Newsunce therefrom-an attempt which was only abandoned reluctantly at the earnest request of the Eminent Historian below, whose juvenile students were being diverted from their lucubrations on the Defenestration of Prague by the attractions of the immediate defenestration above their heads.
Double double stench and trouble! How long should coffee boil?
The Tragedian was not in an affable mood. Ignoring the occupations of the Many-headed in the Common Room, he was practising converting a Rugby ball over the head of an impassive Scientist. When the imminent ceremony was mentioned, the Tragedian (merely a Demy, which all beginners in Latin must realise is only half of anything) replied in his primitive native language " godelpus "; then, transported by an excess of classical emotion, he converted a window pane into a hole. The Eminent Historian now developed dangerous symptoms of surfeit, a well-known historical cause of sudden demise.
However, as someone says somewhere, “Time and the hour runs through the roughest day " (I still feel that “run" would be more grammatical, but Shakespeare must be humoured). The preparations were more than complete, judging from the aroma, and twelve empty milk bottles stood, simplex munditiis, awaiting the burnt offering. The offering was very burnt.
Purple-braided, the High Priest filled the sacred vessels with ceremonial dignity. Alas! unwelcome were our libations to the gods. One after another the votive goblets cracked with the rending sound of high Olympian displeasure. As we stood, appalled, the Irishman, ever a Non-conformist judged by classical standards, fell prostrate over the table, disconnected the plug with Irish abandon, and plunged the room into abysmal darkness.
In the ensuing silence the Blond Bombshell, in an access of nervous iconoclasm, picked up a hammer and hurled it through the window, adding the final agony to the Harassed but still Eminent Historian, who is reputed to have said, with tears in his eyes, " Ye gods, ye gods, must I endure all this? " and immediately to have collapsed into the Parish Chest.
With a howl of pure delight the Philosophers mopped up the spilt milk with the Newsunce, pulverised the remains of the glass with the Shot (prefects are always tidy-minded) and all set off in the Egg to search for Rustic Beauties because, as the very dullest mind can infer from this Homeric narrative, all prefects are Very Artistic as well as being Devoted Admirers of Good Form.
J. H. NOWILL.
A SHORT HISTORY
UGH! This modern music...! " That is the reaction of many people towards the word Jazz. But Jazz is nothing new. It started centuries ago when the African melodies and rhythm were taken across to America with the African slaves. The human voice played the lead with the support of primitive guitars and drums. Small woodwind instruments were hand manufactured and added to the bands, which played hymns, folk songs, and blues (the lamentations of the negro cottonfield workers). Dances similar to Morris dances were performed, and in the 1880's many negroes obtained the discarded instruments of the military bands of the American Civil War. Military marches and songs were " jazzed up " into tunes which have since become a tradition.
This music, which was not given the rather derogatory name " jazz " until the early twentieth century, had English folk-tunes added to its repertoire; one of these was the " Derby Ram " (reputed to have been the only song which George Washington could sing), which was, and still is, played under an assortment of about ten titles. A seventeenth century English ballad too found its way into American folk music under the name "Saint James Infirmary Blues."
Different regions of the country had played the music in varying styles with their own particular modifications, but round about 1885 the best points of all the styles were combined at New Orleans to form the " Classic Jazz of New Orleans." The seven-piece band of cornet, clarinet, trombone, banjo or guitar, string bass, drums and piano, was formed in New Orleans, and this line-up has been kept, with only a few very small deviations, to this day. Cornet and piano played the melody with harmonious counter melodies fitted in by clarinet and trombone in high and low registers respectively.
Although this type of jazz has continued in New Orleans up to the present day, the "Classic" period ended in 191 S. The jazz bands with their “hot " distinctive drum beats had been spread about the country by the river boats on which they played, and by 1920 had reached Chicago. where the style named after that city was developed by a cornettist named " Nick La Rocca, who played " Dixieland " (New Orleans jazz played by white instrumentalists) in New Orleans with a group called the" Original Dixieland Jass Band " (jass was the original spelling of jazz), which he had taken with him to Chicago. This band, which was one of the best ever, put the rhythm section, which had previously played at the same volume as the wind section, into the background, still leaving it well audible but rightly giving the melody instruments predominance. That is what became known as the Chicago Style, played by " King " Oliver, Tommy Ladnier, Johnny Dodds, and Louis Armstrong who is the living link between the `' Chicago " of the 1920's and the " Renaissance " period revival of today.
In the 1930's Swing and Commercial music gained the public favour, and true jazz became practically an " underground " movement while the battle of the popular songs of the Hit Parade began to rage, as it still does. Later came the age of " Modern Jazz " (we are still in it) with its Bob, and Progressive " Jazz-that pointless tuneless stuff which attracts the Teddy Boys and drape-suited individuals, lowering the reputation of the genuine jazz.
Round about 1940 both in Britain and America groups of loyal supporters of the true jazz formed the nuclei of revivals in both countries. In America " Bunk " Johnson and " Kid " Ory were responsible. In Great Britain, George Webb was the sole instigator, but he was followed up by Freddy Randall, Humphrey Lyttleton and Ken Colyer. Graeme Bell's Australian Jazz Band came to Britain in 1948 and made such an impact on the enthusiasts that Traditional Jazz bands sprung up all over the country and are continuing to do so. -Now, due to the many records and concerts of these bands, Traditional Jazz is once more becoming popular. Long may it stay that way!
J. N. SHILLITO.
HALF past eight in the morning. On the exterior of the building which we are approaching is some mention of Potted Beef. This must be it. We are in time for our Medical.
We seat ourselves on some chairs which, clearly, are used to being sat on. Five minutes pass and some obviously official manners clad in obviously unofficial garments come through the front door and in a businesslike way become very busy, without, however, getting very much done. We wait ten minutes. At the end of that ten minutes we wait another ten minutes.
Three individuals are detached and shown how to fill up forms. We are students. We proceed to a small room where we fill up Forms SX39, SX48, and SX/ZAR/9,642,331/NR/1/11/4, and are shown a list of words of which " Pneumonia " seems the least unfamiliar. These must be diseases, we guess. We utter a confident " No "; the form is thrust under our noses; we sign.
" Down the corridor turn right turn left first on the left can't miss it called Selection Tests."
We go; we turn; we enter; we take a seat; we wait. Half an hour passes. By this time the room is full of humanity in need of medical inspection. We are given a form and instructions for completing it. " In the space marked Surname, you will put, your surname, that is, your last name." Question: " Ah'm called James Morton: what do Ah put down? " Pause. An intelligence test is hastily organised. With a confident smile we prepare to deal with the examples. What comes after 1, 2, 3, 4?... The last term of B, C, D, E?... We remain masters of the situation.
Alas, on turning over the page we are confronted by a real snorter. " 2, 4, 6, 8...? " We turn it this way and that, endeavouring to detect some code in the enigma. Clearly the answer might be 10. But only a mug would put that down. This, no doubt, is the Trick Question. We brood. We cerebrate. With a flash of inspiration we detect the trick. Only one other number in the progression is divisible by three. Woe to the poor fools deluded into putting down 10 as the answer. With a smile of pity for our inept competitors we triumphantly fill in the figure 9 and pass on.
We are still wrestling with the next problem, " RST, STR, TR? ", when our quarter-hour is up. Everyone else seems to have done at least ten of the fifty questions. But no doubt they were fooled by the Trick Question.
We pass on, to our initiation into the rites of the bottle, first haying, with the utmost modesty, carried out the instruction to strip, keeping our coats and trousers on. Our ears are pulled; we are whispered at; we read things; we stretch forth our hands, shut our eyes, and nearly fall to the ground; we flap our arms and legs in an undignified fashion and are examined for scars in the most unlikely places. The stethoscope explores our chests for pulmonary rattles or presystolic murmurs.
The presiding clerk spares a moment from his mid-morning tea to fill in yet another form we are graded " One 1 ".
W. D. COUSIN.
The tragedy of Jimmy Brown
Is tragically short.
It was, in fact, summed up upon
His very first report:
" A budding scholar; he works hard "
Ah, fatal words indeed!
For in the catalogue of crimes
Hard work comes next to greed.
But evil has its punishment,
And when exams came round
They found poor Jim (who worked too hard)
Outstretched upon the ground.
He died of overwork," they said,
" Preparing for the test."
And so upon his tomb they wrote,
When laying him to rest
"' As flies to wanton boys are we
Unto the gods, I wot.
They kill us for their sport; and more,
They swat us while we swot."
E. M. THOMAS.
A notable feature of Oxford life this year has been a series of excavations in The Corn and The High. No archaeological evidence has yet been discovered but there is still hope that trace may be found of " Aemulandus ", our previous scribe, who was last seen prowling amongst the diggings. Bereft as we are of his literary talents, a small committee of three was formed to correlate scandal for this letter, on the basis that six heads are better than none.
This year, for the first time, the annual dinner was held after Christmas, in order to give the organisers a further four weeks to improve upon their inevitable mismanagement. The occasion was graced by the presence of Dr. Magrath and the Head Prefect: disgraced by uncultivated growth on the chins of several members; enlivened by Mr. Green-Armytage's bizarre yet true history of the hyphen: and finally convulsed by Mr. Jessop's post-prandial spate.
Seizing a chance gap between showers, the more intrepid souls in our midst forsook the comfort of their College Halls for the rigours of breakfast on the Cherwell. Mr. Needham's scouting talents were clearly seen when he produced a commendable blaze by rubbing together two of our less fortunate fellows. Some few days later, rain washed out our cricket match, leaving untested the rumour that Mr. Jennings had perfected the delivery of a concealed straight ball.
Our members continue to be active in all spheres of University life from the sporting sublime to the literary ridiculous. The Edinburgh Festival will see Mr. Pearce murdering under the auspices of the O.U.D.S.; Mr. Macbeth and Mr. Bingham continue their macabre baffling of the Oxford literary world Mr. Hallows now promotes cycle speedway in St. John's back quad. Disaster has at lastinevitablyovertaken Messrs. Marshall and Brown. The former jumped over a two-foot wall and noticed too late the twelve-foot drop on the far side; the latter is now to be seen gripping his tankard in his left hand, whilst the true history of his injured arm remains a strict Keble secret. Finally the story that Mr. Fletcher is secretly organising a mammoth raffle for a Worcester wallaby is, we are convinced, sheer fabrication.
We are, sir,
Your obedient servants,
HOC, SIT and OMNIS.
THE occupation of a schoolmaster is surely among the most venerable. The young first-former will shout " Look out, here comes old So-and-so! and ten years later he still refers to his " old master."
The title may often bear little relation to the age of the person described, but it has nevertheless, or so I have often thought, a singular propriety: for the attitude of a boy to his teachers is not unlike that of an artist to the Old Masters.
At first the Old Masters are held in awe on account of their immense store of knowledge and their technical ability. Soon, however, the young artist learns the technique, thinks for himself, and opposes the Old Masters on principle. They are the representatives of tradition and convention, and as such are the butt of his satire and the occasion for his jibe. But when the young artist comes to face the world with his own philosophy, his own ideas, he finds that they are not enough in themselves, but must be reconciled to the tradition. The Old Masters are now seen in perspective.
So it is also when the time comes for boys to leave School; they too see the Old Masters in perspective. No longer idolised as in the early years, nor ridiculed as in the years that followed, they are now recognised for what they are in themselves, and for what they mean as part of the tradition. But though some boys leave, the old masters are always on show; each year new boys file into the gallery to learn their secrets and in turn to attack their standards. The old masters are, however, tolerant by now for the ways of attempted originality are as traditional as those ways which they seek to displace, and they have seen the process many times. As generations of boys leave School, they too see their life there as a process rather than a struggle; and so it is that " old masters" earn a perennial fame.
E. M. THOMAS.
Other interests have restricted the Group's activities during the Summer Term. We have, however, had one very interesting meeting on May 11th, when we welcomed Mr. F. F. Bruce, Lecturer in Biblical History at Sheffield University. He introduced a stimulating discussion on "The Part of God in History."
I would like to thank Mr. Summers for the way he has helped and encouraged the Group during the year, and also I would like to offer my best wishes to the Group as a whole that they may enjoy next year's activities as much as everyone seemed to do this year.
L. R. C.
On May 18th the Society visited the C.I.D. photographic department, where we were shown many photographs of accidents taken by the police. We were then shown how fingerprints are photographed by ultra-violet light, and how the prisoners' fingerprints are taken. The tour finished with the demonstration of a photostat machine.
Owing to examinations, the darkroom has not been used a great deal recently, but next term we hope to have the darkroom open in the new building, with much more equipment than we have at present. New and old members will be welcome, and it is hoped that they will have more space to work in than has been possible of late.
M. H. J.
As usual in the Summer Term, the numbers at our meetings have fallen off, but nevertheless valuable additions have been made to the School's equipment. The year as a whole has been a most successful one, the range of tools has been extended, and at one time the membership trebled the original one. I would like to mention for the benefit of any scientists trying for university entrance, that the universities want scientists who can make and mend their own apparatus and always ask at interviews about experience in this. The new workshops should become available next term and I wish the Society all the best for the future.
R. J. J. 0.
On May 15th a party visited by coach Monk Bretton Priory, Nostell Priory and Ecclesfield Church. We were accompanied by Mr. Robinson, Mr. Sinclair, Mr. Surguy and Mr. Wrigley. Monk Bretton, which is little known, was found to be more interesting than seemed likely at first, as the plan of the buildings is unusually clear and the Frater and Guest Hall were impressive.
N o one failed to be delighted by the perfection and elegance of the decoration and furnishing of the interior of Nostell. Practically no house in England can give a better impression of the Adams style at its best. A quick visit to Ecclesfield Church-a very good example of the perpendicular period-completed a pleasant trip.
On July 10th Mr. Robinson and Mr. Collins took a party by train to York. The highlights of the trip were visits to the Railway Museum, the reconstructed street in the Kirke Museum, and the Tower of the Minster. Lunch was eaten beside the river and tea in the Archaeological Society's gardens.
A number of boys are preparing subjects on which they hope to give short talks at a members' meeting in the Autumn Term.
Two senior events may also be mentioned here. Taking advantage of the easier time after " A " level, VI Formers went to the Weston Park Museum on July 7th and heard an interesting talk from the Deputy Director on Sheffield Plate and on an Exhibition of Modern Silver. On July 13th, thirty-four senior boys went to Haddon Hall by coach. The least imaginative of the party did not fail to be thrilled by the beauty of the rose garden shown against the walls of the Long Gallery. Bakewell Church was also visited, but it was not possible to get the coach near enough to visit Padley Hall.
V. J. W.
School functions and public examinations leave little time in the Summer Term for society meetings, but two were planned. On June 1st, T. G. Cook gave a lucid account of Belgium as he had seen it on a recent visit. Our second meeting had to be cancelled because of the absence of the speaker, who had had an unfortunate encounter with a cricket ball.
Attendance throughout the year has varied, but the season has been for us a successful one, due in no small part to the qualities of chairmanship possessed by Mr. Sinclair, to whom we tender our thanks.
D. J. H. S.
The Summer Term has been a quiet one, as expected. I should like to take this opportunity of thanking those of the Society who are leaving this year for their valuable help. Particularly I must mention Monteith and Jefferson. Next year we shall welcome any new members and hope to have a very busy year.
M. F. W. L.
" THE School's finest musical achievement so far." This, the last sentence of Dr. Linstead's criticism of the performance of Messiah, will I hope be taken by all members of Choir and Orchestra as a great tribute to themselves. To produce such a Messiah in the limited rehearsal time of only twelve working weeks is indeed evidence of their zeal and capacity for hard work. An appreciation by a member of the audience appears elsewhere.
The Summer Term again brings its inevitable and regretful farewells. Space precludes mention of all those who are leaving and to whom the School owes so much for their musical activity, but two may perhaps be mentioned as typically generous givers of their time and talent. As a treble in the Choir, R. J. J. Orton was always conspicuous for his energy and leadership, and it was fitting that his choral career from that time onward should culminate in his masterly interpretation of the tenor solos in Messiah. He will be sorely missed, but we are confident that his example of continuous and enthusiastic service to the School in Choir, Madrigal Group, and Male Voice Group, will be followed by many other boys, with like success. I. A. Mottershaw- has also been' a valued member of the Choir and the smaller groups, but I would like to stress here his instrumental contribution as one to be emulated by other aspirants. Haying decided soon after coming to the senior school to take up an instrument (as quite a number of boys do)-and that a most difficult one, the oboe-he persevered with it (as quite a number of boys, alas, do not) to such good effect as to be able to give a fine performance of a concerto in his last year. This should be the aim of every instrumentalist: to " improve thy talent with due care," to the great benefit of the collective orchestral effort and in the hope of attaining solo eminence. This must suffice as Valete for all leavers who have contributed in similar ways. We wish them good music-making wherever they go, and hope that if opportunity offers they will return to sing or play with us again.
There is always a reasonable chance that most gaps left by departures will soon be filled. But there is one which cannot be. Mr. Clarke took up the viola on joining the Staff and has since then created the orchestra's viola section by unremitting effort week by week. He goes with our warmest thanks and the knowledge that his pupils are distinguishing themselves as a result of his work.
A high standard was again reached in the music competitions, which were judged by Mr. Smallman, of Nottingham University, and Mr. Bullivant, of Sheffield University. Awards were as follows:-Singing, P. Swain and C. Nicholson; Orchestral instruments, I. A. Mottershaw, J. P. Catchpole and J. Buchan; Piano, J. B. Spir and R. U. Watson; Composition, J. P. Catchpole and J. R. Williams.
N. J. B.
Gwyneth and I went walking once;
The hills all laughed and seemed to dance
The winds about us, and the trees,
Sang their exultant rhapsodies.
We did not think that this bright day
Would fly like ecstasy away,
Or that a face could lose so- soon
The radiance of an afternoon.
Yet in the dim, enchanted haze
Of summer thoughts and golden days,
The memories are sweet as song
And dearer than the day is long.
The whitest blossoms you can see,
Are on the early-flowering tree,
And though the flowers fade and fall,
First love is the best of all.
E. M. THOMAS.
SEVEN years ago the Junior School (Clarke House) passed out of existence. When this article appears in print many of the last Junior School pupils will have said goodbye to school life altogether. They will be remembering, I think, with gratitude the years they spent in the “nursery."
It can be said without hesitation that the life in Clarke House was a happy one. A disciplinary system necessarily stricter than that of the prep. schools we had left behind us may have called forth the usual grumbles, but in retrospect I think few of us would have liked that system changed. Everyone enjoyed tremendously reaping the benefits of that life, and, still more pleasing, there seemed to be a healthy spirit of willingness to make some contribution in return.
JUNIOR SCHOOL Ist XI, 1947
H. Barnes, E. R. Wheen, R. C. Woolhouse, D. G. Milne, B. Daniels, P. R. Wassell,
R. D. Clarke, B. G. Hall, 1. A. Mottershaw, B. Smith, M. R. Rowbotham.
Open Day gave the parents a chance to look round the classrooms and see exhibited some examples of what had been achieved during the year. 'Naturally the biggest crowds were attracted to the Handwork room, Miss Chamberlain's domain, and to the 'Nature Study room where the fruits of Mrs. Michell's labours could be seen. Mrs. Michell's task, to control small boys amid the forces of nature, must have been no light one, and she performed it with great understanding. Parents also had the opportunity of seeing some keen sport in the Swimming Bath, and on the Senior School Close where a cricket match was played; in the last year, 1947, it was against 2A. An account of this exciting conflict can be found in the MAGAZINE of July, 1947.
Those of us who were lucky enough to be in that Cricket XI will long remember what an enjoyable time we had, largely through the keenness and generosity of Mr. Twyford who accompanied us on our fixtures. Parents supported us nobly, and for the match at Barlborough three big-hearted fathers provided their cars as transport for the team.
Such interest was taken in all School events, not only by those in the School but bits many distinguished friends, that there was-always an abundance of supporters as well as participants. There is a growing tendency now to reject as old-fashioned the idea that duty to the School comes before personal pleasures; a tendency that could soon destroy the prestige and tradition built up through the years. The School must assert its individuality if it is to uphold its reputation as one of the country's finest schools, and to do this it must have the whole-hearted allegiance of everyone within its walls. The maxim adopted by a distinguished international organisation as its guiding principle might well be remembered-" Service before Self."
I. A. MOTTERSHAW.
WE have had a good season and there is some promising material in the middle school. Among the seniors, G. Heritage in the sprints, T. Oliver in middle distance, L. R. Cliffe in the Javelin events and D. P. Allen in the sprints deserve mention.
A number of boys from the School represented the City in the Yorkshire Championships at Beverley. Unfortunately some of the best boys could not attend owing to examinations. D. P. Allen was chosen to represent Yorkshire in the 220 yards event at the National Championships held in Northumberland.
In the City Athletic meetings the School Under 15 team won the West District Sports and Atkin Trophy with a 30 point lead over the runners-up. In the City Finals held at the Norton Playing Fields they won 8 out of 13 events, gaining 4 second and 5 third places:
N. P. Gillott was 1st in the 100 yards 14-15 years, Discus, and Shot.
M. B. Hill was 1st in the 100 yards 13-14 years, and Open 220 yards.
H. M. Biggins ran a good half-mile taking 1st place from R. E. T. Gill 2nd, J. X. Shillito 3rd.
G. P. Avison was 1st in the Javelin and runner-up to Gillott in the other two throwing events.
The School Relay team, N. Gillott, B. Rutledge, A. G. Walton and M. B. Hill, won the Relay final easily and were awarded the Trophy.
D. B. H.
G. R. HERITAGE
THE weather was very cold, but rain held off and the track was firm and springy. Fourteen events had been concluded earlier and the programme on Sports Day comprised 10 field events, 11 track, and the three relays. Seven records were made and four records were equalled. It must be remembered, however, that many of our record performances do not refer to the years before the 1952 sports; it was in that year that the present categories of events were introduced. Records in our senior group go right back to 1912, when G. I. Paine ran 220 yards in 22.2 seconds.
Performances generally were of a high standard, except perhaps in the High Jump, which requires techniques which few boys are ready to acquire and practise, and in Hurdling, which few boys attempt. The entry for the Middle School Hurdles was very small.
Among the Seniors, T. A. Oliver should be mentioned for a fine performance in establishing a record for the Half-Mile and coming close to doing so in the Quarter-Mile. G. R. Heritage is a consistent and powerfully built sprinter who sets a good example by taking his athletics seriously.
In the Middle School we have a group of young athletes of great promise. who would be well advised to bear in mind that. if they aspire to the heights. they must be prepared to devote themselves whole-heartedly to their ambition. Athletics is becoming more and more competitive. Every school has its good performers -who (live up athletics when they leave because the perseverance and devotion required are not forthcoming. I am not saving that «-e should all try to be champions: but those -who want to be champions have got to work hard.
The House Championship went to Lynwood with 434 points, a lead of 72 points over Welbeck. The Senior Champion Athlete is G. R. Heritage
(Clumber), and the Junior Champion is B. Rutledge (Lynwood). The Trophies were very kindly presented by the Mistress Cutler, Mrs. R. L. Walsh.
E. L. K.
The principal results were Open Events.
100 YARDS: 1. G. R. Heritage. 11 sec.; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. M. J. Shires.
220 YARDS: 1. G. R. Heritage. 22.6 sec.; 2. D. P. Allen: 3. D. M. Parfitt.
QUARTER MILE: 1. T. A. Oliver, 56.2 sec.; 2. D. P. Allen; 3. J. C. Tebbet.
HALF-MILE: 1. T. A. Oliver, 2 min. 12.8 sec. (Record) 2. B. J. Perrett: 3. J. A. Houghton.
MILE: I. T. A. Oliver, 5 min. 7.8 sec.; 2. B. J. Perrett; 3. D. A. Elliott.
120 YARDS HURDLES: 1. G. R. Heritage. 16.6 sec. (equal record); 2. A. M. Throp; 3. H. A. Nicholls.
HIGH Jump: 1. D. P. Allen, 5 ft. 2 in.; 2. A. M. Throp; 3. P. Swain.
LONG JUMP: 1. G. R. Heritage, 20 ft. 2 in.; 2. M. B. Rowbotham; 3. D. P. Allen.
JAVELIN: 1. L. R. Cliffe, 138 ft. 11 in.: 2. D. G. Milne; 3. C. B. Laycock.
Discus: 1. K. B. T. Taylor. 109 ft. 9 in.; 2. P. Swain; 3. D. It. Parfitt.
WEIGHT: 1. N. Birks. 35 ft. 4.75 in.; 2. P. Swain; 3. T. A. Oliver.
In 3rd and 4th Year events the following records were established:
QUARTER MILE: B. Rutledge. 60.2 sec.
WEIGHT: N. P. Gillott. 44 ft. 2 in.
HALF-MILE: H. M. Biggins. 2 min. 21 sec.
JAVELIN: N. P. Gillott. 135 ft. 11 in.
In the Relay Races, Lynwood established two records Senior, 3 min. 38 sec.; Middle School, 2 ruin. 24.2 sec.
SENIOR CHAMPION ATHLETE: G. R. Heritage (Clumber).
JUNIOR CHAMPION ATHLETE: B. Rutledge (Lynwood).
HOUSE COMPETITION: 1. Lynwood. 434: 2. welbeck, 362: 3. Clumber. 4. Arundel: 5. Wentworth 6. Haddon; 7. Chatsworth; 8. Sherwood.
WELBECK team won the House Competition. The standard of performance was not good. owing to lack of practice. Several practices had been arranged but on no occasion did a House send a full team. A competition of this type relies on regular practice from full teams and it is a pity the enthusiasm shown last year has not developed.
D. B. H.
THREE matches have been played. On May 15th School defeated Manchester G.S. at home by 49 points to 37 and won a subsequent Water Polo match by 2-1. In a triangular match at Retford on June 2nd. against King Edward VII Retford and Queen Elizabeth's Mansfield, the School won with 671 points, Mansfield 45. Retford 34.1. The School von 15 out of 19 events and broke four Retford Baths records. Against Leeds G.S. away on June 5th, the School won the swimming by 72 points to 46, and a Polo match by 6 goals to 0.
Five members of the School team have represented Sheffield in Yorkshire County galas. A. Weston gained the Yorkshire Schools Backstroke Championship: B. H. Morgan was second in the Yorkshire Under 15 Backstroke: and M. G. Adamson third in the Yorkshire Schools Butterfly Championship.
It is hoped next year to widen the scope of fixtures. Meanwhile, credit is due to D. G. N. Helliwell. who took over the captaincy at the beginning of term when D. R. Robinson left school.
W. A. F. WRIGHT
As in previous years, a capacity audience was present and several hundred applications for tickets had to be refused. It is hoped to overcome this difficulty of accommodation next year by holding separate sports for senior and junior events.
The general standard of swimming was high and revealed ability in all parts of the School. Three new records were established. N. Birks improved upon his previous record for the Long Plunge with a distance of 67 ft. 5 in. In the 440 yards Open Freestyle A. Weston established a new time of 5 min. 49.5 sec. In the Senior House Relay heats. Clumber, the champion house, set up a time of 71 sec.
The trophies, medals and certificates were presented by Mr. F. Carr, Chief Superintendent of Physical Education to Sheffield Education Committee.
J. B. A. B.
The principal results were:
OPEN EVENTS. Free Style. 440 yds.: 1. A. Weston. 5 min. 49.5 sec. (Record);
2. W. A. F. Wright.
Free Style. 200 yds.: 1. W. A. F. Wright. 2 min. 26-5 sec.. 2. A. Weston.
Free Style. 100 yds. 1. W. A. F. Wright. 65.8 sec.; 2. C. B. Laycock.
Free Style. 2 lengths: 1. C. B. Laycock, 41.1 sec.; 2. J. R. Hiller.
Back Stroke. 100 yds: 1. A. Weston. 77.4 sec.: 2. W. A. F. Wright.
Breast Stroke. 100 yds.: 1. N. R. Brooks. 79 Sec.: 2. A. Weston.
Long Plunge: 1. A. Birks. 67 ft. 5 in. (Record); 2. A. B. Drake.
Dive: 1. K. B. T. Taylor; 2. J. R. Timms.
RELAY RACES. Open: 1. Clumber; 2. Chatsworth; 3. Lynwood.
Time, 74 sec.
Under 14: 1. Wentworth; 2. Welbeck; 3. Haddon. Time. 102 see_
WATER POLO, KNOCK-OUT FINAL: Clumber 1 Chatsworth 0.
HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP: 1. Clumber 467. 2. Lynwood 294; 3. Chatsworth 282.
SENIOR CHAMPION SWIMMER: A. Weston and W. A. F. Wright tied. 64 pts.
JUNIOR CHAMPION SWIMMER: N. R. Brooks, 53 pts.
A C0URSE of six lessons was held in the Gym in the Summer Term. Unfortunately the only day available was Thursday and many boys had to give up the course to take part in other activities. However, the course ended successfully: four boys passed the Instructors' examination: three boys were awarded the Award of Merit and eight gained the Bronze Cross. Nineteen boys passed the Bronze examination and three gained the Intermediate certificate. This represents a hundred per cent. success.
D. B. H.
TRAINING has come on well during the summer and resulted in three First Classes, some Second Classes and other proficiency badges. We have lost some valuable members whose families have left Sheffield, but we hope these boys will continue their scouting in other troops. Whit Camp this year was the wettest we have seen for many years, but in spite of this was quite a successful camp. The Summer Camp will again be in the charge of R. W. Needham and will be at Stobo in Scotland. May they have better weather!
THE Troop has again enjoyed a most successful year's activities and now has eight First Class scouts. Throughout the year, we have had no official scoutmaster, Mr. Wilson having resigned.
We thank him for all he has done for the Troop in the past four years. We now sincerely hope that one of the masters will be brave enough to attempt to control the Troop next term.
We have had no difficulty in keeping the membership of the Troop to a maximum; the 37 scouts have been divided into five patrols, one of which has been a First Class patrol of Fourth-Formers. Whit Camp was held in a swamp at Otley and Summer Camp will be held at Wroxham in Norfolk.
We shall be losing Cliffe and May to their respective universities at the end of the Summer Term. We offer them our best wishes. Cliffe has always been a most popular figure because of his unfailing sense of humour and also because of the energy he has put into scouting and other School activities.
WHIT CAMP-This was held seven miles north of Otley in Yorkshire, on some of the bleakest of Yorkshire's moors. Early on Whit Saturday the removal van arrived on time and 26 eager scouts and 5 not-so-eager older scouts clambered into it. We had nobody in the party over 19 years old and May was officially in charge. The meteorological office had promised us fine weather with temperatures in the 80's. Unfortunately their plans misfired. Whit Monday was visitors' day but fortunately we were limited to four parents, two of whom only came because of the weather at Leeds where Lancashire were playing Yorkshire.
Wednesday was the day out of camp. As usual the weather did not assist any scouting activities and the majority of the Troop hiked to Otley. The night wide-game on Thursday was most interesting, especially for the staff. This game ended for all except two of the staff at 2.30 a.m. For these two, dawn had broken by the time they returned to their tent.
We all arrived home eventually on Saturday after a week in which we had no serious mishaps. Unfortunately, we lost two thermometer ends, believed eaten when testing somebody's temperature. For the records, the Peewits led by Duke won a keenly fought patrol competition, and Parker of the Peewits won the Best Tenderfoot prize with Steeple also of the Peewits as runner-up.
THE high spot of the Summer Term was undoubtedly the Whit Camp, the wettest that anyone could remember but enjoyable nevertheless. The Troop's modesty was once more evident as well as its staying power and unfailing good humour. One patrol will be sadly depleted at Summer Camp, but the rest of the Troop look forward to a memorable fortnight in Swaledale. And anyone who has not finished his Second Class by September will be without excuse! We look forward to welcoming some new blood in the form of 1st year recruits in the coming term. There is little doubt that, with the Troop at its present level, they will enjoy scouting with "C" Troop.
THE Summer Term is technically in the close season but we have played two more matches making our record: won 7, lost 5. The team which lost to Nether Green Youth Club was short of two of the usual players. A noticeable weakness has been that of easing off in the face of weaker opposition, with the result that our wins were not so decisive. It must be pointed out that tennis has definitely taken its toll on some players. Finally we would express our gratitude for Mr. Sinclair's guidance and support.
F. G. N.
IN spite of the continued bad weather, a full Fives competition has been played off, and although the competitors have been comparatively few as one would expect where the major seasonal games loom large in School and house enthusiasms-many of the games have been keenly contested. The progress of the competition was as set out below.
The winners are to be congratulated and all the competitors praised for their willingness to snatch opportunities for play whenever one of the rare dry days occurred.
C. A. R.
|OVER 15 SINGLES|
|J. A. Hodgson||Grantham|
|D. K. Grantham f||15-0,15-10||Vague|
|15-11, 9-15, 15-10||Vague|
|M. R. Cox||Vague||15-0, 15-0|
|R. Vague||15-10, 15-7|
|H. A. Nicholls||Nicholls|
|OVER 15 DOUBLES|
|M. R. Cox and D. K. Grantham||Cox and Grantham|
|R. Vague and H. A. Nicholls||15-9, 15-7||Cox and Grantham|
|J. Lee and J. A. Hodgson||bye|
|UNDER 15 SINGLES|
|R. A. Avis||Avis|
|B. J. Horsefield||15-12,15-9||Avis|
|I. W. Roxburgh||Roxburgh||Avis|
|R. V. Sallis||15-4,15-13||15-13, 16-14|
|C. K. Belk||Powell||bye|
|C. J. W. Powell||15-10,15-1|
|UNDER 15 DOUBLES|
|R. A. Avis and I. W. Roxburgh||l||Avis and Roxburgh|
|C. J. Belk and R. V. Sallis||15-2, 15-1|
THIS season we had the novel experience of finding more applicants in the Upper School than courts to accommodate them. After cricket's demands have been met, however, the quality of the boys remaining is often dubious and the average level of play is not high. Much hard practice lies ahead if we are to find a really good first team next year.
The 1st VI had a moderate season, though plagued by our English summer, which cancelled two fixtures, provided gusty winds for two others, a mild cyclone at Chesterfield, and set us wielding brooms at Nottingham to clear the courts of standing pools. Personnel changed regularly, owing to frequent absences of some of our best talent Hurt, Allen and Oliver-due to injury, athletic commitments or the call of a desperate club. Nevertheless, of the nine matches played, we won 5, drew 1 and lost 3.
Tennis Colours for this season have been awarded to P. Wray and A. M. Guenault, who have played regularly and consistently well.
Results of matches for the 2nd VI, trial-ground for next year's first team, underlined the weakness of our immediate prospects. Faulty stroke-production, weak control and tactics led to defeats.
The tournaments had a large entry and saw the usual breathless progress to the Final, after the torpor of examinations. Winners were:
Senior Singles: K. A. Taylor. Senior Doubles: D. Anderson and D. I. Hurt. Junior Singles: I. W. Newsom. Junior Doubles: B. J. Horsefield and I. W. Roxburgh.
We are indebted to two Old Boys, brothers and keen tennis enthusiasts while at School - Ian and Peter Fells - for generously providing a cup for our tournament. Our thanks are also due to Mr. Gibbs (a worthy successor to Mr. Gordon Cumming) for his enthusiastic interest and help; to Messrs. Sinclair and Reeves for their work with Middle School tennis; and to our Secretary, D. J. H. Senior, who has served with such quiet efficiency.
|May 12 v. City Training College||Won 6-3.|
|June 2 v. City Training College||Lost 4-5.|
|June 18 v. Firth Park G.S.||Won 7 sets to 3.|
|June 26 v. Chesterfield G.S.||Drew 10 sets each.|
|July 3 v. Nottingham H.S.||Lost 3 sets to 11.|
|July 10 v. Mt. St. Mary's||Lost 4-5.|
|July 14 v. Woodhouse G.S.||Won 9-0.|
|July 21 v. Woodhouse G.S.||Won 6-3.|
|July 22 v. Staff||Won 11 sets to 1.|
|June 19 v. Nottingham H.S.||Lost 0-7|
|July 3 v. Chesterfield G.S.||Lost 3-5.|
|July 10 v. Chesterfield G.S.||Lost 2-7.|
D. A. and E. V. B.
UNTIL the last week of term the 1st XI had been doing much better than expected. Eight of the eleven matches played had been won, and won well, but the examinations and injuries combined to reduce the side much below its normal strength, with unfortunate results.
Much of the credit for the successes is due to Staniforth. He has been the best School Cricket Captain in the writer's experience, and has brought the best out of what was expected to be a weak side. The rebuke has been more in evidence than the compliment a fact not often met in school-boy cricket. He has handled the bowling well, varied the batting side so that everyone has had a chance to show his worth, and everyone an example in the field. Naturally he has had to do most of the bowling and has done it well, except for one or two matches when he did not pitch up to the batsman. His 8 for 40 in 33 overs at Leeds, was a magnificent effort.
Next comes Milne. He has opened the bowling and has maintained last year's improvement. On firm wickets he has been really hostile, and the wicket-keeper and slips have backed him up well and missed few chances. His best ball is one that comes in with his arm when pitched outside the off stump.
Youle has shared the new ball with Milne. This was rather a gamble but with a startling S for 11 at Rotherham, in the second game of the season, he made his place secure. He bowls a nasty in-swinger and should have great success next year.
Cousin has taken a few unexpected but nevertheless welcome wickets, whilst Scholey, Cliffe, and Cook have bowled on occasion.
The great batting success has been Rowbotham, who carried the whole side for several matches. This was not expected, but may be due to the fact that he was the only batsman who consistently played forward, a gospel that has been preached by the writer for some years, but which regularly falls on stony ground. For long spells he never looked like getting out except to fastish bowling outside the off stump and has scored many runs from pushes into the covers. His wicket-keeping has been generally good; stumpings having become a mere formality, but the byes down the leg side could have been reduced. The only bar to greater achievements next season is his temperament, where a little humility would not come amiss.
Laycock, as he well knows, has not scored as many runs as expected. However he possesses the strokes and no doubt will do well next season, when he is to captain the team. He is a first-rate fielder and brought off some magnificent catches.
Indeed, Rowbotham excepted, the batting has been disappointing. We looked for many runs from Laycock, Milne, Beynon and Cook, but although they played good innings on occasions, their averages are by no means high enough. In fact the middle batting has been the one weakness of the side. Richardson, May. Baker and K. A. Taylor have played several innings each without gaining a regular place.
Nevertheless with eight victories out of fourteen matches we have had quite a good season. I am confident that the School will continue to hold its own at cricket with the other major schools of the North
C. H. H.
May 8 v. Manchester G.S. (Home). Lost by 3 wkts. K.E.S. 113. Manchester 116 for 7.
May 12 v. Rotherham G.S. (Away). Won by 2 wkts. Rotherham 3 7 (Youle 8 for 11). K.E.S. 38 for 8.
May 19 v. Woodhouse G.S. (Home). Lost by 2 wkts. K.E.S. 86. Woodhouse 88 for 8.
June 2 v. High Storrs G.S. (Home). Won by 40 runs. K.E.S. 88. High Storrs 48 (Staniforth 5 for 4).
June 19 v. Mt. St. Mary's College (Away). Won by 3 7 runs. K.E.S. 120 (Rowbotham 59). Mt. St. Mary's 83 (Staniforth 6 for 30).
June 26 v. Old Edwardians (Home). Won by 68 runs. K.E.S. 162 (Rowbotham 90 not out). O.E. 94 (Staniforth 6 for 35).
July 3 v. Bradford G.S. (Away). Won by 5 wkts. Bradford 83. K.E.S. 87 for 5 (Rowbotham 45 not out).
July 10 v. Notts Amateurs (Home). Lost by 39 runs. Notts 144 (Milne 7 for 42). K.E.S. 105.
July 12 v. Liverpool Boys' Clubs (Home). Won by 6 wkts. Liverpool 116 for 8 dec. K.E.S. 120 for 4 (Rowbotham 59).
July 14 v. Sheffield Collegiate (Home). Won by 6 wkts. Collegiate 56. K.E.S. 58 for 4.
July 19 v. Barnsley G.S. (Away). Won by 7 2 runs. K.E.S. 127. Barnsley 55 (Milne 5 for 21).
July 20 v. I. H. Jones's XI (Home). Lost by 9 wkts. K.E.S. 50. Jones's XI 54 for 1.
July 21 v. Leeds G.S. (Away). Lost by 37 runs. Leeds 143 (Staniforth 8 for 40). K.E.S. 106.
July 2 2 v. Nottingham H.S. (Home). Lost by 9 wkts. K.E.S. 105. Nottingham 108 for 1.
|M. B. Rowbotham||14||2||357||90*||29.75|
|J. B. Staniforth||11||3||111||25*||13.88|
|C. B. Laycock||14||1||169||39*||13.00|
|K. A. Taylor...||6||0||63||30||10.50|
|G. P. J. Beynon||12||0||98||39||8.17|
|D. M. Parfitt...||9||3||47||23||7.83|
Also batted: M. J. May 8.00, D. G. Milne 6.27, P. K. Richardson 6.25, T. G. Cook 5.93, L. Youle 5.88,
L. R. Cliffe 5.50, A. Scholey 4.80, W. D. Cousin 4.17, D. Baker 4.00, J. D. Bradshaw 1.00.
|D. G. Milne||112.4||33||259||31||8.35|
|J. B. Staniforth...||156.1||45||367||41||8.95|
|W. D. Cousin||25||3||63||6||10.50|
|L. R. Cliffe...||28.5||8||77||3||25.67|
Also bowled: A. Scholey 16.4-3-55-4, T. G. Cook 14-4-21-1, G. P. J. Beynon 3-0-15-0.
Catches: Beynon 6, Laycock 5, Parfitt 5, Cook 4, Rowbotham 4, Staniforth 3, Taylor 2, Baker, May, Milne Youle. Rowbotham stumped 6.
Played 7, Won 2, Drawn 4, Lost 1.
OF the drawn games, with the exception of the game against Nottingham H.S., which was evenly balanced when stumps were drawn, the School definitely had the best of a draw, but couldn't force a win. Unfortunately, because of 1st XI calls, there has not been a regular Captain, four players having skippered the side during the season. Cliffe, Parfitt, May, Richardson and Baker, have all batted well on occasions, but Rigby and Whitehouse have been disappointing; they will play back to good length bowling. Bradshaw has scored a lot of runs and is a good leg-side player but rarely does he drive on the off. Bailey and Foster have proved themselves useful all-rounders and both should do well when they have had more experience. Vague has kept wicket efficiently whilst Hessey, Wragg and Scholey, have bowled well. The catching has been good, whilst the ground fielding improved during the season, but one or two players are still on their heels when the ball is played. Several of the players mentioned above have gained valuable experience which will stand them in good stead next year.
C. S. A.
Worksop College 88: K.E.S. 78 for 2.
K.E.S. 121 for 8: Lady Manners School 39.
K.E.S. 166 for 8: Mt. St. Mary's College 63 for 4.
Old Edwardians 2nd XI 149 for 8: K.E.S. 104.
K.E.S. 105 for 8: High Storrs G.S. 67 for 8.
K.E.S. 123 for 9: The Staff 85.
Nottingham H.S. 133 for 8: K.E.S. 118 for 7.
OWING to the shortness of the term and to bad weather, the team has not played as many matches as usual, with the result that individually and as a team the boys have not developed quite as well as I expected.
Apart from the match against the Central Technical School 2nd XI the batting has been of a high standard and in this respect J. G. Ratcliffe, the captain, has been an excellent example to the rest and it was particularly fitting that in the last match he should have reached 51 not out. R. A. Avis who has opened with him has defended stoutly but he has not had a good season. R. V. Sallis has had two good innings and being able to defend his wicket and later attack the bowling he has showed great promise for the future. R. Longden, a left-hander, had one good innings against Mount St. Mary's School and with more practice should develop into a very useful batsman. M. A. Richardson had a bad start to the season but later regained some of his last year's form and he and C. J. W. Powell who usually came in too late to get going, will be good batsmen in a year or two. A. G. Walton and J. D. Shipton have been towers of strength, being able to hit the ball very hard or take the score rapidly on by quick running between the wickets; and when runs were required in a hurry they managed to get them.
Of the bowling, the best that can be said is that on a few occasions it was very good for short spells, but unfortunately it too often deteriorated into mediocrity and against good class opposition it was not strong enough to force a victory.
Walton, medium fast, was the most consistent of the bowlers and took 22 wickets for 77 runs in six matches including a hat-trick against Mount St. Mary's School where he took 8 wickets for 9 runs. His action, however, is not as effective as it could be, but with some expert guidance he could be a very good fast opening bowler in a year or so. G. H. Marriott, medium pace left arm, has bowled well at times but his accuracy of length and direction needs improving. J. D. Walker has come on very well during the season as a medium paced bowler and both he and H. M. Biggins can make the ball lift off a length. Westlake has shown promise as a swing bowler but he needs much more practice before he is really effective. Powell and Shipton have both bowled fast during the season and they have both kept wicket. Shipton is, I think, the better keeper and Powell the better bowler, and both would do well to stick to those jobs respectively. Unfortunately a big weakness of the bowling has been the lack of slow bowlers and although J. G. Meredith and J. H. Bates were available, neither are yet sufficiently accurate to risk in a match. Both of these boys, however, can also bat quite well and may develop more rapidly next year.
The fielding of the team has been quite good and the backing up has improved a great deal, but the fielding generally has not been as keen or as hostile as I should have liked. This was particularly noticeable when wickets were hard to obtain, which is just the time when fielders need to be right on their toes.
Ratcliffe has handled the team very well in all the matches and although he is still a little slow to change the bowlers to meet the fluctuating situations of a match this will nevertheless come with experience. The team too have responded very well to his leadership and are to be heartily congratulated on their general behaviour and team spirit.
J. A. Brown. G. H. Bradshaw and G. Tyas have also played for the team in addition to those already mentioned but unfortunately all being batsmen they have found it difficult to obtain a regular place in a team where most of the bowlers have also been good batsmen.
On the whole we have had a good and enjoyable season and many of the boys will do even better in their remaining years at school.
Played 6, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 1.
K.E.S. 57 for 9 dec.: Barnsley G.S. 43 for 5. Drawn.
Greystones Sch. 64: K.E.S. 66 for 5. Won by 5 wkts.
K.E.S. 112 for 6 dec.: Mt. St. Mary's College 25. Won by 87 runs.
Central Tech. Sch. 2nd XI 52: K.E.S. 46. Lost by 6 runs.
High Storrs G.S. 85: K.E.S. 86 for 6. Won by 4 wkts.
K.E.S. 132 for 6 dec.: Nottingham H.S. 69 for 6. Drawn.
THIS season has been quite successful, the Junior Team having won five and lost two of the seven matches played. Once again the bowling has been responsible for the good results. This has been backed up by good ground fielding and, with the exception of one match, some excellent catching.
The batting, however, has been rather weak, with many middle-of-the-order batsmen failing to go forward to good length balls. Pike, who has opened the innings on each occasion, has batted soundly but slowly. His defence is good, but at present he lacks powerful strokes when runs are needed quickly. He is a promising player with the additional ability to produce good length slow left-arm bowling. He has been ably assisted by the vice-captain Newsom in the dual role of batsman and off-spin bowler. The sound innings of 50 not out against Dronfield was his best of the season; to be followed by a good bowling spell of 6 for 29 in the same match. He also bowled well against Mount St. Mary's taking four wickets for three runs in six overs.
The other batsman who has improved during the season is Ollerenshaw. After a rather shaky start he has settled down and produced some good forcing shots, scoring 128 runs during the season. He has the power to hit a ball very hard and, if he concentrates on developing his off-side play, he will make a very useful batsman. His wicket-keeping has been adequate and at times very good, but he must: not be too eager when stumping or attempting to run out an opponent.
Of the faster bowlers no one has been outstanding, although Hawley, Rickwood and Searle, have improved recently. They must all learn to bowl a good length and to make the batsman play every ball. The strength of the bowling has been in the two slow bowlers, Pike and Newsom, ably assisted by Shaw and Milner. Pike has taken 25 wickets at a total cost of 56 runs. He has bowled to a well set field and has not been afraid to put the ball well up to the batsmen. He is naturally at his best on a soft wicket, as in the match against Chesterfield, when he took 8 for 14 in seven overs. On hard wickets he should try to spin the ball more and to vary the flight and speed of the delivery. Newsom has bowled well but should now aim to spin the ball more.
Our thanks are due to all who have assisted the team this season. The younger members have all done their best and we hope to see more of them next year. Of these, Lord has performed admirably, saving and eventually winning the game against Chesterfield and batting quite well in other matches.
During such a short season the team has quickly moulded itself into a keen lively unit, under the leadership of two potentially good cricketers, Pike and Newsom, which has enjoyed every match, and each one producing a definite result. Finally we must not forget the fine work done by our cheerful scorer Hartley, to whom we offer our grateful thanks.
A. W. S.
K.E.S. 26: Barnsley G.S. 30 for 5. Won by 5 wkts.
Chesterfield G.S. 35: K.E.S. 40 for 9. Won by 1 wkt.
K.E.S. 88 for 9 dec.: Mt. St. Mary's College 22. Won by 66 runs.
K.E.S. 154 for 8 dec.: Dronfield G.S. 58. Won by 96 runs.
High Storrs G.S. 69: K.E.S. 35. Lost by 34 runs.
K.E.S. 106 for 9 dec.: De La Salle College 100. Won by 6 runs.
Nottingham H.S. 52. K.E.S. 53 for 3. Won by 7 wkts.
AT Whiteley Woods a gloomy overcast sky has been witness to much devastating bowling, and in congratulating Wentworth on winning the Knock-out, and Chatsworth the House League, we must also congratulate the bowlers. The occasion must not pass without saying 'Well done to the Fourth Year boys who showed a wealth of cricketing ability.
Wentworth recorded a six-wicket win over Arundel who totalled 40, and Chatsworth beat Haddon by 5 wickets after they had made a total of 32. In spite of the apparent ease of these victories each game was tense with excitement, and each House lived in fear of the dreaded sudden collapse which has attacked so many House teams this season.
The season has been most enjoyable and keen competition and great enthusiasm have kept a very commendable spirit in the games. And the last game of all? Sixth Science played Sixth Classics and Modern Studies. And the result?... C.M.S. won!
A SHORT term and the fact that members of the Fourth Forms took public examinations in July necessitated the reduction of the number of House games played and the competition consisted of two half-leagues and a play-off. Arundel (26 for 4) had an easy win in the final against Wentworth (25 all out).
The standard of platy has been satisfactory but there have been too many drawn games. There have been several occasions when teams have played not to lose " rather than to win.
J. C. H.
IN so short and rainy a season we have been fortunate to complete the league programme. Play has been of average quality, though the matches have often been very exciting. The bowling has, in general, been wild and uncontrolled; and it is here that practice is most necessary. In other ways, there has been a marked improvement throughout the term.
H. T. R. T.
The year has been a disappointing one. Suffering from numerical weakness in the Upper School, most of our results have been of only medium quality. In the Athletic Sports, for instance, a series of 3rd and 4th places in particular events gave us a final position of 4th, the most successful section being the Junior. In Cricket, we followed our annual tradition by easily reaching the Knock-out final, only to be beaten by Wentworth, whose main weapon was the accurate bowling of Milne. The Middle league team, led by Bailey, a regular School 2nd XI player, proved strong enough to beat Wentworth in the play-off, giving us our only cup. House Cricket Colours have been awarded to Bryars, who, although only in the 5th form, has been an excellent captain of the Senior league side, and to Kent, a promising batsman. In the Swimming Sports we were sparsely represented, Helliwell, School swimming captain, being our most successful performer. A higher standard in the distance tests should have been attained. As compensation for our lack of success in sport, our members have achieved prominence in School societies and competitions. We are sorry to lose many of our officers: Cook, our very capable House Captain during a difficult year, Orton, our Secretary, who will take up a scholarship at Bristol University, and Helliwell, who has made his presence felt in many circles. To these and all our other leavers, our best wishes for the future. We hope that Rowbotham, who stays for at least part of next year, will by his excellent example, inspire us to win the Trophies that have eluded us this year.
Our outstanding achievement has been the winning of the Senior Cricket league, thanks largely to the excellent bowling of Hessey, Scholey and Cliffe, all 2nd XI players. Foster also played for the 2nd XI, while Cousin, Scholey and Cliffe all made a number of appearances for the School 1st XI. In the lower school, however, results have not been so impressive. But the performances of Newsom (50 not out and 6 for 28) and Ollerenshaw (44) in one Under 14 match allow some hope for the future of cricket in the House. In the Swimming Sports we finished 3rd, this being largely a one-man effort by Weston, who shared the title of Champion Swimmer; Pearson, Manterfield and Dey all gained places in Under 14 events. We were not so successful in Athletic Sports, our only win being in the Senior Javelin (Cliffe), although Elliott ran a splendid Mile to finish 3rd. We should like to congratulate R. J. Monteith on being awarded a Firth Scholarship at Sheffield. Leavers from the House are quite numerous and we should like to thank them all for their various contributions to the life of the House. Finally we congratulate Elliott, next year's House Captain, on his promotion earlier this term to be a Sub-prefect, and Cliffe who was appointed a Prefect at the same time.
The highlight of the Summer Term, for Clumber, was the Swimming Sports, in which we finished 200 points ahead of the second house. Thanks are due to J. R. Miller for his incessant work and energy and to the boys for their untiring efforts which brought their reward in the distance tests, giving us a good start for the Sports. Congratulations to W. A. F. Wright, joint Champion Swimmer, and to N. R. Brooks, Junior Champion Swimmer with Green runner-up. Best wishes to the team for next year: the House as a whole must realise that a good lead in the distance tests can mean a lot in the Sports. Our Cricket standards during the term have not been very startling, even though we reached the semi-final of the Knock-out, thanks largely to Taylor's confident captaincy. For next year, some really hard and determined practice will be necessary if we are to prove successful. Lastly we say goodbye to all those who are leaving, and to Mr. Silver and Mr. Auger who have both done so much as House Tutors. The best of luck to Clumber in the future: everyone will have to pull his weight and make an effort to win that elusive Football Knock-out.
Swimming Sports have further confirmed the lessons learned in Athletics, that the House must pull together in these events and not tend to rely on a few individuals. Birks, Timms, Hollingworth, Maltby, Dickinson, and our two relay teams, all reached the finals, and the House finished 5th; but there is not enough enthusiasm in distance swimming and we estimate that the 60 points lost in this way have cost us second place. In the Cricket K.O. we were beaten by Clumber by 5 wickets, due to batting failures after a first wicket stand by Beynon and Grantham, and to the doggedness shown by Clumber's 6th wicket pair who took the score from 25 for 4 to 65 for 4. In the Senior League consistent performances by Grantham (Captain) and Cooper, and good all-round fielding brought us to the top of our sub-league; when, due to a total collapse of batting, we were beaten by Chatsworth in the play-off. The Middle team in each of their matches have been robbed of certain victory by the time limit: they must be quicker next year. Brown has proved an able captain and the whole team has played well together. Crowson, leading the Juniors, has been rather more successful in judging the time and they have only drawn one game, winning the rest. The Juniors have shown great promise in both Cricket and Football and also Athletics. In Fives we have retained the Trophies; Vague easily won the senior competition and Grantham with Cox of Chatsworth won the doubles. Hurt, with Anderson of Welbeck, won the Tennis doubles. Guenault is to be congratulated on being awarded his Tennis Colours and we thank him for carrying out his post as House Secretary so efficiently. Finally we say goodbye to those who are leaving and wish them luck in their future occupations.
Lynwood has rounded off a highly successful year with a triumphant last term. This year we have won the Rugby Knock-out, the Middle School Cross-Country, and the Athletic Sports. We also gained second place in the Swimming Sports and third in the Standard Sports. On Sports Day we started with a lead of 40 points, which was gradually reduced until at one time we were lying third. Magnificent Relay performances by both Senior and Middle teams finally gave us a clear victory. In Swimming Sports we gained second place; some of our more notable competitors were Laycock, Findlay, and a promising new member, Davidson. There was a certain slackness this year in gaining points for distance swimming; our position shows what we are capable of; so let us have a little more effort next year. We welcome the news that M. J. Smith is now fully recovered from his illness and is able to take his place in our sporting ranks again. In Cricket the Juniors have done badly and ought to give much more attention to their game. The Middle team finished third and seem to be doing reasonably well. The Seniors put up a great fight against Wentworth in the Knock-out, but were eventually beaten by twelve runs. At the end of the Summer Term we shall have to say goodbye to several old stalwarts, among them Spir. Twyford, and Drake, whom we shall miss very much. We thank them for their services to the House and wish them all the best. Meanwhile we look ahead to another good year under the guidance of Laycock as House Captain; we congratulate him on his appointment and wish him every success.
The House has not been outstanding in sporting activities this year, but a really keen spirit among the members has made up for a definite lack of talent. The achievement of our Senior Relay team was all the more creditable as the opposition monopolised the stars, so that it was only by determination and the keenest of enthusiasm that we gained second place. For better results we look to the Junior members, who have shown promise and should improve considerably with more attention to team-work. Finally, turning to a more serious sphere, four major awards at Oxford and Cambridge is no mean success for any house.
From a superficial glance at the results it might appear that we have not had a very successful term. We did indeed just fail to retain the Athletic Sports trophy but could not fail to acknowledge Lynwood's well-deserved success. In Standard Sports we finished in 2nd place for the third year running. These sports test the ability of the House as a whole and call for an effort from every member; the same applies in the distance swimming which precedes the Swimming Sports, and here the House amassed a most heartening number of points, to be placed 2nd at the beginning of the Sports. But having only a few capable swimmers among the juniors they swam splendidly in their Relay race our ultimate position was not so good. In Cricket the Juniors once more have proved their worth in winning the Barton Shield. The Seniors have been rather disappointing, particularly in the Knock-out;; having beaten Chatsworth in the first round we suffered an inglorious defeat in the semi-final at the hands of Wentworth. The Junior P.T. competition was held in the Summer Term and we carried off first prize, the team being under the leadership of P. R. Andrew who has captained our 1st and 2nd Forms throughout the year with great zest. Lastly we are sorry to have to say goodbye to our ever-zealous House Tutor Mr. Harper, to whom we wish every success in his new post.
The most notable feature of the term has been the winning of the Cricket Knock-out trophy after being runners-up several times in recent years. Following a long struggle against Lynwood in the first round, we beat Welbeck by 8 wickets and then in the final defeated Arundel by 6 wickets; we congratulate Milne and his team. Although the Senior League team had an unsuccessful season, they were by no means outplayed. The Middle School team played well, winning all three league matches before losing to Arundel in the play-off. Many members of the team will form a useful addition to the Senior team next year. In Athletic Sports our position was quite good, much of the credit for this being due to the efforts of Swain and Walton. Several others were placed in the finals and we should be even more successful next year. We obtained our best position for several years in the Swimming Sports; the performances of Horsefield, Adamson and S. Walker, and the winning of the Junior Relay, shows that we have a considerable potential for the future. Milne has played for the School 1st XI and Bradshaw and Richardson for the 2nd XI. Wasteney has occasionally played for the 1st Tennis team. Members of the House have, as usual, taken part in the enterprises of the Choir and Orchestra, Swain and Sharpe being soloists in the Messiah. This term we say goodbye to M. J. B. Edlington, House Captain; N. H. Cunnington, Vice-Captain; M. K. Walker, House Secretary; N. Hamilton, J. M. Haywood, A. J. Newall, P. Riggott, and P. A. Turner. We thank them for their services to the House and wish them all the best for the future. Finally we thank Mr. Clarke for his keen work for the House during the past six years and welcome his successor, Mr. Ingham.
P. ALLEN (1922-30), Assistant Secretary of State at the Home Office, was awarded the honour of Companion of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
A. E. WRIGHT (1914-21), a member of the Pakistan Central Board of Revenue and joint secretary of the Ministry of Finance, was made Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
G. W. TORY (1923-31) has been appointed Deputy High Commissioner for Australia.
M. RUDGE (1940-43), who won an Ajax Scholarship to McGill University, Montreal, obtained 1st Class Honours B.Sc. in 1949, and proceeded to Harvard where he obtained this year the degree of Master of Business Administration, leading to an appointment on the foreign relations division of an American corporation.
T. N. PEARSON (1938-47) has obtained his B.A. degree with second class honours at Trinity College, Dublin; he has also been swimming for the College.
J. F. WRIGHT has been appointed to a Research Fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford.
G. A. HORRIDGE has been awarded a Senior Studentship at St. John's College, Cambridge.
G. M. MACBETH, New College, has been President of the Oxford University Poetry Society and Secretary of the Writers' Club. He has inaugurated an undergraduate magazine, Trio, which is now in its sixth issue, and a volume of his poems entitled A Form of Words has been published by the Fantasy Press, Eynsham.
Mathematical Moderations Class I: P. D. ROBINSON.
Final Honour School of Natural Science, Chemistry Part II, Class II: M. A. ROBINSON, C. G. SMITH, D. WELLS.
Final Honour School of Modern History Class I J. E. PRIDEAUX.
Final Honour School of English Language and Literature Class III: D. GREEN- ARMYTAGE.
Classical Tripos Part II, Class II.1: W. R. GUITE.
Modern Language Tripos Part I, French Class II.2, and Spanish Class II.1: G. B. CROWDER. - Part II, Class I: G. RICHES. Class II.2: J. E. SUSSAMS.
Mathematical Tripos Part I, Class III: D. J. KIRKMAN. Part II Junior Optime: J. C. F. FAIR, N. R. FRITH.
Natural Science Tripos Part I, Class II.1: I. FELLS.
Class II.2: H. F. OXER. Class III: M. J. STANFIELD.
Part II, Class II.2: M. M. H. SEWELL, G. I. SINCLAIR.
Mechanical Sciences Tripos Part I, Class III: A. MARCHINTON.
Economics Tripos Part I, Class II.2: M. A. R. JOHNSON.
Law Tripos Part II, Class III: G. C. GARLICK.
P. FELLS has been awarded an Exhibition for Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge.
G. A. W. C. HUGHES, B.A. Class II, Div. 1, Spanish.
F. W. ADAMS, B.Sc., General Div. 2.
J. S. GREGORY, M.B., Ch.B.
M. C. DONNELLY, B.Eng. Class II, Div. 2.
J. WILSON, 2nd Class Honours B.Sc. (Eng.Ac.) at Imperial College of Science.
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