|VOL. XV.||SEPTEMBER 1962||No. 10|
|"WHEN VIENNA DANCED"||282|
|SHORT WORKS COURSES||282|
WE welcome to the School three new masters Mr. W. D. L. Scobie of Worcester College, Oxford and De Aston School, Market Rasen, Mr. I. Lunn of Christ's College, Cambridge from Barnsley Holgate G.S., and Mr. J. A. Reaney (Old Edwardian) of University College, London from East Ham G.S.
The School will miss Mr. F. D. A. Burns and Mr. P. Baldwin, who left at the end of last term. Their able work in their own departments was complemented by valuable contributions to the rest of K.E.S. life. Both coached School teams and were notable members of the Staff Cricket XI. Mr. Burns guided the Middle School Literary and Debating Society and assisted drama in various ways ; Mr. Baldwin played in the Orchestra, advised on careers and was Honorary Treasurer of this Magazine. To our gratitude we add good wishes to them both in their new appointments.
P. N. Bell, following the success of C. J. S. Brearley last year, has helped to establish a K.E.S. tradition in the European Schools' Essay Competition. His work, judged the best of the United Kingdom essays, went on to win the Gold Medal awarded by the Council of Europe for the best essay among prizewinning entries from twelve European countries.
We also congratulate C. R. Jennings (O.E. 1950-57) on his Thouron Award at the University of Pennsylvania for this academic year, and have noted with pleasure that P. W. Youens (O.E., 1930-35), Deputy Chief Secretary, Nyasaland, was awarded the C.M.G. in the 1962 Birthday Honours.
The gift of a seat for the School Close has been gratefully received from Mr. Brearley, father of C. J. S. Brearley who left in July, 1961.
The guest of honour at Speech Day on 22nd November will be Dr. H. R. Vickers, M.A., M.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P. (O.E., 1923-1929). At one time Consultant in Dermatology to United Sheffield Hospitals, Dr. Vickers is now Consultant to United Oxford Hospitals and Lecturer in Diseases of the Skin at Oxford University.
We congratulate P. M. Hetherington on his award of a United Steel Companies
Scholarship, three State Scholarship winners : P. Goldfinch, D. Mingay and J.
S. Parson, and those O.E.'s who took Firsts in University examinations as follows:
OXFORD : J. E. Beckman, G. Patrick, Natural Science ; P. J. Goulden, Modern History.
CAMBRIDGE : P. B. Fairest, Ll.B. ; J. Miller, Classical Tripos Part II.
LONDON : M. D. Linton, B.Sc.
School Officers for 1962-63 are
Head Prefect : P. N. Bell.
Prefects : G. M. Nosowski, R. Ainsworth, B. W. E. Argent, E. V. Blackburn, J. W. Bows, P. S. Mattam, S. A. Morant, J. S. Parson, M. J. Platts, J. S. Pressley, J. R. Shutt.
Sub-Prefects : J. K. Baker, S. J. Blake, J. M. Booth, G. Eggington, P. Goldfinch, J. R. Gregory, P. A. Hardcastle, R. D. Harrison, S. S. Housley, C. J. H. Linfoot, D. M. Meredith, D. Mingay, D. G. Parrish, B. Reynolds, S. O. Ridgway, D. W. Williams.
Captain of Soccer : G. M. Nosowski.
Captain of Rugby : R. D. Harrison.
Captain of Cricket : C. J. H. Linfoot.
Captain of Swimming : B. Reynolds.
Captain of Cross-Country : S. J. Hughes.
Senior Librarian : J. S. Parson.
THE conjunction of such diverse wits as N. F. Simpson and Sir A. P. Herbert in a " double bill" by the boys and staff provided some intriguing material for students of the English sense of humour. Perhaps fortunately for the reviewer, the two plays do not tempt direct comparison. Each justified its production on its own terms, and presented its own peculiar problems.
But it is perhaps unfair to see " The Hole " as primarily a source of amusement. Underneath the allegorical absurdity lurks a savage scepticism, and a suggestion not so much that all men see truth through their own eyes as that we waste our time trying to see truth at all. Yet over this stark theme the playwright weaves a highly entertaining fabric of sharp parody and logical incongruity. Perverted cliches, accidental meshings of unrelated conversations, cleverly mimicked speech rhythms, and withering caricatures are deployed in almost bewildering profusion to tickle our wits.
The success of a production of this play must therefore be measured on several levels. On the purely technical plane, excellent use was made in this production of some recalcitrant resources, a remarkable illusion of space was created, while the economically authentic set served well to focus the effective movements of the actors. There were in addition some impressive special effects, notably a vigorous explosion followed by a most improbable smoke-ring.
As a piece of verbal knockabout this production again scored well. Speed was occasionally lacking, but intonation and clarity were admirable, and the maze of wordplay was more than adequately negotiated. The element of caricature, however, received more variable handling. D. Mingay as Soma excelled in turn as knowledgeable sportsman, opinionated man of action, and muscular religious fanatic, suspicious in all his guises of the meanderings of the visionary. In this latter part R. Mingay was rather less successful in conveying the detachment and inward conviction needed to offset the superficial busyness of the other characters.
If there is a man-in-the-street in the play, he is Endo. Unproductive of ideas, ready to listen and to have his sympathies drawn in turn by the other characters, he drifts visionless from prejudice to easy prejudice. Although Barrow brought to this part a suitable degree of pliant vapidity, his performance was marred by a certain lack of spontaneity. The weakest characters are by no means the easiest to play, if only because our natural impulse in life is to conceal weakness.
The part of Cerebro is perhaps the least satisfactory in the play. The fact is that his glib theories are neither convincing nor particularly funny, and merely stamp him as an all too familiar type of half-baked intellectual. As such the parody is hardly worth making, and he can hardly support his role in the underlying structure of the argument. Argent's performance seemed properly designed to stress the element of scientific dedication. But all his sincerity could not conceal the blatant falsity of the intellectual pretensions inherent in the part.
In the women's parts the caricature is at once at its most obvious and its most purely funny. In the hands of actresses one can imagine these parts suffering from an over-selfconscious malice or archness. The merit of Morant's and Sarginson's performance was the deadpan earnestness of their anxieties, forming the ideal counterpoint to the pompous tones of masculine folly. The reaction of some mothers in the audience was sufficient evidence that the appearance of the actors and the inflections of their speech were well matched to the playwright's acute observation of feminine confidences.
Finally it must be recorded that the Workman emerged from the hole like a man from another world. If we were left at the end of the play with little more than a vague sense of futility, this must be laid squarely on the shoulders of the playwright. If this was his intention, the actors and producer, Mr. Points, can take a large share of the credit.
After the anarchic humour of " The Hole," A. P. Herbert's " Two Gentlemen of Soho," produced by Mr. Adam, afforded some relaxation. The play is a parody of Shakespeare only in the broadest sense and it was the broad effects that came over best.
In a staff play inevitably the audience came to see the staff as much as the play. This production was wisely content to build to the " very tragical mirth " of its climax by a series of contrasts in tone and manner between the various eccentric characters. The performance that lent to the play such coherence as it needed was Mr. Points' Plum, played with the gusto of a Richard III, dominating the stage with energetic movement, and making " Now Plum, go off " an explosive moment indeed. A strongly contrasting performance was provided by Mr. Cowan's Lord Withers, a melancholy, decadent aristocrat creakily revealing the heart that beat beneath the starched shirt front.
The " ladies " in the cast produced, in their varying ways, delightful entertainment for the audience. Mr. Vernon's skittish Duchess hinted at reserves of dignity and authority, while Mr. Burns brought a professional touch to his sketch of the coy and winsome Laetitia. The physical contrast between Topsy (Mr. Knowles) and Hubert (Mr. Edwards) provided the basis for a most piquant relationship. The very appearance of Mr. Earl as Sneak provoked applause ; and his down-at-heel self-confidence in turn set off the suavity of Plum. In the service of them all Mr. Hall's waiter showed himself a model of obsequious efficiency.
While the players, then, severally made effective use of their opportunities for individual interpretation, their team-work, most spectacularly evident in the orderly disposition of corpses at the final curtain, enabled the production to move surely to its grisly goal. The audience was demonstrably amused ; and A. P. Herbert's libertarian squib did veteran service in a novel but no less worthy cause.
R. A. B., R. C. G.
FROM the choir's first earnest exhortation to the orchestra to " awake the trumpet's lofty sound," to their final enthusiastic affirmation that they had " let their celestial concerts all unite," there could be no doubt that performers and audience alike were enjoying the school's latest musical offering, the 1962 Concert.
The first half of the programme was devoted to extracts from Handel's "Samson." Here the warm, yet slightly reedy tone of the trebles was most pleasing, although the tenor section displayed an unfortunate tendency to lag behind the beat and occasionally to sing rather flat, at times pulling down the pitch of the whole choir. This was particularly unhappy when the pitch of the orchestral wind section rose as instruments warmed up. The robust singing of the basses, however, with clear diction and firm intonation was a spur to the rest of the choir. Special mention must be made of the alto soloist, D. M. Hodgkin. He sang musically, and his tone made a welcome change from the falsetto frequently presented as alto singing. The orchestral accompaniment was, on the whole effective and tasteful, although it occasionally seemed that the orchestra, in their enthusiasm, were trying to overcome the choir and that ,,to dust their glory they would tread, and number them among the dead." Despite the effectiveness of the massed arias, perhaps the lasting impression of " Samson " was made by the choruses, from the massive solidity of " Hear, Jacob's God," and the frenzied pagan ritual of " Great Dagon hath subdued our foe," to the poignant " Rest eternal, sweet repose " which ended the first half of the concert.
A most competent continuo was provided on the organ by Dr. R. F. T. Bullivant, although I was bitterly disappointed that it was deemed necessary for the organ to double the flutes' exquisite duet in the " Dead March."
The second half of the concert opened with a Rondo for piano and orchestra by the early nineteenth century English composer, John Field. Here the playing of D. W. Williams, displaying a true sense of style, was occasionally marred by a heavy orchestral accompaniment. A more even balance between soloists and accompaniment however, possibly due to the smaller numbers employed, was achieved in the slow movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto, where the accompaniment supported and enriched the highly musical performance of the soloists-S. A. Morant and P. M. Cowan.
The orchestra appeared at its best in the "Two Lyric Pieces" of Grieg. Tone and intonation in the string section has improved considerably in recent years, although there is still a lack of unanimity of bowing in certain quarters, and of any apparent bowing at all in others. Despite the disappointing tone and faulty intonation of flutes and oboes, there was some beautifully phrased playing from the woodwind section, particularly the clarinets and bassoons who appeared again in a polished performance of three movements from Mozart's " Les Petits Riens " for woodwind ensemble. It is to be hoped that we shall hear more from this new woodwind group at future concerts.
The brass section, trained so expertly by Mr. Ralph Williams, maintained its high standard of playing, both within the orchestra and in the music for brass alone. The different moods of the pieces by Gabrieli and Coleman were captured admirably ; unfavourable acoustics failed to damp the texture of surging climaxes in " O Magnum Mysterium", whilst life and vigour were evident in the " Four Pieces for Sackbuts and Cornetts."
Just as we now expect fine playing from the brass group, we also expect the finest singing from the madrigal group. Their vocal tone and clear diction, together with expression finished to the most delicate nuance, would put many more experienced choirs to shame. It seemed, however, that the group had more sympathy with the exuberance of "Audite nova " and " Contrappunto bestiale alla mente " than with the Edwardiana of " Linden Lea," in which the immaturity of their voices was noticed for the first time, also a tendency to sing flat.
After a stirring performance of " Let the Bright Seraphim," with some brilliant but well controlled trumpet playing (no mean feat after such a taxing programme), the concert ended in customary "morn of light" with the final chorus from " Samson "-" Let their celestial concerts all unite," not forgetting a most professional performance of the National Anthem.
Throughout the concert it was evident that its success derived from the fusion of individual effort into a united team. For this, of course, all responsibility rests on Mr. Barnes, whose obvious patience and painstaking care in preparation was matched in performance by clear and sure conducting, with an assuring smile always ready.
THE aim of an Outward Bound course, " character training through adventure," necessitates great mental and physical endeavour. This became obvious on the first morning of the course, when we were roused at 6.0 a.m. and made to run half-a-mile round the tarn, standing under a waterfall on the way. Subsequent training included map reading, first-aid and mountain rescue, and extremely rigorous physical exercises, all designed to prepare us for three hikes of three or four days in the high fells. For the last of these we were divided into groups of three or four, given seven or eight check points, and told to capture as many peaks as possible between each of them. The nights were spent in bivouacs, heavy rain, and acute discomfort. Indeed, the weather was perversely hostile throughout the twenty-six days, providing blazing sunshine for the afternoon of the five and a half miles cross country run, and torrential rain for the 140 miles covered in the three main hikes.
Attempting and achieving what seems to be physically impossible, and learning to live with 95 others from all parts of the country and all walks of life, give an increased self-knowledge that would be hard to gain in any other way.
IN July this year, a hundred and forty prize-winners from twelve European nations made their way to Vienna for the ninth annual prize-giving of European Schools' Day, an organisation under the joint patronage of the European Communities and the Council of Europe. Out of 1,500,000 original competitors, these 140 had come for four hectic days of sight-seeing, festivities, and official conferences and receptions, all of the most lavish and imposing nature. Of these, the highlights, for myself, at any rate, were the great prizegiving in the old Imperial Palace, where I received the Gold Medal for the whole of Europe, and the reception in the Vienna Town Hall, where with the music, the chandeliers, and the sumptuous buffet, one might have been in the fairyland of a Strauss Operetta.
But the underlying purpose of this pageant only became really clear after we had left Vienna on our respective journeys-I, and the individual winners from each competing country went on a tour of six European states arranged by the European Communities. And on this " Grand Tour," by our discussions and lectures, waited on by batteries of glass-cased interpreters ; by our tantalising glimpses of people and places, varied yet similar, from Strasbourg to the Hague ; and, most important of all, by our own happy communal spirit, we came to realize that for all our different languages and table-manners, we were all the same ; all future citizens of a United Europe.
P. N. Bell.
AGAIN several boys from the Senior School have attended Short Works Courses, four of which were at steel works, the other being a Consortium on Industrial Chemistry at Leeds University. Two of these courses were organised by United Steel, at their firms of Samuel Fox and Steel Peech & Tozer. They consisted of visits to the Company's production and research departments, and included lectures on their function and organisation, and on the
opportunities for school leavers in all sections of the Industry. The course at Firth Brown, Ltd. was on similar lines, giving an overall view of the Industry. The course at the English Steel Corporation differed from the rest, for students were invited to do some practical metalwork in the works' Apprentice Training School. This opportunity was welcomed, but many thought the work rather elementary. The Industrial Chemistry Course held at Rawdon College, Leeds, was designed to give the members a clearer idea of the large scale application of Chemistry to Industry. The course, run by University lecturers, consisted of morning lectures and afternoon visits, including the N.C.B. research laboratories, a sulphuric acid plant, a dye-stuff plant, and an I.C.I. research department.
All boys concerned praised the high standard of organisation, and were impressed by the informal, friendly atmosphere of all these courses. Though brief, they are comprehensive, and are to be recommended to anyone who intends to enter Industry, but who is not sure what to expect.
1,375 books were circulated last term. At the stocktaking seven were missing
without trace. Our fight against book losses goes on constantly. This endemic
disease has been fairly well under control this year, but it is not satisfactory
to have to console ourselves by comparing our losses against those of other
years or other Libraries. The following books were lost during the year 1960-61:
Bradley : Radio for Boys.
Miller : The Amateur's Microscope.
Smith : Introductory Chemical Calculations.
Carsten : The Origins of Prussia.
We are grateful to the Sheffield Royal Grammar School Trust Fund for the gift of additional shelving which has permitted a useful rearrangement of our outsize books. They are all together in one range of shelves and room has been created which should take care of our growth for some time.
We are grateful to the following for gifts of books:
S. S. Birley, B. Cheetham, M. A. Collins, R. N. Crookes, B. B. Cruickshank, N. R. Dennis, J. R. Gunson, Mr. T. H. Hawkins, P. M. Hetherington, P. Hickson, P. N. Kenyon, G. F. Lovett, P. J. Matthews, P. D. Roberts, J. M. Roebuck, I. R. Taylor, E. Trickett, J. L. Tym, S. R. Waterhouse, M. A. J. Williams, M. Worral, The School Prefects and Sub-Prefects.
(New Readers start here :- Eddie King and his friend Neil Timmy (" Fearless ") Facewright are searching the universe for lost Library Books. Their spacecraft, with Timmy at the controls, is now approaching Mars, but the engine is griping badly....)
" WHADGER dunterder Gravy-meter ' " gasped Timmy "We're not getting above the 5G ! " He thumped the instrument, but the Gravimeter pointer only gave an ineffective tremor. " We'll never get up to Six like this ! " he muttered and stared at the Progression-gauge idling at '0 = Level'. " We can't keep it up much longer. Look here, Eddie, I've known all along there's something desperately wrong with the whole system. We're in this together and I've got to tell you the truth. We started by being boosted as usual, then things began to let us down. The Primary Stage went off like a damp squib, the Selection Mechanism went random, and now the Secondary Stage is all gas and no guidance. All I can get on the radio from those chaps back in the Administration is advice to look in the index of the Regulations Book, but I think they just make it up as they go along." To relieve his feelings he smashed his fist down on the Control Panel. " We're just the dumb victims of a crazy gang of spendthrift experimenters and we were fools ever to get into this ramshackle rabbit-hutch." Eddie held out his hand. " Don't apologize, Timmy," he said, " I also saw it all myself but said nothing. We must not get bitter now. Let's shake and then fasten the safety-belts." A second later the crash came.
When they slowly recovered consciousness they found themselves in a vast room lined with bookshelves and agleam with fluorescent tubes ; it was the School Library repeated in all its details. They moved over to the windows and saw a fleet of sleek green and cream rocket-vehicles, each proudly emblazoned' S.C.C.D.', drawn up in a tree-set space beyond which rose the roofs of tall pagoda-like buildings. In the air above, flights of Martian bluebottles as big as wolves kept up a dull roar of wings. " Heavens ! " said Timmy, " Insects ! Just about the only thing I'm afraid of. Look out, here's one coming now!" Eddie vaulted over the counter and grabbed the date-stamp which lay in its accustomed place. As the monstrous fly thundered towards him, its compound eyes glittering ruthlessly, he dated it neatly on the chin. It lay down and twitched its legs weakly in the air. Eddie gave a nervous laugh : " I did that once in Private Study to Goofy d'Underhead. I think we should be able to stamp them out if they come too close."
They moved over to the books. One glance sufficed.
We've found the boodle," whispered Timmy, " take a look at this-the whole list of titles lost at school during the last nine years is here, right from Flabber and Garsting's 'The Great Wall-paintings of Bacillae ' to `Commentary on the Book of Tabakkuk ' by Y. Dyso-Young." As he spoke, the Library door opened and a pig-tailed figure in a long quilted and embroidered robe padded towards them across the cork-tiled floor. " Psst ' Do you recognise him ' " Eddie nudged his friend. " Looks like one of the bin-men who work back at home, all got up to look like a Chinaman."
The personage stopped a short distance away and spoke with a high-pitched nasal accent. " I come to welcome you on behalf of his Celestial Highness Prince Kwit Fu-Ling to this his capital city of Shan Tee Town, situated on the banks of the great Wa Ta Pong Canal, the rich green surface of which is visible from the observatories you have set up on Earth, and also to enlighten you about certain matters affecting your honourable futures. Though most of our achievements on Mars far surpass those of the Earthlings, the arts of reading and writing have yet to be discovered here. For that reason this replica of your Library has been constructed and our agents (who travel in the vehicles of the Stellar Collection and Conveyance Department parked outside) collect from all the dustbins on earth the Library Books that have been discarded in final failure, shame and despair by those who improperly removed them whilst at school. The useful matter is sorted out in transit and the discarded refuse is dumped in outer space, there to join the other rubbish now being shot there by the ambitious nations of the Earth. After purification by a vacuum process, the salvaged books are used in here by the most promising citizens of our planet, in the hope that by pious contemplation in security and comfort the pages may be made to yield their secret.
Until now all that has been deciphered is a marginal note on a copy of ' Introduction to the Philosophy of Jouvenal de Linquants ' by Professor Bill Yard-Hall. The scribbled phrase states 'Nurks like Wurk', which we assume to be a ritual or mystic formula. As the brightest jewel in our cultural heritage, it has been inscribed on prayer-wheels throughout the planet. It is intoned in moments of stress or danger and has been carved on furniture and roof-beams in order that the Evil Eye may be kept at bay. Our society is uncertain as to the precise meaning of the phrase and competing political groups have adopted differing interpretations. The ministers and dignitaries of His Celestial Highness are deeply divided over the issue and personal rivalries are rife amongst them. For example Po Ku-en-Th'ai
the Minister of Defence and Hi Yu the Chief Commissioner of Police are no longer on speaking terms. Trai Pen Un-Yun of the Ministry of Food and Gee-See-Yee the Secretary of State for Education, whenever they appear in public together, have to be mollified by weighty votes of thanks moved by Ra Ken Pin-Yen, the Minister of Public Transport. In an access of indignation Pun Chou Lo, the Minister for Sport, recently made as though to attack Peiping-an-Hoping, the Minister of Information, and was only held off with difficulty. Prince Kwit Fu-Ling has been able to exploit these animosities with skill and has consolidated his position as ruler with greater success than any prince before him ; it is indeed of some importance that the situation should continue. Now, your arrival here alters the position. An unguarded word from you, who possess the correct interpretation, might unleash violence or rebellion throughout the realm. His Highness has therefore decided that you shall wear Iron Masks and remain locked in this Library. I now leave you for a few minutes to consider your attitude and humbly advise you to accept his magnanimous offer, lest the Prince be offended and change his mind. He is velly, velly powerful."
The key turned in the lock. " I don't care if he is as powerful as Gorgonzola," muttered Eddie. " In fact the sooner we leave this spot the better." "These books are too good for the Martians, that's obvious too. The chaps who come in here just stare at the books and try to read them upwards from the bottom right hand. If you stood them on their heads it would put the print upside-down, so I see no hope for them. We might as well help ourselves on the way out," whispered Timmy. They packed missing library books into their pockets until they bulged, then moved over to the stack of shelves marked ' English Drama.' " Good job we know the place well," grinned Timmy as he pressed a spring. The whole stack of books slid inwards, revealing a hidden passage. " Slodger used to think we didn't know he was watching us from here during Private Study. Whenever we heard him snorting behind the panelling we went one better and smacked 'The Tempest' over the peep-hole ! Poor old chap, his aim got rather bad towards the end. I once got it in the neck from him myself. If only we can get out to those S.C.C.D. vehicles we might make it yet ".
(Is something lurking down the passage ? Order the next issue of this Magazine now and make cure of finding out !)
WE look back on another successful School Concert, which receives mention elsewhere. For a number of singers and instrumentalists it was, of course, the last of a series to which they have contributed throughout their school life, and from which we are equally sure they have gained much.
C. M. Dolan is to be be congratulated on becoming an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and we hope other school organists will follow suit. Several members of the Orchestra have again attended the Orchestral Summer School at Newbury, and we hope that more will do so in the future. It is clearly not only a valuable musical experience but also an excellent and enjoyable holiday with like spirits.
The Music Club, unusually, has not allowed summer weather and impending examinations to extinguish its activities. We have enjoyed meetings on Chamber Music (Mr. Braunholtz), Twentieth Century Piano Music (C. M. Dolan), Britten's " St. Nicolas " (D. W. Williams), and two recitals of music for strings and piano given by Cowan, J. M. Wilson, Wing and D. W. Williams. The latter reached a very high standard of performance. Would that there were more time available for such group music-making.
The Music Competitions produced a good entry, though Singers proved diffident at first, and most candidates showed evidence of adequate preparation. Among many fine performances Crawford's Handel Violin Sonata was most remarkable for a first year boy. Mr. Philip Lord very kindly adjudicated, awarding Prizes as follows : Singing, J. G. Skidmore (Senior) and L. Jenkins (Junior) ; Instrumental, S. A. Morant (violin) and J. Crawford (violin); Keyboard, C. M. Dolan (Piano), D. W. Williams (Organ) and D. R. Skidmore ; Musicianship, C. M. Dolan and I. C. A. F. Robinson ; Composition, D. W. Williams (an Introduction and Passacaglia for Organ) and D. D. Jones (a dodecaphonic essay for Viola and Piano).
N. J. B.
A wide variety of activities was arranged for this term : Troop Meetings in the Scout Hut, a hike, a " map and compass " competition, and and a " pioneering 11 project. Those who supported them certainly enjoyed themselves, but the numbers were often very small. A similar programme is being arranged for next term, however, and it is hoped that the meetings will receive better support when the pressure of work is less. We owe a great debt to those colleagues who are assisting us in this work, and trust that their efforts will be rewarded as the tradition of a weekly Senior meeting gains impetus and the standard of Senior scouting improves.
ALTHOUGH we have all enjoyed the weekly Troop meetings, it ought to be said that the two camps have been the highlights of the last term.
At Whitsuntide in North Yorkshire, there were hikes to the picturesque How Stean Gorge, and towards Fountains Abbey. As would be expected, the river by the site caused many exciting incidents which will be long remembered by everyone. It also allowed the scientifically minded among us to design and build a remotely controlled labour saving dish-washing cum water fetching device.
Although the mixed weather partially governed the programme of our Summer Camp in Somerset, hikes to Wookey Hole Cave near Wells, Glastonbury and Chew Valley were accomplished.
In addition, for the first time in recent years, organised bivouacing for all the patrols was included in the programme. Although a barn may be more comfortable, one feels a certain sense of achievement having slept (through a thunder storm) in a hand made shelter.
Finally, our best wishes go to A. S. M. Hetherington as he enters the next stage of his career at Oxford, and hope that he will maintain his association with the Troop.
R. J. Holder.
THE high standard of Scouting has been illustrated on two occasions this term. We congratulate the Peewit patrol, under P. L. Barraclough, on winning the Westbourne Cup, a District competition, and also the Curlew patrol on their performance in the Telegraph Trophy Competition.
Good results from Bob-a-Job week and the jumble sale show the keenness of the Troop. An average of over thirty shillings each was earned in Bob-a-job week, and £40 from the jumble sale.
The Troop camp at Newstead Abbey during Whit week was as successful as ever, the competition being won by the Curlew patrol. Our thanks go to A.S.M. Treeby who took charge of the rest of the camp when our Scoutmaster, Mr. Anderson, had to leave early in the week.
Some of our Patrol Leaders and Seconds enjoyed a week-end hike with the Patrol Leaders from the Wolverhampton Grammar School Troop during the first half of this term.
Our activities this year were concluded by the Troop camp at Mevagissey in Cornwall. A widely varied programme was carried out successfully, and was only slightly modified by the very changeable weather. It included camp sports, a coach trip along the coast, night exercises, and expeditions to nearby camps.
J. C. Mould.
OUR last issue included a report on "The Scientific Society : Physics," and several readers have expressed surprise that no mention was made of the earlier history of the Scientific Society.
This Society was, in fact, a flourishing enterprise even as far back as 1921, when Mr. Redston first took charge of it. Under his untiring guidance it maintained an active programme for over thirty-five years, featuring visits to local establishments, half-term excursions to London, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as a regular programme of lectures and films. It is a matter of considerable regret that when Mr. Redston relinquished his chairmanship in 1957, the Society in this form virtually ceased to exist.
Shortly before this, however, in 1952, a new venture had been initiated by Messrs. Mace and Surguy, known as the Craft and Construction Society. This had as its object the establishment of a general service for the school in the form of construction and repair work, and its activities soon ranged over such diverse fields as picture framing and the re-tuning of the Orchestra's set of tubular bells. The demand for the services of " Crafty Constructors, Ltd." soon became such, indeed, that specialisation became necessary, notably in stage scenery and scientific apparatus. Thus it was that when the Scientific Society in its traditional form ceased to exist, there did remain one scientifically active group in the persons of these " apparatus-makers." From this nucleus the new concept of the Scientific Society developed. A programme was launched under the triple guidance of Messrs. Mackay, Mace and Wastenedge, in which the emphasis was almost exclusively on the experimental side, involving the design, construction and repair of apparatus, as well as several projects involving more sophisticated research.
This, then, is the Scientific Society as it is today. In deference to the older organisation it would have been better, perhaps, if a new name had been found for it ; yet whilst it cannot claim to be a lineal descendant, it is certainly a flourishing successor.
WITH the captain, Wileman, as the only full colour remaining from last year's successful side, and only three other players with any real experience of 1st XI cricket, it was felt that the team would be fortunate to break even on the season's fixtures, and when it was decisively beaten in the opening match by a much more experienced Stockport side, even this seemed an unlikely achievement. Yet, as the final tally shows, the team has just reached this target, and but for a narrow defeat in a closely contested game at Hull on the last day of the season, it would have shown up even better. Only once-in a woeful batting display against a not unduly strong Bradford team were the worst fears realised, and to set against this, there was the great triumph two days later, when a strong Old Boys side with great expectations of victory was put to the sword by a splendid all round performance.
The main credit for this must go to Wileman, who has moulded a young and mainly inexperienced team, has set an excellent example in all departments of the game and has been a popular and respected captain a combination not always found in leaders of school teams. In the early part of the season, the best players were hard to find, and he has hardly ever had a sufficient variety of bowling to give much chance of dismissing opponents for low scores unless they made foolish errors of judgement, but he has used his limited resources with a growing tactical sense. His energy and agility in the field have enlivened the general standard, and some previously very weak fielders have improved out of all recognition under his influence. Banner in the covers and Britton close on the leg side confirmed the good opinions of their ability which were formed last season, and several sharp chances have been picked up by other members of the side with a refreshing sense of anticipation, but we are still short of practised and reliable slip fielders, and the standard of throwing and backing up has been too variable.
A word should be said about the wicket-keeping of Blake, who has enjoyed a quite successful first season with the XI after being unexpectedly promoted. He is keen, though at times too anxious to demonstrate his skill, as when he has tried to take catches heading straight for first slip, and he should have benefitted greatly from his experience of senior cricket. He is not yet as tidy in his stumping as he should be, and his concentration has sometimes failed at vital moments, but his mordant sense of humour has helped to maintain the team's morale and good spirit.
In the early matches, the batting of the side depended almost entirely on Wileman, and he held it together with a number of most impressive innings. During this period, he rarely seemed in any difficulty, and only a threatened shortage of partners sometimes led to his sacrificing his wicket in an effort to get much-needed runs before the innings folded up. If he could have maintained this consistency throughout, he would undoubtedly have topped 500 runs for the season. His technique is sound rather than gracefully attractive, but he is never an easy batsman to dismiss for he combines a very quick eye and nimble footwork and this enables him to get to the pitch of the ball, even when the bat may not be as straight as the purist would like. He should make many runs in University and Club cricket and will be a great asset to any side.
Banner seemed likely to provide the main batting support to the captain, for he has a good technique and a range of attacking strokes mainly on the off side. Unfortunately, a failure to concentrate and a tendency to loft shots, often quite unnecessarily, have brought about his downfall on a number of occasions. In contrast, his opening partner, Bows, started the season shakily but ended with a remarkable run of scores, which gained him second place in the averages with a final total of runs only just short of Wileman. The development of his batting has been quite outstanding, and perhaps the most abiding memory of the season will be the magnificent innings of 87 not out he played against M. R. Pike's XI-one of the best schoolboy performances at Whiteley Woods for many years. He is a slow starter and has a dangerous tendency to go for his favourite hook shot before he has gauged the pace of the pitch and without always positioning himself correctly for the stroke, but if he is allowed to settle, his driving, pulling and hooking are fierce and punitive. The valuable innings of 39 he played against the Old Boys in June showed a commendable determination to battle hard in adverse circumstances, and it is a great pity that he will not be available next season.
Of the younger players, Linfoot has been much the most impressive, and his all-round promise deservedly led to the award of a full colour in his first season with the team-an unusual honour. He has a serious and determined approach to the game, his batting is developing and he shows a maturity of temperament in a crisis which is most encouraging for the future. He and Meredith were mainly responsible for the victory against Mount St. Mary's, when they converted an unpromising position of 26 for 5 to a winning total without being separated. Meredith, who was brought into the team as a capable fielder has proved what application and resolution can do, and he has probably surpassed his own expectations as a batsman.
Otherwise, the batting has been patchy. Britton continued to play in a dogged and useful manner, improved his technique and showed an excellent appreciation of short singles, but he has never seemed likely to dominate the bowling. Booth has not made the batting progress expected of him, and although Parson, introduced late into the team, gave admirable support to Bows in an unbroken partnership of 93 against M. R. Pike's XI, he, too, has a somewhat limited range of strokes and a definite weakness in playing off his pads. Blake has the potentiality to score more freely next season, and Seymour may prove more effective if he can rid himself of an unduly self-conscious attitude to the game.
With the departure of Aldridge, it was clear that the team's main weakness would be in opening bowling. It was hoped that Booth would acquire greater control and consistency to back up his undoubted hostility, but this has not been realised. Early difficulties with his run-up and a persistent tendency to try to bowl too fast have been responsible for his erratic performances rather than a lack of determination and willingness to practise on his part and a lack of faith on the part of his captain. His optimism and anxiety to do well may yet enable him to overcome these defects, and he has been one of the most willing and loyal members of the side this year. From the second match of the season, the other opening bowling position has been filled by Simpson, and he has proved the find of the year. Discovered in a house practice match and never having appeared in a school team before, he has developed into a most useful bowler with an impressive though rather over-lengthy approach to the wicket, and an ability to bowl consistently for quite long spells. Indeed, he has usually been more effective the longer he has bowled in an innings, and his tally of thirty wickets and the bowling prize is no mean achievement. Next year, he must develop the art of new ball bowling, for this season neither he nor Booth have used this to any real advantage, and have frequently wasted it by bowling wide of the stumps.
Wileman and Linfoot have provided the support bowling, and both have been quite successful, though the captain has not improved his off-spin attack in the way expected two seasons ago. He has been effective this year with seam bowling, and he has the ability to run the ball away from the bat in a disconcerting manner and at a lively pace. Linfoot came into the side with a considerable reputation from the Under 15 XI as a quick bowler, but he has wisely accepted the advice to adopt a rather slower style this year with good results. His trajectory is still too flat, but he is learning to vary his flight and pace, and his control has noticeably improved. On a wicket giving any kind of assistance, he has turned the ball quite sharply and he has almost always commanded respect from the best batsmen. For a while, there was some hope that Inman with left-arm slows would provide some variety in the bowling, but he had no success in the matches in which he played, though with another year at School there is still a chance for him to command a regular place in the team if he is prepared to show the necessary determination and to practise hard.
A pleasing feature of the 1962 season has been the improvement in the quality of the cricket in the junior XI's, particularly the U. 15 and U. 13 teams. From next year, this should affect the senior situation, and with stronger competition for places especially from the very successful fast bowlers of the U. 15 XI, there is every hope that next season's side will be stronger and better balanced.
Played 14, Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 4, Abandoned ,.
School, 97 (Wileman, 21).
Stockport Grammar School, 98 for 2.
|Lost by eight wickets.|
School, 110 for 7 dec. (Wileman 61).
High Storrs G.S., 42 for 6.
Doncaster G.S., 142 for 9 dec. (Wileman, 5 for 35).
School, 117 for 9 (Britton, 42 ; Wileman, 30).
Old Edwardian C.C., 160 for 8 dec. (Simpson, 4 for 27).
School, 102 for 4 (Bows, 39, Britton, 25, Linfoot, 20 n.o.).
De La Salle College, 103 (Linfoot, 4 for 22).
School, 104 for 6 (Wileman, 47 n.o.).
|Won by four wickets.|
School, 111 (Linfoot, 28, Wileman, 21).
Manchester G.S., 112 for 4.
|Lost by six wickets.|
School, 136 (Wileman, 43, Bows, 37).
Abbeydale G.S., 122 for 6.
Wintringham G.S., Grimsby, 54 (Linfoot, 6 for 8).
School, 55 for 1 (Banner, 28 n.o.)
|Won by nine wickets.|
Mount St. Mary's College, 87.
School, 91 for 5 (Linfoot, 45 n.o., Meredith, 21 n.o.).
|Won by five wickets.|
|14th July||School, 65 for 4 (Wileman, 28 n.o.), against Queen Elizabeth's, Wakefield.||Match abandoned.|
Bradford G.S., 26 for 3.
|Lost by seven wickets.|
M. R. Pike's XI., 99 (Linfoot, 5 for 23).
School, 104 for 2 (Bows, 87 n.o.).
|Won by eight wickets.|
School, 164 (Bows, 39, Linfoot, 26, Meredith, 26).
Nottingham H.S., 147 for 7 (Simpson, 5 for 47).
School, 157 for 5 dec. (Bows, 63, Wileman, 45 n.o., Banner, 24).
Hymer's College, Hull, 158 for 5.
|Lost by five wickets.|
|In.||Not Out||High. Score||Runs||Av.|
Also batted-Seymour, Whitehouse, Styring, Cook, Inman, Simpson, Taylor, Crouch, Hartley, Sallis.
Also bowled-Inman, Banner, Styring, Hartley.
Catches-Wileman 8, Bows 4, Britton 4, Linfoot 4, Blake 4, Booth 2, Meredith 2, Banner 1, Parson 1, Sallis 1, Simpson 1.
Batting Prize-Wileman. Bowling Prize-Simpson. All rounders Prize-Linfoot.
Full Colours Re-award P. S. Wileman.
New Colours J. W. Bows, C. J. H. Linfoot.
Half Colours Re-award C. J. W. Banner.
New Colours R. J. Britton, D. A. Booth, S. J. Blake, J. L. Simpson, J. S. Parson, D. M. Meredith.
Certificate for Good Service-D. R. Seymour.
ALTHOUGH more matches have been lost than won, the season has been notable for the exciting and entertaining cricket which the team has played. Morale has remained high, and many of the results have been extremely close ; the team has not relied on individuals, and everyone can feel that he has played a part in what success has been gained. We have been fortunate in having so many keen, young reserves, who have always performed creditably.
Taylor has looked the most correct batsman, despite several low scores, and has fielded brilliantly in the gully. Wright has been dogged if unorthodox, and Cook, as well as playing several invaluable innings, has kept wicket excellently, claiming a record number of victims. Sallis and Whitehouse have looked more confident after having a struggle to recover form. Crouch's innings have always been valuable ; he is a stylish batsman who is difficult to dislodge once he is established.
None of the bowlers, Hartley, Inman, Wright, Trotter and Wood, has had a good season, although all have bowled well on occasions. Fielding has been mostly keen, but could have been better. Ground-fielding has been a little slipshod, and throwing and catching by no means perfect.
Mould, our vociferous scorer, has distinguished himself by his appetite and efficiency ; we thank him, Mr. Twyford, and Mr. Baldwin, for all the time they have sacrificed and the agonies they have suffered.
M. A. HALL
Played 12, Won 4, Drawn 2, Lost 6.
THE nature of the past season is expressed eloquently, if implicitly, in the figures : Played, 9 ; Won 6, Drawn, 3 ; Lost, 0. The reason for such a season is involved in further figures Hill, 40 wickets for 226 runs (an analysis of 5.6), Timperley, 23 Wickets for 140 (an analysis of 6.1). The total number of wickets taken by them is 63, out of a possible total of 80 wickets obtained in whatever manner during the season. Hill and Timperley always opened the attack (especially as Sleigh had sometimes the luck to win the toss and always the sense to field first), usually continued the attack, and more often than not finished the attack. In four games they bowled right through the innings, disposing of Stockport for 35, Wakefield for 37, Mount St. Mary's for 5t, and Doncaster Grammar School for 7. Always a formidable sight for opening batsmen, they never failed to press home an advantage against weak batting against Stockport 3 wickets fell at 14 runs ; against Brincliffe, 3 fell at 78 ; against Mount St. Mary's, 5 fell at 15. In this last match Hill had the almost amazing figures of 10 wickets for 18 runs, surpassing his hat-trick against Doncaster by taking 4 wickets in succession.
What facts lie behind the batting figures ? There could be quoted : against Wakefield, 3 wickets down for o runs, and 5 wickets down for i run ; but these would tell only part of the story. Crowson was the only consistently successful batsman during the season, reaching his peak with a handsome 63 against Nottingham High School, but, of the other batsmen, some had occasionally good innings, others had occasionally good strokes or hits. The batting figures represent varying ability, varying willingness to think about or practise batting, and varying time to practise. The last two games might be taken to suggest a trend of the season which would reverse the previous situation. Against Nottingham High School, the side scored 147 for 6, and against Hymers College, 136 for 8, whereas Hill and Timperley might have felt that their analyses would have been vastly improved by the cancellation of these two matches.
It is to be hoped that this will be the trend that continues next season, when the team merges with the various strata of Senior cricket. Hill and Timperley can be depended on to bowl their hearts out ; the others must try to keep, or get, their batting straight ; the whole team is certain to preserve the eagerness and spiritedness which they have shown under Sleigh during the past season.
G. H. C., J. B. L.
Played 9, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost o.
5 May Stockport, 35 (Hill, 6 for 23 ; Timperley, 4 for 12) : K.E.S., 37 for i (England 17 n.o., Bradley, 14 n.o.).
26 May Doncaster Grammar School, 7 (Timperley, 5 for 0 ; Hill, 4 for 5) ; K.E.S., 8 for 2.
2 June K.E.S., 101 for 9 dec. (Crowson, 24 ; Stopford, 23 ; England, 14 ; Timperley, 14 n.o.) High Storrs, 55 for 7 (Timperley, 4 for 20 ; Hill, 3 for 27).
23 June Manchester Grammar School, 76 (Hill, 5 for 28 ; Sleigh, 2 for 8 ; Timperley, 2 for 16) K.E.S., 79 for 8 (England, 18 ; Crowson, 15).
30 June Brincliffe Grammar School, 104 for 7 (Hill, 5 for 41 ; Timperley, i for 32) ; K.E.S., 55 for 9.
7 July Mount St. Mary's, 51 (Hill, 10 for 18) ; K.E.S., 52 for 8 (Crowson, 17 n.o., Sleigh, 10).
14 July Wakefield, 37 (Hill, 5 for 16 ; Timperley, 4 for 17) ; K.E.S., 41 for 7 (Timperley, 21 n.o.).
24 July Nottingham High School, 146 for 4 dec. (Crowson, 3 for J4) ; K.E.S., 147 for 6 (Crowson, 63, Stopford, 22 ; Connerton, 20 n.o.).
25 July K.E.S., 136 for 8 (Sleigh, 29 ; Bradley 28 ; Crowson, 22 ; Connerton, 20 n.o.; Scholey, 15) ; Hymers College, 103 for 7.
AFTER a disastrous start, in which the first four matches were lost, the team recovered and by the end of the season was looking a competent side. On the batting side the credit for this must go mainly to the openers, Wilkinson and Fielding, who usually provided a sound basis for the innings. Fielding, in particular, though never an elegant bat, showed how much concentration and determination can achieve when allied to a sound defensive technique. The performance of the middle order batsmen was variable: they made runs if the foundations had been laid, but in a crisis they did not inspire confidence. Of the bowlers, Hempshall worked up a good pace and, by consistently attacking the stumps, allowed the opposing batsmen no lapses in concentration. He could still with advantage cut down his run, but he has the makings of a bowler, and fully deserved his 27 wickets. Everatt looked a very promising left-arm spinner : he bowled intelligently and without much luck. The rest of the bowling was erratic both in length and direction until we were able to play Richardson late in the season. The fielding was mediocre, particularly on the ground ; Taylor, Everatt and Fielding were the safest and the most alert, and Wosskow's wicket-keeping improved out of all knowledge during the season. Wosskow's captaincy grew in authority from match to match ; not the least of his qualities being his success in winning the toss nine times out of nine.
R. C. G., M. F. A. E.
Played 10, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 5.
5th May, Stockport G.S. 114-8 dec. (Hempshall 5-19) ; K.E.S. 16.
26 May, Doncaster G.S. 92 (Hempshall 6-26, Beman 3-17) ; K.E.S 77 (Paramore 39).
9 June K.E.S. 56 ; De La Salle 58-2.
23 June, K.E.S. 35 ; Manchester G.S. 36-3.
30 June, K.E.S. 96 (Fielding 21) ; Wintringham 94 (Beman 3-12).
7 July, K.E.S. 156-9 dec. (Wosskow 35, Fielding 33, Beman 26) ; Mount St. Mary's 84 (Hempshall 4-20, Taylor, 4-12).
14 July, K.E.S. 72-2 (Fielding 35) v. Queen Elizabeth's Wakefield, match abandoned.
21 July, K.E.S. 131-9 dec. (Hodgkin 36, Fielding 22) ; Abbeydale 55-9 (Richardson 5-12).
24 July, K.E.S. 62 (Wosskow 21 not out) ; Nottingham H.S. 63-8 (Hempshall 5-12, Everatt 3-13).
25 July, K.E.S. 55 ; Hymer's, Hull 35 (Hempshall 5-18, Richardson 5-12).
The team has had a short, but enjoyable and successful season in which they have won five fixtures, surprisingly suffering their one defeat where the opposition was possibly the weakest. The batting has generally been sound and on occasions quite outstanding. The wickets have been taken by only four of the team, whose success has prevented the regular performance of a number of other promising bowlers. The quality displayed in all departments of the game has accompanied an abundance of players this year, some of whom have unfortunately been unable to find a regular place in the team. Hodgkin. who has ably combined duties as captain and good performances as a player, has given every indication of a promising future with both bat and ball. Richardson, who opened the bowling with him, has shown that his future is equally bright as an all-rounder. His batting has been as aggressive as his bowling to put him clearly at the top of the averages. Other notable batting performances have been by Bums, often the mainstay of his side, Skidmore, and Richards, and on their day, by Hemming, Wright, Roberts, and Steinman. Rotchell led the bowling averages conceding only 1.9 runs per wicket, a tribute to his accuracy and the team's fielding where Dunsford and Williams gave creditable displays. Richards was effective at times with leg-spin bowling which is promising for his age. There is every reason to believe that individually and as a team they will do very well in the coming years.
Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1.
De la Salle 29 (Rotchell 5-1), K.E.S. 79-8 dec. (Hodgkin 33).
K.E.S. 95 (Richards 36), De la Salle 36 (Richards 4-14 Richardson 3-7).
Manchester Grammar School 41-7 (Hodgkin 4-9) K.E.S. 40 (Richardson 13).
Brincliffe G.S. 30 (Richardson 4-15, Hodgkin 5-12) K.E.S. 63 (Burns 21 not out).
Mount St. Mary's 78 (Hodgkin 4-20, Rotchell 3-13) K.E.S. 152 (Richardson 6o Hemming 42).
K.E.S. 68 (Hodgkin 32), Brincliffe G.S. 36 (Hodgkin 5-12).
THREE stalwarts of last year's team, W. Abbott, B. Cheetham, and F. Parker, were chosen to represent Oxford University in the Varsity match this year ; this news shows the loss the school team suffered. J. Ashcroft and C. Riley were left to hold the Senior team together and gave very good performances, but the fact that there were only a few other senior boys from which to form the team, meant that several matches were lost. What is needed is more boys from the Upper School who are prepared to train conscientiously. Prospects for next year depend on whether a larger nucleus of hard-working Senior swimmers can be built up.
Consolation can be found in the record of the Under 13 team which won every match. Outstanding in this team are S. Pashley, who also won a Sheffield U.13 Free Style championship, and G. Scott, who won the Sheffield U.13 Breast Stroke and the U.13 Butterfly championships, the latter in record time. N. Jenkins, of the Middle School team, won a Sheffield Age Race. These very promising swimmers and their team-mates, who have also given a good display, should ensure continued success in junior teams.
The number of Life Saving Awards increased this year. Thirty-five boys passed the Intermediate Exam, twenty boys gained a Bronze Medal, two boys a Bronze Cross, and two boys the Award of Merit.
D. B. H.
THE School enjoyed moderate success in the 1962 season winning three out of six matches, one being unfinished. Most were played in bad weather, with high winds and wet courts. School tennis has increased in popularity if not in quality, the competitions attracting a record entry. We should like to thank Mr. Green and Mr. Phillips for their support and valued advice.
The School team was Wesley and Grant (Capt.) ; Ashcroft and Stringer ; Edwards and Nelson, with Carroll as a willing reserve.
K.E.S. v. Firth Park won 6-3
K.E.S. v. Huddersfield New College lost 0-9
K.E.S. v. Huddersfield New College won 8-1
K.E.S. v. Grimsby won 8-1
K.E.S. v. Nottingham lost 2.5-6.5
THE Athletic Sports were held at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, 12th May, in very cold damp weather. In spite of these conditions, competition was keen and although only one record was broken, very good times in the track and sprint events were recorded.
The Trophies were presented by Councillor Mrs. V. Boyd, a member of the School Governors.
|1st||80 yards||1st||Fogell, A. P.||(Ch)||11.1 secs.|
|150 yards||1st||Robinson. I. C. A. F.||(S)||19.5 secs.|
|High jump||1st||Bramwell, R. A.||(Ch)||4ft. 1 in.|
|Long jump||1st||Taylor, I.||(L)||13ft. 0 in.|
|2nd||Cocker, M. J.||(Cl)|
|Throwing the||1st||Crawford, J.||(CI)||183 ft.|
|Cricket Ball||2nd||Wilson, G. R.||(Wt)|
|Shuttle Relay||1st||Chatsworth||1 min.22.2 secs.|
|2nd||100 yards||1st||Bradbury. D. G.||(Wb)||12.1 secs.|
|Year||equal||Tew, J. A.||(H)|
|220 yards||1st||Bradbury, D. G.||Wb)||27.4 secs.|
|2nd||Hemming, E. R.||(L)|
|High jump||1st||Tew, J. A.||(H)||4 ft.|
|2nd||Burkinshaw. J. D.||(Wt)|
|Long Jump||1st||Carr, J.||(A)||14 ft. 1 in.|
|2nd||Wright, D. H.||(Wt)|
|Throwing the||1st||Whalley D. R.||(S)||186 ft.|
|Cricket Ball||2nd||Robert. S. A.||(Cl)|
|Shuttle Relay||1st||Lynwood (all others disqualified)|
|3rd||100 yards||1st||Sleigh, D. L.||(Ch)||11.5 secs.|
|4th||equal||Timperley, P. S.||(Wt)|
|years||220 yards||1st||Sleigh, D. L.||(Ch)||25 sees.|
|440 yards||1st||Sleigh, D. L.||(Ch)||65 secs.|
|880 yards||1st||Skidmore, J. G.||(Ch)||2 min. 24.9 secs.|
|75 yards||1st||Timperley, P. S.||(Wt)||not taken|
|High Jump||1st||Jones, D. L||Wb)||4 ft. 6 in.|
|2nd||Storey', I. P.||(L)|
|Long Jump||1st||Timperley, P. S.||(Wt)||15 ft. 7.5in.|
|2nd||Paramore, S. J.||(A)|
|Javelin||1st||Couldwell, A. B. C.||(A)||113 ft. 3 in|
|2nd||Allen, R W.||(L)|
|Discus||1st||Sleigh, D. L.||(Ch)||114 ft. 6 in|
|Weight||1st||Sleigh, D. L.||(Ch)||31 ft. 8.5in.|
|2nd||Winter, D. C.||(Wb)|
|Relay||1st||Lynwood||2 mins. 33.6 secs.|
|Fifth||100 yards||1st||Gregory, J. R.||(A)||11.3 secs.|
|and||2nd||Baker, J. K.||(A)|
|Sixth||440 yards||1st||Gregory, J. R.||(A)||61.6 secs.|
|under||javelin||1st||Blake, S. J.||(A)||107 ft. 6in.|
|16||2nd||Ridgeway, S. O.||(S)|
|Discus||1st||Ridgeway, S. 0.||(S)||86 ft. 5 in.|
|2nd||Hawkins, T. D.||(Cl)|
|Weight||1st||Brearley, C. P.||(Ch)||40 ft. 6 in.|
|2nd||Ridgeway, S. O.||(S)|
|Fifth||100 yards||1st||Stones, R. B.||(S)||11.1 secs.|
|and||2nd||Whyman, P. R.||(S)|
|Sixth||440 yards||I st||Britton, R. J.||(H)||59 ' 5 secs.|
|Years||2nd||Bows, J. W.||(Wb)|
|over||javelin||1st||Brown, I. J.||(Cl)||121 ft. n in.|
|16||2nd||Ashcroft, J. E.||(A)|
|Discus||1st||Ashcroft, J. E.||(A)||114 ft. 7.5 in.|
|2nd||Hall, M. A.||(S)|
|Weight||1st||Stringer, B. G.||(H)||32 ft. 4 in.|
|2nd||Ashcroft, J. E.||(A)|
|equal||Hall, M. A.||(S)|
|Fifth||220 yards||1st||Stoney, R. B.||(S)||23 secs.|
|and||2nd||Gregory, J. R.||(A)|
|Sixth||880 yards||1st||Britton, R. J.||(H)||2 min. 17|
|Years||and||Gregory, J. R.||(A)||secs.|
|Open||Mile||1st||Rees, P. M.||(C)||4 mins. 59|
|to All||2nd||Britton, R. J.||(H)||secs.|
|120 yards||1st||Whyman, P. R.||(S)||16.5 sec.|
|Hurdles||2nd||Stoney, R. B.||(S)||(Record)|
|High Jump||1st||Brown, I. J.||(Cl)||4 ft. 8 in.|
|2nd||Nelson. D. J.||(Ch)|
|Long jump||1st||Brown L J.||(C)||18 ft 8-i in.|
|2nd||Whyman P. R.||(S)|
|Relay||1st||Clumber||3 mins. 47.1 secs.|
Junior Champion :athlete : D. L. SLEIGH (Ch)
Senior Champion Athletes : R. B. STONEY (S) & I. J. BROWN (C)
House Championship : 1st CHATSWORTH
THE House's successes during the Summer term were very varied, ranging from a convincing win in the swimming sports to rather disappointing results in cricket.
The swimming achievements of last year were undoubtedly the outstanding feature of our activities, the efforts of Ashcroft, Housley and the Senior Relay Teams in enabling us to win the Swimming Sports and our overwhelming victory in the Water Polo Knock-out Final forming a fitting climax. The swimming of our juniors is rather weak at present ; to maintain our present high standards we look to them to improve their performance.
In the Athletic Sports we gained third place, the performance of Ashcroft and Gregory being outstanding. With a more concerted effort from the Lower School however, we could easily have been first.
The performances of the Cricket teams varied considerably and as the term draws to its close only the junior League team seems likely to head its section. The Senior and Middle School teams, depleted by the growing enthusiasm for tennis, were generally unsuccessful, though many of the matches were closely fought. In the Senior Knock-out, a very narrow defeat was sustained from Clumber, the eventual winners.
Amongst those members leaving this term, we have to say goodbye to Mr. Burns, who departs to Dudley Training College, and to Ashcroft, whom we shall greatly miss, as our House Captain and as a most determined athlete, his leadership and spirit have been outstanding. To these and to all other leavers, we offer our thanks for long, faithful service to the House, and wish them all success and happiness in their future careers.
DECIDEDLY the greatest achievement of the term was the winning of the Senior Cricket League after an exciting play-off against Lynwood. Unfortunately the middle and junior school teams have not had such a successful season. The middle school especially seems to have been very listless this term and with a little more concerted effort could probably do quite well.
The Swimming Sports brought no such success for Clumber. Brown won the Open Dive, and Colquhoun won the Long Plunge, also the juniors swam well, but the lack of enthusiasm from the majority of the senior and middle school seriously hampered any hopes of being highly placed. The water-polo team played a close and exciting game in the knock-out final, and though defeated 4-1 were not disgraced by the much more experienced Arundel team.
On the whole the House has had quite a successful year, it is sad that for much of its success Clumber has had to rely on individuals, rather than a definite effort by all the members of the House, which would be much more desirable. We have to thank McAughey for so ably captaining the House, and our thanks also go to Mr. Birkinshaw and the House tutors for their encouragement and support.
THE last term has been one of surprises for the House, successes mainly coming unlooked for and in an unaccountable manner.
The greatest of these surprises was the House's success in winning first place in the Athletics Sports. In this event, it was only the few very good members of the middle and upper school who achieved this, effort from the rest of the House being very luke-warm. Also in the Athletic Sports, a member of the middle school won the junior Champion Athlete award.
In this season's Cricket, the middle school kept up its excellent record by winning the League and also the Seniors came second in their knock-out. The Juniors, however, have followed a disastrous football season with an equally disastrous cricket one.
Even though the House put up a reasonable effort in most team events, the House still relies too much on individuals and much better results could be attained if an effort were exerted by the large apathetic bloc in the House. This applies especially to the present Juniors who show no signs of repeating the successes of the middle school.
THE end of another year should set us in a retrospective mood to review the events worthy of note. A few events are worth recollecting, but not as much stands out as one would have wished. Thanks to the efforts of Stringer and his band of footballers-turned-rugby-players, we are able to include a much prized cup in our cupboard. But apart from this and the seniors' soccer knock-out success, all our praise must be showered upon the juniors, and if their scholastic abilities are at all comparable with their sporting inclinations, we may look forward to a future race of eccentric geniuses intertwined with sporting marvels.
THIS term Lynwood has had little success in either athletics or swimming. A disappointing result in the Athletic Sports was brightened only by the efforts of Taylor of the first form, and the teamwork apparent in the middle and senior school relays.
The swimming sports were a minor failure for the House owing to a shortage of finalists, but Riley is to be congratulated on winning the open breast stroke event.
In reaching the final stage of the cricket league competition, the Senior School showed its prowess in the game, but were eventually defeated by a strong Clumber team. The enthusiasm for the sport has been reflected in the middle school, but the junior cricket results were not so good as expected.
We congratulate the many members of the House who have gained academic successes, and extend our thanks to the House Tutors and Officials.
P. M. Hetherington has been a very able and inspiring Head of the House ; and we are all very grateful to him and wish him every success. He will be succeeded by G. M. Nosowski.
This term has been a good one for Sherwood. The teams in first form, second form, and middle school cricket leagues were all placed second, and despite the dismal, if expected performance of the senior league team, the knock-out trophy was won by a convincing margin. Even in the swimming sports the house was not last, thanks mainly to Scott and Pashley. We finished not far behind the winners in the athletics sports, which we might well have won, had Bird been fit. The first-formers have shown remarkable promise and enthusiasm, which it is hoped they will retain.
Wileman has been an excellent House Captain, inspiring enthusiasm by his own exacting standards and constant persuasion. Mr. Hemming too has devotedly urged Sherwood on through another year.
All who have gained places at Universities are congratulated, and all who have left school this term are wished every success.
THAT Welbeck's strength lies in the middle and junior school, was further proved this term in the Athletic and Swimming Sports.
House captain Bows, Wosskow, Vaughan, Bradbury and Winter, M.A. are to be congratulated on their spirited efforts, despite which the house finished 7th in the Athletic Sports. Jackson and Barraclough both performed well in the Swimming Sports, Barraclough being made Junior Swimming Champion. Williams broke Barraclough's record in the under 13 one length backstroke. We should certainly have been placed higher than 4th had more concentration been given to the distance swimming.
Cricket results have not been spectacular, though the senior team got through to the knock-out semi-final. In the senior half league we finished and, as in the middle school and first year half leagues. In the second year league we were placed 6th.
The various team captains, house tutors and officers are thanked for their services this term and it is hoped that their work may be better rewarded in the near future.
WENTWORTH had mixed fortunes in games in the summer term.
The dismal show in the athletic sports with one or two brilliant exceptions, was probably due to a lack of enthusiasm and support, but the winning of the distance-swimming more than compensated for this. Although we lacked really powerful swimmers, we were only narrowly beaten into third place in the swimming sports, the best performance for many years. Reynolds, Beman, Carlin and the Jenkins brothers must be congratulated for fine efforts. The support from the side, though occasionally undiscriminating, was the most enthusiastic any house has been given for some time. The water-polo team lost in the first round of the knock-out to the eventual winners of the competition.
As regards cricket, the seniors gained no distinctions for their bright and competent performances. Wilson's first form team swept all before them, winning the championship. The performances of the middle school and second year teams left much to be desired, winning only one match between them.
The end of another school year sees the inevitable departure of some Wentworth faces. Our best wishes for a happy and successful future go to those leaving and especially to Dowling, a modest and popular house captain, and to Hulse, Wood, Kenyon and Birley, who have given efficient service to the house in various spheres.
(President-E. W. Sivil, Esq.)
THE weather has been the dominating factor this year, but both the 1st XI (captained by J. Price) and the 2nd XI (captained by D. Challenger) have contrived to win as many matches as they have lost.
The younger players have this year topped the first team batting averages, but one old hand (Eric Allsop) continues to take most of the wickets.
Several members of the current School teams have played with distinction this year and the club would welcome new members for next year, and can almost always find a game for undergraduates available only during the Summer Vacation.
As a new venture next year it is proposed to run a combined Evening team selected from the Club and the Staff, which should appeal to spectators as well as players.
THE 1st XI (captained by P. K. Everitt) is playing this season in the Premier Division of the South Yorkshire Amateur League and the 2nd XI (captained by " Joe " Ellis) in the 1st Division of the same League.
The Club is also competing for the first time in the Yorkshire Old Boys' Cup.
The Soccer Club would welcome new members, especially as a slight increase in the playing strength would enable it to revive the 3rd XI.
THE Cricket Club will be holding its Annual Dance at the Anglers' Rest, Bamford early in November (tickets from Tony Ollerenshaw).
The Association will be holding for the first time a Dinner Dance at the Maynard Arms, Grindleford on Friday, January the 18th, 1963, and the Annual Dinner of the Association will be held at the Maynard Arms on the traditional date of Maundy Thursday (April 11th, 1963).