SCHOOL CRICKET TEAM
Under the Captaincy of Victor King, the School Cricket XI have enjoyed quite a successful season. He has been very ably supported by his
Vice-Captain, Graham Ferris, who has had a good time with his batting.
As usual, Maurice Munson has supplied the main bowling strength, and Michael Maxim has been very effective with his bowling. Tony
Williams sent down some "snorters" and took a lot of wickets.
Altogether, the fielding has been good and very few catches went begging. We all hope that this team will give a very good account of
themselves both against the special team from Stepney, under the Captaincy of Mr. T. F. Tucker, and against the Staff team, captained by
Mr. L. Embleton.
Well done boys, and keep up the good work.
S. C. C.
At the time of writing the Staff XI have got well through the season's fixtures, and can look back with satisfaction upon some good
performances. The weather unfortunately has left much to be desired, being cold with the sun often conspicuous by its absence. In spite of
this only two games failed to run the full course.
It has been pleasing to welcome new members like Mr. New-brook and Mr. Stevenson, who have definitely strengthened the eleven. Once
again Mr. Smith and Mr. Wheatley have bowled well, the former having taken over 50 wickets so far, and the batting honours have been
shared fairly equally all around. The fielding has given little away, and credit must go to Mr. Blackmore with eleven catches and Mr. Tordoff
with nine stumpings and three catches.
Played 18 Won 11 Lost 5 Drawn 1 No Result 2
Home. County Hall. Won, 27 runs ----- Stevenson 25, James IQ Home.
Brown's XL Lost, 63 runs ----- Embleton 2-28, Tordoff 12
Away. Bengeo. Won, 6 wickets ----- James 3-17, Wilkins 6-18, Corbett 29, Stevenson 40
Home. Hitchin. Won, 99 runs ----- Tordoff 25, Stevenson 17, Embleton 19 not out, Newbrook 5-20
Home. London Transport. Won, 3 wickets ----- Headmaster 4-19, Smith 6-18, Embleton 27
Home. Letchworth. Won, 7 wickets ----- Smith 6-26, Headmaster 22, Stevenson 24, Embleton 41 not out
Home. Welwyn Garden City. Won, 10 runs ----- Newbrook 50, Headmaster 47 not out, Embleton 4-15
Home. Ferme Park. Lost, 4 runs Smith 7-30/4-40 ----- Headmaster 5-46, D. Wheatley 48, Blackmore 19, Whitbread 16
Home. Chaseside. Abandoned
Home. Hertford Heath. Lost, 5 runs ----- Newbrook 4-12, Corbett 25, Tordoff 23
Away. Ferme Park. Lost, i wicket ----- Embleton 25, Headmaster 14, Smith 6-32
Away. Welwyn Garden City. Won, 37 runs ----- Tordoff 34 not out, Embleton 22, Headmaster 6-19
Home. Hatfield Hyde. Won, 88 runs ----- Embleton 25/4-22, Tordoff 22
Home. Hertford Post Office. Won, 5 wickets ----- Bumford 6-21/34 not out, Stevenson 18
Home. Bengeo. Draw ----- Smith 5-16, Blackmore 22, James 18
Home. London Transport. Lost, 7 wickets ----- D. Wheatley 23
Away. Bayford Nondescripts. Won, 4 wickets ----- Bumford 3-9, Embleton 26 not out
Boxing colours were awarded to M. Maxim, C. Maxim, D. McAllister and B. Guerdon.
INTER HOUSE CROSS-COUNTRY RACE
The Inter-House Cross Country Competition was decided on Tuesday, 4th May. The evening was marred by a heavy downpour of rain which
made the going heavy. The competitors started at ten minute intervals. The Seniors leaving their mark at 6 p.m. The first Senior to arrive at the
pen was Burston of Cairns, who completed the course in 23 min. He was followed by Murrell (M/S) 2nd, Green, K. (C) 3rd and Tozer (M/S)
The Senior Placings were: 1, Aberdeen with 64 points against; 2, Cairns with 69 points against; 3, Mt. Stephen with 84 points against; 4,
Somerset with 101 points against.
The first boy in the Intermediates to arrive home was Ferris of Mt. Stephen in 22 min. 30 sec. with King (C), 2nd and Wesson (S), 3rd. '
The Intermediate placings were: 1, Cairns with 51 points against; 2, Somerset with 54 points against; 3, Mt. Stephen with 91 points against: 4,
Aberdeen with 159 points against.
The Senior Cup was won by Cairns with 120 points against; 2, Somerset with 155 points against; 3, Mt. Stephen with 175 points against; 4,
Aberdeen with 223 points against.
The Junior Cup was won by Pelham with 48 points against; 2, Kinnaird with 52 points against; 3, Btixton with 102 points against; 4, McCall
with 128 points against.
G. Willans of Kinnaird was the first junior home in 22 mins. o sec.; 2, T. Burgar of Pelham; 3, H. Peet of Pelham,
INTER-HOMES ATHLETIC ELIMINATING COMPETITION
NO. 6 AREA
The weather was glorious on the 8th May when the eliminating competition of the Inter-Homes Athletic Competition was held at Goldings.
Five Homes entered the competition: - Woodford, Bark-ingside, Leicester, Clacton and Goldings.
We were successful in the following events and these boys went through to the Finals:— 80 Yards Hurdles, J. Cooper; Long Jump, J. Cooper;
High Jump, S. Rackham; 880 Yards, G. Ferris; (4x110 Yards) Relay, G. Ferris, J. McAllister, J. Cooper and G. Willans.
In the Finals of .the All England Athletic Championships (Dr. Barnardo's Homes), held at Barkingside on Saturday, 3rd July, 1954, J. Cooper
gained a 2nd place medal in the 80 Yards Hurdles. R. Davies, the holder of the Old Boys' Open Mile, retained the trophy by running a splendid
race and winning by a comfortable margin.
INTER-HOUSE ATHLETIC COMPETITION
The Inter-House Competition was held on Friday, 4th June, 1954. The competition was interrupted by a heavy shower of rain but, nevertheless,
finished ahead of schedule.
The Junior Competition was won by Kinnaird with 142 points; 2, Pelham with 67 points; 3, McCall with 34 points; 4, Buxton with 12 points.
The Senior Cup was won by Cairns with 167 points; 2, Mt. Stephen with 128 points; 3, Somerset with 103 points; 4, Aberdeen with' 41 points.
This year medals were awarded to the runners-up.
THE VICTOR LUDORUM MEDALS
The Senior Medal was won by E. Murrell (M/S), with 43 points; runner-up, A. Williams (S), 38 points.
The Intermediate Medal was won by V. King (C), with 46 points; runner-up, W. Kemp (C), 40 points.
The Junior Medal was won by G. Willans (K), with 40 points; runner-up, B. Mason (K), with 32 points.
High Jump: 1, Willans, G. (Kf, 2, Filby (P); 3, Burgar (P); 4, Watkins (P). 4 ft. 4 in.
Long Jump: 1, Willans, G. (K); 2, Blackburn (P); 3, King (P); 4, Steadmin (Me), did not jump. 15 ft. 1 in.
100 Yards: 1, Mason (K); 2, Wilans, G. (K); 3, Toynton (K); 4, Fleming (B). 12 sec.
Hurdles: 1, Burgar (P); 2, King (P); 3, Mason (K); 4, Bolt-wood (K). 12.6 sec. 220 Yards: i, Willans, G. (K); 2, Mason (K); 3,
Toynton (K); 4, Woods (K) and Coley (Me). 29 sec.
Cricket Ball: 1, Kinnaird; 2, McCall; 3, Pelham; 4, Buxton.
440 Yards: 1, Willans, G. (K); 2, Mason (K); 3, Brown (K); 4, Boltwood (K).1mn 6 sec.
Boat Race: 1, Kinnaird; 2, McCall.
880 Yards: 1, Mason (K); 2, King (P); 3, Boltwood (K); 4, Cummins (B). 2 min. 38 sec.
Relay: 1, Kinnaird; 2, McCall; 3, Pelham; 4, Buxton.
High Jump: 1, Hackney (S); 2, Kemp (C); 3, Munson; 4, King (C). 4 ft. 6 in.
Long Jump: 1, Kemp (C); 2, King (C); 3, Cooper (S); 4, Ferris (M S). 16 ft. S in.
100 Yards: 1, Kemp (C); 2, Munson (C); 3, King (C); 4, Ferris (M S). 11.8 sec.
Hurdles: 1. King (C); 2, Kemp (C); 3, Munson (C); 4, Mountain (C).
220 Yards: 1. King (C); 2, Kemp (C); 3, Ferris (M/S); 4, Mountain (C). 27 sec.
Cricket Ball: 1, Aberdeen; 2, Cairns; 3, Mt. Stephen; 4, Somerset.
440 Yards: 1. King (C); 2, Ferris (M/S); 3, Kemp (C); 4, Mountain (C*. i min. 3.4 sec.
880 Yards: 1, King (C); 2, Ferris (M/S); 3, East (S); 4, Allen (M/S). 2 min. 4 sec.
Relay Race: 1, Cairns; 2, Aberdeen; 3, Mt. Stephen; 4, Somerset. 56.2 sec.
High Jump: 1, Williams (S); 2, Murrell (M/S); 3, Gaffney (A); 4, Tozer (M S). 4 ft. 9 in.
Long Jump: 1, Murrell (M/S); 2, Williams (S); 3, Tozer (M/S). 17 it.
ico Yards: 1, Murrell (M/S); 2, Williams (S); 3, Tozer (M/S); 4, Smoker, n.6 sec.
Hurdles: 1, Williams (S); 2, Tozer (M SK 3 and 4, Murrell (M/S) and Bradley (C). 12 sec.
220 Yards: 1, Murrell (M/S); 2, Williams (S); 3, Tozer (M/S); 4, Bradley (C). 27.6 sec.
440 Yards: 1, Murrell (M/S); 2, Bradley (C); 3, Smith (A); 4, Williams (S). i min. 5 sec.
Mile: 1, Ali (A); 2, Bradley (C); 3,. Smith, R. (A); 4, McCarthy (S). 5 min. 37.5 sec.
Relay Race: 1, Somerset; 2, Mt. Stephen; 3, Cairns. 56.8 sec.
Tug-of-War: 1, Somerset; 2, Mt. Stephen.
TABLE TENNIS TOPICS
The season ended with the Goldings teams about average in their sections of the local league. Rather stiff opposition had the advantages of
improving our younger players' game, and without being outstanding our teams did well.
With the league fixtures finished School competitions were organised and attracted an entry of 120. There were three sections, Junior and
Senior Handicaps and Scratch. After 125 matches, many of which were very exciting for players and spectators, the results in the finals were: —
Junior—A. Steadman beat J. Davies.
Senior—K. All beat P. Darling.
Scratch—G. Ferris beat M. Munson.
Once more the time has come for me to write the Somerset House Notes and I will start by welcoming John Cooper, Terence Wesson, Garald
Stringer^ohn Allwood and Sydney Rackham to the house. We hope they have completely settled down by this time and fallen in with the house
At the Inter-House Athletics our position was third. Mention must be made of Jones, Williams, Hopcroft, Read, Davis, Mars-ton, Cooper and
McAllister who won the Tug-of-War in two consecutive pulls, also Williams, Brittain, Jones and Smoker who won the Relay. Well done !
We started the cricket season by winning our first game, but the next two games were lost by very few runs.
As you all know we won the Boxing Cup for the second year running. This is a great achievement and thanks must go to J. McAllister,
A. Hopcroft, M. Maxim, D. McAllister, D. England and B. Marston who all won their weights and to everyone else who had a try.
During the past term we have said goodbye to D. McAllister, D. England, K. Shanks and R Willans who have all gone out to situations.
We wish them all good luck.
As this term comes to an end our thoughts turn to the football season. Last season we were bottom in the league, but since then our new
entrants have some quite good talents so lets hope we are in for better luck next term.
On behalf of all Somerset I wish Mr. Wheatley and family, Mr. Corbett and family, our House Master, Mr. Warren and all readers a very
happy holiday with not too much rain.
House Captain J. W. SMOKER