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» Kearsney College Chronicle Vol. 1. No. 4 JULY, 1941 EDITORIAL The School has now completed its second year at Botha's Hill. Durintghe years of our struggle for existence up the North Coast the Headmaster and staff persevered with vision and faith, and a belief that some day Kearsney would become a great school. From small beginnings—a handful of boys quartered in Sir Liege Hulett's mansion, secluded among the trees at Kearsney, and far from the beaten track—we watched and helped the school to grow. With inadequate buildings, poor equipment, and the hoodoo of the North Coast ever to fight against, we persevered, year after year. Although pessimists often urged that the school should be closed down, we plodded on, rather obstinately, and often, in our hearts, a little hopelessly. Countless hours were spent in solemn conclave, discussing ways and means of making ends meet and of increasing our numbers. We felt, somehow, that if only we could hold on, a brighter day would dawn; exactly how or when, we didn't know. But it seemed that a school that was turning out boys of the calibre of ours must surely have a place in the educational system of the Province and of Methodism. And now at last has come the reward. There is no satisfaction like that of patience and perseverance rewarded! It makes the past worth while. Dreams have materialised into bricks and mortar. We have a fine site and buildings, and a healthy climate; we are more than full; we have a strong and progressive Board of Governors; and the staff has remained basically unchanged for a dozen years or so. 81

So we may say that the school's anxious days are past. Like the mustard tree, a great thing has grown from a small. Yet those of us who experienced and endured them, as we fought for the survival of the school, must ever look back with affection upon the years spent up the North Coast: upon the life-long friendships made in the district, the services in the Chapel, the avenues and plantations of trees and shrubs, the fruit orchards, the tea-fields and sugar cane, the tea factories, the Sunday rambles, and even the leaky classrooms, the iron-hard playing field, and the everpresent bees. An Old Boy, writing, says,"The world was ours, we roamed where we liked, even out of bounds, and the country was so beautiful. Really, old Kearsney, with its pleasant and hard days, has a soft spot in my memory." Those things are now past for ever, and over half the present school never knew them. But we would like to seize this opportunity of making a last reference and paying a final tribute to them. They were pioneering days: days of toil and misgiving, yet days of hope. Little could our Founder have realised the years of travail that were to lie ahead, but still less could he have realised that his brave venture in 1921 would result, twenty years later, in the school which Methodism now possesses. We still have vision. We foresee the day when there will be four Houses instead of two, a Chapel, a swimming bath, an assembly hall, a library, a gymnasium, a woodwork block, and more classrooms. It all takes time. These things do not grow like mushrooms over night, and we must have patience. The nucleus is here. When times are more settled, large-hearted friends of the School and of Methodism will put their hands deep into their pockets for us, so that before many more years have passed even we shall be surprised at the progress we have made. May it be so! 82

SCHOOL NOTES This number of the"Chronicle"is bulkier than usual. The reason for this is easy to find: a great deal of space has been devoted to Old Boys' news and letters. There is no need to explain why this should be. , We live in stirring times, and many of our Old Boys are sharing actively in them. We on the home front are only too glad to hear from them, and pass on to others the news that they have to give us. The Magazine has a large circulation among Old Boys themselves, too, and is probably the only access they have to information about the movements and activities of their old friends. We hope, then, that readers will enjoy the extracts from letters, and will put this edition carefully away, as a record of the part played by our old scholars in the winning of the War ! The year opened with 140 boarders and two day boys. This is twenty more than the maximum originally arranged for, but alterations have been made to the Houses, so that each of them may accommodate ten more. It is a new experience for the School to be full and still have to turn boys away ! The exigencies of war have resulted in staff changes from time to time. Mr. Ridler left us at the end of last year, and for a while Mrs. Watkins and Mrs. Lambert were with us. Now we have Mrs. Purnell and Mrs. Ayre-Smith, both "war-widows," with us, and we welcome them and appreciate the good work they are doing in our midst. Our only regret is that Mrs. Ayre-Smith's contract has now expired, and we are sorry to lose her cheerful company. Mrs. Beatty, in spite of having a family to look after, con tinues to give her full measure of time and enthusiasm to the Biology and Science. We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Matterson on becoming grandparents. Or perhaps the congratulations would be more pertinently directed to Barbara, who is now living in Cape Town, where her husband is engaged in war work. Our similar congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Colley, on the arrival of their third son. Under the official title of"caretaker," Mr. Colley is in charge of the upkeep of school grounds and buildings, and has his hands kept very full. Mr. and Mrs. Oram, with friends, were involved in a car smash near Verulam during the Easter holidays, which resulted in the Oldsmobile becoming almost a total wreck. 83

Mr. Oram was. luckily, only bruised and shaken, but Mrs. Oram was confined to hospital for a fortnight. We are glad to say that the invalids are now well again, and another Oldsmobile is installed in the garage: a second-hand, but more recent, edition. Our deepest sympathies go forth to J. Grant and his mother. Mr. Grant was killed in a car smash shortly before Easter. The black-out has been our latest innovation, for we come within the 20-mile limit of Durban. With so many windows to attend to, the only satisfactmoreythod has been to douse all the lights and go early to bed. The Staff have had to make their own black-out arrangements, sufficient to satisfy the eagle eye of the wardens. The growing increase in the number of philatelists in the school has led to the formation of the Stamp Club, which meets once a week. With the help of periodicals, and a Gibbons Catalogue, the chief business so far has lain in the cataloguing and pricing of stamps and the friendly admiration of one another's sets. Until values are more truly known, the exchange and auctioning of stamps is not being encouraged. Mr. Oram broadcast from the City Hall one Sunday night. Showing an unusual interest in the classics, most of the seniors stayed up to listen in, and reception was good. A regular visitor to the school has remarked that during the afternoons the place is beginning to sound like an academy of music. True, too! From the dining hall there emanates the continuous tap-tapping of the drums, the rather unco-ordinated rambling of fingers over the piano, and the wail of sundry other instruments (all this denoting the Birth of the Band, under the leadership of A. C. Mandell); from the nearby common rooms emerge the harmonies of the wireless; and above and far exceeding all, the clarion call of the bugles, which, like the brook, go on for ever, echoes forth from the hill side (and how we long for soundproof rooms!). Incidentally, the buglers have been officially congratulated on the progress they have made under the enthusiastic guidance of T. Wyatt-Minter. Captain Goldstone, who has paid two or three visits to inspect and train them, reports that our six best buglers are as good as anything in any school. In a few months of practice, too. While on the subject of music, the Choir has been meeting regularly, with a full complement of basses and tenors. Part songs of light and serious nature have been 84

prepared, together with occasional anthems, and a good deal of enthusiasm is being shown. Many of the items (such as the "Viking Song") are taken from copies used by Mr. Reece when he was a treble himself, and which he has rescued from the debris of the intervening years! Though rather raw to begin with, the basses and tenors have acquired some skill in sight-reading. On Saturday, February 15th, about 40 boys, with members of the staff, made the journey to Maritzburg for the official opening of the new Epworth Girls' High School. We all enjoyed the afternoon greatly, in spite of rain later in the afternoon, which somewhat spoilt the catering arrangements. An account of the ceremony may be found elsewhere in this issue. The President of the Conference, the Rev. W. Eveleigh, spent the night at Kearsney, and next morning conducted the service at the school. He gave a memorable address, calling for a firm adherence to Christiaenthics in face of the doctrines of force and terrorism which were so much abroad at the present day. Gradually the school grounds are taking shape. The long veld grass is giving place to more sightly terraces, and flower-beds are beginning to put in an appearance. The grounds on the upper sides of the Houses have been laid out, and the stretch between the main blocks and the classrooms has been cleared of long grass and is now covered with lawn. To us these changes seem gradual, but friends returning after a short absence are often impressed by the rapidity of progress. The upper field, too, is now well turfed, and has been in continuous use all year. No longer do rugger players have to adapt themselves on the lower field to the con ditions encountered by their elder brothers on the Egyptian frontier, nor do spectators have to follow the course of the game simply by the movements of the dust storm-centre! We learn that the buildings of the old school are to be renovated and offered to the Government as a convalescent home. They have deteriorated rapidly since we left them, and the dining hall has been removed. The Prep, classrooms are in use as an Indian school. Only the trees and shrubs remain untouched and beautiful as ever, and the Chapel stands there, dignified, but almost unused, as most of the old families have now left the district. On Saturday, March 8th, the Exodus Club, consisting of headmasters and headmistresses of schools in the Durban area, held its monthly meeting at the school, by invitation of the Headmaster. The meeting itself was soon over, and 85

the rest of the time was spent in a"Cook's tour"over the buildings. And so there was an unusually scholarly atmos phere about the place that day. In spite of extra duties at school on account of the shortage of men teachers, the staff are managing to put in their share of war work. Sister Attlee and Miss Fraser, keen devotees of the St. John Ambulance Association, make a weekly trip to Durban for training and drill, and Sister Attlee devoted part of the Christmas holidays to nursing at King's House; Mrs. Milner has offered her services like wise during these July holidays; the Head and Mr. Reece belonged to the Police Reserves till they were disbanded, and now drill with the National Volunteer Brigade under the watchful eye of Mr. Eric Dalton: they have been provided with uniform, and within a few months the unit expects to have its armoured vehicles, tanks and artillery; Mr. Oram helps with the cadets, has his name on the N.V.B. waiting list and, to make doubly sure, has signed forms for enrolment in the Active Citizen Force; Mr. Medworth, besides his cadet work, attends Headquarter Command instructional courses on Saturdays, and has devoted some of his holiday time to officers' courses at Roberts Heights. The Head and Mr. Reece, too, hold offices with the Civilian Protective Services. In addition, Mrs. Matterson, Mrs. Oram and Mrs. Reece are associated with the S.A.W.A.S., and devote a good deal of time towards the preparation of clothes and comforts for the troops. Prefects for the year are:— Cillingham: (School), j. W. Clayton, I. E. Coutts, F. R. Chick; (House), L. M. Preston, C. J. Beningfield, P. Lee. Finningley: (School), H. L. Robinson, E. H. Lowe; (House), A. W. Paul, A. H. Doidge, P. A. Foss. Cricket Committee: Mr. Medworth, H. L. Robinson (capt.), P. A. Foss (vice-captain) and J. W. Clayton. Rugger Committee: Mr. Medworth, I.E. Coutts (capt.), H. L. Robinson (vice-captain), J. W. Clayton and P. A. Lee. The following boys have been confirmed by the Bishop of Natal: G. G. Ballard, D. Beckett, F. R. Comins, G. j. Davey, L. W. E. Dyson, P. F. Charter, A. C. Mandell, E. van der Schyff, T. Wyatt-Minter. Additional Examination Results.—Commercial J.C.: J. D. Allsopp, P. R. Charter, A. H. Doidge, P. Lee. In one year's work, R. Mark passed his N.C.C. Com merce and his S.C.C. Bookkeeping and Commercial Arithmetic, both with distinction. In fact^ Mark was top of the Union in his Commercial Arithmetic, and we offer him our hearty congratulations on his feat. 86

The Tuck Shop, which occupies temporarily the same room as the stationary, has, under the care of Sister Attiee and Sister Gamble, had a large turnover this year, and shows no signs of losing its popularity! There are schemes afoot for building a tuck shop cum tea room at the corner of what will ultimately be the main match ground, i.e., to the right of the path leading along to the lower playing field. Boxing.—This activity, which ceased when we left our old quarters, has now been resumed. We have been for tunate in securing the services of Messrs. Hill and Aaron, instructors at the Natal Technical College Boxing Associa tion. They come up on Wednesday evenings, and we would like to take this opportunity of expressing our sincere appreciation for their willingness to come up weekly, and for the interest and enthusiasm they have shown. An addition to the school's curriculum is a dancing class, held for seniors on Wednesday afternoons, and con ducted by Miss Nellie Herbert. The class is, of course, an optional one, and has been arranged in response to frequent requests that the boys should learn this gentle art, so that they may not be embarrassed in future when asked to social functions. We learn from their instructress that quite a degree of progress is being maintained! Where there's an incentive, there's always a way! On Friday, May 9th, a score of seniors went to Durban by the school bus to see a representation of St. Joan (a Matric. set book) at the Girls' College. We were practically the only male element in a crowd of about 400, but in spite of the counter-attractions thus presented, and the fact that one of the party was more than a little interested in the leading character of the play, we arrivesdafely back with no defaulters by midnight. While G. S. Boyd thoroughly justified his selection for Natal Schools, taking 23 wickets in five innings, at an average of 7, he bowled without much luck during the interProvincial tournament at Cape Town. He found he could not get the same response from the Cape wickets as he could from the Natal ones. Sunday morning services have been shared by our own minister, the Rev. F. P. Evans, his junior colleague, the Rev. A. Graham. Archdeacon Heywood Harris, and an occasional lay preacher. Evening services, as usual, have been con ducted by the staff. The following boys left at the end of 1940: C. S. Boyd, Form VI, School Prefect, Cricket Captain, Natal Schools Xl (came 1937); D. N. Crowder, Form VI, House Prefect, 2nd class Matric. (came 1937); H. j. C, Elwood, Form I I I (came 87

1940); D. C. French, Form Vic, School Prefect 1st XV (came 1937): F. R. C. Groom, Form VI, School Prefect, 1st XV, Re serve Natal Schools, 1st XI, long jump and 220 yards records 3rd class Matric. (came 1937); j. R. Lund, Form VI, House Prefect, j.C. Bursary, 1st class j.C. and Matric. (came 1936); R. Mark, Post Matric., Head Prefect, Rugger capt., 1st class j.C. and Matric., half-mile record (came 1932); M. O. McBean, Form I (came 1939); R. J. McLaren Forrri II I (came 1940); L. N. D. Putterill, Form Vc, 1st class j.C (came 1938); L. A. jordan. Form VI, School Prefect, 3rd class j.C., Tennis captain (came 1937); L. H. Scheffer Form II I (came 1939); S. H. Spargo, Form I (came 1939). The following boys have left us at the half-year: C. C. Ballard, Form IVc, 1st XV, 1st XI (came 1939); D. C. Kelly Form Vc, 1st XV (came 1939); E.H. Lowe. Post Matric.,' School Prefect, 1st class j.C. and Matric. (Dist. Latin) (came 1935); H. Smith, Form I (came 1938); N. A. Hulett Prep, (came 1940). INTERLUDE It was a Damp Friday, bleak and Stark. Over Hill and Dale, through Woods and over Rock, the King led his Redgment. They Preston as Foss as they could, keeping Lowe, to Doidge the Loader Stones hurled at them by the foe. At last they came to Turner corner. Ware, by a Poole, the Slayen were buried, and the Chaplin Shuker fist to the Evans as he cried,"Hulett us destroy these Crookes, and we shall no longer Grieve; let them not Grant themselves Ayres; they Dent Wauchope to meet us." They managed to Charter Barnes for their rest, and Sparks soon flew from the warming Cole, as they tried to BakerChick or two on the burning Brand. 88 ■S %

THE PRESIDENT IN NATAL While the President of the Conference, the Rev. W. Eveieigh, was making his presidential rounds in Natal, he officially opened the New Epworth, and next day conducted the service of Kearsney. We have pleasure in quoting the following extracts:— From "The Methodist Church News About 2.30 a move was made to Scottsville, and at 3 o'clock the long dreamt vision of a new Epworth was brought to a climax of realisation by the official opening and dedication of the buildings. The crowd had been variously estimated, but the "experts"agree that it could not have been less than 800. The placed swarmed with people, a happy augury for its future success. A simple, dignified and touching service had been specially arranged for the occa sion, and the President's address on the history and influence of Methodist education appropriately completed it. During the service in the Gymnasium Hall, the gift of Mr. George Grookes, in memory of his late wife, a portrait of Mrs. Grookes was unveiled by Miss Grookes. The dedication took place at the main entrance, before the Memorial Doors, the gift of old Epworth girls in affectionate remembrance of Miss Emily Lowe, one of the co-founders of the School. On behalf of the old girls the doors were presented by Mrs. L. F. Forsyth, President of the Epworth Past Girls' Union, to the School, and then Mr. W. J. Williams handed over the buildings to the President of the Gonference as official trustee of the Methodist properties. After the dedication the President opened the doors by loosing the knot of a ribbon in the School colours which had held them closed for this ceremony. Even the rain which was now falling did not mar the joy of the crowd that wandered over the whole range of buildings, all "within bounds"for the occasion, and drank tea in the rooms or on the sheltered verandahs. A great day indeed, bringing to a close, so far as Pietermaritzburg was concerned, a great visit by a great President. The President's own notes from "The Methodist Churchman The new Kearsney College is the brother school to Epworth. I had heard much about the situation and the buildings at Kearsney, but I had to confess after a visit that the half had not been told me. Built on a hill some 3,000 feet above sea level, near the famous Valley of a Thousand Hills, 23 miles from Durban, it commands a glorious view of far-spreading and picturesque countryside. 89

The buildings are well planned and embody many ideas sug gested by schoolmasters who have dreamed dreams and seen visions. The spacious dormitories with the sliding concer tina windows are more like open-air sleeping porches. Masters' rooms are between dormitories. Two hostels, the dining hall and a block of classrooms form roughly a large quadrangle. Playing fields there are in plenty, and groves of shady trees. That it is possible to eat and sleep well at Kearsney I can affirm with confidence, because I have done both here. That the boys listen well to what the preacher has to say at the Sunday morning service I can also affirm. And they can sing. It was good to be with them in the service. Mr. Matterson, the Headmaster, who has done so much for the College, has good reason to be a proud and happy man to-day, though he is still seeing visions of greater developments. At present the hostels are full and there is a waiting list. The new Kearsney and the new Epworth should send enriching streams into the life of the Church in the years to come. That Natal Methodists have carried on the Wesley tradition is plain. Most of the £100,000 raised for Kearsney and Epworth was secured in Natal. The members of the Building Committee had a mind to work. I sat for an hour in council with the Board of Governors one morning, with 25 members present, and noted with interest and gratitude the earnest spirit which prevailed. The Board includes some of the ablest men in Natal. At a luncheon given by the chairman of the Board, Mr. W, J. Williams, on the day of the opening of Epworth, the opportunity was taken to make a special presentation to him for his leadership and outstanding service to the schools, and also to Mr. H. W. Haley, the secretary and treasurer. It takes a lot to surprise Mr. Williams, but he was astonished and disconcerted when warm tributes were paid to the value of his labours and an illuminated address, signed by every member of the Building Committee, was presented to him with a very large and comfortable chair, and the applause which greeted the presentation showed how much feeling went with it. Mr. Haley was obviously startled when his turn came and, local preacher though he is, he could not get beyond a brief "firstly." But the members felt very strongly that the completion of such a big scheme ought to be signalised by the recognition of the arduous and significant labours of the chairman and secretary. WILLIAM EVELEIGH. 90

ENTERTAINMENTS Films:— February 8th.—"Strange Boarders." March 1st.—"The Crime of Dr. Hallett." March 22nd.—"The Cowboy and the Kid." April 5th.—" Man of Arran." April 26th.—" Invisible Man." May 17th.—" Professor, Beware." June 7th.—" Alf's Button Afloat." June 21st.—"Convict 99." June 24th.—" The Middle Watch." We had an evening with two accordionists and a soloist on February 22nd. The programme was of a light and trifling nature, but when the school joined in with the singing, there can be no doubt that Botha's Hill has known no such noise since the monsters of prehistoric days joined here in combat! Professor V. S. Naicker and his company (of one), in his"Magic Show from the East," conjured for us on March 8th. We were sorry not to see his "You can see the Human Being will Disguised into Skeleton," but were in terested in his gruesome "Man to all purpose will be Kill and Back to Life," and we were convulsed at the process of Beningfield laying an egg. Mr. C. J. Offord is a welcome friend, and we greatly appreciated his talk on Saturday, May 3rd, on the Nuffield Cricket Week, held this year in Cape Town. An hour passed all too quickly. Quite apart from the details of the cricket, Mr. Offord spoke enthusiastically of the elevating influences of the University buildings and grounds, the beautiful setting of Newlands, and the ever imposing Table Mountain. He dwelt, too, on the fine spirit that was engendered among the players, the friendships made, and the little acts of sportsmanship that helped to make the week so memorable. He roused in the heart of every boy in the school a great desire to share such experiences for himself. On May 31st Miss Fraser gave another of her popular pianoforte recitals, this time with a selection of "Popular Classics." Taking the definition of a "classic" as "any composition by a classical writer," and of "popular" as "a composition with a melody which appeals," she gave us a very representative selection of good yet classical items, and was becomingly presented with a box of chocolates from the school at the close! For the close of the term, instead of the annual play, Mr. Oram arranged a variety concert, combining local talent 91

with imported artists. The programme below is selfexplanatory, but it is only right to say that visitors were loud in their praise of the quality of material among the boys, both musically and in the play; also, of course, Mr. Jack Fowler's items brought down the house! Concert Programme, June 23rd, 1941. 1. The School Dance Band in several popular numbers. Organised by A. C. Mandell. 2. Piano Duet—Liszt's Second Rhapsody: Miss Fraser and Mr. Reece. 3. The School Choir; (a) "Come to the Fair." (b) "Anchored." Directed by Mr. Reece. 4. Piano Solo—" Rush Hour in Hong-Kong"; Miss Fraser. 5. The School Choir; (a) Viking Song. (b) "Good-night." 6. Sketch—"The Meanest Man in the World." He; C. j. Beningfield. His Wife; Miss A. Ayre-Smith. The Maid; Miss D. R. Fraser. 7. jack Fowler. 8. Accordion solos; L. Dixon. 9. Songs: Joan Lansdell and Harry Johnson, with Olive Tutton at the Piano. (In private life Joan Lansdell is Mrs. Barrie Ellis.) 10. One-Act Play;"The Refund." The Principal; J. Clayton. The Servant; I. Coutts. Wasserkopf; T. Wyatt-Minter. The Staff; E. Lowe, J. L. Couper, A. Mandell and M. j. Graham. Produced by Mr. G. M. Oram. 11. Joan Lansdell and Harry Johnson. 12. Jack Fowler 92

LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY President: The Headmaster; Vice-President: Mr. Reece; Secretary: C. J. Beningfield; Executive Committee: A. C. Mandell, L. T. Fisher, J. D. Allsopp, L. N. Hume, A. N. Nisbet. The Society is now establishing itself once more as a feature of the school's cultural life, and has been better attended this year than last. Roughly 60 per cent, of the senior school attend regularly. It Is hoped more and more to persuade members to give lectures on subjects in which they are interested, and a good start has ben made with lectures by C. J. Beningfield and D. H. Percival. The first meeting provided a good send-off to the session. Perhaps the subject appealed—" That this House believes in Ghosts at any rate there was a full house and some "spirited"debating, with Allsopp and the Secretary leading pro and con respectively. The majority present maintained that seeing is believing, and as none had seen, few believed; the result was that the motion was well and truly lost. An evening with A. A. Milne stimulated quite an interest in this versatile writer. The Vice-President acted as compere, first outlining Milne's life and writings, and introducinegach reading in turn. Extracts from "Punch" were read by Nisbet and Stones, poems by Le Grove Smith and Fisher, and a chapter from "Winnie the Pooh" by Blake. These passages were varied enough to give members a good idea of the writer's style, and should have introduced a desire to read him. The debate"That we should welcome reprisals on the German civilian popular" was very keenly contested. Dyson and Percival took the lead. The one side emphasised at length the importance of upsetting the morale of the people; the othercountered with the greater effectiveness of concentration on factories and docks, quoting Mr. Ghurchill's words, "Business before Pleasure." The antireprisals won by the narrow margin of one vote. The last meeting before Easter took the form of a lecture on "Astronomy" by the Secretary. The speaker confined his remarks to the solar system, and it was clear from his businesslike methods that he knew his subject well. The meeting was later opened for questions, and numerous posers were asked and clearly answered. 93

On May 11th, Clarkson led the debate "That black outs in South Africa are unnecessary," and was opposed by Nisbet. As we had just had our first taste of the blackout, the debate was a lively one. Clarkson pointed out that we are too far away from the scene of operations to need such a step, and that moreover the coastal contour gave Durban away in any case. Nisbet reminded listeners that unexpected things keep happening in war, and that now is the time to practice in case of an emergency. The voting eventually reflected a tie, and thechairman gave his vote in favour of the motion. The next meeting was a mock election, the United Party being represented by Clayton and Rosenberg, and the Nationalist Party by C. J. Beningfield and Graham, The issue was not taken seriously, particularly after the hilarity caused by the vice-chairman's introduction of the candidates, and the Nationalist candidate particularly had to submit to some severe heckling. Owing to the enthusiasm of a strong pseudo-Nazi Party from Zululand, keen devotees of the Ossewa-Brandwag movement, the United Party had some anxious moments before gaining a six-vote majority! In spite of the light-heartedness of the debating, it was clear that many of the speakers, and the candidates especially, were taking an intelligent interest in political life. The debate "That town life is preferable to country life"was led by Woods and opposed by Jackson. Probably the subject was too hackneyed, for there was not the usual liveliness of debate, although all the usual arguments were produced. The tit-bit was perhaps a reference to the "modern and historic"town of Kokstad. As more of the debaters came from the country than the town, the motion was lost by a two-thirds majority. On June 22nd D. H. Percival gave an interesting lecture on "Native Life and Customs." He showed a wide know ledge of his subject, and had to answer a great many questions which were posed to him afterwards; he passed the test quite satisfactorily! 94

CRICKET While we have mostly succeeded in dismissing our opponents for reasonably small scores, we have not been able, once Foss is dismissed, to record any good totals our selves. The batting lacks stability: impatience has brought disaster in many cases, and by now this lesson ought to have been thoroughly learnt. The bowling has always been good. The Junior side has many very promising cricketers from whom we expect much in the very near future. 15th February. KEARSNEY v. ESTCOURT. Home. Lost by 98 runs. ESTCOURT. 14 Cillbanks, Ibw b Chick 5 Teale, not out Cooke, Ibw b Chick Brokensha, c Foss b Davidson Anderson, c Clayton b David son Cooke, c Sparks b Davidson Sutcliffe, c Clayton b DavidBro KEARSNEY. Foss, Ibw b Rawlinson . Ballard, b Rawlinson . Clayton, c Cillbanks b kensha Davidson, b Rawlinson ... Preston, st Cooke b Teale Allsopp, hit wkt. b Teale Coutts, b Cillbanks 0 5 4 4 1 1 1 87 0 14 1 0 Baker, st Cooke b Teale Fisher, b Teale Chick, b Teale Sparks, not out Extras Total 2 8 0 0 48 Davies, c Coutts b Baker Comins, b Sparks Anderson, not out ... Extras 6 1 13 9 12 Total (for 8 wkts.) 145 Bowling: Rawlinson; 3 for 8. Teal 5 for 19. 22nd February. KEARSNEY v Lost by 61 KEARSNEY. Foss, b Mungavin 51 Ballard, c Jones b Burn ... 2 Davidson, run out 8 Robinson, c Kaplan b Herrison 1 Clayton, c Conlon b Herrison 0 Sparks, b Wade ... 1 Preston, b Wade 0 Theunisscn, b Conlon 3 Baker, c Mungavin b Wade 1 Coutts, c and b Wade 0 Chick, not out 1 Bowling: Davidson 4 for 18. Extras D.H.S. Away, runs. D.H.S. Hitchens, c Clayton b David son Shackleton, b Chick Jones, c Foss b Chick ... Herrison, c and b Foss Wade, c Coutts b Davidson Mungavin, b Sparks ... Conlon, c Coutts b Foss Lowen, run out Kaplan, not out Roberts, c Clayton b Sparks Burn, b Clayton Extras 18 2 6 5 35 6 14 1 1 19 15 1 2 Total 72 Total 133 Bowling: Wade 4 for 3. Bowling: Foss 2 for 23, Davidson, Sparks, Chick 2 for 26. 95

March 3rd. KEARSNEY v. ARMENIANS. Home. Lost by 120 runs. ARMENIANS. KEARSNEY. First Innings. First Innings. R. Jackson, b Sparks 12 Foss, b Medworth 3 J. Hulett, b Foss 1 Ballard, c Clayton b Millar 3 L. Hulett, c Clayton b Foss 0 Davidson, c Sub b Miilar ... 12 A. Clayton, c Preston b Sparks 9 Robinson, Ibw b Medworth 8 R. Millar, not out 1 Clayton, c and b Millar ... 2 C. Medworth, run out 0 Sparks, c and b Medworth ... 0 W. Clarkson, b Chick 13 Preston, c and b Millar ... 0 H. Hulett, c Ballard b Clayton 8 Coutts, c and b Medworth ... 3 D. Millar, c Clayton b David- Baker, b Medworth ... 0 son 3 Fisher, c Clarkson b MedC. Boyd, St Robinson b Foss 2 worth 0 Burton, Ibw b Foss 0 Chick, not out 0 Extras ... 4 Extras 4 Total 53 Total 35 Bowling: Bowling: Foss 4 for 5. Medworth 6 for 19. Millar 4 for 16. Armenians, 2nd Innings: 153 for 8 (R. Millar 49). Kearsney, 2nd Innings: 48. March 8th. KEARSNEY v. MARISTS. KEARSNEY. First Innings. Foss, c Paice b Kerr ... Ballard, b jackman Nathan, st Paice b Kerr Davidson, c Jackson b Kerr Robinson, Ibw b Kerr ... Clayton, b Crainger Baker, b Crainger Albertyn, not out Sparks, st Paice b Crainger Chick, b Crainger Coutts, b Crainger Extras Won by 5 wickets. MARISTS. First Innings. 24 Hayward,b Chick 0 Fairbairn, b Nathan 2 Boyd, b Foss 0 Crainger, b Clayton 10 Kerr, Ibw b Davidson ... 4 Paice, run out 5 Linscott, Ibw b Clayton 4 Jackman, b Foss 1 Alexander, not out ... 0 Martin, b Foss 0 Mullins, b Foss ... ... 6 Extras Home. 7 0 22 7 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 6 Total 58 Total 54 Bowling: Bowling: Crainger 5 for 10. Foss 4 for 8 (including hattrick). Clayton 2 for 11. Kearsney, 2nd Innings: 69 for 5 wickets (Foss 35 not out). Marists, 2nd Innings: 40 (Foss 4 for 7, Chick 2 for 2, Nathan 4 for 15). 96

March 15th. KEARSNEY v. ST. CHARLES II. Drawn. KEARSNEY. ST. CHARLES. Away Foss, b Stephenson 30 Kohler, b Nathan ... 44 Nathan, c Kohler b Barry ... 20 Allan, b Chick 9 Ballard, b Stephensor) 1 O'Leary, c and b Nathan ... 29 Sparks, b Stephenson 2 Hogan, b Davidson 36 Robinson, b Barry 14 Stevensen, not out 29 Davidson, Ibw b Stephenson 3 Farrell, b Davidson 1 Clayton, not out 12 Barry, c Albertyn b Foss ... 3 Albertyn, not out 8 Radley, b Sparks 2 Chick, Preston and Coutts did Wyne, c Coutts b Chick ... 8 not bat. Danbray, c Ballard b Chick 13 Piccione, b Chick 0 Extras 3 Extras 7 Total (for 6 wkts.) 93 Total 181 Bowling: Bowling; Stephenson 4 for 32. Chick 4 for 39. March 29th. KEARSNEY. Foss, b Hawkins ... •. Nathan, Ibw b Hawkins ... Ballard, b Hawkins Davidson, b McMillan ... Robinson, Ibw b McMillan Clayton, Ibw b McMillan Albertyn, not out Baker, not out Preston, Chick and Coutts did not bat. Extras ... KEARSNEY v. HILTON 2nd. Home Drawn. HILTON 2nd. 34 McMillan, Ibw b Chick 1 1 Hensman, not out 74 1 C. King, c Clayton b Foss ... 22 13 Pope-Ellis, c Preston b Clay14 ton 23 0 Brown, c Albertyn b Foss ... 0 6 Mackenzie, c Ballard b Chick 15 .1 Salveson, c Albertyn b Chick 42 Thompson, not out 1 22 6 Extras Total (for 6 wkts.) 76 Total (for 6 wkts. dec.) 200 Bowling: Hawkins 3 for 24. Bowling; Chick 3 for 31. JUNIOR Xi. The following boys represented the Junior XI: I. C. McLeod (cap tain), A. N. Nisbet (vice-captain,I, T. D. Jacobs, C. S. Rosenberg, C. J. Davey, J. A. Clarkson, P. R. Jonsson, G. H. Stein, H. F. Ivory, V. Davy. Reserves: C. M. Garbutt, I. I. Ives. Played 7, won 7. V. Highbury—Won by an innings and 63 runs. Highbury: 36 (Jacobs 4 for 7, Rosenberg 3 for 7). Kearsney: 162 for 6 dec. (Jonsson 64, Jacobs 33, Albertyn not out 40). Highbury: 63 (Jacobs 5 for 32). 97

V. Estcourt—Won by an innings and 77 runs. Estcourt: 25 (Jacobs 8 for 8). Kearsney: 121 for 5 dec. (Jacobs 49). Estcourt: 19 (Nathan 5 for 8). V. D.H.S.—Won by an innings and 100 runs. D.H.S.: 35 (Ivory 4 for 6, Rosenberg 3 for 4). Kearsney: 166 (McLeod 60, Nisbet 41). D.H.S.: 31 (Nathan 6 for 13). V. Cordwalles—Won by 123 runs. Cordwalles: 26 (Rosenberg 5 for 6). Kearsney: 149 for 9 (Jacobs 50). V. Marists—Won by 107 runs. ^ Marists: 44 (Rosenberg 5 for 25) and 59 (McLeod 6 for 31). Kearsney: 84 (McLeod 25) and 126 for 6 (Jacobs 45, McLeod 32). V. St. Charles—Won by an innings and 43 runs. ij St. Charles: 58 (Jacobs 3 for 13, McLeod 4 for 25, Rosenberg 3 for 12). Kearsney: 143 for 7 dec. (Rosenberg 35). St. Charles: 22 (Jacobs 7 for 6, McLeod 3 for 12). V. Hilton—Won by 70 runs. Kearsney: 148 (Jacobs 58, Payne 7 for 34). Hilton: 78 OTHER MATCHES. 2nd XI:— V. Hilton—Lost by 27 runs. Kearsney: 138 (Theunissen 42, Allsopp 30, McMillan 7 for 54). Hilton: 165 (McMillan 52). V. Armenians II—Won by 121 runs. Kearsney: 280 (Nathan 79, Doidge 33 not out). Armenians: 159 (H. Jackson 110 retired). UNDER 13:— V. St. Charles—Won by 178 runs. Kearsney: 79 (McLeod 11 30 not out) and 126 (Carbult II 44), St. Charles: 1 1 (Vowles 5 for 1) and 17 (McLeod 4 for 6). V. Highbury—Won by 15 runs. Kearsney: 75 (Friday 39) Highbury: 60. V Clifton—Won by an innings and 147 runs. Kearsney: 1 83 (Davy 55 retired, Carbutt 42, Henochsberg 36), Clifton: 21 (Davy 4 for 5) and 15 (Vowles 6 for I), UNDER 14 (B):— V. Highbury—Won by 81 runs. Kearsney 22 and 141 (Davy 71)'. Highbury 46 and 36. 98

HOUSE GAMES. Division 1;— Finningley: 67 (Clayton 5 for 33, Ballard 4 for 7). Cilllngham: 173 for 7 (Davidson 72). Division 2:— Finningley: 125 (Jacobs 37). Cillingham: 105 (McLeod 30, Jacobs 6 for 34). Division (I Division (I Division (I (II Division 6: (I 1 17 (Damp 32, McLeod 133 (Damp 6 for 51). 81 (Carbutt II 37). 84 (Henochsberg 47). 3:— Finningley: Cillingham: Finningley: Cillingham: 4:— Finningley 103 (Trentham 26). Cillingham 20. Finningley 77 (Doidge 38). Cillingham: 102 (Kelly 31). 5:— Finningley: 10 (Smith 6 for 5). Cillingham: 98. Finningley: 40. Cillingham: 85. 1 6 for 24). Finningley 73 and 73 (Dent 42). Cillingham: 14 and 46. Finningley: 53 and 31. Cillingham: 33 and 51. 99

RUGBY We realised before the season started that we would have to work more than usually hard this year to put a side into the field capable of holding its own. There have been several crocks, thus making our task even more difficult. We have lost to opponents heavier than ourselves (and better than ourselves), but we have managed for the most part to keep the scoring down. Defence has predominated and has succeeded in keeping opponents out, but the attack has not been as thrustful as it might have been. Doidge was invited to the Natal Schools' trials. Coutts has captained the side well, and Robinson has always been prominent both in attack and defence. The Under 15 side has given a very good account of itself in the League so far. The following have been selected to represent Durban in the Inter-Town match: McLeod (vice-captain), Calder, Walker, Jensen, and as reserves: Damp, Nisbet, Trentham II, Barnes. Teams:— 1st XV: Clayton; Knaggs, Robinson, Ballard, BakerDavidson, ; Wyatt-Minter, Coutts (captain), Allsopp or Beningfield, Lee, Doidge, Paul, Preston. Reserves: Trentham I. and Lowe. Under 15: Rosenberg; McLeod (captain), Davey, Damp, Ivory; jonsson, Nisbet; Calder, Walker, Jensen, Clarkson, Barnes, Trentham II, Percival, Ives. ReserveWoods. Under 14 (most regular players): Dixon (full back), McLeod II and Theunissen (threes) and Jacobs I (captain), fly-half. MATCHES. April 26th. V, D.H.S. II. Track. Lost 0—9, D.H.S. scored early on, a good try by their forwards. Their weight in the scrums gave them plenty of the ball, but Coutts and Robinson covered up so well in defence that they could not score. Two very foolish mistakes gave D.H.S. two further tries. May 17th. v. OLD CROCKS. Home. Lost 0—3. A misty rain suited the Old Crocksbetter than it did us. There were, only naturally, many new forms and faces in the Old Crocks side. Particularfy did we miss this year H. and A. Walker and Sergt. Bill Payn. 100

Our forwards stuck to their task magnificently, but could not be expected to see much of the ball from the set scrums. The Old Crocks' line was constantly in action, but did not move smoothly owing to a slippery ball. On two occasions we were nearly over, following determined forward rushes from the loose. The only try of the match was scored by Chambers as the result of a polished threequarter movement. W. Clarkson had the misfortune to break his collar-bone; it was the only unfortunate incident in a thoroughly good sporting game, in which the Old Crocks lasted magnificently, and in which the boys were called upon to do that little bit extra to save many ticklish situations. May 22na. v. MARITZBURC COLLEGE II. Away. Lost 0—6. Robinson hit the upright with a penalty and then grazed the post with another; he was also responsible for several good breaks, but lacked support. One typical break carried him half the length of the field; Baker followed up and broke again, only to see the final pass to Ballard knocked on with a clear line five yards ahead. Davidson, at full back, was cool and safe. Two well-earned tries by Maritzburg College gave them a lead we could not reduce. Doidge was always prominent, especially in the line-out. May 24th. v. HILTON III. Home. Won 14—6. Davidson opened the score with a long penalty drop, then following a forward rush Beningfield scored. Hilton equalised, scoring an easy penalty and a try as the result of a clever break by their centre. The last quarter produced the best rugby. Robinson made an electric break and raced away, but dived into touch in goal; again Robinson broke and sent Ballard over in the corner; Davidson converted with a splendid kick, and followed this up with a penalty from far out. May 31st. v. GLENWOOD II. Home. Lost 6—11. Glenwood had scored a try and converted a penalty before we had settled down. Their heavy pack saw plenty of the ball, but Ballard and Baker broke up many attacks. Baker scored far out following a good break by Robinson. Davidson missed two fairly easy penalties. Robinson scored a brilliant opportunist try, short punting twice and collecting in full stride to go over near the posts, but Davidson missed an easy kick. Just before the end Glenwood worked their way downfield, and from a scrum near the line, a blind side movement caught us out of position and gave Glenwood the winning try, which they converted. The forwards stood up well to a gruelling test. June 7th. v. D.H.S. II. Home. Lost 0—19. This was a most disappointing game. Our side seemed to play defensively from the start and never recovered. Clayton was injured in a heavy tackle. The forwards were not doing their share in the loose and slow heeling cramped the threequarters. D.H.S. scored two goals, two tries and a penalty goal. When we did get the ball no headway was made owing to hesitancy and quick breaking by the D.H.S. loose forwards. 101

June 14th, v. N.U.C, UNDER 20 (DURBAN). Home. Won 9—3. Our forwards, once again outwelghted, seemed to have recovered from their previous week's lethargy and were very much faster in the loose. A hanging pass from the scrum hampered the "threes." David son scored from a penalty. N.U.C. equalised. Then Lee and Coutts scored in succession from good forward movements. 21st June. v. MARISTS. Away. Lost 3—n. Contrary to expectations, we not only held the stronger Marists side in the first half, but were on level terms at half-time—a try by their left wing and a try by Doidge following a forward rush. Most noticeable was our reluctance to use the touch line in defence. Threequarter movements on your own try line, more often than not, spell disaster! Marists scored two tries in the second half, one of which was converted, the result of quick threequarter movements from the loose. Ballard, Coutts, Preston and Lee got through a great deal of hand work, and the defence of the side once more was much more effective than the attack. Other results.— UNDER 15:— V. D.HS. (A). Lost 3—6. V. Clenwood (B) Won 44—0. V. Sr. Charles. Won 9—0. V. Hilton. Won 16—0. V. Clenwood (A). Won 12—0. V. D.H.S. (A). Lost 3—10. V. Bulwer Park. Won 12—3. V. Marists 2nd XV. Drawn, 6—6. UNDER 14:— V. St. Charles. Lost 3—19. V. Cordwalles. Lost 0—6. V. D.H.S. Lost S—12. TENNIS With the pressure of other school activities, it has not been possible, this term, to play off the championships. We had a match against the Umhiali men, kindly organised for us by Mr. Liege Hulett. They defeated us soundly, but gave us an opportunity of playing against seasoned players, and we feel their visit did us a lot of good. 102

CADETS 2nd/Lieut Robinson, Sgt. Clayton and C.S.M. Doidge attended camp in Maritzburg in January. There is no doubt they have benefited from this course. Congratulations to Sgt. Clayton on winning the swagger stick at camp. He headed a list of 69 sergeants with 132 out of 140 marks at the conclusion of the course. He has been promoted to 2nd/Lieutenant. Sgt. Lee headed our own N.C.O.s' efficiency test with 84%, while L/Cpl. Preston, with 70%, was the best of the lance-corporals. Voice production was good, orders clearly given, and with more experience the N.C.O.s will be good. Mr. Gram has been appointed supernumerary to our establishment. We would like to welcome him as an official member of our Corps, and thank him for the efficient work he is doingwith the"awkward squad.' Shooting.—Owing to a lack of ammunition, it has only been possible to have a very limited amount of shooting. This is reflected in the scores, which were not good. We were 18th in the Substitute Inter-Provincial Shoot. Scores in the first and second round of the Frank Stevens Shield were 1,271 and 1,281 out of a total of 1,600. While the efficiency of No. 1 Platoon is what we expect of them, that of the other two platoons is not by any means what it might be, and this will have to improve considerably if we are to uphold the standard we have set ourselves for our work. The N.C.O.s in charge must make this their own personal job. Bugle Band.—This has been referred to in the School Notes. The leading buglers are: Wyatt-Minter, Davidson, Nasmith, McLeod I I, Hill and Trentham I; and the leading drummers are: Mandell, Ninnis, Allsopp, Ives. 103

Entered. Name. From 1941 Albertyn, H. L. ... Durban 1940 Barker, D. W. ... Dumisa 1939 Foss, G. R. Felixton 1941 Johnston, N. A. ... Malvern Entered. Name. From 1941 Nelson, K. C. ... Durban 1939 Pennefather, H. D., Eshowe 1941 Poole, M. j. R., Langlaagte 1941 Taylor, P. C. ... Durban 1939 Brand, R. G., WItzles Hoek 1940 Fox, ]. S. M. ... Durban 1939 Gardner, D. G., Ballengelch 1941 Jackson, S. M.... Shepsione Preparatory. 1939 Ovenstone, G. L.. Franklin 1941 Shuker, G. W., Amatlkulu 1941 Wauchope, N. S., Westvllle LOOKING BACK This feature, which we hope to continue, is introduced partly that a record may be preserved of some of the more interesting events of days gone by, and partly in the know ledge that they will be of interest to present and past boys. The extracts are quoted from the old Kearsney Chronicles (which were mostly typed and run off on the Cestetner) , and should bring back pleasant memories to Old Boys, as well as revealing to the present generation what their forefathers did! The first and preliminary extracts are taken from"The Critic," the first school magazine, published fortnightly by the Sixth Form, the first copies of which were hand-written! 1927 (SECOND HALF). Staff: The Headmaster, Mr. G. M. Oram, Mr. B. M. Gush, Mr. B. L. Rylands (part), Mr. J. F Reece, Mr. J. de Vllllers (part). Miss C. G. Ellis. Prefects: D. Clark (Head), G. E. Griffin, D. R. Weir, M. H. Beckett, J. N. Hulett, C. E. Wilkinson. Play Night: The second half of the programme was taken up with the Sixth Form's performance of"The Merchant of Venice." Considering the prominent part assigned to women, and the utter lack of any choice of selecting the actors, the acting reached a very creditable standard. The audience was much taken with Shylock, whose part was played exceed ingly well by C. E. Wilkinson. Sport: At present our sports field is out of order,being levelled by the workmen, This necessitates our using the Old Factory field, which is not too pleasant to play on, as it possesses a 1 in 40 gradient. A large 106

amount of energy is therefore necessary to surmount the one end. It is all right playing down hill, but unfortunately both sides cannot play down at the same time. We fear that some of us will be getting the lungs of Titans, in which case assemblies will be noisy indeed. As prefects also run up the slope, however, there is no fear (we have it on good authority) of their being shouted down. Rugger:— V. Stanger, 22—8 (tries by Ash (4), Weir, Mr. Reece). V. Tech. 2nd XV (now Glenwood), 26—0 (scorers not recorded). V. Eshowe, 5—10 (try by Mr. Reece). V. Old Boys, 32—0 (scorers not recorded). Cricket:— V. D.H.S. 2nd XI, 135 to i ll (B. Tedder 32, D. Coventry 31, J. Hulett 24, Griffin 4 for 22). V. Darnall, 120 to 126 (Hulett 32, Mr. Reece 23 and 7 for 24 Mr. Matterson 16). v. Darnall, 58 to 1 10 (Griffin 4 for 16). Now we come to the first issue of the "-Chronicle"( name chosen by popular ballot), printed just 13 years ago.a 1928 (FIRST HALF). Death of Sir Liege Hulett.—On June 4th there passed to his eternal rest and reward our founder and staunch friend. Sir James Liege Hulett. His vision and generosity made the establishment of the College possible, nor is it too much to say that in recent years its prosperity and progress were among his chief interests. The College boys are surrounded by educating influences of Sir Liege's early efforts and enterprise . . . . avenues, woods, plantations . . . . tea and sugar, industries that are built upon a sure foundation and have become a great asset to Natal and the Union. Just prior to his death, a holiday was given to the school to celebrate his 90th birthday. We welcome on to the staff Mr. C. 0. Medworth, of Stellenbosch, who comes to undertake the difficult task of instructing English boys in the mysteries of Afrikaans. The most noticeable change on our return to school this year was the extension of the dining hall. This is now some 21 feet longer, and has a platform at the east end. A series of lectures on Saturday evenings has been arranged by Mr. Oram, and has proved of considerable interest. These were by: Mr. E. C. Chubb, of Durban Museum, on"Animal Haunts Miss Hewitt, B.A., of Durban Library, on "Vasco da Gama Capt. Parker on "Afghanistan." The prefects are: M. H. Beckett (Head and Rugger captain), J. N. Hulett (Cricket captain), D. G. Coventry, B. L. Nilsen and C. O. Kirk. A young duiker (" Beauty") has taken up its abode at the College, and has become the general pet of the school. We offer our congratulations to Mr. Medworth, who appears to have captured the position of stand-off half for Natal. 107

The annual Play Night passed off very successfully. This was due not only to the excellence of the acting, but also to the ungrudging assistance given to Mr. Oram by boys and other members of the staff. . . . .The plays presented were:"Hiawatha,""Island of Sea Dreams," "A Quiet Time." The Kearsney College Old Boys' Club was founded on May 12th. Its first officers were: Patron, Sir J. L. Hulett; President, Mr. R. H. Matterson; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. N. Meiring, C. M. Oram and F. Hill. Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. A. T. Winship; Committee, Messrs. P. Jackson, L. Polkinghorne, M. Hulett, C. Hopkins and D. Clark. Sport;— Rugger: V. Tech. 2nd XV,9—3 (tries by Beckett, Stone, Kirk). V. Stanger, 8—3 (tries by Mr. Medworth, Beckett). V. Old Boys, 6—3 (try and penalty by Kirk). Cricket: V. Stanger, 98 to 220 for 6 (Mr. Medworth 43, Mr. Reece 28). V. Eshowe, 168 for 3 to 84 and 61 (j. Hulett 36, Mr. Matterson 48, Hargreaves 36 not out, Nilsen 5 for 10, Mr. Medworth 3 for 3). V. Stanger, 175 for 4 to 46 (j. Hulett 62 not out, Mr. Reece 83 not out, Hargreaves 5 for 2). V. D.H.S., 153 to 269 (Coventry 52). V. Stanger, 196 for 7 to 132 for 8 (J. Hulett 35, Mr. Reece 95). V. Darnall, 98 to 76 (J. Hulett 26, Hargreaves 23, Mr. Medworth 7 for 31). 4 108