1971 Christopher Allen, 5.S
The Society has enjoyed
another successful year, although the low attendance in the summer term,
owing to the warmer weather, were disappointing.
During the year we had two talks, one on the ""History of British Stamps"
any one on "Errors in British Stamps". In February the Club purchased a
Great Britain album and is gradually trying to obtain all the stamps of
recent years, as well as the new issues as they come out. This is proving a
difficult task since Club funds cannot permit us to buy the earlier, more
expensive issues, but we are grateful for the generous co-operation of
certain members in donating these stamps to us.
In June, Mr. Loveland entertained us with an exhibition of his railway
stamps! We were all surprised to see the size of his collection, and it is
by no means complete.( In the same month a project on British stamps was
On behalf of all the Club members I should like to take this opportunity to
than Mr. Loveland for his loyal support and enthusiasm, and M. Wilkinson and
P. Rain for their help throughout the year, and conclude by wishing the
Society every success in the future.
Railways Society -
Howard Reed LVID
This year it has become
increasingly more difficult to devise new activities for the Club's
meetings. Nevertheless a number of interesting talks have been given on
various aspects of railway operation and history. These have included "The
Railways around Interlaken in Switzerland", "The Tattenham Corner and
Caterham Branches", "The Kent and East Sussex Railway", and "Industrial
Railways in Great Britain'".
As usual, a film show was held at the end of the winter term which, despite
the reduced voltage due to the power cuts, was successful. There is a rather
limited choice of films, and with the increased postage rates it is proving
more difficult to run a film show which is both interesting and economic. A
colour slide show on European railways was held at the end of the Spring
The decreased attendances this year were disappointing and it can only be
hoped that this is temporary, The difficulty of devising activities could be
made easier if only more members were willing to give short talks, or even
suggest ideas for club meetings.
Several members have suggested the building of but inevitably there are many
difficulties in such a something to bear in mind for the future.
The Club would like to thank Mr. Loveland enthusiasm during this year.
THE FIRST YEAR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
The object of our computer science course this year was to give an insight
into the fundamentals of computing and its applications. The course
consisted of programming, computer theory and logic, together with flowchart
Programming consisted for the utilisation of the binary code and its
manipulation to solve simple arithmetic problems. Though at the beginning of
the year problems seemed to be too simple, toward the end of the year they
become more involved and extremely interesting. In the final term we were
given the freedom to formulate our own problems and run them on the
computer. Such problems included the well known "Eight Queens Problem".
The way in which the computer performs its various operations was brought to
light in the sections on computer theory and logic systems, another
essential part it the understanding of computer systems.
To me, the most interesting part of the course was problem analysis. This is
the breakdown of the vague problem to its fundamental parts, and from these
a programme is formed to find the solution. The use of flowcharts was of
particular significance, and a number of projects was compiled at the end of
the second tern under the headings "Formation of a Sixth Form Magazine" and
"Destruction of the House of Commons". The latest topic, as yet unfinished,
consisted of the analyse; of two surveys involving the whole school, and the
co-operation of all the participant: of the course. One dealt with the
"Social Habits of the Upper School", an analyse: to draw hypothetical links
between various social activities, and the other on "Thc Eating Habits of
the Lower School", with particular reference to the tuckshop.
Towards the end of the course we became increasingly aware of the importance
of the computer in the society of today. The course needed meticulous
attention tc detail and accuracy, and I would certainly recommend it to
anyone considering ; career in computing.
THE PARENTS' ASSOCIATION R. J. Budd,
Parent Teacher Associations have flourished on the Continent for half a
century, and in America there are nearly 11 million members. Many parents
and teacher have, in recent years, realised the advantages of such
Associations and in the last ten years in this country there has been a
tremendous growth in membership. During the period our own Association was
formed and we are now in our sixth year; we have, made mistakes and our
decisions at times have not pleased all of the parents. Our aim throughout
has been the main aim of the Association, to advance the education of the
pupils (our sons) by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities
of education at the School. We have been fortunate in this aim to have had
the fu support of the Headmaster and Staff and whilst our membership is only
50% c possible parents, it is always apparent that in a major venture, such
as the Annual Fete, we can rely on the wholehearted support of all of the
parents. The Fete, which is the major fund raising effort of the year, is
held on the first Saturday in July an this year the financial result was
another record. It is usual to measure most fun raising events in pounds
pence and this is natural, but with such an occasion there is also the
benefit of Staff, Parents and Boys working together in a common cause This
can do nothing but good and foster the relationship between Home and School
which is so important. During the year we have been in a very strong
financial position due mainly to holding funds towards the possibility of
the School Swimming Pool However, we have still provided what has been
requested and our expenditure included the replacement of the School Coach,
the purchase of a Mini Bus, the provision of mattresses and covers for Bens
and many other smaller items. The Swimming Pool has been a talking point for
the past twelve months and it is unfortunate that despite the very hard work
of the sub-committee the project has ha to be shelved in view of the finance
involved. We are all looking forward to the coming year and may I take this
opportunity of thanking all who have helped us in the year past.
Dorsett House Master: Mr. J. L. Shirley
Milner House Master: Mr. D. W. Eneas
Serjeant House Master.- Mr. R. D. Mant
Wight House Master.- Mr. W. B. Rainforth
During the year competitions have been held for the three broad age groups
within the school in Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball, Soccer, Bridge
and Chess. These have all been well supported and given many boys the
opportunity to take part competitively in a wider range of activities than
they would otherwise have done. The Sports Day, run on a House basis, proved
a most enjoyable occasion, of which details are given elsewhere, and
illustrated some of the benefits which a House system can bring.
With the re-organisation in the future it is hoped that by developing the
House system more fully within the narrower age bands of the school far more
boys will be given an opportunity of not only taking part in games and
various other activities but also developing qualities of organisation,
administration and responsibility.
BRIDGE R. D. Hunt
It did not take long to form the two school Bridge teams which were named
"A" and "B". The main Bridge event in our area is the London Schools Bridge
League, where there were over 80 entries this year.
The "A" team started well by beating Glyn, Trinity and John Fisher. The "B"
team started poorly by losing to Kingston Grammar "B" by 14, and then went
on to win the rest of their matches easily and so finished first in their
section. The "A" and "B" teams were drawn against each other in the
semi-final. The match was one of the best of the year, and was won by the
"A" team by 11 International match points.
Two other competitions were entered during this time. They were the Surrey
Schools Cup which, after qualifying for the final by finishing second to
Emanuel, we finished (very disappointingly) 5th in the final, although we
beat the winners (Emanuel). The other competition was the Daily Mail Cup in
which we just failed to qualify by one point for the final round.
A pairs" competition was organised amongst the school, with 20 pairs
entering. It was very encouraging to see that 13 of the pairs were
from the Lower Sixth. There were 3 heats to qualify for the final, which was
won by B. J. Carter and R. D. Hunt, with P. Hunt and Mau in second place.
I would like to thank B. J. Carter, A. Bendyshe Walton and W. Bellchambers
for playing for the "A" team, and M. West, M. Brown, A. Sheer and P. Brooks
for representing the Second team.
Of sixteen school matches played we lost only three, winning the remainder:
a successful season.
CHESS 1970/71 Paul Jeffery, 5.
This year proved to be the most successful ever for chess. The 1 st Team won
their zone of the Sunday Times' Tournament, and were the first Purley team
to achieve this. The 1st Team this year consisted of Jeffery, Hall, Hayden,
Lehur, Mau and M. L. Brown. All these players played a vital role in the
teams' League victories, but we must in particular mention Mau who, although
only playing his first season in the team, had a remarkably successful run.
The 2nd Team did not have such a good season as last year. J. R. Brown
captained the team, and, along with J. Barnes, led the team to several
successes. The remainder of the team consisted, at one time or another, of
S. Bowles, Camden, Blanchard, Green, Allum and Allen.
The under-fourteen had an excellent start to the season. Captained once
again by J. R. Brown, and consisting of Blanchard, Camden, Green, Allum and
Allen, the team seemed set for a good year, but in fact had a poor finish
which destroyed their chances of improving their League position.
Unfortunately, Blanchard left in mid-season. This weakened the team but
allowed Murphy to become a regular member.
The under-thirteen had a poor season, but the enthusiasm which was apparent
from the Second Formers making up the team, compensated for this. Lemmon was
captain this year, and his team comprised Caddick, Bailey-Smith, Stratford,
Parrott and Bailey.
The under-twelve team this year was more successful than previously, winning
a large number of their matches. Miller captained the team, but has now left
the school, making way for Watson who improved over the season to reach
board 2, and is a very promising player. Other team players were Seymour,
Camden, Drewery, Robertson, Jones, Hamilton, Hooper and Linley. London and
Surrey Chess Championships this year. However, the main tournament success
came from Jeffery who won the Surrey under sixteen championship in March to
add to his London under-sixteen title of last year. The only other Purley
player to achieve this was S. Webb in 1964.
Finally, we extend our thanks to Mr. Small for all the assistance he has
given us in this, our most successful season.
Basketball 1970-71 Paul Masters 5D
Photo: HIGH PERFORMANCE
- Masters.P does a "lay in" against Wellingborough. <Editors Note 2002 -
check out the dreadlocks>.
U19' s Teams
A very young squad
produced two teams which achieved considerable success throughout the
Under Kemp's captaincy, morale and enthusiasm in the first team were high.
The side finished second in the Surrey League, and reached the semi-final of
the Surrey Cup. Further achievements here were prevented by an older,
experienced Strodes side and, almost inevitably, by Glyn Grammar.
A record of: Played 28, Won 19, Lost 9, Points for: 1779, Against: 1258, is
very creditable for a team with only two of last year's players. High scores
were consistently returned, and the team failed to score 50 on only three
A good run in the National championships is always the highest ambition of a
school side: the first team succeeded in reaching the last 16, after what
was undoubtedly the peak performance of the season when Enfield Grammar
School, boasting two England players, were beaten 61-60. For the second
consecutive year, Glyn ended this run in one of three defeats at their
hands, by 78-62.
Purley achieved its first taste of success in the Home Counties' League, and
good wins were recorded in this competition, which is of the highest
The leading scorers were Masters (594 pts), Stoneham (274), Kemp (211) and
Rowe (206). Other regular members of the team who played a vital part were
Jepson, Keith Masters and Paine.
Kemp, Rowe, Masters and Jepson were selected for the Surrey squad, and the
last two represented the County frequently.
Mr. Tyler's second team
again played well, winning the 2nd division of the Surrey League. Ten
matches out of thirteen were won, and the high standard of the team was
reflected in a 119-29 thrashing of Carshalton. Dallas, the Captain, scored
79 points, exceeded only by Barnes, with 136, at an average of 15. Thanks
are expressed for all the time Mr. Tyler dedicated to second team
The Under-16 Team
Matches during the season alternated between easy victories (e.g. Pelham,
124-44) and tense, hard-fought matches of a very high standard. We retained
the Croydon and Betternere Cups, and won the Surrey Cup with a final record
of: Played 10, Won 8, Drawn 1, Lost 1.
Again, high scores predominated, and the first five of Masters (261 pts),
Barnes (109), Paine (81), Jepson (63) and Moss (59) formed the basis of a
very powerful side. Jepson, the playmaker, captained the side and
temperament was excellent: not one close game was lost, and needle matches
against Glyn and Magna Carta both ended in a Purley victory.
After a good national run, the Under-16's, without Jepson, also went out in
the last 16. Despite arriving 75 minutes late, Kings Heath Technical School,
Birmingham, beat us decisively, 75-57.
Since all the team have senior experience, mainly with the 1st Team,
prospects are very good for next year.
Once again, Mr. Eneas is largely responsible for the success of the 1st and
Under-16 Teams. We are very grateful for his vital and constant help in so
many ways, and to him we extend our sincere thanks.
The Under-15 Team
The season started badly with only one win out of the first six games, but
as the season grew older victories became more frequent.
Having been knocked out of the Surrey Cup by Magna Carta in the second
round, we reached the final of the Croydon Cup. In the final we met John
Newnham, and eventually beat them by 8 points.
Although we lost 11 of our 20 games, we were beaten in many by only a few
points. The most exciting of these matches was the one against Sutton when
we lost by a single point, Sutton scoring with a free shot in the last
We finally finished third in the Surrey League behind Sutton and Reigate.
Cox was top scorer for the team with 141 points, Boswell second with 126
points, and Clemence third with 120 points.
RUGBY Ian Tucker, LNI.D.
The 1st XV made a poor start to the season, losing many of the pre-Christmas
matches. However, after the vacation the team gradually improved, with the
season culminating in a fine match against the infamous Reigate team,
Banks, due to injury in pre-season training. Suffice it to say he scored in
the first match of his return, and his enthusiastic captaincy (and his
sideline colleagues) helped to turn many a match in our favour.
Morale in the team waxed and waned throughout the season, but a number of
players deserve mention. In the forwards, a lightweight pack was dominated
by Henson, Banks, Osborne, Lehur, Tucker, Hart and Scott. Often outgunned,
this pack sometimes fought its way to dominance over much heavier opponents.
The consequent service to the backs, however, was all too often frittered
away. At times it seemed that the backs would undertake a vote to establish
who should make the break, or who would be first to drop the ball. Everitt
turned on flashes of brilliance on occasion, but did not ever really hit
peak form for the term.
Highlights in the fixtures were obviously those matches against the Old
Boys. (Spectators were actually seen on both occasions!) All the players
enjoyed these matches, and the hints received afterwards went a long way to
The captain Banks and Mr. Thomas must receive thanks for the way in which
they often had to struggle against a wall of apathy from the school. It is
this apathy that must disappear if the team is to succeed in future years.
Rugby in the school at the moment has reached a low ebb and needs a fillip.
Some good victories next year will almost certainly go a long way to helping
This season, with two matches won, one drawn and ten lost, was a fairly
disastrous one. These poor results were largely due to injuries to members
of the 1st XV, and the consequent lack of availability of second team
players. As a result the Seconds fielded a full team only twice, and
frequently had to borrow the opponents' substitutes. Failure of a reliable
kicker did not help our cause.
The autumn term passed without a win, and gave us little hope for the
forthcoming months. Initially our lack of fitness accounted for the very
heavy defeats, and although some improvement took place in this quarter, it
was not sufficient to achieve any spectacular reversal of
After a heavy defeat by Surbiton at the start of the season, we quickly got
used to one another's style of rugby and settled down to play as a team. The
side was well balanced in all departments, and never failed to play good,
exciting rugby. Credit must be given to the three-quarters, especially to
Vicary and Edge, the two centres. Their fast and strong running often
inspired other members of the team.
Boswell again set a fine example for the other forwards, and eventually
finished the season with a total of 70 points, which made him top scorer for
the second consecutive year.
After some changes in positions towards the end of the season the final
match was an example of fine rugby. We were narrowly beaten by Reigate, but
it was an exciting finish.
Our thanks must go to Mr. Mant who kept the team in such high spirits
throughout and managed to keep everyone playing such fine rugby.
During the season, colours were awarded to the following: G. Tong, G.
Boswell, A. Kennedy, R. Cox, R. Clemence, D. Edge, S. Vicary, P. Whittaker,
P. Thomas, S. Goulder, C. Bealey, G. Bridges, M. Castle.
The Under-14 Team had a better season than last and started strongly by
winning five matches in the early part of the year. Many of the score lines
were extremely close, representing greater awareness of the game on our part
and a greater will to win. Cray Valley, probably the strongest team on the
Under-14 fixture list, were held to 6-0, the points coming in the last five
minutes; Brockley were very convincingly defeated. The forwards gave good
service throughout the year with Jarman hooking accurately and the back row
of Aston, Cullum and Baker tackling and running well. Hempstead and Stone
had a difficult time in the second row, often coming up against far heavier
opposition. The three-quarters were very well served by Murphy at
scrum-half, whilst the centres, Bell and Hampson, lacked finishing power but
continued to develop promisingly. Johnson as captain and stand-off half
deserves special mention for his capable handling of the side, sustaining
his example to the end of every game and inspiring good defensive play from
Aston, Baker and Bell; consequently there was but one run away score in the
whole season. The team's thanks go to Mr. Jeffery, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Thomas
who trained us and watched all our matches, also to the many parents' who
drove us to away matches when the coach was out of service. The team was
chosen from: Aston, Baker, Bell, Bramley, Bruce, Caddick, Cullum, Davis,
Gates, Guard, Hampson, Hempstead, Hooper, Jarman, Johnson, Lane, Lloyd,
Meyer, Milano, Murphy, Shelton, Stone and Thomas. Anon.
Under-13 XV Played 22 Won 9 Drawn 0 Lost 13
The first half of the season started very badly, with us losing eleven of
our first sixteen games and winning only five. Some of our defeats were very
close, however. To Surbiton we lost (0-3), Colfes (10-11), and Brockley
(3-6). We had one quite heavy defeat at John Fisher when we went down to
them (5-39). The five victories that we had were all quite good ones -the
three best matches were against Shene (65-3), against St. Josephs (42-0),
and against Whitgift (36-3).
We improved a great deal in the second half of the season, winning four of
our six games and losing the other two. Out of the four victories, our best
win was against Glyn, whom we beat by 19-5. The most exciting match of the
whole season was against George Abbot, whom we beat by 12-11 in a very close
game which could have gone to either side. The real strength of the team lay
in the forwards, who between them scored most of the tries. The three
quarters gradually improved as the season went on, and by the end they had
developed into quite an efficient team, although their handling was
disappointing at times. Unfortunately, some tries were given away by the
poor tackling of a few boys, but this too improved as the season went on.
We do thank Mr. Akers for the hard work and encouragement which he put into
training the team, and also Mr. Trask who gave up his time to teach us many
new tactics at the beginning of the season.
The following boys played for the team: Bird, Boswell, Cocks, Coleman,
Croydon, Dallas, Day, Douglas (Capt.), Hogg, Janes, Martin, Moore, Pearce,
R., Pierce, Ravenhill, Swanson.
Under12 XV J. Seymour
We played 16,won nine,
drew three, and lost four matches. Good victories were obtained over Dulwich
College, Langley Park, Beverley, Selhurst, Carshalton, George Abbot, Tiffins,
Glyn and Wandsworth. Our points record was 92 for, 82 against, and was
spoilt by heavy defeats against Whitgift, Reigate, and John Fisher (twice).
Although discouraging, these defeats showed where our weaknesses lay and
enabled us to improve. Throughout the season the Under-12 "B" side provided
us with good opposition and produced many enthusiastic players, although
they managed to win only three of their six matches against other schools.
The strength of the side lay mainly in the three quarters. Seymour gave good
service from the scrum to Goldney at fly-half, who showed good tactical
skill, and as the season wore on, a knowledge of when to kick and when to
pass. In the three-quarters Moss and Wilson ran well and tackled
determinedly. Of the forwards, Camden, Hooper, Pearce and Burchell were
always prominent both in the tight and the loose, and Allen as hooker won
many loose heads.
The most encouraging aspect was the great enthusiasm and keenness of the
boys in their first term of Rugby, which bodes well for the future. We
express our appreciation to Mr. Akers for all the hard work which he put
into the running of the side.
The following boys played: Allen, Burchell, Carter, Gaubert, Goldney,
Harvey, Hooley, Hooper, Howells, Mayes, Pearce, Seymour (Capt.), Wilson, S.
Brown, Redman, Stoneman.
TENNIS C. Winder
It was a fair season
for the Firsts, and we achieved success in half our fixtures. The fact that
the main enthusiasm for tennis is in the Fourth and Fifth years augurs well
for the future. Lloyd of 3C played in all matches.
We beat our first opponents, Battersea, 8-1, with Dallas and Stoneham,
Winder and Eastgate winning all their matches, Weeden and Lloyd being the
other pair. The second match against Reigate was less impressive, with the
same team being defeated 1-8, only Dallas and Stoneham managing to win.
Caterham beats us 8-1 too, but the match was much closer than the result
suggests.In the staff-school match the school narrowly lost by four games to
The Under-16 team played one match against Reigate and lost 2-7, the players
being Cox, Lloyd, Allard, Havill, Eastgate and Vicary.
Thanks go to Mr. Shirley for his support and encouragement.
1st XI Gibbs L.VI
Although this year's
1st XI was a fairly young, inexperienced side, containing a large proportion
of Fifth Formers, this cannot be offered as a reasonable excuse for the
mediocre results achieved during the season. Batting too often failed to
support good bowling and fielding. This was most evident in the game against
Oxted when, having kept the opposition down to 42 in 25 overs, the school
side only managed to score 38! Similar performances resulted in defeats by
Brockley, Reigate and Glyn, and only solid batting particularly by Charles
Whitmarsh after the school had been 15 for 6, and good bowling by Nigel
Tucker (7 for 21) enabled us to beat John Ruskin. However, the batsmen did
occasionally succeed, notably in wins over John Fisher and St. Olaves. Also
in the latter game the team's tonker, Ian Tucker made 36, but despite being
the most spectacular batsman in the side he provided a good example of the
general standard of batting, managing 8 ducks in the season!
Nigel Tucker was by far the most consistent bowler, taking a total of 50
wickets at an average of 9-6. Several times he bowled accurately throughout
an innings, often taking 4 or more wickets. He was well supported by
Munkenbeck, Gibbs and Mathews who, as our only spin bowler, was a
Our challenge in the London Schools' Tournament ended abruptly in the first
round against Battersea. A very tight absorbing match, it eventually ended,
after some confusion over the scores, in a tie. However, the resulting
adjudication unfortunately went against us.
The staff match which as usual concluded our fixtures was an unusual affair
to say the least with the staff being bowled out for only 74. Gibbs and
Tucker bowled throughout the innings taking 6 for 30 and 4 for 44
respectively. After such a good performance in the field it was
disappointing that the school could not press home its advantage with a
respectable batting performance. Instead, with the school at one stage 13
for 7, it needed a courageous 25 by Ian Moss in a last-wicket stand to reach
the relatively respectable score of 45.
I would like to thank Mr. Gilbert who gave up so much time to umpire for us
throughout the season and always showed great interest in the team. Our
thanks also to Mr. Yorke for devoting a great deal of time to school
As with any young side it is hoped that it will improve in the future, and I
am sure that with adequate pre-season training next year's 1 st XI can do
Results: Played 18, Won 6, Lost 10, Drawn 2.
2nd XI - Charles
The side had a fair season and showed great promise for the future as
evidenced by their keenness, ability and great team spirit. There were many
exciting games, the most memorable being against Glyn which we won with the
penultimate ball of the game.
In particular there were some good individual batting performances from Ian
Froggett and Michael Clarke, also Ian Moss bowled well and as a result was
promoted to the 1st Team as was Froggett.
On behalf of all the team I would like to thank Mr. Rainforth for his loyal
support throughout the season.
Results: Played 8, Won 4, Lost 4.
Colts XI Clive Bealey, 4S.
Although the side started the season rather badly, it improved, winning
three out of eight games by the close. Our best win was against Selhurst
where we took advantage of ineffective bowling.
The best batting performances were made by Clive Tucker, Clive Bealey and
Graham Tong, the latter playing particularly well as wicketkeeper. Of the
bowlers Vicary was the most dangerous, and was supported by Jackson,
Kennedy, Cuffe, C. Tucker and Atherton.
I would like to thank Mr. Patterson for giving up his time to coach the team
and offer his invaluable advice.
The following played for the tears during the season: Atherton, Bealey,
Boswell, Castle, Clarke, Cox, Cuffe, Edge, Harrison, Jackson, Kennedy,
Jones, Rose, Tong, C. Tucker, Vicary.
The Under-14 XI Neil Hampson, 3C.
This was a fair season for the team, winning five of our matches, losing
three, and drawing two.
We won the opening matches against Langley Park and Selhurst, and we can
thank Murphy and Johnson for rescuing us in the latter match following a
poor start by the openers. Other players who distinguished themselves with
the bat were Baker and Hampson. Batting was in fact the outstanding feature
of our play, and was at no time matched by either our bowling or fielding.
We hope to improve on those aspects of our play next season.
The Under-13 X1 M. Martin, 2C.
Over the season the team was fairly successful. Our record proved not quite
as good as last year's, but we had many good individual efforts.
Our first match of the season was against Langley Park, and in the allotted
overs they were only able to score 53. Thanks to good batting efforts by
Swanson, 24 not out, and Burchett, 16, we were able to pass their score with
the loss of 5 wickets.
In our second match against Oxted we were able to score 100 for 5 in 20
overs. Here their bowling was weak, and Pearce and Parrott soon set the
pace, later to be continued by M. Martin, Swanson, Stoneham and Cocks. In
their allotted time they could only score 77 for 8.
In our next match the accurate fast bowler Glyn possessed skittled through
our batting order in 9 overs for 25 runs. Only Kerr, 9 not out, and Swanson,
7, offered any resistance. Glyn managed to score the runs for the loss of 4
Against Royal Russell eight of our 1st Team players were away with a school
trip in Switzerland. Despite this we were able to win by 38 runs. Here we
scored 74 all out (Martin 24 not out), and our bowlers did well to get them
out for 36.
Our match against John Fisher provided much excitement. We were inspired by
two fine knocks-Stoneham, 30, and Cocks, 23, in our score of 73. John Fisher
passed our score with one wicket left.
Following this excitement we thrashed Carshalton who could only muster 46.
The fine bowling of Cocks brought him figures of 5 for 13. Thanks to
Stoneham, 22, and Parrott, 10, we were able to win by 7 wickets.
In our last match against Heath Clark we were finally beaten by their
excellent bowling and good fielding. Our best scores were Cocks, 15, and
Martin, 6. They passed our score without loss.
The final results were: Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3, with Cocks our most
successful batsman and bowler.
Our thanks go to Mr. Banks for running the team and to D. Little for scoring
The Under-12 XI Jeremy Seymour, 1 C.
It was a disappointing season for the simple reason that we played only 4
matches. We lost heavily to John Fisher, and marginally to Heath Clark. We
won against Carsha!ton in a nailbiting finish, and we drew against Glynn. We
have, alas, a poor batting side, but our bowling is quite good. Particularly
good performances in bowling were made by Mayes, Howells and Allen, and in
batting Hooper, Seymour, Goldney and Camden. Outstanding was Allen, who took
8 wickets for 7 runs in one match, and Seymour and Hooper who both got over
20 on separate occasions. We have learnt from our mistakes,
and have now developed an improved and enthusiastic side.
People who played are: D. Allen, J. Camden, N. Goldney, P. Hooley, M.
Hooper, D. Howells, M. Mayes, I. Newton, S. Pittard, N. Porter, A. Pullin,
J. Seymour, M. Francis.
STAFF CRICKET D. Shepherd
Owing to the usual conditions in May and June when the weather seems content
to play havoc, only 4 matches were played. We began with a fairly
comfortable win against John Fisher. The Reigate staff proved stiffer
opposition, and had us all out for 86, but fortunately some tight bowling
managed to hold them to 86 for 7 when time ran out and the match finished in
an exciting draw. Kenley Police was a new fixture for us and produced a
reasonably strong side. In a 30 over match they were bowled out for 100,
which thanks to Messrs. Thomas, Patterson and Pickett were knocked off for
only 3 wickets. The school game promised to be quite an exciting one, but
did not live up to expectations as reported elsewhere.
One or two new faces appeared in the side, in the guise of Mr. French who,
having shown his prowess by taking a well-applauded catch in the first game,
assured his place for the rest of the season; and Mr. Tyler who, in reward
for his labours, bowled the last two overs in the school "beer" match. Mr.
Eneas was seen to be still turning his arm over and looking anxiously at the
skipper as the sun set on yet another staff victory over the school.
The batting as in previous years fell on Messrs. Yorke, Patterson, Thomas
and Shepherd; Mr. Pickett suddenly found form with the bat at the end of the
season, and also surpassed himself with four catches in the school match.
Messrs. Bowen and Shirley provided useful bowling support, and mention must
also be made of Mr. Williams who frequently showed his prowess at gathering
away swinging bumpers down the leg side. Our thanks must go to Mr. Gilbert
who did much work arranging, rearranging and re-rearranging the fixtures.
We all look forward to a full fixture list next season. Mr. York has
returned to the rough tracks "Up North", so we had better get our heads down
next year. Our best wishes go with him.
BADMINTON M. Spiers
This has been a good year for Badminton; our Senior Team has had a very
successful season in the Surrey Schools League, and, just as pleasing, there
has been a marked increase in the popularity of this game especially in the
Junior and Middle sections of the school. Much credit for all this must go
to Martin Spiers who has proved such an enthusiastic and popular Captain and
who also has given so much of his time to coaching the Juniors.
The Junior Championships attracted a very full entry and the standard of
play in the latter stages was very high. The eventual winners were:
1st Year Champion: N. Goldney 2nd Year Champion: J. Burchett 3rd Year
Champion: K. Hart
In our section of the Surrey Boys League we finished top and qualified to
meet the winners of the other section, King's College School, Wimbledon, in
the Final. This was held at the Willow School and, well though our team
played, they were defeated by a very fine and experienced side. Even so, to
finish second among schools in a large area of London and Surrey is a very
Players who have represented the School in the Senior Team are: M. Spiers
(Captain), C. Foley, K. Pratt, T. Munkenbeck, K. Hart, D. Emms, P. Irwin.
The following have played for the Under-15 Team: K. Hart, D. Emms, A. West,
R. Spratt, A. Gates, M. Jackson, G. Budd, P. Blake.
Colours were awarded to Spiers and Foley.
FOOTBALL I. Tucker, L.VI.D.
Senior House Football
The inter-house football, although not always of great standard, was
followed enthusiastically by all who took part. (The sight of house masters
jumping up and down on the touchline in rage or joy is rare and funny.)
Many of the players were so obviously converted Rugby forwards and backs
that a flying tackle would never have really seemed amiss. The twinkling
feet of the real footballers in the school soon made themselves apparent.
Each house played three matches, and the result duly
confirmed Dorsett and Wight to be the finalists. Milner were unlucky to be
the only team without a single win. At this stage it all seemed very even
and unpredictable. The final was duly played in this attitude, although the
closing score of 3-0 to Wight was somewhat flattering. The match was tense
and the struggle hard. (The Dorsett failure has often been blamed on their
captain, who, remaining nameless, made a poor choice of ends on winning the
toss, and also took it upon himself to miss a penalty at a critical stage.)
However, congratulations to Wight, and we all look forward to next year's
brief period of madness in which the oval ball is exchanged for the round,
which actually bounces in the direction one expects.
Thanks go to the house masters for organising and running the event.
Junior House Football J. Murphy, 3C.
The mere sight of football nets evoked a feeling of excitement and the
thought that a rest from Rugby football had come at last.
So the tournament began. The rumours that Sergeant had a strong team were
justified when they trounced Wight 8-1. Dorsett were also playing well and
after dispensing with Milner, whom they beat 6-1, they went on to defeat
Wight 3-1. So the climax to the tournament was between Dorsett and Sergeant.
Dorsett put up a good fight but eventually lost 0-3, so Sergeant were worthy
champions once again.
The Croydon District Sports this year showed more enthusiasm than success in
the junior teams. The intermediate and senior teams, while producing a poor
result as a team, did show some good individual performances. Treadwell
(5,000m), Long (Steeplechase), Have (1,500m), Smith (High Jump) and Bowles
(100m) were selected to represent Croydon in the Surrey Sports.
The school sports were for the first half run off during the school exams in
perfect weather. They produced very keen competition in the junior school
though no outstanding performances. Though too few boys showed interest in
the senior school the competitions were often interesting and keenly
contested. On sports day itself Dorsett's soon took a commanding lead but
Milner's and Serjeant's had a long struggle for second place. The meeting
was successful and though only one record was broken the
keenness and standard were high. At the end Under 15
trophies and performance medals were presentedby Mrs. Bray. The performance
medals were a New school record new and welcome innovation. They were and
inter. Victor Ludorum awarded to the three best performances in each age
group, i.e. the three best times or distances achieved by the winners.
1. Suter 200m 26-5s 226 pts
2. Beale 800m 2-25-2s 219 pts
3. Marshall Triple Jump 10-41m 215 pts
1. Hampson 100m 12-5s 240 pts
2. Gates 1500M 400m 5m 4-7s 63-1s
3. Murphy 230 220 pts pts
1. Alden 400m
2. Atkinson 200m
3. Pierce 100m
1st Dorsett 324 pts 2nd Milner 282 pts
3rd Serjeant 267 pts 4th Wight 251 pts
1. Burchell 100m 13-7s 180 pts Junior Victor Ludorum
1. Bowles 200m 24-2s 297 pts
2. Smith High Jump 1 -60m 280 pts
2. Eisner 200m 29-2s 178 pts
3. Osborne Triple Jump 11 -70m 269 pts
3. Wood 400m 71 -1 s 170 pts
E. Gould & Co. Ltd.
STOCKIST FOR PURLEY HIGH SCHOOL 01-6604159
107 BRIGHTON ROAD, COULSDON
OLD PURLEIANS' ASSOCIATION
President: Jack Smythson
Secretary: Derek Berry,
21 Chaldon Way, Coulsdon,
Tel. Downland 55064
OLD PURLEIANS RUGBY CLUB
President: Harry Flower
Secretary: Dr. David Tidy,
28 Breech Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey. Tel. Tadworth 2470
The activities of the Old Boys' Association are little changed since the
last issue of The Bourne and are confined mainly to social and sporting
The Clubhouse, Parsons Pightle, Coulsdon, continues to flourish and in the
last year has had a small face lift. Negotiations for a new Lease from the
London Borough of Croydon are virtually complete and this will enable us to
proceed with our proposed extensions which involve new Dressing Rooms for
the Rugby Club and an enlarged Club Room. The main sporting section is the
Rugby Club and, at the time of going to print, they were having a successful
season. The Club are regularly fielding five XV's, but are constantly
looking for new players. Any prospective member would be welcome and should
get in touch with "Wink" Tidy, whose address and telephone number appear in
Several successful social events have been held, noticeably a Barbecue,
which was organised at the Clubhouse at the end of June. Despite torrential
rain it proved an excellent evening and was very well supported. We also had
a very successful Bonfire and Firework Party and the second annual Dance
held at the Orchid Ballroom in December was a great success. These social
events now form a regular part of our activities and everyone connected with
the school is very welcome.
On two occasions during the year the Old Purleians played the School Fifteen
and managed to achieve narrow victories. The Cricket XI defeated the School
in the annual Whit-Monday match. A number of Old Purleians visited the
School to talk on the Association to boys who were leaving in July. At the
School Fete we ran, amongst other things, the Bingo stall and the Coconut
Shy and again many O.P's gave their help at the third annual School's
The Clubhouse is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and
Sunday lunch time.
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13 HIGH STREET, PURLEY.01-668 4022
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