Headmaster's Notes   Conflict
RN Section   New York Kid
Army Section   The Man in the Trenches
RAF Section   Poems Inspired by Trains
The Royal Tournament   Open Day 1981
German Exchange 1981   Word Search
ES Trip - The Warren   Crossword 1
To Russia with...   Crossword 2
Dover Castle   Duke of Edinburgh's Award
House Notes   The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Dramatic Society   The School Council
Chess Club   Sarcasm is the Lowest form of Wit
Dungeons and Dragons Club   Chess
Christian Union   Cricket
Stamp Club   Athletics
Nebulus Visions    


    The visit of the Duke of Kent and many County notables is a recognition of the achievement of the School. It is a compliment to the many Old Pharosians who have won positions of leadership all over the world. Many of these men joined us on the 9 December at a Service of Rededication and afterwards at lunch. There was much remembering of good old days and friendships renewed.
    Rededication, however, means looking forward. Each recent edition of Pharos mentions economies and cuts yet we change to become more efficient and more
effective. Our academic results are better than ever end the creative Arts strengthen our reputation. I hope that you will find this sensible confidence reflected in the optimism of this Pharos.

R C Colman.


    After winter had passed, by last Easter the Section was ready for outdoor action and Lt Harrold, taking over while Commander Kaufmann was recovering, lead the first ever complete walk along the Saxon Shore Walk around the Kent coast. As the warmer weather arrived the Section took to the water with the mooring of boats, and some junior members undertook a sailing course with the School Sailing Club.
    At the end of the year Under Officer Ian Carter left the Section to take up his scholarship place at Britannia Naval College, Dartmouth. He must be congratulated for this achievement and he takes with him our best wishes for the future. We take this oportunity to thank him for his selfless devotion to the Section and to the CCF as a whole.

Leading Seaman John Robertson.


    Since last year the Army Section has grown from a small dedicated nucleus into an enthusiastic platoon. After a 10-day leadership course during last Easter holiday Sgt Thomas and myself returned to the rigours of ‘0’ level revision. The course had involved 24-hour exercises, shooting, orienteering, assault course work and, best of all, helicopter troop drills using Puma and Gazelle aircraft—an experience neither of us will forget for a long time.
    Lt Col Houlton, RE, the Inspecting Officer at the June Annual Inspection congratulated all Army Section cadets for “excellent demonstrations”. At Annual Camp we were just as enthusiastic, with a 24-hour exercise and an assault course, on which W02 Saunders managed to break an arm. We were told that we were the best section to complete the night exercise during the 6 months it was held.
    Sadly Lt Col Bird retired from the Section this term and all the cadets, especially the older ones, would like to thank him for everything he has done for the section. Flt Lt Philpott, with 2 Lts Bamford and Coltman, has taken over. We now have a successful and efficient unit. We are always looking for new recruits.
    Anyone interested?

Chris Saunders W02


    On 8 April, 17 cadets, Major Hoeren and Flt Lt Scriven took a train to the regency town of Bath. We stayed at RAF Rudloe Manor, where, surprisingly enough, there was no airfield.
    On arrival we were briefed on security and told of the trips arranged for us. We flew Chipmunks at Filton (Bristol) and in a C-130 Hercules at RAF Lyneham. A proposed trip to RAF Brize Norton to fly in a VC10 was cancelled at the last moment. One visit was to the former Central Ammunition Depot where we explored a maze of tunnels and an underground arms factory. Palm Sunday Church parade was held at a nearby village. After lunch the Wiltshire hills, near the stone circle at Avebury, were the venue for a gruelling orienteering exercise.
    Commander Kaufmann RNR joined us, taking part in our night exercise. He was captured by a group of guerrillas, led by F/S Vine, and was taken to an underground air raid shelter. The forces of law and order, led by Sgt Bonnar, took quite some time to rescue the hostage.
    Many cadets gained RAE swimming proficiency certificates at camp. All cadets took home a photo of the unit with a certificate of merit. We look forward to another exiting camp next year.

F/S Adrian Vine

    The RAF Section has lost three good leaders, Adraian Vine, who was awarded a flying scholarship, Martin Underhill and Andrew Jarvis. Yet our ranks have been swollen by smaller newcomers from the third year and we are, again, the largest section. Several cadets have completed glider flying courses and Lovett, Bonnar and Lineham, as well as the author have all won their gliding wings. Another success was the selection of two cadets as part of a four man shooting team representing the School in a regional CCF competition at Aldershot. Out of over 200 teams we were in the top 30. To cap this, we have also been given several places in a 10-day trip to Germany, touring the various bases and installations. Most cadets have passed their Part I and Part II Examinations. Some are even taking a Navigation course that leads to O-level.
    There is sad news, though, as our long-suffering Ft Lt Scriven will be leaving for better climes. We wish him luck. He will be replaced by our new officer, Mr Philpott, who is currently organising the guard of honour for the School’s Anniversary visit by the Duke of Kent.
Cpl Hurford


Drawing by Neil Sparks


    As the coaches left the School excitement built up. We took two and a half hours to reach the Imperial War Museum and there we were able to look around. The atmosphere grew as we eventually arrived at Earls Court. Before the performance we were allowed to look round the many displays.
    As the lights dimmed the show began. The field gun competition aroused everyone. In the RHA Musical Drive we witnessed an accident with one of the horses, but fortunately it was unharmed.
    The highlight of the show was a dramatisation of the Battle of Trafalgar, complete with music, fireworks and cannon effects. Overall it was a most enjoyable day.

Andrew Marsh and Francisco Villatoro 2 Priory


    We left a cold, windy April’s morning behind as we sailed for Dunkerque on our way to Sardsedt, near Hanover, West Germany. The 14-hour journey by ship and train was very tiring, so we were glad when we arrived at the Hanover station.
    We were entertained well by our German hosts with trips to Goslar and the East German border and an afternoon’s nine pin bowling in the local sports complex.
    Eventually it was time for us to say ‘auf weidersehen’ to our penfriends and to start looking forward to their visit to England.

James Flower


    On 2 October all first years coached to the “Valiant Sailor” and then slid down to the plateau overlooking the Warren. Near the railway tunnel a Martello Tower was being renovated and converted into a house—a mere three-year job. Walking past the railway and onto the defensive sea walls a derelict bulldozer provided amusement for several boys. Fossil hunting was conducted amongst the chalk and gault clay outcrops. Several people became stuck in the clay, especially on our climb up to East Cliff, but it was great fun. Thanks go to everyone involved in making the trip possible.

Andrew Pope 1 Priory and,
Stuart Disbrey 1 Park

To Russia with....

    It was still morning and the weather promised to be fine. A small group gathered on the platforrn. Passports and visas were checked. Guides and useful information were
secreted and then, we were off... the beginning of a 17-day tour that would take us through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland and Sweden, stopping at Berlin, Brest, Moscow, Leningrad, Helsinki and Stockholm.
    The first leg of our overland journey, after a Channel crossing to Ostend, was by train to Berlin. East German border guards had disrupted a night’s sleep, being verbally abusive while checking passports. Breakfast in West Berlin, which consisted of garlic sausage, plastic cheese and strange bread, was followed by our visit to the wall. Seeing it at first hand was a moving experience. In some places the Wall goes straight across roads and tram lines. In the afternoon some went swimming in the Olympic Stadium while others visited East Berlin. After a brief encounter with Berlin nightlife we went to East Berlin, ready for the train to Brest.
    In the morning the train stopped at the Russian border and our luggage was searched, a check being made of any literature. Then we proceeded to Brest, where we were met and taken to our coach. It was at this time that Mr Owen disappeared, reappearing a long while later having been arrested for having a copy of “The Times” in which there was an article about Russian dissidents. He had been forced to sign a confession. We had our first experience of Russian censorship. At our hotel in Brent, supper included tomatoes that were to become a feature of almost every Russian meal. Then we had our first night’s sleep in real beds.
    Brest is a “hero” city and our next day’s visits, after being warned not to photograph any dams or industrial plants, ended at the Fortress. Here we were told of the heroic defence of Brest in the last war. Then another overnight train took us... to Moscow.
    Our 3-day stay in Moscow was filled with visits to Red Square, the Kremlin and the USSR Economic Achievements Exhibition. On a shopping trip to Moscow’s largest stores we found them markedly inferior to our own shops. During our stay a girl from another school party disappeared and a few of our boys were interviewed by
the police. We saw different aspects of life in Russia, ending with a visit to the circus.
    Overnight we trained from the warmth of Moscow to the coolness of Leningrad for a further 3 days, full of sight-seeing. On the day we were to leave I fractured my ankle. Amidst the chipped plaster and broken tiles of a Russian hospital my leg was plastered. My mobility limited for the rest of the trip. So I only saw Stockholm from the boat. I was able to go round Helsinki on a coach though. It was on the boat that we enjoyed the best food of the holiday, and that we were gently, and sometimes most violently, rocked to sleep at night.
    Finally, back in England we had experienced a trip that none of us will ever forget.

Steve Howard M6 B


    The first year arrived at Dover Castle at 10.24am only to find many of the questionnaires they had been given were blown clean out of their hands and up over the castle walls. It was that strong. After visiting most of the castle, save the Underground Works, some brave souls ventured onto the roof.
    The trip was very enjoyable.

Andrew Pope 1 Priory


    During the last year Astor has had mixed fortunes. In sports we were very strong but were weak in others. We won the basketball, but were last in the table tennis. During the summer term we did well, in winning both the Junior and Senior sports and the swimming. This year we must try to regain the house Championship Shield and so it is essential that we put in our best teams for every event. However, the biggest impression upon the points deficit between Astor and Park can be made by a great many more people attempting the athletic standards in the summer. Although we won the sports, when standards were taken into account Park beat us by over 250 pts. I look forward to greater participation and success by members of the House during the coming year.

Andrew Soppitt, House Captain


    For the third successive year we won the House Championship General enthusiasm and willingness to participate, rather than sporting ability, were the main reasons for Park’s large winning margin. Early in the year the senior rugby and football players excelled themselves to come first and second respectively, when they were both considered the underdogs. In the summer we could only manage to come second in both sports days, but a great number of athletic standards meant we were top overall. Cricket was our least successful event, but we were second in swimming. Great credit must go to the untiring efforts of the former House Captain, John Allingham and his able deputy, Jeremy Saynor. Special thanks also go to the House Master, Mr P. N. Burton.

John Walder, House Captain


    Once again the year has been an unsuccessful one for Frith. Lack of motivation arid enthusiasm are as much to blame as sporting inability. Our turnout to the House athletic standards was non-existent. The few members of Frith who turned up were frequently drowned by the hoards from the other 3 houses. However, the senior cricket teams showed tremendous courage and effort in trying to salvage some pride from the embers of a dreadful year, by winning the 4th, 5th and 6th tournaments. This year will be no better if we do not put our backs into it and show some determined effort, with a will to win.

John Shepherd, House Captain


    The summer term was a very eventful term for Priory, the major events being athletics, cricket and swimming. In cricket, the 5th and 6th years finished second after an excellent bowling and fielding performance and the 1st years joint first. The other years performed creditably. However, the positions are not really important—since many boys took part in the athletic standards and Priory put out full teams most of the time. For the House to continue to do well—these actions must continue.
Simon Pearson House Captain.



    In March the Dramatic Society and Music Society jointly produced their “Elizabethan Evening”, a collection of drama and song. Thanks must be given to Messrs Owen and Taylor.
    This month the Group is producing “The Evil Eye of Gondor”, written and directed by our own Mr Owen. Three years ago “The Eye” was performed at the Miscellany. This time, Mrs Roberts is helping with the production.

Andrew Marsh 2 Priory


    This is among the most popular clubs in the School with 86 members at present. Last year, with more than a hundred members, restrictions had to be placed on players because of lack of space.
    The Chess Club ladder provides a keen sense of competition with boys coveting the top place.
    Thanks are due to both Mr Francis and Mr Bamford for their active support.

Keith Medgett 3 Park


    Having evolved from the former War Games Club the present Dungeons and. Dragons Club is dominated by a fantasy role-playing game, from which the Club receives its name. This is proving quite popular, with ten members already, headed by Duncan Gregory, the Dungeon Master.
    In the game, players take up characters and battle their way through dungeons, encountering wandering monsters, traps and riches along the way.
    We meet three days a week and owe thanks to Mr Sewell for supervising us and for making a brave attempt to understand this complicated game!

Keith Medgett 3 Park


    Once again, the Christian Union enjoys the support of boys and staff who seek to know God, through His Son, Jesus. The body of believers meets informally for prayer and the reading of God’s Word.
    While only too aware of our failings we are not dismayed. We are discovering a love so expansive, it can never be measured; a power so great, that nothing is impossible for the followers of Christ; and a life so fulfilling that we want YOU to know about it too.

Richard Soppitt 5 Hn


    The School Stamp Club was recently re-opened after a break of one year, with an average attendance of a dozen boys. Eager stamp collectors meet and swap stamps under the watchful eyes of Prefect Paul Smith and Mr French.
    Members are encouraged to bring their collections to the Monday lunch time meetings in Room 14. The School Collection is occasionally brought down and additions are made.
    Competitions have been held with Kevin Broad and Robert Neil being the winners of the first two. An interesting GPO film about stamp design was shown in the Geography Room to an audience of over thirty. A similar film will be shown each term.
    Any stamp collector is warmly invited to come along.

Robert Neil 2 Priory

Drawing by Steve C. 4B



The Charnel-House cometh,
The corpses mould.
Through sinuous membranes
A man unfolds.
The bovine saviour,
An assemblage of black.
You are caught in his ardour,
You can’t turn back.

The Charnel-House cometh,
Through the abyss of hell.
From a stagnant pond
It reveals its shell.
An effigy of evil,
An evil itself.

The Charnel-House cometh,
Through the mists of dawn,
A new awakening,
Our Saviour is born.
He is shrouded from birth,
With protection and glances,
A jackal nurture,
The Prince of Darkness.

The Charnel-House cometh,
All kings have a reign.
His dictum of power:
Carnage and pain.
Rivers of crimson adorn the soil,
Inanimate forms lie unburied.
The world his throne, the last time to conquer,
A satisfied lust is now embellished.

Neil Hatton 6 D


With a knowing look the ribbon winks at me,
Soliciting my skill.
Fumbling fingers feel the thin ribbon that binds
My parcel.

What is within?

To reveal my gift
I must destroy:
I must suffer
If I am to enjoy this prize—
Or forever conceal it.

Brightly bound,
I am loath to break the ribbon.
I daren’t crumple the paper.
My desire to discover
Is weaker
Than my love for preserving
That which I already



Smokey grey, empty world.
It’s all your mind’s ever seen or held.
Always looking at the sky
Birds flying, very high.
Live for your sleep, food and love.
Don’t know nothing.
Sit giggling and laughing.
Daddy plays games
‘Bout all the trains
And not to play on Fifth Avenue lanes.
Mummy’s in the bathroom
Looking at her face with gloom
And the lines that will start to decay soon.

Sitting in Central Park
Just until after dark.
Trees tower, way above.
Then, there flies a turtle dove.
Funny NYC
You never know what’s going to be.

Paul Robinson 3 Frith


T’was dark all around
As the night drew its strength,
Obscuring the tanks
And the man in the trench.
Yes, the man in the trench,
An injured young youth,
Dressed in a uniform
That hid war’s real truth.

The boy lie quite still
And reached for his gun.
A crack broke the silence.
Did he hear someone?
Then shaking, he clutched it
And drew it up near.
The noise came towards him,
He could hear it quite clear.

Then the gun it did rise
As his host came in view,
A dusty clothed German
With cross and gun too.
This man, he looked down
And spied a faint light,
As the youth squeezed the trigger
And a blast filled the night.

When the quiet had returned
to that barren, grey land,
There stood a grim German—
Gun in one hand,
And down in the trench
As if he were dead,
Lie the injured young man
with a hole in his head.

Steven Teague 2 Park

The Christmas season’s here once more,
With carol singers at the door.
The snow is falling all around;
A white carpet is on the ground.
The lights are flashing on the tree,
All the children are full of glee.
The happy day’s here at last.
Soon it will be Christmas past.
Michael Thompson 2 Park
Glicketty — clack, clicketty — clack,
Over the hill, over the track;
Snorting fire, spitting smuts
On the unwary traveller.

Clicketty—clack, clicketty—clack,
Through the tunnel, over the track;.
Disappearing, then emerging
From the other side.

Clicketty—clack, clicketty—clack,
Over the bridge, over the track;
Overhead a lump of lead,
A dashing two hundred tons.
Richard Ficken 2 Park
Got the E5ketfo?~eT~r~T~
Hurry now, it’s starting to rain.
Sitting down, near the door.
Oh, my gosh, it’s twenty to four.
We are on our way,
What a terrible day.

The train shoots on along the track,
Reciting the well—known “clicketty—clack”.
Into a tunnel, long and black,
IDarkness everywhere, but can’t turn back.
Out at last, and up a hill,
Speeding past the town of Rhyll.
Ever faster, ever faster.
Will our train get there on time,
• Shooting down along the line?
Andrew Rowing 2 Park
The train we were travelling in was
heading for Crewe,
Where porters and people were
bustling, whilst whistles blew0
Fields, hills and bushes we passed.
They were here and gone as we
were moving so fast.
The wheels were singing on the
clumsy old track
A song which was known as
Through countryside, cities and
towns we still kept our pace
As thourh it was some kind of
obstacle race.

Daniel Tuson 2 Park
Passing a station, passing a train,
Passing a tramp, Oh what a shame~
The whistle blows, a town flashes by;
People gazing up at the sky.
All these things we see just in time.
When you look back
They’re all still and flat.
Matthew Eades 2 Park
Awaj went the train,
With smoke as a mane,
And went steaming into a tunnel,
It came out at last,
Went smoking past,
And the last thing I saw was the funnel.
Simon Marshall 2 Park

“You do geography, don’t you?” MrColman asked me.

“Er, yes”.

“Well, how would you like to help with the geography

display today?”

This rhetorical question was the way in which I became
involved in the School’s first Open Day for nine years.
I strolled along to the Geography Room where I was
confronted by a stunning exhibition of Mr French’s
holiday post—cards, and a vast array of maps, all pinned
to the walls. For some strange reason the afternoon and
evening provided only a trickle of parents, pupils and
old boys to this particular, awe—inspiring sight.
Feeling I was no longer needed I proceeded to tour
the school with my camera. Gracing all the other
activities with my presence I recorded the events for
posterity, and a mere handful are included alongside.

A group of 4th years, under the direction of Mr Lambert
were presenting the 2nd performance of a French play
in the language laboratory. Meanwhile, Mr O~~fl~5 drama
group were displaying their various talents in the Hall.
In Room 10, “Jesus cii Nazareth” was being ~
Undoubtedly the greatest success, with the greatest
crowd, was to be found in the science block, where a
variety of practical demonstrations were in full swing.

A good time was had by all~

Dave Winter M6


2 Language of Spain
8 Largest ocean in the world
9 Parts of the horns of a stag
11 Doing nothing
13 Top of a container
14 A small crow. Jack...
17 We would all like to have this
18 Purple flower found on heaths and moors
21 To walk in a leisurely way
22 A high speed train

1 Mess up
2 Burn oneself with water
3 An evergreen tree
¾ Towards the stern of a ship
5 The capital of Egypt is on this river
6 Frozen water

7 Possesses
10 To wander or ramble
12 A US ten cent coin
14 A popular indoor pub game
15 Tired, exhausted
16 The wise men followed this
17 Marshes
18 Tool for scraping up weeds
19 Small venomous snake
20 Colour, tint

Devised by M. Jones, 3 Priory


1 Tart spoon in a car is the thief of time

8 Marble place in Scotland

9 What a groovey number may say to an archaclolgisi

10 Sound of cowboys and Indians

11 Past, present or future, it sounds taught

1? Dot it~ Repeated

1~ Stalin’s washing

j(~ Thus

17 Freuch gold returning

0 Where assembly takes place

il In a sweet, you and I
‘~ Tnitially a learned priest

5ounds like steal with a great kick

¾ Little strange, less a pound, means name
“7 More than one saying

Unclear form of wai fare

— - fro

-;i No need for bail, I have an excuse
‘,? More t:eees

1 Magic worker

Lje or ear

K En the kitchen ii: tells you how far
1 a:-igow ‘s • river
6 Bar of gold
7 What labour wants
13 Model question
1~+ That cockney cowboy said a river do
~ Tn the past year it’s been untidy

1~ ~‘h~J~S it ~ouuds like needlework

‘~ unny silencer

• L~xdy Di end the Queen both have on~
.1’;. i(ccp rlL’flt or! to the — — the road

.~uc1i a the~ttrical to do
:::2 IIt-jtu-C*’

ic Council has only met once this term, discussing such
:t:ers as the provision of a bicycle shed or rack, lockable
2. ~ckers, improvements in standards of facilities in the
-, room and corridor congestion. There is no doubt that
Council could play a more active part in School affairs,

if only boys would consider it useful and so become more
im:v<Lved. Negligence has been shown by some forms either
~i ing to elect or send along a representative. Thus, the
!1~uncil’s scope of action has been weakened. If the Council
2. to be more than just an ineffective discussion group, it
~t be well attended. After all, it is our way of voicing
t~c: pupil’s opinion.

2 ~won Pearson, Secretary

During Special Course this term, a number of
sixth formers have elected to take Mr Bailey’s
Environmental Studies Course. Under the watchful eye of
Cecil B de Bailey, we energetically launched ourselves
into the making of a documentary TV programme, with some
slight assistance from the Dover Educational TV Centre.
Most of the film was shot on location at the exotic

resort of St Margaret’s Bay, with John Walder’s local
knowledge of car tracks providing a safe and steady
means of moving from scene to scene.

Hopefully the film (now available on video casette)
shall receive its world premiere some time next term.
In the meantime, the entire crew is working hard to iron
out a few minor difficulties, such as the unreliability
of car hand brakes~ The course has been enjoyed -
thoroughly by all involv~Lani~j ae.veral. occasions by~
those not involved.

1980/81 was quite a good season for the School’s chess teams,
which won 15 of the 21 matches played. In the Kent Schools’
League 4 teams were entered and the Seniors came equal first,
but narrowly lost the play—off against Harvey. The U16A
team won two games. Winning all matches and coming top of
their division were the boys in the P13 team.

A team was also entered for the “Sunday Times” Championship,
beating Harvey 4—2, but losing on handicap to William Parker
School in the next round. The success of the teams, especial-
ly the P13, is a reflection on the great enthusiasm in the
Lower School for the lunchtime club, administered, as are all
the matches, by the ever—patient Mr Francis, to whom thanks
are due.

Martin Greenland 6Fs


Once again this team has not lived up to its full
potential and the disappointing season has again been due
mainly to poor batting. Of 14 games played only 5 were
won, but we were not helped by the continued absences 01
several key players. Michael Couzens, Jeremy AbboLt rind
Andrew Leivers are to be congratulated on their selection
for Dover Schools and it is hoped that these and other
members of the side will go on to establish themselves in
the senior sides next year. Thanks are due to Mr Coltmnn
f or his efforts throughout the season.

Our final playing record is as follows:
Played Won Drawn Lost
1’4 5 0 9

In terms of results this was not a very successful ri&:~:

out of 10 games nlayed~ 2 were drawn, and 7 were losL.
I was won.

Due to severe selection problems caused by exams, and
weekend jobs it was rare for -the same team to be turn:~n:
out each week.

We lacked any real penetrating pace bowling attack and
this proved a major weakness throughout the season.

The fielding as well lacked zip at times and our batt½
lacked much depth.

In future much greater time must be spent in basic
batting and bowling practices particularly at the stnrt
of the season.

Richard Hopkinson made a great contribution as our
enduring captain despite heavy exam commitments, and rv~sL
be congratulated in so ably taking over leadership from
Chris Penn.

Chris Penn has had a good deal of success this season
playing for Dover C C and appearing for the County 2rv~ XI.~
Richard Pepper is to be congratulated on captaining t~ r
County Ul6s. Finally thanks must go to Keith Flack for
scoring over the season and playin.g on 3 occasions.

Colours re—awarded to R Hopkinson

Representative ties to:

S Thompson, A Marsh, P Williams

Overall house winners to receive the Derby Cup were
Priory House..

The uain weakness of the U12 has been its Uov~lirig v.hich,
on tOo many occasions, was wayward. • Although latterly
there were sure signs of improvement, much still has to
be uone~ The batting, lead by Pennington arid Paul Castle
was determined, if occasionally dour, with the exception
of a Bothamosque 50 by Cullen when disaster threatened
t Duke of Yorks. The side is to be congratulated
011 it8 fine spirit which remained buoyant even in the
sost difficult situations.
Played Won Lost Tie
• 4 3 1

lUAu year has seen a continuing improvement in the
-‘de of play. We no longer rely upon one or two
r.~ ~ to score all our runs. Openers Matthew Mann and
Tho Vonger have usually given us a good start to the
1x~1ri~~, allowing the later batsmen to score more freely
t ~‘ last season. Earnon San Emeterio is fast becoming
CUI ~Xoellent wicket—keeper, standing up to the fast
even on bad wickets. Simon McBride has, once
• •dA had a good season, but the eutotanding plz&er has
~~1~ darnie Sadler, whose innings against Norton Knatch—
L ‘~ 4th years was the best yet by any player in the
~nd whose left—arm spin has taken many valuable
W~C(f~f~j, The fielding has again been excellent and
VSY ~‘ew sides seem capable of scoring more than 70
~ ~rainst us.
i’1K1C1 Won Lost Tie
- 7 4 2

The season started rather slowly and it took us
several wesks to settle down. The initial
procloms were not with the batsmen, who usually
scored sufficient runs, but with the bowlers
who were often wayward in length and direction.
This resulted in the team losing the first few

The second half of the term saw a great improve—
ment in the bowling and this was well backed up
by good fielding. The batsmen also became more
confident and some fine innings were played.

Special mention must be made of some of the squs
Andrew Podmore (Captain) for outstanding batting
Mark Gabriel and Chris Adams who showed promise
in their batting;
Jason ~7all, Shaun West and Nigel Bagley who all
bowled consistently yell and 1~od Pepper and
Andrew Webb, who both made useful contributions
with bat and ball.

The team has played entertaining cricket and clis
layed obvious enjoyment and enthu~iasni for the
game. If the players can develop more confidenci
in their own ability then they are capable of
oecoming a very strong side in future years. On
arid off the field the team has been a credit to
itself and to the School.
Played v:on Lost

9 5 4

The senior team had 3 fixtures before half—term —
the 7 schools meeting at the Duke of York’s and
2 matches with Dover College. The basis of the teem
was centred around a small but seleci; groun of ~
working and dedicated athletes especially:

John Allingham, Jeremy Saynor, Stephen home and ‘lim

The Senior School Sports Day was just; before ha3~t—~erm
and the response from the houses was better than Thst
year~~ The competition proved to he very close with.
only 6 points separating the J.ast 3 places.

The junior teams were involved in several inter school
matches, including the Powell Trophy, and had an
enjoyable and successful season. In the South East
Kent Schools Championships Tim Eggett proved far too
good for his rivals and won the under 17 Long and
Triple Jumps. Mark Lindsey also easily won his event,
the Under 15 High Jump and John Conway, although not
up to his usual form, came second in the Under 17
javelin. Unfortunately,because of examinations,Tim
Eggett was not able to attend the County Championships
but both Mark Lindsey and John Conway were selected
and performed with great credit. Mark won the High
Jump, recording 1.63 metres and just missed out on
being selected for the All England Championsh:ip2.
John came third in the Javelin with a throw of over
46 metres — a personal best.

Possibly the outstanding junior athlete of the year
has been Andrew McBride. He has set new school records
in the 400, 800 and 1500 metres — all within the space
of 2 weeks~ Andrew beat the old 15(C) metres record by
more than 10 seconds and the 200 metres record h:r more
than 7 seconds..
Al Though there are too many to mention them all, the
~‘ ~1 1.o~’ing performed consistently well throughout the
Ne~1l, liorris, Hollobon, Coles, f4oore1 Nayler and
hlermer o:F thie first year;

Den;-nstcr, McBride, Gabriel, Webb, Laughton and Harvey
of the second year;

Moore, Kenchington, Sadler, Morris, Hicks and Lin~se~r

of The third year;

Heck, (ioWh, Blake and Waller of the fourth year;

and. Cook, Beck, Conway, Thomas, Waters and Eggett of ti~
fifth year.

There appears to be plenty of talent and enthusiasm in
the junior and middle school and this promises well fr~’
the future.

The Junior Sports Day was held at the end of term and it
won a keenly contested competition with the result not
certain until the final re].ay had finished. New school
records were set up by:

Danny Moore of Frith in the Under 13 Long Jump;
Roger Watson of Astor in the Under 13 Discus;

Mark Laughton of Astor in the Under 14 Discus;

rind ihichaci Hollobon of Astor equalled the school record
in the Under 13 70 metres hurdles.

The .finaL result of the house athletics, which includes
the results of both Sports’ Days and the standards, was
an follows:
let Ph2I( . ~VS points 2nd ASTOR 41 points

~rr~ 2 JC~ ~0 points 4th FRITH 26 points
Colours are awarded to:

;t~elefl Home, Andy Kremer, Tim Toole, Tim Eggett, and
John Conway