On July 6th we were blessed with a glorious day for our 33rd Annual Sports. For many boys, this day was the climax to a long effort which was well-rewarded by the cheers of the many parents and friends who came to watch. Orginisation is the key to success of any athletic meeting (as the Headmaster said in his speech at the end), and several spectators remarked that every event was run totime and without any hitch. Our thanks for that go to Mr. Crinson and his colleagues on the Staff.
The results of the afternoon showed that the standard of athletics in the school is fast returning to that of pre-war years. Notabe among the maby records broken was the javelin throw by Joynes, of 117ft. 6in. in the Middle Championship.
At the finish, Mr. Ellis introduced the celebrity who was to present the trophies. This was none other than Mr. Davies, who is leaving at the end of this term. The School was very pleased to see Mr. Davies, who evidently enjoyed every moment of his task. Three rousing cheers were called for him.
As a member of Kenton House, I was very sorry to see that my House did not triumph, but all the same I give congratulations to Northwick on becoming Cock House at athletics, and to those senior and junior boys of th House, whose sustained effort gained that award. Congratulationas also to Blackburn, Senior Champion, Joynes, Middle Champion, and Sydenham, Junior Champion.
J. S. H.
Athletics Colours 1946
*Old Colours Renewed
SENIORS: James, *Addison, *Blackburn, Jones, Clare, *Woods, Rees, *Holdsworth, *Aspinall, Evans, *Charlton, Akerman, Tobert, Gelhay, Ballard.
JUNIORS: Wood, R. L., Wood, K., Joynes, Parsonage, Milner, Keslaw, Lewis, Blackburn, Whitmore, Marshall, Holden, Peel, Peat, Eaton, Hawken.
from The Gaytonian, July 1946