July 1st Fawcett beat Sarum on 1st innings by 13 runs.
Sarum: J. Carter 29 runs, V. Leys 15, D. Fanner 10.
Fawcett: M. Holmes 27, J. Chapman 18, U. Armitage 11.
St Margaret’s beat School by 19 runs.
St. Margaret’s: D. Harvey Jones 17, H. Capel 17 and 32, H. Toms 11.
School: C. Mackworth 19, D. Collier 11, P. George 12; C. Fletcher 16.
Nelson beat New Forest by 93 runs.
New Forest: M. Sinclair 28 runs.
Nelson: 0. Tregelles 30, G. Taylor 19, M. Chalcroft 2.5, M. Eppstein 20, N. Northeroft 19, P. Seal 10.
July 13th Fawcett beat New Forest by 239 runs on 1st innings.
Fawcett: P. Clarke 146, D. Hinsman 31, J. Chapman 30, M. Holmes 22.
New Forest: K. Still 11, J. Dennison 11.
School beat Sarum by 11 runs.
School: H. Elam 15, P. George 15, C. Fletcher 10, D. Collier 12, N. Clive Smith 10.
Nelson beat St. Margaret’s by 55 runs.
Nelson: G. Taylor 26, S. Wotton 17 and 10.
St. Margaret’s: H. Elworthy 16.
Nelson won all their Matches and therefore the Cup. Their fielding was very good. Fawcett came in a good second, and had the two Houses met it would have been an even match.
Phyllis Clarke (Fawcett) won the Running Cup with an average of 53 runs. Other good averages were M. Holmes (Fawcett) 25, who made consistently good scores. D. Collier (School) 26, G. Taylor (Nelson) 19.
The result of the matches was as follows:
Nelson won 4 matches.
Fawcett won 3
School won 2
St. Margaret’s won 2
New Forest won 1
Sarum won 0
Senior winner, Eleanor Lea 57yds. 2ft. 13ins.
Junior winner, May Ashford 44yds. 1ft.
LACROSSE. We have begun our season without many of our best players, and we are missing them very much.
The new Captains are,
School: Eva. Hudson.
Sarum: Dorothy Turner.
St. Margaret’s: Hilda Elworthy
Nelson: Nancy Northcroft.
Fawcett: Nora Randall.
New Forest: Madge Glynn.
In the 1st round of the Lacrosse Tournament School beat New Forest by 6 goals to 5, Sarum beat St. Margaret’s by 9 goals to 3, Fawcett beat Nelson by 5 goals to 3. On the whole these matches were quite good. The teams played together and seemed to realise that strength lies in combination, and we hope for still greater improvement as the matches continue.
You cannot expect to play well until you can use your crosse properly, and thoroughly understand the game.
MILDRED P. WESTLAKE.
SUMMER TERM, 1916
TENNIS. The Cup was won by School, who won 4 rounds. Fawcett was a very close second, Sarum 2 rounds, possibly 3, Nelson and St. Margaret’s 2 rounds, New Forest 1 round.
The 2nd Sixes:
Fawcett won 4 rounds.
Sarum won 3
St. Margaret’s won 3
Nelson won 3
New Forest won 0
The Staff Match v, the Godolphin produced far better games than last year.
Staff Six. Godolphin Six.
Miss Pinckney H. Elam
Miss C. Ashford E. Hudson
Mr. Douglas Y. Leys
Miss Westlake V. Leys
Miss Parson H. Capel
Mrs. Hewson 0. Treaelles
9 matches to 0 matches.
The match was much better than the score indicates as, although the Staff were very short of practice, they had very strong additions to their team in Mr. E. Douglas and in Mrs. Hewson.. The Godolphin did extremely well in winning a set off Mrs. Hewson and Miss Parson in three cases. The match began at 2.15 but did not finish till nearly six o’clock, owing to rather long intervals for tea and rest, and to the two long matches which ran into three sets and vantage games.
The American Tournament, divided into four divisions, were won by :-
1st Division M. Sim – P Clarke
2nd J. Hinxman – H. Phillimore
3rd M. Thursby – M. Sinclair
4th J G. Farnfield – M. Figgis.
The Championship was won by E. Hudson after some very close matches with H. Elam in the semi-final 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, and in the final against Vera Leys. These two matches produced the best tennis that has been played so far by the School. I hope now the whole School has realized that good style will take anybody to the top of the School far quicker and far more easily than a self-taught bad style can ever do. Vera Leys, at the age of 14 could hardly have been in the final unless she had, from the beginning, always tried to play in the correct way.
The Second Sixteen Championship was won very easily by Mabel Sim, who only lost six games during her easy progress through her four matches. Another instance of the triumph of an easy graceful style over every other sort of style.
VIOLET M. PINCKNEY.