Greenhill Grammar school, Oldham

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Sports Day  -  Boys

This year Lees House won the Sports with Walton House coming second.

The first events were the 100 yards sprints. In both middle and senior school races, the standards were broken. In the middle school, both first and second, Schofield and Lawton, beat the standard time. In the senior sprint only the winner, Hough, beat the standard. The junior winner, Highton, did very well to beat older rivals.
The Junior Boys' race was won by Faulkner of  Fawsitt House.
Owen won the 220 yards race quite easily from Hatton, who beat Goodwin for second place.
Repeating his victory of last year, Dennis Schofield ran away with the middle school 220 yards race.  He again broke the standard, as did the second, Grindrod, and third, Ratcliff.  As expected, Whitehead won the senior 220, narrowly beating Hough, with Holt third. Both first and second beat the standard.
Only Stuttard beat the middle school standard for the javelin.  Barber and Home took first and second places in the senior javelin.
Whitehead also won the 440 yards race in record time.  Brook set a new record in the senior high jump, jumping alone.  Lang won the half-mile race with Wareham fifteen yards behind. McCandlish was third.  Both first and second beat the standard time.


Brook and Bentley carried off first and second places in the senior long jump for Walton House.

Bentley also won the mile from Kershaw and Marsh, although it was a slow race.

Each house won one relay. Fawsitt won the junior relay, Lees won the middle school relay, and Walton won the senior school relay.

C.B., VI Lit.




Only three school matches were played during the season, others having to be cancelled on account of rain.  In a low scoring game against Counthill at home, the First XI reached a total of 50.  
F. Smith, with 10 runs, was the only batsman to reach double figures.  When Counthill batted, Smith and Fawcett quickly dismissed the openers, but Grimshaw and Hesketh put on over 30 runs.  The last five wickets fell very cheaply and Counthill were all out for 46.  Smith, with 3 for 11, and Fawcett, with 6 for 12, were responsible for this.
Against Counthill at Counthill, the Under Fifteen XI just failed to win on a time basis.  Counthill batted first, scoring 68 all out.  Meyrell and Booth put on 36 for the second wicket.  The last 6 Counthill wickets added only six runs.  The most successful of the school bowlers were Stuttard (4 for 12) and Millward (5 for 16).  When the school batted, they scored 64 for 8 wickets in the time allowed.  Hibbert 13, Millward 10, Stuttard 13, Lawton 13, were the best of the batsmen.
At home to Ashton G.S., the Under Fifteen XI won an exciting game by one wicket.  Ashton batted first and scored 77 for 9 declared.  Lawton was the most successful bowler, taking 5 for 24. The school opened with Gartside (29) and Lawton (14), giving the school a respectable total on the second wicket.  The school middle batsmen, with the exception of Jennings (11), failed, and it was left to Cullen (9) and Kershaw (4 not out) to pass the Ashton total.
In addition, many inter-form matches were played. Form 1 elevens twice defeated Form 2, while Form 3 beat Form 4 easily.
The season ended with the inter-house competitions for seniors and juniors. These provided exciting cricket in many games.