Further to my article on the Worksop College rugby team of 1941 the following may also be of interest. The 8 results below are the only ones that can be found, the remaining 6 (probable opponents would have been C.S. Harden’s XV, Old Worksopians, Rosslyn Park Colts, Waterloo ‘A’, Blackheath ‘A’, Wrekin College) are unknown…

Worksop College XV Vs Sedbergh Won 30-0
Worksop College XV Vs Ampleforth Won 6-3
Worksop College XV Vs Denstone Won 17-3
Worksop College XV Vs St Peters York Won 28-0
Worksop College XV Vs Trent Won 76-0
Worksop College XV Vs Mount St Mary’s Won 63-0
Worksop College XV Vs An RAF XV Won 14-3
Worksop College XV Vs An RAF XV Won 53-3

Rest of England team versus the Home Counties
M.G. Locket (Downside), R.D.N.Fabricius (Solihull), L.F.L. Oakley (Bedford), J. Carmichael (Worksop College), P. Parker (Bedford), S.T. Thoebold (Haileybury), A. Fairbairn (Haileybury), A.C.W. Abrahams (Bedford), A.G. McCullum (Imperial Service College), G. Lamb (Clifton), J.H. Hartridge (Oundle), H.D. Jennison (Worksop College), M.J. Sussey (Rugby), J.P. Sawtell (Radley), T.A.S. Anderson (Worksop College)

The Rest won the match 34-11 with Carmichael scoring 3 tries and Anderson converting 3.

By the end of the season the Worksop College XV had played 14 matches and won 14. The team had scored a total of 403 points, and conceded only 13 (not 389 & 12 as was widely reported). N.M. Hall the stand-off half (fly half) had scored 129 points. Bedford School were also unbeaten winning 12 games, scoring 354 points and conceding 26.

Worksop College unbeaten rugby XV 1941-1942
Back row (left to right) – R.V. Thompson, E.R. Holliday, J.M. Taylor, T.B.Greenwood, C.H. Ewart, W.G. Briggs
Middle row (left to right) – P.J. Walker, E. Hall, C.S. Harden Esq, G.S. Joss, D.F. Bachelor
Front row left to right) – P. Carmichael, T.A.S. Anderson, H.D. Jennison (Captain), N.M. Hall, J.B. Millar

5 Comments to “Worksop College rugby 1941-1942”  

  1. 1 Rachel Allen

    Thankyou that was fast. All i know is he went there and then to sandhurst. I think his father was there in 1930,s?

  2. 2 Kev

    Did you play squash? I think i remember playing you. You were a tough cookie and had a hell of a backhand

  3. 3 Raoul Brar

    Haha, wow worksop look cool back here.
    Im at the school now, and looking back on what it used to look like it looks amazing.
    Im in Pelham and im in Remove.
    Are any of these rugby players alive ?

  4. 4 Simon Langley

    C.H. Ewart is the only one who is still alive I believe. Had a letter from him a year or so ago.

    N.M. Hall who was England captain in the 50s died in 1972.

  5. 5 Martyn Cleasby

    Good stuff on College history, Simon – well done! The XV were amazing at that time n’est-ce pas?

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