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.
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