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Played at


6 R.I.E.C.
13 Kensington
20 London Scottish
27] Walthamstow

Cooper's Hill
Wood Lane


November 3 R.M.A.

10 The College
17 Richmond

24 The College
December 1 Old Cheltonians

8 Clapham Rovers 15 Midland Counties

St. John's School

Not played on account of wet
Not played by mutual consent


22 Middlesex Wanderers Blackheath



26 Northamptonshire Kettering
29 Manchester

31 Fettesian Lorettonians Ditto
1884, Jan. 1 Huddersfield.... Huddersfield.
5 West Kent

Not played
12 Clapham Rovers Blackheath
19 Blackheath

Blackheath Ground.
26 R.N.C.

February 2 Richmond

9 Oxford

Not played
16 Walthamstow

Not played, Walthamstow

Scratched 23 The College

Wellington March 8 Blackheath

Blackheath Ground.








Matches lost, 5; ditto drawn, 2; ditto won, 14. Total played, 21.

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After the ball had been started again the difference of the hill began to tell in the favour of the school, and the game came somewhat dangerously close to the O.M.'s goal; and after a dribble by Firth a corner was scored, and for the third time the school scored a goal. After this event the game became for some time undecided Keeling, Cheales, Mr. Way, and Turner being perhaps the inost prominent. Then it became faster and our goal was threatened. Firth and Keeling responded, but were stopped by Buckland, who about this time showed conspicuously for hitting powers. Here the O.M.'s made great efforts to score, Turner being especially vigorous, and the continual rushes made by the different sides grew somewhat monotonous till DeChair varied the proceedings by neatly scoring the school's fonrth goal; some bard hitting between Padwick and Buckland followed, and more rushes by the Old Fellows, who once

twice got dangerous, but never succeeded in actually scoring. Shortly after which time was called, leaving the school victorious by four goals to one.

The teams were :-OLD MARLBURIANS.-E. H. Buck. Jand (back), J. S. F. Bacon (three-quarters), W. M. Tatham, R. T. A. Hughes (halfs), Rev. J. P. Way, F. S. Robinson, A. B. Turner, O. Wynne (wings), W. H. Chappell, A. Druitt, J. E. B. Wilson (centres).

THE SCHOOL :-H.T. Kueling (capt.), J. P. Cheales, F.B.C. DeChair (Centres), F. E. Bull, E. C. C. Firth, T. G. Buchanan, H. F. Hayhurst (wings), F. G. Padwick, H. A. F. Davies (halfs), E. M. Harvey (threequarters), F. Lazenby (back).


M.C.H.C. v REV. J. P. WAY'S XI.


F. B. C. DeChair
H. F. Hayhurst

THE O.M.'S. MATCH. This, the only foreign match of the year that could be arranged, was played against a team of Old Marl. burians captained by E. H. Bucklnad; the game was played on the Common on Tuesday, March the 18th, the ground being hard and dry after the fine days of last week; and the weather about as good as it could be for the players. The match ended in a victory for the School by four goals to one, a result chiefly due to the fine play of our centres and wings; in these points we were perhaps superior to our opponents, while they showed if anything better than we did behind.

The School began the game up the bill, and succeeded in driving the ball over their adversarios' line in the first minute or two. After the bully Wynne, who played very well throughout, made a good dribble, but the ball was brought back again up the hill by Firth, who scored the first goal. After this reverse the Old Marlburians played up more strongly, and for a wbile our goal was seriously threatened. Two corners were gained in quick succession, but our backs stopped our opponents from scoring anything. Buchanan and Padwick relieved us and took the ball away, their efforts being answered by Turner and Wynne ; the game now shifted rapidly from one side of the ground to the other; two shots were, however, made at the Old Marlburian goal, one of which was missed and the other was disputed. Mr. Way, and Turner, on the O.M.'s wings, and Buckland among their behinds showed conspicuously. The School answered by a rush, headed by Keeling in the centre and Buchanan and Firth on the wings, and Cheales, scored the second goal for the School. The game was more even after this, the ball continuing in the centre of the ground, and some good passing, of which there was not too much throughout the on the part of the 0.M.'s. The latter began to show more dangerously shortly after this, and after a good dribble by Wynne, Chappell gained the only goal which the Old Fellows scored during the match. After some hitting between the backs, in which the School had a little the best of it, half-time was called after half-an-hour's play.

game, followed

This match, which took the place of the return match against the Common Room, was played on Thursday last, the 13th. The Common Room was seriously weakened by various causes, but received able assistance from W. H. Rotheram, Esq., O.M., and four members of the school. Keeling elected to play up the hill at starting, and immediately after the bully the school XI was penned, and before long Mr. Ashwin drew first blood-1-0. The ball was restarted, and play remained below and about the middle of the ground, till change was called. After the sides were changed the same fortune favoured the combined eleven, who rushed the ball up the hill

and enabled Mr. Raynor to put the ball through the posts, 2-0. Not long afterwards DeChair scored for the school, 2-1. After some play in the centre of the ground, Woolner by a capital dribble took the ball up

the hill and between the posts. The School XI then made a vigorous effort against their adversaries' stronghold, and a hard one from Preston, bit outside the ring, touched the back and went through. This the school claimed and obtained after some slight discussion. Misfortunes never come singly. A collision between the left wings of the combined X1, resulted in the loss to his side of Mr. Ashwin; and soon afterwards Keeling by a tremendous down the ground made the score three all. Neither side gained any further advantage, and the call of time ended a very enjoy.



siderably since last year and makes some very clean and neat back-handers. His partner is a weaker player, but did his best. Purcell, for us, was much below his best form. His great exertions the week before had, we are convinced, told on him, as he missed not a few serves which he would have put up unerringly in the house match, and his service (wbere staleness most makes itself visible) had lost much of its sting. We rely on his doing better this week, or we may bave to record a different result in our next number. Nevertheless, we were rather surprised at his score of points handed to us, viz., 31 to Meyrick-Jones' 35, as we should say be fully did his share of the work; and points by themselves, it must be remembered, are very delusive test of play. Meyrick-Jones played a sound and good game, as he generally does, and as the floor got damp his service became more effective-a good omen, by the way,

if he plays at Princes. If he goes on improving he ought to make a fine player in 1885. His play, and Purcell's also, is at present rather safe than brilliant; the hitting on Saturday was rarely as low as it should be, and in the whole match there were only once or twice rallies containing a series of really bard returns. Safeness, however, is the best possible foundation on which to build, and the qualities as yet missing in our players-a really formidable service and a killing return, as opposed to merely getting the ball up-may yet be developed before we go to London ; and there is more hope of it, as we never had greater keenness shown in racquets, or more pains taken by each player to do his very best.

Score :--Wellington 7 13 7 13


Marlborough 15 13 15 13


able game.

Sides :-M.C.H.C.-H. T. Keeling, (capt.), E. C. C. Firth, T. G. Buchanan, H. F. Hayhurst, (wings). J. P. Cheales, C. S. Preston, F. B. C. DeChair, (centres). F. G. Padwick, E. M. Harvey, (), H. A. Ferguson-Davie, (i), F. Lazenby, (back).

Mr. Way's XI.-Rev. J. P. Way, (8), J. E. Alston, (back), Rev. T. N. Hart-Smith, H. B. Winterbotham, (), W. L. Giles, E. G. Ashwin, W. S. Bambridge, H. Woolner (wings). Rev. P. E. Raynor, W. H. Rotheram, H. C. Bett, (centres).

WELLINGTON RACQUET MATCH. We began the Racquet campaign of 1884 very successfully on Saturday last, winning all four games against Wellington. Before the match the Common Rooms played, ours, represented by Messrs. Leaf and Ford, defeating Messrs. Bull and Brougham 4 games to 1 by 31 points. The scores were

15 15 13 15 13 to 7 4 13 2 13 The boys played directly after, and were pretty even in the first game till seven all, when Purcell, by good service, carried our score to 12. The next game was a much harder contested affair, but we managed to pull it off after setting. The third we won as easily as the first, and the fourth was a repetition of the second. We are unable to give, what we hope to do after the match next Saturday, a detailed account of the games, and as so many saw them it is not of much importance, but of the general nature of the play we formed the following idea. Cairnes for Wellington has come on con


1st Ties. Proshute

beat Cotton House.
Leaf's (Mitre)

Baker's (Fleur-de-lys)

Gould's (Star).
Ford's (Maltese Cross) , Horner's (Cross Arrows).
Way's (Crescent) drew the bye.

Ford's beat Way's.
Preshute Baker's.
Leaf's drew the bye.

Ford's beat Leaf's.
Presbute—the bye.

Ford's beat Preshate.

The Houses were represented as follows:

SE. B. Sheppard.

H. T. Keeling
Cotton House .....

R. W. Ord.
Leal's (Mitre)....

A. Martyn.

F. E. Bull.

SF. G. Padwick.

F. Lazenby.
Baker's (Fleur-de-lys)

A. C. S. Olivier.

H. J. Cooper.
Gould's (Star)

SJ. P. Cbeales.

C. L. Nicholson.

A. H. D. Purcell. Ford's (Maltese Cross)

H. D. Houseman.

F. Meyrick-Jones. Way's (Crescent)

T. C. Bett.

C. W. Kaye.
Horner's (Cross Arrows)

E. F. Benson.

1st Ties.
Cotton House beat Way's (Crescent).
Leaf's (Mitre) Littlefield.
Gould's (Star) Baker's (Fleur-de-lys).

Ford's (Maltese Cross).
Horner's (Cross Arrows) drew the bye.

2nd Ties.
Leaf's beat Preshute.
Horner's Cotton House.
Gould's—the bye.

3RD Ties.
Gould's beat Horner's.
Leaf's—the bye.


Gould's beat Leaf's.
The Houses were represented as follows:-

SR. W. Ord.
Cotton House

G. K. Papillon.

H. C. Bett. Way's (Crescont).

F. Meyrick-Jones.

J. M, Harvey. Leaf's (Mitro)

L. 0. Meyrick.

J. Chaine. Littlefield

E. A. O'Neill.

L. Martineau. Gould's (Star).

{J. P. Cheales.

A. C. S. Olivier. Baker's (Fleur-de-lys)...

{ G. E. Cooper.

ŠE. B. Sheppard. Preshate

L. A. Francis.

A. H. D. Purcell. Ford's (Maltese Cross)

H. S. Tyssen.


Horner's (Cross Arrows) { A. S. Back



To the Editor of the Marlburian. Sir,-I wish to make a few remarks on a subject which has been lately ventilated in your columns-viz., the M.C. Debating Society. It is a truism, which I will only briefly repeat, that the main object of this, as of the Natural History and Art Societies (though of course in a smaller degree), is to create

an interest in subjects rather different from the daily round of School work and School games. Politics is such a subject. What has become of the old Political Debate, attended by eloquent members of the Common Room, by the majority of the Sixth, and many whom we then considered 'ignobile vulgus ?' I was staying down at Marlborough lately and learnt to my surprise that at the last two Debates of this term (not now I believe held fortnightly but at indefinite and longthening intervals) the subjects proposed for discussion were Phonetic spelling and Ghosts. The interests of a nation are at stake, the policy of the Government is brought to its account, and the M.C.D.S. meets to discuss Ghosts ! “Verily, I

say the President is a Phantasm Captain.” Can phonetic spelling compare with the franchise question in interest ? Is Egypt of less importance then the Cock Lane Ghost ? Whether the Debating Society is decaying or not I cannot from personal observation decide ; if it is, the reason is not far to seek.

May I be allowed to make one or two suggestions ? I would venture to advise the first that the debate be held in the Sixth form Class Room as formerly; the Bradleian is too large and will never fill after the novelty has worn off. Secondly that the subject for Debate be chosen as a rule not from books but from newspapers. Thirdly, that the Society be supported more heartily by members of the Sixth. I may be, I hope I am, wrong in what I have said.

I mean to say no more than that if the Society has changed its tone and become literary, or phasmatological, it is to my mind a great pity. A smattering of politics, a little newspaper knowledge, a little practice in saying what

you think, are things very easily acquired in a School Debating Society, and very easily neglected.

I remain, &c.,


To the Editor of the Marlburian. SIR,-Would you kindly permit me, through the Marlburian, to thank the senior Prefect for his sympathetic letter of the 5th instant.

Also, to acknowledge the receipt of a cheque for 20 guineas, the amount of a subscription most generously raised in the School, as a mark of their kind and substantial sympathy in my recent bereavement, and for which I beg to offer my very grateful thanks to the whole School.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,

MEDDOWS TAYLOR. 8th March, 1884.

Art Society. About fifty members of the School and several visitors from the Common Room gathered together in the Bradleian, on March 13th, to hear a lecture from the President (Mr. L. E. Upcott) upon

Olympia, or the Games and Athletic Sports of the Greeks." Tbe lecture was illustrated by outline drawings, prepared by Mr. Baker and the lecturer,

Mr. Image came down to pay the Art Society the compliment of reading a paper, he chose for his subject Millet, the French painter of rural life, and his vivid and sympathetic treatment of the artist must still be fresh in the minds of all who then hrard him.

Debating Society. On Wednesday, March 5th, C. S. Preston moved that a "belief in the supernatural appearances denominated ghosts is not unworthy of the civilization of the nineteenth century." C. H. Roberts opposed. The speakers were--For the Motion :

Against :
C. S. Preston

C. H. Roberts
E. K. Chambers

F. B. C. DeChair
L. Martineau

T. R. Sale
A. M. White

E. Ellershaw.
Neutral, L. C. W. Bullock.
The mover having replied, a division was taken.
For the Motion

10 Against the Motion


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of several monuments of Greek art, both statuary and vase paintings, which illustrate various phases of the games.

Such were the “ Diskobolos,” or Quoitthrower of Myron, the “ Standing Discobolos,” the " Boxer with Cestus” from the Louvre, and several others. After a brief description of these, the lecturer proposed an imaginary visit to Olympia. He described himself as landing from the sea in the memorable year B.C. 384; in company with a strange mixture of peoples from Africa, Sicily, and Italy, he made his way to the sacred plain; where he hired a “periegetes," or cicerone, to show him all the wonders of the" Altis," the sacred enclosure, including the Temple of Zeus with its statue of Zeus, the court with its hundreds of athletic statues, each with its marvellous legend, the Victory monument of the Messenians, and many other things. Then the first day of the sports began, and the spectators, gathered round the “Stadion," or on that natural grand-stand, the “ Hill of Kronos," witnessed the triumph in the foot-race of DikonDikon, alas ! not now “of Kaulonia,” as so many times before, but, to his own and Dionysius' shame, of Syracuse.” After the foot-races and the races in armour, we looked at the Wrestlers and saw a combat between two champions of opposite schools of the art which recalled to us the wrestling of Odysseus and Ajax in Homer. The fearfully earnest sport of the Boxers and the Pankratiasts was enlivened by the doctor's comment thereon and various anecdotes of celebrated devotees of this dangerous game. In the evening we heard Lysias the Athenian, and witnessed the onslaught upon the gilded tents of Dionysius, instigated by his burning eloquence. On the next day, besides the Pankration, we beheld the most pleasing competition of all, that in which the “all-round man came to tbe fore, the Pentathlon. The winner in the pentathlon the champion in five events, the long jump, javelin-throwing, the quoit, running and wrestling; but in several of these contests notice practices foreign to our English experience. Thus the jumper carries weights, and succeeds in clearing 29ft. (there was one Phayllus, the cicerone said, who had done 55ft !); in the quoit-throw distance counts, not direction; the javelin is twirled with a strap, to secure accuracy of aim, as with us the gun is rifled. The players, we noticed, were drawn in ties, and the

Ephedros" or man who drew the bye, was counted especially lucky, as he gained breathing-time wbile the others were playing.

Here the lecturer paused. The chariot-race and riding-race still remained, but time failed, and the subject was reserved for a future occasion.

The Master, who was present, thanked the lecturer in the name of the Society; and photographs of all the most important among recent discoveries at Olympia were shown.

At this meeting the prize for holiday drawing work was adjudged to A. B. Jackson, while E. A. Stanton and A. J. Mavrogordato were highly commended on the excellence of their drawings.

The next meeting is fixed for March 27th, when S. Image, Esq. (O.M.) will lecture. The last time





SCHOOL PRIZES. Few Prizes- Senior, W. H. Sharp

Highly commended (extra prize),

A. S. Weatherhead
Commended, S. R. Brown

Junior, A. S. Preston
Clarke Prizes-Physical Geography-

L. Martineau ?
G. S. Curtis

aeq. Political Geography, H. A. Casson Common Room Prizes-First, H. C. Sharpe

H. 0. Fox 2

Second, C. W. Kayes


Third, J. Hulbert Cougreve Prizes.—1, A. M. White; 2, A. W.


SCHOOL HONOUR. Ernest Cecil Clark Firth, Scholarship at Lincolo College, Oxford.

Back numbers of the Marlburian may be had of the Printer, Waterloo House, Marlborough.

Printed by Chas. Perkins, at his General Printing Office,

Waterloo House, Marlborough.

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