Page 1

LOVEDAY HOUSE SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2011 Intermediate and Senior Athletics

House Captains Award:

14. Anayi Cup: Kuziva Ndewere

House Colours Awards Representative Socks: Re-award: Angus Barrett, Bill Bathurst, Charlie Clayton, Charlie Gilbert, Eddie Mitchell, Daniel Khalupsky, Tom Cooper, James Harris, Joss Pinnington, Tom Standen-Jewell Half-Colours (patch): Re-award: Will Jay, Nathan Thorpe, Angus Young, Oscar Chan, Kevwe Fadahunsi, Ed Mundy, Jonny Pike Charlie Humberstone New award: Alex Coates, Nick Edwards, Ollie Osborn, Kuziva Ndewere. Full House Colours: Re-award: Zac Baynham-Herd, Eddie Hamilton, Felix Irwin Brown, Ben Steffens, Ed Stokes, Henry Taylor New award: Harvey Cullis, Chris Lehrter, Elliot McLean, Brad Scriven, Ali Hills Cufflinks: Mr ST Cooke Fraser Shearer Otto West Ties: Jack Cohen Zac Baynham-Herd Shield: Tom Gillen

Loveday House awards Summer Term 2011 Academic 1. Wilkinson cup (Senior): Zach Baynham-Herd 2. Garnsworthy trophy (Junior): Henry Graham-Rack


3. Thompson cup (Junior): Jack Scriven 4. Franklin cup (Senior): Ollie Davies 5. Foley Jnr Rackets: Cameron Henderson 6. Douglas Rackets Cup Senior Rackets: Ollie Edwards Fellowship 7. Smith Cup (Junior): Tom Cooper 8. Senior Cup: Charlie Humberstone


9. Junior: Ian Lee 10. Senior: Eddie Hamilton Drama 11. Fey Cup: Kuziva Ndewere 12. Catchpole cup (If) - Matron’s award: Harry Wilce 13. Floating Cup (progress): Ali Hills


House Masters Comments As I look back at my first year as Housemaster there is certainly a sense of ‘phew-made it’. The house is still standing, the boys are pretty happy and fulfilled and Claire is still talking to me (George is not but that, I think, is only because he can’t). I hope this means we are getting most things right and most importantly for me the Loveday community seems a supportive, happy and considerate one. Having just completed one hundred housemaster’s reports I can say that in the vast majority of cases the boys in the house are working and playing pretty hard. For a few the summer needs to be a time of reflection and honesty about their work ethic but in most cases they certainly need a good rest after a very hectic and packed term. Certainly the contents of this newsletter gives you a very good outline of many of the house competitions but what it does not do is show how hard most of them have worked, particularly those with public exams. This of course, has been the main focus of the term and I will be keeping my fingers firmly crossed for them when the results are published in August. We say goodbye to a few from the tutoring body of the house: Sam Cooke and Jamie Bartlett move to other houses and their gain is certainly our loss – the very best of luck gentlemen. Whilst Stuart Block takes a year away from the house to complete his much anticipated Cape Town to Cranleigh tandem cycle ride for the Beyond Ourselves charity. Many of the boys are joining him on the back of the bike at various intervals and I look forward to hearing the news of their adventures. Various refurbishments and upgrades are happening to the house over the summer but I am also hoping to vastly improve the house library which at the moment is, frankly, a bit shabby. If you have any unwanted second hand books that you would be willing to contribute then I would be most grateful: fiction and non-fiction are both very much accepted. A final plea from me – please make sure the boys come back with hair the ‘right’ length and colour and that any new suits that are purchased are ‘dark’ (as it says in the school uniform code). Many thanks.

I hope you all have a restful summer break and I look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Andy Logan

The Junior School play The new drama teacher, Miss Lockwood, directed her first ever play at Cranleigh, this term. She decided to do a modern take on “The Odyssey”. Over 70 people auditioned and only 26 made the cut, two of which were from Loveday, KK and myself. The rehearsals started off a bit manically, but the whole production pulled together very well in the last two weeks, when everyone decided to learn their lines! In the end it was a great success, with three great shows on consecutive nights: some incredible effects from Xav and Angus made the production particularly good, all topped off by KK’s brilliant dance moves. Orlando Taylor

Junior Swimming

On the 26th May, some of Loveday’s great 4th Form stepped up to the mark in the challenge to become Junior House swimming champions. From 5 till 6pm, after a long hard Thursday Charlie Forrest, Will Wright, myself, James Harris and our star swimmer Bill Bathurst took to the starting block at the Cranleigh School swimming pool. With the roars from the “Loveday barmy army” we all shot into the water in our different events. Unfortunately, we just got pushed out of the top spot by a tiny margin. However this did not put us down as we all knew the real winner was the Loveday House team spirit. George Berry

Intermediate Swimming

Fantastic swims all round with Loveday winning every individual event. The gala started well with Brad Skillicorn winning in the 100m Im and 50m Freestyle,

James Steffens the 50m Breaststroke and Backstroke form, but wickets were lost at crucial stages and inhiband Kevwe Fadahunsi winning the Fly. Lovedays final ited run scoring. We posted 105 which turned out to score placing them comfortably in first place. be just too much for East as we won comfortably: this was thanks to some very tight bowling from everyone. We progressed to the final against North, and again we Senior Swimming There were amazing performances from Ben Steffens won the toss and batted. The openers started well and (1st 100m IM, 2nd 50m Fly), Oli Smith (1st 50m we had a good momentum, with help from Nathan Breaststroke), Henry Taylor (50m Freestyle and Back- Thorpe who scored 86 not out: we posted 140. From stroke) and Matt Smith (100m Freestyle). The U19’s the outset it was clear the total was too great for them, finishing 2nd to East by only a couple of points. Over- and it was good to see everyone pitching in with good all when all the age groups were combined we were fielding and bowling: we won in good spirit. Thanks to everyone who played. just shy of North and secured a comfortable 2nd. Nathan Thorpe

Music We had several memorable music events this term involving boys in all year groups from Loveday. Fourth Form performers were Ben Mills, Milo Livesey Tom Standen-Jewell, Angus Barrett, Eddie Mitchell and Tom Cooper who all performed in the Summer Concert, and were joined by Justin Browning and Angus Young from the Lower Fifth. In addition, Will Nicholls, Charlie Forrest and Angus Young all represented the house in Lunchtime Concerts. Probably the two most memorable events during the term was firstly Ian Lee performing on stage in all the first half ensembles of the Summer Concert, and secondly (at the same event), Eddie Hamilton exchanging his trumpet for the baton to lead the Big Band, taking over as conductor from Loveday's very own Bob Wilson.

Junior and Senior Tennis Results: Junior 3rd position / Seniors 3rd position Junior Golf In our first match we came up against an East team that lacked depth. We struggled in the first two matches against good opponents, but sailed through last three matches thanks to Angus, Bill and Charlie. In the final, we came up a good North side but again both our first two seeds came up against vey strong opponents. But again our Fourth formers won it for us with Angus wining on the eighth hole to give Loveday the win. Oli Osborne

Senior Cricket This year the Senior side were favourites to win the title: indeed it had become something of a Loveday tradition to do well in this competition, with the record in previous years being so good. In the semi final against North we were able to determine a comfortable win: there seemed to be a reasonable balance between good batting and bowling ability in the side. However in the final against East we did not concentrate well, believing that the contest would turn out to be more of a formality. We batted first making a modest total of just over 100 runs: wickets kept tumbling, a few given away cheaply, and no good partnership was established. East were able to reach their target with a few balls to spare, as they had a better measure of their task and were able to keep the runs ticking over. Nevertheless it was a fine afternoon in which to be on the Jubilee pitch: everyone enjoyed the occasion. RCEKK

School Riding

Loveday is unique in school Riding, being the only male house with riders in it. This year has been very successful for our riders: Fred Philips and I have shown the school it’s a sport for both boys and girls. The highlight of our year so far has to be claiming the National Open Team Show Jumping title. The team consisted of Fred, Lizzie Wait, Imy Way and me: the very tense competition ended with Cranleigh being the most successful school throughout the competition. The school has had teams at several competitions so far this season. The Senior Golf Loveday senior golfers lost in a close semi final school claimed yet another national title in the Inter-Schools One match against North by 3 games to 2. Day Event at 90cm, with Fred’s 80cm team taking fourth and him taking fifth individually. Our Show Junior Cricket Jumping this year has been slightly Our first match was against East: we won the toss and less successful with us missing out chose to bat first. The openers created a solid platon a national qualification recently

by four tenths of a second, but hopefully we will be more lucky in future competitions. In Loveday, however, we don’t just have competitive riders we have three other riders continuing to gain valuable experience: Ollie Edwards, Will Farrer and Orlando Taylor have started riding. Riding at school would not be possible without the willingness of teachers, the dedicated stable staff and parents who all do their bit to make it so our team are able to achieve our success. Tom Lane

Cronk Salver 2011

On Friday 13th May, a hopeful group of golfers went out to the school course to compete. With some sixth-formers as favourites, including Loveday’s Nick Kehoe, a win looked likely for the house. It ended with Nick picking up the silver and myself taking the prize with two over par. Ali Hills

House Climbing The weekend before the competition disaster struck as Nat Mcaleese-Park broke his wrist, due to some great enthusiasm whilst playing touch rugby with one particularly tall Fourth form. However this did not deter Loveday, I decided to draft in one of the Young brothers to fill in for Nat. Both able candidates, Ali was as usual modest, and Angus rated himself, so I went with Angus. Going into the competition North were the favourites now as Nat was unable to climb. The three hour competition took place on the Thursday and at halfway Loveday was in second place with Chris Tolley in the lead. In the closing stages Loveday had accepted second due to a consistent climb from both North’s climbers. North racked up 290 points and Loveday had managed 250. All in all a great effort and thanks for Angus Young for stepping in at the last minute! Charlie Humberstone

House Croquet The Senior House croquet is arguably the pinnacle of the Cranleigh Sporting Calendar, and therefore, the importance of the event, was highlighted in the outfits wore throughout the team. In the group stages, an impressive win for Taylor and Irwin-Brown, and a draw for Edwards and Spencer saw Loveday amerce into the final. The Final came the following day, against a strong Cubitt side, which not only had the croquet equipment in their house, but also held team trials accordingly. In the first match, Edwards and Spencer played considerably well, showing great communication throughout the match, and therefore coming away with a good win. In the second match, after hosting an

early lead, Cubitt proved too strong, and ultimately won. However, saying that, all looks bright for the future regarding House croquet in Loveday. Ollie Edwards

Great Success for School Hockey In May both the Boys’ Under 16 and Boys’ U18 sides reached the National Outdoor Finals at Cannock. The U16 side included the Loveday faces of Jonny Pike, Will Nicholls, Otto West, Nick Kelly, Ali Hills and Ed Roberts: they beat QEGS Wakefield 5-2, Trent College 3-0 and drew with Canford 1-1 to take them to the final. They faced local rivals RGS Guildford for the right to be named Champions, and took the game to their opponents for notable spells in the game. Unfortunately RGS scored the only goal with ten minutes to go, and the disappointment showed on the faces of the Runners-up: but they have had a great wealth of experience along the way. The U18 side included the Loveday players Ollie Davies (vice captain), Sanjay Appan, Ed Stokes, and Felix Irwin-Brown: they beat Repton 4-3, Kings’ Chester 20, and Dean Close 3-1 to take them into the final. They faced their season long rivals Whitgift and took part in a very tight game: it was 1-1 after full time, so the outcome was decided on penalty flicks. Cranleigh won, and the moment was made even sweeter as this was revenge for losing to Whitgift in the Indoor final in exactly the same manner. National Outdoor Champions and National Indoor Runners up at U18 level: not a bad season then for this quartet! RCEKK

Junior Athletics

In our house athletics we had a strong fourth form team with the likes of Dan who won the 200 hundred and with the four by one hundred relay which contained will Wright, Charlie Forrest, bill Bathurst and Dan Khalupsky. Also we had bill coming 2nd in the high jump and our four by four hundred coming second as well. with everyone helping us with getting in the top 4 in most events meant that we had a good chance of winning but in the end we were just short of doing that and ending up coming 2nd losing to Cubitt but everyone did all that they could. James Harris