LOVEDAY HOUSE NEWSLETTER SUMMER TERM 2013 Housemasters Report
Finally to Mr Logan, not just Andy but his family Claire, George and William. I am not sure how life without seeing them on a daily basis will be, even though I am only moving a short distance away. I have enjoyed every minute of working with Andy and Claire and on several occasions entertaining the boys whether a game of cricket or just a cuddle. The support they have given both Jackie and myself and my family over the few years in which Andy has been Housemaster is hard to express. I hope that he will say we have been a good team, and that we have had
Another summer has shot by and I can't believe it is July already. The end of the summer term is always tinged with the sadness of goodbyes and this year Loveday sees one Upper Fifth former, nineteen Upper Sixth Formers, four tutors and one much beloved Deputy Housemaster depart. We shall miss them all but I think it only right to let Steve have the last word. Have a great summer. Andy Logan Steve Batchelor Farewell to Loveday It is difficult to put into words in just a few paragraphs what Loveday has meant to me over the last 9 years of my time in the house. Family is the first thing that comes into my thoughts, just how close a community we all are from the Housemaster right down to the support staff but most importantly the boys that make the house tick. Where do I start when talking about the Loveday boys? Words that spring to mind are: amazing, frustrating, annoying, brilliant, caring, and appreciative but probably most importantly to me would be just great fun to be around, something I know I am going to miss and find difficult to replace in my new role. I would also like to thank all the parents for being such a huge part of life in Loveday; not only supporting the boys, but also with the time and support you have given to both myself and Andy, something I know will continue for a long time to come. The boys will always talk about the Matrons and they are three people I will miss hugely - not only for their support, but also for making my time in Loveday so special. The boys will probably only think they care for them but I know how much they have been a part of supporting myself and my family over several years and I thank them for making my time with them and Loveday so special.
lots of fun together running such a great House and more importantly, although we are work colleagues, I also hope he will say we have been good friends. I know I do. Steve Batchelor signing off for the last time as Loveday Deputy.
Summer Concert At 7:30 on Wednesday 8th of May, the Summer Concert of 2013 began. The many hours of practice that had been put in in preparation promised for a spectacular evening; and I can safely say that no one was disappointed. The concert involved a large number of pupils and staff to organise and perform in the many ensembles and from Loveday alone we had about 12 performers including Dan Evans, Harry Moore, Giorgio Bounous, Ally Smith, Alex Hills, Tom StandonJewell, Milo Livesey, Tom Cooper, Eddie Mitchell, Angus Barrett, Ben Mills and Ian Lee. This turnout of musicians from the House is promising for the next Loveday House music evening: Loveday has been a house known for its musical talent in recent years. We also had a great amount of support from the House for which I thank you all. All in all, it was a fantastic night for the audience and performers alike and I look forward to next year’s concert which I urge you to go to, for if it is as good as this one, it will not be an evening to forget. Special thanks must go to our very own Mr Wilson who, along with several other members of staff, made the evening possible Alex Hills Junior Badminton The team consisted of James Harris, Angus Barrett, Charlie Gilbert and Jamie Linford. We also had an extra member of our squad, Joss Pinnington, who must get a special mention for stepping up to the mark after an absent James Harris. Our first match was against East, with Jamie and Charlie winning easily. Joss and Angus also won their match. Then James Harris subbed in for Joss and we played a very confident North side that of course we beat with ease. We then played against Cubitt, and we won overall with Jamie and Charlie winning all of their matches comfortably and James and Angus also winning their matches. Loveday performed very well as per usual. Jamie Linford House Swimming There were a lot of close finishes in this year’s house swimming and we came a very close 2nd behind North on points. In the seniors, we had Brad, Kevwe, Kindon, Lane and Chan. There were a few easy wins from Kev’s butterfly, and Brad’s freestyle. And the others three tried their best and got some good results. A special mention must go to Linford, Bill, Kola and Giorgio, as they were the only 4 people who swum
all the races for the inters, with Linford coming 2nd in the 50m free style narrowly losing to the winner. We came 3rd in both relays. Kola Fadahunsi won his butterfly with sensational style. Giorgio did backstroke and came 2nd. Bill Bathurst did the individual medley and came 2nd. In the junior boys, there were mixed results, we won some, we lost some but the effort was indeed there. With Will Mundy coming 2nd in the breast stroke and IM relays and in the front crawl relay we came 3rd. Harry Binnion came 4th in the IM but carried on through till the end with true house spirit. Daniel Evans did a lot, he came 2nd in most of his events. The highlight of the afternoon must go to the final race, it was the first ever 'House Captain Race'. And our very own Captain Nick Kelly won the race by only a few inches spare to North's Luke Boyd. It was just a shame it didn't count towards the main score… Oscar Chan Senior House Water Polo This year we had three 1st team players in the Loveday Team. North were the favourites, and we were unfortunate to be picked to play them in the first round. Despite giving it our best effort we tried our best against them, and we only narrowly lost to them by six goals to one with Oscar Chan scoring a fantastic goal in the top right hand corner. There were some brilliant skills from Brad Skills and defending from Tom Lane. And it was good to see Kelly, Kevwe, Clift, Berry and Bathurst stepping up to play when we were short on players. Oscar Chan House athletics After losing arguably in the previous year to Cubitt, due to bad weather conditions, this year Loveday proved to be the true champions. The senior boys lead the house excellently, with wins from Angus Young in the 1500m and in the 800m, Ali Hills in the 400m, and Kuziva in the 100m and 200m. Although after losing the
4x100m and coming last, the boys redeemed themselves by winning the 4x400m comfortably. In the field events Kindon won the high jump, Oscar Chan won the discus even though he wasn’t the favourite and Ali Hills won the triple jump. The inter boys also did well, with Kola winning the 100m and 200m showing off his hidden speed, Jamie Linford came 2nd in the high jump, and the boys won the 4x100m. The junior boys proved to be worthy athletes of Loveday, with wins from Harry Binnion in the 100m and 200m, and wins from Tom Heyes in the high jump and 400m and Will Mundy in the discus. On top of that the junior boys won both their relays. This looks very promising for the future of Loveday Athletics. Kuziva Ndewere
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Henry de Villiers Senior Tennis It was not the best day for a game of tennis with torrential rain but yet we persevered Our team consisted of myself, Cameron, Nick Kelly, Joss Pinnington, Angus Barrett, Freddie Kindon and Tom Farrelly, we played North and Cubitt in the 1st and 2nd round with a tremendous effort from Tom and Freddie, this pushed us way into the lead, however in the last
Senior Badminton The two very strong pairs that went out to battle against the other houses were Scriven and Farrelly, Chan and Kindon. Our outstanding first pair won all their matches with ease. And the second pair came very close to matching the same results, but they only lost a couple of games by a margin of less than 2 points, so games even went to many deuces. Well done to all four players, they deserve an A for effort. Oscar Chan
round we lost to East, however due to our efforts earlier that day we stayed firmly in the lead and winning the whole thing. Milo Maxton
Senior Golf The team consisted of Ali Hills, Ollie Osborn, Charlie Gilbert, Angus Barrett and Jack Scriven. In the first round we came up against North and we were considerable underdogs and unfortunately we couldn’t manage an upset losing 3-2. Nevertheless a good effort from everyone especially Jack who won his match having never really played a round of golf before. Ollie Osborn
Junior Tennis The Junior House tennis was a great success. On paper we had a strong team with all our players in the A and B teams. We won nearly all our matches in the first round against north and straight away we were at the top of the table. We then beat East by a considerable amount and then moved on to play Cubitt who were close behind us. Charlie Serjeant and Kyrill Polyvoda fought on in the last game and we Won overall, beating Cubitt in second by 7 games. Alex Hadden-wight
Junior Play This year’s junior play was By Jeeves and we had five proud Loveday men in the cast. We had Jamie Linford as the reverend Harold ‘Stinker’ Pinker; Harry Moore as Sir Watkyn Basset; Freddie Austin as the American Cyrus Budge; Dan Evans as a leading member of the chorus and myself
Senior House Cricket Our first game was against cubit and batting first we posted 123 with most of the thanks falling on the shoulders of James Harris who blasted 60 odd in good time. In reply cubit lost 4 early wickets (3 to
Jay in one over) and their chase never got going; being bowled out still needing 30 or so runs, Thorpe picked up 4 wickets in his two overs.The final against East was billed to be close affair, with both sides confident in their abilities. East batted first and posted what seemed to be an above par 126. Scriven and Harris however took matters into their own hands and smashed the ball to all parts with Scriven bludgeoning 50 odd and taking one over for a mammoth 22, the car park was quickly emptied! But both were run out in quick succession and we needed to rebuild. Thorpe and Corbishly batted with composure and steadied the ship. Both made mid 20â€™s before Thorpe was out and it fell to the mighty Ali Clift to hit the winning runs in the final over. A fantastic victory and a big thanks to everyone who took part and helped us become Senior Cricket Champions for successive years. Nathan Thorpe
Junior Cricket On paper Loveday had a strong team and possible favourites to win. As expected the team went through to the final. We were up against East the match went right to the final ball with East needing just 2 runs to win. A great ball delivered but the batsman got an inside edge and all Loveday could do was watch the ball run out towards the boundary line. We will be back to fight another day. Ollie Pope