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Hubert Doggart's special offer book

Written by Monday, 21 July 2014 08:00

Hubert Doggart Cricket's Bounty Reminiscences, written between 1956 and 2014,
in Prose and Verse on Cricket and Cricketers (with Six 'Extras')

CRICKET'S BOUNTY – the name given to the first poem as well as to the book – consists of reminiscences, written at the time, in prose and verse, about Cricketers and Cricket itself over nearly 60 years. The author also adds six non-Cricketing 'Extras', including two Sonnets on Winchester College, where he spent so many years, and one on Siegfried Sassoon, the distinguished First World War poet, who loved his Cricket. Publication was not originally intended, but, responding to encouragement from Colin Maynard, Deputy Secretary of M.C.C., and Noel Osborne, publisher, the author has compiled an unusual, engaging and entertaining book. It displays a welcome blend of gravity and levity, combines great affection for Cricket with wise observation, and is refreshingly free, in the author’s words, from scandal and skulduggery.

The poem, 'Cricket's Bounty', which opens the Batting Order of the 33 Cricket pieces, sets out to 'capture' the Game itself and, of course, M.C.C., for whom several of the pieces were specifically written, under the headings: History; Literature; Heroes; Variety; and Friendships. ‘Reflections in an M.C.C. Mirror', the last entry in the Batting Order before the 'Extras', provides a chance for the author to look back, with both pleasure and gratitude, on his nigh-on eight decades of links with the Club and its Ground. These links date from 1936, the year he attended ‘Easter Coaching’ for the first time, to 2014, when the Club celebrates the Bicentenary of Lord's, its historic and much-loved Ground.

G.H.G. DOGGART, O.B.E. has wide Cricketing experience. Highlights of his career include: his 215 not out, on debut in 1948, for Cambridge University against Lancashire, which remains a record; his 2nd wicket partnership with John Dewes of 429 undefeated, for Cambridge against Essex in 1949, a record which lasted for 25 years; his Captaincy of Cambridge in 1950 and of Sussex in 1954; and his call-up for England in 1950, while still an Undergraduate, for the first two Tests against the West Indies.

In addition to his teaching career – 22 years at Winchester College, which included one year at Melbourne (Church of England) Grammar School, and the Headmastership of King’s School, Bruton between 1972 and 1985 – Hubert Doggart has been in demand as a player, coach, administrator, a regular speaker and an occasional writer. He wrote, for M.C.C., the Cambridge part of Oxford and Cambridge Cricket (1989) having edited in 1967 The Heart of Cricket, writings by and about that great contributor to Cricket, and not least to M.C.C., H.S. Altham.

He played for M.C.C. in East Africa in 1958, and Captained M.C.C. in the Argentine and Brazil the following year. He became President of M.C.C. in 1981/82 (the only serving Headmaster to have held this office) and Treasurer from 1987 to 1992.

His book, published by Phillimore Book Publishing in association with M.C.C., whose Committee has given its approval and support, will be produced to a high standard in hardback and is scheduled for publication in Autumn 2014 at not less than £17.50.

Please complete the Order Form overleaf to subscribe in advance at the special price of £12.00.

Offer closes Wednesday, 20th August 2014.

First Tuesday of the Month Club

Written by Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:30

There are no meetings on August and September.

We hope to see you again on October 7th.

Leavers of 2014

Written by Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:15

Welcome Old Brutonians!

70% of the 4919 runners completed the 100km in 24 hours challenge, Jonathan came in 90th in a time of 23 hours, 40 minus and 4 seconds and to date has raised £1,042.


Obituaries

Written by Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

The association would like to wish our deepest condolences to the family of the Old Brutonians:

Farr, P Robert (N56/61) on April 19th, 2014, brother of Anthony Farr (N50/55)

Renowned ornithologist Philip Hollom (N26/29) on June 20th, 2014 aged 102. Philip's brothers Richard (N23/26), Michael (N28/31), Vincent (N30/33) and Jasper (N31/35) and his son Mark (N65/70) all attended King's School.

Highmore, David (FP N45/49) on January 25th, 2013 and also his brother, Richard (FP N43/47) on December 25th, 2011 (notifications only received from a relative in June 2014)

Pickett, Philip (L74/79) on June 24th, 2014 in a motorcycle accident on holiday in Ibiza

Sladen, Alan (N36/39) on March 26th, 2013 (notification only received from a relative in May 2014)

Nick Gooderham (B75/78) passed away recently, details received from an OB

Edward B Sims (N42/46) on March 15th, 2013, father of OB Norton Sims (N66/70) notification only received last month from his son

Simon Swallow (O62/66) on June 2nd 2014, details received from an OB and a family friend

Harold Wallace (N57/61) on July 24th 2013, notification only received last month from his wife

Stewart Linney, KSB Staff 1969/1987 during which time he was Head of History and Master i/c Cricket sadly died on April 23rd, 2014. Funeral on Wednesday, May 7th at Guildford Crematorium at 2.15 pm

Anthony (Tony) Tucker (P53/57) on February 19th 2014. His funeral took place at St Peter and St Paul Church Wincanton on Wednesday March

Anthony (Tony) Tucker(P 52-57) of Wincanton, who passed away on the 19th February. His funeral will take place at: SS Peter and Paul Parish Church, Wincanton at midday on 5th March 2014.


As many of you will know this Saturday (28th June)I am undertaking and endurance challenge in aid of Help for Heroes to walk100km along the Grand Union Canal in 24 hours non stop.

My full story behind why I am doing this challenge is on my Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/jonathanranderson

Firstly a huge thank you for all those who have sponsored me so far!

With only 2 days left until the challenge on Saturday, I am providing you details on the route, timings and how to track me live on the day!

My race number is 1219 and my allocated start time is 0840hrs setting off from Paddington Recreation Ground.


The route:

The following link will take you to Google Maps with the route detailed in full http://goo.gl/maps/AyjCx



Timings (note these are estimates with my walking pace averaging (5 km or 3.2 miles per hour))

Start: Paddington Recreation Ground, London, W9 1PD 0840hrs Saturday 28 June

25 km: Lake Farm Country Park, Dawley Road, Hayes UB3 1JD 1400hrs Saturday 28 June (lunch break)

50 km: Cassiobury Park, Gade Avenue, Watford, WD18 7LG 1930hrs Saturday 28 June (evening meal break)

75 km: Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne, nr Tring, Herts. HP23 5QE 0100hrs Sunday 29 June (more food!)

100km Finish: Waterhall Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3JZ 0630hrs Sunday 29 June (survivors BBQ breakfast!)

To be realistic I suspect that during the later stages I will slow down as the pain sets in and as such times will shift!!


How to track me on the day:

During the event Action Challenge be hosting a live event map on their website at www.grandunionchallenge.com tracking the progress of the participants.

You can access my online account at

And the race page: http://www.mapmytracks.com/events/grand-union-challenge1/race/grand-union-challenge2

My location is set to update every 20 minutes, however you can message me on the day and I can ping you a real-time location link. My mobile is 07962 945620


On the day…

If you are planning on popping along to support…be it in a canal side pub with a few cold beers watching me slog by! Then drop me a text and I’ll let you know where I am!

Thanks again for all your support and sponsorship!

I will also add the tracking links etc to my Just Giving page too: www.justgiving.com/jonathanranderson

Old Brutonian Match

Written by Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:27

Old Brutonians v Kings School Cricket match
held on Hyde on Sunday, June 22nd - result a draw.

The Old Brutonian 2014

Written by Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:11

The Old Brutonian 2014 is now available.



To download, please click here.

Newsletter 2014 - Announcement

Written by Friday, 09 May 2014 08:00

Due to the number of returned Newsletters the Committee of the Old Brutonian Association, with great reluctance, have had to decide that the 2014 edition of the annual OBA Newsletter will be circulated only within the United Kingdom and Europe.

Due to increased production and postage costs the Newsletter will not be sent overseas unless we receive a specific request to do so by E:Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or letter to the OBA Office at King’s School.

As in previous years the Newsletter will be available to read on the OBA website.

OB Golf team at Trevose meeting

Written by Wednesday, 07 May 2014 16:00

2013 Old Brutonian Golf winner Jonathan Case (O92/97) hands over the Morgan Trophy to Nick Gammon (P86/91) the 2014 winner.





OB Golf team at Trevose meeting April 2014



OB vs KSB Hockey Match - March 2014

Written by Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:00

OB v KSB Hockey Match March 2014





OB team who lost to KSB 4.1 in March 2014





More hailstorm





Sun out at last. OB Veterans who drew 2.2 with KSB team

For Old Brutonian Golfers

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:44
Friday, April 25thSpring Meeting at Trevose Golf & Country Club
Sunday, May 11thGrafton Morrish Qualifying event at North Hants Golf Club
Monday, June 23rdOld Brutonians v King's School, Bruton at Mendip Golf Club
Friday, July 4thSummer meeting at Yeovil Golf Club
Friday, August 15thWill Hazell Memorial March at Mendip Golf Club
Friday – Sunday, October 3rd – 5thGrafton Morrish Finals in Norfolk
Friday, October 10thAutumn meeting at Woking Golf Club


Further information about the Old Brutonian Golf Society may be obtained from:

Colin Juneman
01749 813439
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Congratulations Flt Lt Charles Lockyear (N92/97)

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:29

Many congratulations to Flt Lt Charles Lockyear (N92/97) who was awarded the DFC in the recently published Military Awards

Singing for Sophie

Written by Monday, 10 March 2014 08:00

A great range of music and very exciting, including a piece specially composed by the concert conductor Jonathan Wikeley.

Link: Singing for Sophie! at St Mary's Church Bruton, Somerset

Obituary

Written by Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

The OBA regrets to announce the death of:

Jeremy Brett (O52/57) and father of John Brett (O76/79) died on December 26th, 2013

Memorial Lunch in Old House Day Room

Written by Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

Swansea University has featured a former Kings School Bruton pupil Matt Crowcombe as a 'student success story' for its 2014 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Below is a news release for Matt, who was awarded a PhD from the University. Matt is to continue with his research at the University as well as running his charity SOS Africa.

First Tuesday of the Month Club - schedule

Written by Monday, 23 December 2013 08:00

First Tuesday of the Month Club will NOT be taking place on January 7th as it is the first week of term.

Event will resume on Tuesdays, February 4th and March 4th 2014, will advise the later ones in the New Year.

Happy Holidays!!!

King's Connected - Careers and higher education

Written by Tuesday, 12 November 2013 08:09

In the newly restructured Careers and Higher Education Department at King's we are currently developing a network of alumni, Parents (past and present) and Friends of King’s, who would be happy to support and advise current Sixth Form students on their journey to higher education and beyond.

1993 KSB Leavers 20th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

Written by Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:03

1993 KSB Leavers 20th Anniversary Reunion Dinner held on October 12th in the John Davey Room of the Memorial Hall.

Organised by Hannah Bragg (nee Luard) and Honorary Secretary, Rose Vigers-Belgeonne.

Academic excellence awardee

Written by Monday, 07 October 2013 15:34

Louis Smith (B04/09) was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. M.Eng. by the University of Birmingham in July 2013.

Congratulations!

Deceased

Written by Saturday, 05 October 2013 17:55

Squadron Leader Mike Ewing (O40/44) died last May 8th,2013

and his brother Tony Ewing Gay (O44/50) died last September 20th,2013.


Private Cremation, Memorial Service Aldeburgh Parish Church

Friday October 18th, 2013 at 2 pm.


Donations in his memory to St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.

Priory House celebrates its 70 years

Written by Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:53

Current and Former Parents, Housemasters/mistresses, Pupils, Matrons, Tutors and members of Senior Management gathered on Sunday night to celebrate 70 years in the History of Priory House.

In memory of Rob Bell (B05/10)

Written by Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:15

Funeral detail and obituary

Written by Tuesday, 24 September 2013 00:00

Robert Bell (B05/10)

  • Robert Bell funeral notice which originally had details to be announced

  • Funeral at Holy Trinity church, Long Sutton, Somerset

  • at 12 Mid day on Thursday, September 26th


Bill Tittle (N36/40)

  • Died: September 15th

  • Funeral at Hereford Crematorium 12 mid day on Monday, September 30th

  • Followed by St Mary's church, Kington at 2.00 pm

Obituary News

Written by Monday, 23 September 2013 04:11

It is with deep regret that we announce the sad news of the death of following OBs:


Robert Bell (B05/10)

  • Died: September 9th 2013

  • In a RTA in Abergavenny

  • Funeral details to follow


Paddy & Julyan Heazell

  • Former Hazlegrove/King's students from the 1960s and 1970s will be sad to hear that Paddy & Julyan Heazell died on September 8th , 2013 in an RTA whilst on holiday in the USA.

  • Paddy Heazell was Headmaster of Hazlegrove House

  • Funeral service at Aldeburgh Parish Church, Friday October 4th at 1.30 pm

  • Family flowers only but donations to be split equally between Suffolk Wildlife Trust and East Anglia's Children's Hospices

  • For donations please send cheques payable to

  • FSH Donation Account

  • c/o Farthing, Singleton and Hastings

  • 650 Woodbridge Road

  • Ipswich, IP4 4PW

  • Service of Thanksgiving to be held in London in November

Obituaries

Written by Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:00

The OBA regrets to announce the following deaths:


Tim Harlow

  • Plox 1940/47

  • New 47/50

  • Died: August 27th, 2013


Miranda Tweedale

  • (69/71)

  • sister of Paul (O68/73)

  • sister of Stephen (O64/69)

Job Vacancy

Written by Friday, 30 August 2013 08:00

Recent graduates who may be looking for a London based sales trainee post - anyone interested should contact Old Brutonian Ken Kittow (B77/81) who is a Director of The Streaming Company.


He can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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