Eveline High School (Bulawayo) - Hockey 1961
Back Row (left to right): I. THOMPSON, H. STOWK, K. SACHSE, A. DRUMMOND, S WRENCH, D. MATHEWS.
P. WALKDEN, D. HERRING
Front Row (left to right): H. VAN DEN HEEVER, J. BLOWERS (Captain), J. McNEILL
This season was a successful one for the 1st team despite their bad start. The team was very unsettled and lost the first match to Thornhill. However we were extremely fortunate to have the help of Mrs.Walkdeu who gave up her time to assist in coaching us and who encouraged us immensely. After losing one more match, to Jameson, the team settled down, winning matches against Townsend, Northlea, Que Que, Mabelreign, St. Peters and Technical College, drawing with Roosevelt and Chaplin and losing only to Girls' High School. We also played a match against Technical School, which we lost.
The 2nd team had some good matches this season and their losses equalled their wins and draws. In a well supported and entertaining match the girls beat the staff in the annual girls versus staff hockey match.
In the senior section of the Inter-House matches, Langdon beat Connaught in an exciting and close game. Northward defeated Athlone in the Junior section. The cup was won by Langdon with Northward as runner-up.
Congratulations go to P. Walkden, J. McNeill, H. Stow and T. Francis on their selection for the Matabeleland A team and to H. van den Heever, and T. Thompson who were selected for the Matabeleland B team. Special congratulations go to P. Walkden, our main goal scorer, who was chosen to play for the Rhodesian Schoolgirls' team.
Colours were awarded to P. Walkden, J. McNeill and H. Stow.
Source: Eveline High School Manual of 1961 which was made available by Lewis Walter.
Extracted and recompiled by Eddy Norris for sole use on Our Rhodesian Heritage Blog which ORAFs administers.
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