Soham Grammar School
Staff v Short-trousered boys, 1972

The caption for this photo is:
Soham Grammar School headmaster Mr Edward Armitage and Robert Wiseman compare bats before the start of the Staff v Short-trousered boys cricket match at the school last Thursday*.

For this traditional end-of-term match, which dates back about fifteeen years, the masters play with special narrow bats while their opponents are not allowed a run-up.

The masters won by one wicket. Afterwards the boys were entertained to a strawberry tea and enjoyed a treasure hunt.

* the reverse of the cutting refers (fragment only) to the School's performance of HMS Pinafore, which took place on 20-22 July, so this match could have been on Thursday 20 July. Robert Wiseman played the role of Little Buttercup!

Other staff recognised in this photo include: Mr Tony Russ, Mr RA Taylor, Mr Mason, Mr Llewellyn-Jones, Mr John Humphry, Mr Lionel Hart, Mr Dick Bozeat

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