‘There has been for some time a growing conviction among parents that today there is a great need for their sons to receive at school not only a sound education to fit them to take their places as citizens, but also a well-based knowledge of Christianity and all it means...’ These words, that opened the 1953 prospectus of a Proposed School at Balla Balla, sum up the ideas of the Rev. Maurice Lancaster when he set out upon his long quest for funds to build St. Stephen’s College. The motto he chose, Deo Scientiaque, directs one’s mind to a combination of the material and the spiritual — by God and by knowledge — using God’s mercies to create a sound citizen of this world. Also in this prospectus we find the aims of the college enumerated as follows: (a) to give the best possible secondary education for boys for the most reasonable terms; (b) to give a firm grounding in the Christian Faith as held and taught in the Book of Common Prayer and in the Formularies of the Church of the Province of South Africa; (c) to provide sound and wise discipline; and (d) to train for a full and useful life in the world.
When Mr. AA Sanderson offered 250 acres of land at Balla Balla for the school, the search for a site ended and the founder set about formulating specific plans. There was to be a monastery, for this was to be a school firmly based on Christian principles, available to sons of families of modest means, and a monastery of teacher-priests would provide both of these needs: good education at a very low cost.
With his own money, a small additional gift, and a lorry donated by Mr. Sanderson, Father Lancaster set about building the monastery, which eventually consisted of a chapel, a large library- cum-dining-room, a dormitory for the monks, and four studies. He also laid a portion of the future college chapel foundation so that the foundation-stone could be laid there, the first building that future generations would come upon when they visited the school. At the entrance to the grounds there were wrought-iron gates set in stone gateposts, another gift from the Sandersons in memory of Mr. Sanderson’ s parents.
On 5 May 1956, Sir Peveril William-Powlett laid the foundation-stone. In August 1957, Lord Dulverton heard about the aims of the college from Father Lancaster and thereupon made available a grant of £15 000. Another £7 000 was then donated by the Anglo American Corporation and R. S. T. mining groups, enabling the Board of Governors, of which Mr. A.A. Sanderson was the chairman, to announce that the school would open in January 1959. By this time, one dormitory to hold forty boys had been built, as well as two class-rooms, a common-room and a hobbies room. The beginnings of the administration block comprising the headmaster’s study, the bursar’s office and the porter’s office, and a relatively large room used in the first year as the chapel, but thereafter as the library were also there. Also ready for the opening was a staff house, a small sanatorium, and a small cottage for the matron. But the dining-hall was only partially built, and the large boiler to supply the bath-water, stood starkly in the veld with only a foundation below it. The first dormitory set the style for the rest of the buildings, with a high-pitched roof, cloisters with Norman-type rounded arches, and windows and doorways picked out in stone.
No desks had arrived by the opening day. Fortunately, Hamilton High School, which opened on the same day, had some furniture to spare, which St. Stephen’s borrowed until theirs arrived some weeks later. On Saturday 31 January the blackboards had not been put in place. Since one of the pupils was a son of a teacher, he was on the premises long before the school opened, but the first pupil to come in from outside, as it were, was Robert Webb, who arrived a week too soon. No sooner was he there than it was found that his mother had been bitten by a rabid dog in Botswana, and Robert himself had been in contact. Mrs. Webb was rushed to Johannesburg for treatment, but sad to relate, she died. Robert was given the prophylactic injections and suffered no ill effects, but had to fly to Johannesburg on the death of his mother.
Nevertheless, despite these sad beginnings, the school opened on Sunday, 1 February 1959. There were thirty-five pupils to start with, but this number soon rose to forty, which was the complement for 1959. The school uniform was a khaki outfit for everyday wear, shorts and shirt with grey socks, while in the evenings the boys changed into grey longs, white shirts and black blazers. This was also the Sunday uniform for chapel and exeats. There were two badges, one for general use on blazers, track suits and
so on, which was a red cross bearing the St. Stephen’s crown, while the other, the official and registered crest, was a combination of the Sanderson crest (also to be found on the Vat 69 label), of talbot, torch and helmet, the Lancaster crest, red roses, and the crown of St. Stephen.
At this stage there were only two forms, a first and a second, with about twenty pupils in each. Work started on the first day, for it did not take long to distribute textbooks. The aim was to have most boys ready for the Cambridge School Certificate exams at the end of their Form IV year. For these two forms there were four teachers, the headmaster, the Rev. D. Candler, the chaplain, the Rev. D. Charlton, both of whom expected to join the teaching order when it was formed, and who lived at the monastery, and Messrs.
M. Munro and J. Fuller, who between them looked after the one dormitory. The Rev. Maurice Lancaster
REV. D. CANDLER.
was officially known as ‘The Rector’, but played no part in the running of the school He was still in charge of building. He did, however, teach history for a little while. The first bursar was Mr. A.M. Oake, the matron, Mrs. M. Wyche, and Mrs. Munro acted as sanatorium sister.
There was a Communion service every morning at the monastery chapel, but attendance at this was voluntary. Before school each day there was a service, and in the evenings, prayers were said in the dormitory. On Sundays there was a Holy Eucharist at 8.00 am. and Evensong at 6.00 p.m. All pupils had to attend these. Later, the Evensong was dropped, while the times of the Communion services varied. In the first year, with three priests about the place, there was plenty of help with services, although each one of them had other duties to perform. Father Charlton had come out from Ireland to join the school, having had much experience in various places before this. But his experiences at St. Stephen’s must have outdone all others. When he arrived he was told that he was to be in charge of the plumbing. That he had never handled any sort of tool in his life was of no consequence. But he always looked so sad as he struggled with his job that one’s heart went out to him, and once, at the bottom of a deep trench, struggling with a pipe fitting, he was spied by the chairman of the Board, who within minutes was down there with him, helping. Father Charlton was also told on arrival that he would be expected to play the hymns. In all his fifty or sixty-odd years he had never played any musical instrument at all, and school was to open in three months. When school did assemble, he had three or four hymns in his repertoire!
As classes started, so did the extramural activities. Out in the bush as it was, the school offered every opportunity for boys to develop their particular interests. The Young Farmers’ Club started by buying day-old chickens that had to have a house built for them by the club members, and their vegetable garden developed slowly and jerkily on that sandy soil. Groups were taken out on Sundays to explore the countryside and picnic lunches were provided by the dining-hall for groups of at least three boys who wanted to spend Sunday in the bush. Very popular, too, was the Modelling Club. A room had been set
aside for it, equipped with work-benches, and here most of the boys enjoyed pottering around. A pond was built next to this room for the model boats, but perhaps even more popular were the aeroplanes that buzzed around on the end of guide-lines, and crashed frequently. Evenings during week-ends, when there was no prep to be done, were devoted to chess, a Literary Society, and a Drama Club.
The Drama Club started by presenting one-act plays to parents at end-of-term gatherings, but in due course ‘the pupils began to write their own and produce them, which parents loved, (though others may have found them tedious). From this developed the annual film. During 1959, a Form II pupil, D. Ross Speirs, prouced a script for a film called 'A Yank Goes to School', the story of an American boy, (played by Mr. Munro), who goes to a boarding-school, where he plays unmercifully on the nerves of the staff. An amateur photgrapher with a very ordinary, cheap, movie-camera, and very little knowledge of movie-photography, did the filming. The completed film was shown for the first time at the last concert of the year, which, held on 21 November 1959, marked the end of the first Open Day at the new school. The programme on this occasion included an inspection of exhibits mounted by the various Hobbies Clubs, a demonstration of the handling of model aeroplanes and boats, and, after supper, two one-act plays, followed by the film. A film was produced most years thereafter. Another activity that survived throughout the life of the school was the weekly newspaper, finally called Telstar, though it started as The St. Stephen’s Chronicle. This had its ups and downs, but the determination of the master-in-charge of this part of the extramural activities kept it going to the bitter end.
Sport also started immediately. This was difficult because there were, to begin with, practically no facilities. With a minimum of delay, three concrete-floored cricket nets were put up, which proved to be dangerous, though more for the master taking the nets than for the players themselves. Cross- countries could also be run for there were some interesting, and fearsome courses available in the immediate surroundings. Rumours of leopards got around, and in consequence finishing times improved, though some used the news as a good excuse for shortening the route. Later, earth-moving equipment was brought in at great expense to level fields, after which the school boasted a good main cricket oval, a large main rugby-field and a good hockey-field in addition to various minor fields dotted about the grounds. During the second year of the school’s life a large swimming-pool was opened by Sir Patrick Fletcher. As efforts in this line became more and more serious so more and more trophies were presented, until the college had a full range of cups and rose-bowls. Amidst these cups there stood also what was known as the Academic Cup, which moved around a great deal more than the sports trophies. At the end of each term it was presented to the house that had scored the most points in the academic field. It was strenuously fought for and had a significant effect on the standard of work throughout the year.
THE FOUNDER-MEMBERS, FEBRUARY, 1959.
Back. G. Richards, I. Faed, C. Canter, B. de Beer, N. Brockwell, P. King-Ogden, R. Hawkins-Dady, B. Little, C. Walwyn, N. Wilton, R. Sharland, P. Myles, I. Giles, T. Edwards.
Middle: M. Hutton, S. Mitchell, A. Mitchell, J. Brunton, I. Hutt, D. Speirs, T. Bailey, L. Fuller, R. Brooking, R. Webb, D. Shoubridge, T. Bardwell, C. Maullin, P. Campbell.
Front: N. Smart, K. Sinnott, M. Ford, C. Murray, Rev. D. Charlton,Mr. M. Munro, Rev. D. Candler (Headmaster), Rev. M. Lancaster (Rector),Mr. J. Fuller, Mr. AM. Oake, Mrs. M. Wyche,
K. Lo Chang, C. Alexander, R. Cowling.
There were many more than forty applicants for 1960, but only the first to apply could be accommodated in the new dormitory, one of the two that had been built during 1959. Each house was to consist of two dormitories of forty boys each. So a new dormitory had been added to the existing one, extending the House down towards the dining-hall, thus creating the first full House with junior and senior dormitories. This was named Sanderson House after the chairman of the Board of Governors. Another dormitory had also been built at right angles to the original one, to start the formation of a quadrangle in the centre of the dormitories.
As it happened, the fourth side of this quad was never built, a bachelor teacher’ s cottage partially closing it in. This extra dormitory became the chapel in the second year of the school’s life. During the first year the room later used as, and originally built for, the library was the chapel. Now with eighty boys on
the roll this room was too small, the dormitory was ideal, and it was hoped that year by year until the chapel was built, a new dormitory would be available to use for this purpose. But that didn’t workout either. The demand for accommodation became greater than the builders could provide — or, perhaps than the funds of the college could run to — and a room for the chapel became a critical matter. There was only one
possible solution: to use a room that had been designed for (and used for, in the first year) a bathroom. During the second year showers replaced baths, and so in the third year an effort was made to squeeze 120 boys into this new chapel. It was a tight squeeze and boys soon found that they could have a good laugh by tying together the shoe laces of boys in front of them so that they tripped over one another when they tried to leave their seats. It was therefore imperative that a chapel be built, a temporary one, perhaps, a cheap one, but large enough for the needs of the college over the next ten years. So it was that the St. Stephen’s College Chapel was built without costing the college a farthing. The boys rallied round magnificently, worked on the foundations, did some of the brick-laying (and the staff also helped when they could), and collected funds. The chaplain then ran a tremendous raffle for a motor car with tickets at £1 each, and it brought in enough to start hiring builders. That is the building which still stands as St. Stephen’s Chapel at Shaw Barracks.
During 1959, it became evident that the Order was not going to materialize, and the death-knell was sounded when the headmaster decided to marry at the end of the year. This was a grievous blow to the founder, and the headmaster resigned and moved to Plumtree School. The senior master of 1959, Mr. J. H. L. Fuller, acted as head in 1960, while a search was instituted for a replacement.
In 1960 he was appointed headmaster. In this second year of the life of the college, the classroom block proper was started so that the original class-rooms could become house common-rooms. The architectural style remained the same, but because these had to be fitted into a plan that would not be completed for many, many years, the distances between the various parts of the school were considerable. In addition to the class-rooms, two new staff houses were built for the two new resident masters, one of whom was married, the dining-hall was enlarged, a laundry was added, and a special cottage was built for the matron.
The first athletics meeting was held in 1960, but rain interfered; and during the Christmas term the first Carol Service was held.
Advances on all fronts were made in 1961: captains of cricket, rugby and hockey were appointed, athletes did well in inter-school competitions, and clubs continued to work well, while the second house, Lancaster, named after the founder, was started. The first candidates were entered for the Cambridge School Certificate exams, all of whom did well enough. Of these, six went on to sixth form work in 1962. At the beginning of the next year Mr. and Mrs. E. Turner joined the staff, coming after Mr. Turner’s retirement from Plumtree School, where they had gained a considerable reputation for the production (Mrs. Turner) and scenery (Mr. Turner) of plays and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. The result was a sudden advance in interest in matters dramatic. In June 1962, Mrs. V. Harmer and Mrs. M. Turner produced Princess JuJu, a Japanese operetta in three acts, and from then on there was a major production each year.
At the end of 1962, the chaplain, the Rev. D. Charlton, resigned to become the parish priest at Gwanda. His place at the school was taken by the Rev. Peter G. L Cole, M.A. It was he who was responsible for the building of the chapel.
In 1963, the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, for which St. Stephen’s had been planned, came to an end, and this dealt a grievous blow to the school, from which it never recovered. Most of its pupils were drawn from what is now Zambia. Indeed, as many as 85 per cent came from the north; later a number came from Botswana, and there were always pupils from far away places such as Nigeria, Kenya and India, but Zambia remainded the main source of recruits. When later, the border with Zambia was closed, hopes of keeping the school open were well-nigh extinguished.
However, in the meantime the college flourished. The third and last senior house, Tracey, opened in 1963. At the Inter-High School Athletic Sports Meeting in Bulawayo our athletes took many of the honours, winning the pole vault event and breaking the record, and taking first place in the 100 yards and the 220 yards U- 15 and open. One spectator was heard to attribute these successes to the availability of marula fruit at Balla Balla.
In this year, too, there was the first of a series of holiday expeditions. The first one, led by Mr. H. McLeod, went to Tanganyika, as it was then called, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The party travelled by bus to the foot of the mountain, and then spent a week on it. Most of the boys reached the top, though there was a certain amount of mountain sickness amongst the party.
Another popular activity was the week-end expeditions into the bush. A party of at least three boys would be taken some twenty miles away, dropped there with a map and, after being briefed, were left to get back to the college by the next evening, which would mean spending one night in the open. Many were the grey hairs that members of staff collected as a result of late returns! But perhaps the most noteworthy production of this year — three other plays had already been performed — was Cinderella, a Christmas pantomime, written and produced by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harding, and acted by members of staff Anyone who saw it will never forget it.
Progress was still being made on the sports-fields, and in the first term of 1964 the 1st cricket XI played five matches, won two, lost two and drew one. The rugby team only won three games out of the twelve it played, but with such small numbers from which to select players, this was hardly surprising, while the hockey team won two of six games and drew one.
All through the life of the college there was a strong music department, with many boys taking piano lessons. There was a school band that gave many performances, and a very active and successful chapel choir.
After the breakup of the Federation, numbers had decreased. Within days of the announcement of this event, eleven families passed through Balla Balla and scooped up their sons as they fled to Cape Town. Then term by term the numbers dwindled. There were short periods of recovery, but seldom did numbers rise above 160 pupils, when 200 was considered to be the optimum.
At the beginning of 1965, the headmaster had to retire for health reasons, his place being taken by Mr. H.H. Cole, C.B.E. who, after retiring from government service, in which he had been headmaster of Prince Edward School and then Secretary for Education, had returned to be headmaster of Falcon College. After retiring from there, he was called back again to lead St. Stephen’s through some very difficult years. He finally retired in 1967, and was succeeded by Mr. lain Campbell in 1968.
Sadness came to the college in that year with the death of the founder, the Rev. Canon M. Lancaster in November. Since 1966 he had been the parish priest at Gwelo.
The Rev. Raymond Ashling had been chaplain of the college after the Rev. Peter Cole returned to England in 1965.
From 1966 onwards, exam results were good, and numerous bursaries and scholarships were won. In that year Christopher Elliott won a Lever Brothers Agricultural Bursary and A. Hutt an American scholarship. In 1967 Laurence Nortier won a R S.T. university bursary, and Michael Jones an Anglo American award.
In the headmaster’s report for 1968 alarm was expressed over the condition of the roof of the chapel which had been given an estimated life of only another eighteen months. As a result, the building of a transept chapel had to be postponed, because some
There was a fête to start with, the staff presented the play French without Tears, a dance was held in the hall in the evening, clubs gave exhibitions of their work, and the meals were perfect. It turned out to be a very successful money-raising project too, for out of the profits, the pavilion was built. It was designed to command good views of the cricket, rugby and hockey-fields, and provided full facilities for changing and entertaining.
In September 1968, Abbey House (for juniors) was opened. The monastery had been virtually unused since Father Lancaster had moved to Gwelo. The headmaster decided to accept pupils for Standards 4 and 5 so that there would be a reserve of pupils for the college, and they were to be accommodated in the old monastery, or abbey. The necessary alterations were completed in time to welcome fourteen boys into the new department. Another dormitory for fifty boys was built and by January 1969, there were forty-seven pupils in this junior wing which was placed under the supervision of Mr. John Appleton.
£2 000 would be required to re-roof the main building. However, when the college closed in 1975, the original beams were still in position, and today they continue to support the roof of St. Stephen’s Chapel at Shaw Barracks.
The great Jamboree was also held in 1968. This was the idea of the headmaster, Mr. I. P. Campbell, who visualized a great get together of everyone concerned with the college, parents, staff, Old Boys, and other interested parties. In charge of organization was a master newly arrived from England, Major B. Bayly, and a splendid job he made of it. It was held over the week-end of 30 November. The gathering was vast.
One of the bachelor members of staff in this section was John Hume who, having completed his schooling at Mill Hill, London, joined the college to fill in eight months before taking up a law career. But on 16 July 1969 he had a dreadful motor accident and died. Another tragic death was that of Barry Fisher, who in 1972, came out from England to fill in two terms before starting his training in medicine, but was killed in a motor accident on the way to the Victoria Falls on 1 May 1972.
During Mr. Campbell’s time as headmaster, good progress had been made both academically and domestically. Enrolment had improved so that it began to appear as though, at last, the college was pulling away from the debilitating fear of closure which had bedevilled it since the breakup of the Federation. Frequently, during these years, there had been rumours that, for financial reasons, closure was imminent, and, truth to tell, there were good grounds for them, in spite of the stated intention of the Board of Governors to keep the college open.
The whole venture had been made possible by mortgaging the land and buildings, the bond being guaranteed by the Ministry of Education. In 1970
however, it had become necessary to ask the bondholder for a moratorium on interest and capital redemption for the years 1971 and 1972. The concession was granted because it was backed by the Ministry which, however, made it clear that its indulgence could not be extended indefinitely.
The Board of Governors then took a calculated risk and raised the fees with effect from 1 January 1972. Fortunately this did not affect enrolment immediately, and, indeed, the outlook for the remainder of the year was good. However, the proportion of Rhodesian scholars remained depressingly low in spite of an advertising campaign instituted by Mr. Campbell in an effort to attract Standard 5 leavers from Rhodesian primary schools. As the months passed, the long-term prospects once again appeared to be even bleaker. So too were the career prospects of the teaching staff. The headmaster eventually sought appointment elsewhere and was offered the headship of King’s College, Auckland, New Zealand.
The matter of his replacement put the Board of Governors in a difficult position. They had to decide whether, faced with the possibility of closure, they were morally justified in bringing in a new man, possibly from overseas. They decided nevertheless to advertise and established a sub-committee to interview applicants.
Brigadier R.A.G. Prentice, O.B.E., who was chairman of the Board at the time, reflecting on the problems faced by the college states:
.... I asked lain Campbell for his reaction should I decide to apply for the post. He immediately liked the idea I resigned from the Board and submitted my application. On the last day of 1972, I received word from the Visitor to the college, the Bishop of Matabeleland, the Right Reverend S.M. Wood, informing me that my application had been successful and requiring me to assume duty on I May 1973.
‘On 9 January 1973, the Rhodesian Government closed the border with Zambia, thus cutting the lines of communication between the college and its Zambian parents. The problems resulting from this action were with us until the end, but the brunt of the burden fell on the shoulders of lain Campbell and his staff as they strove to make alternative end-of-term travel arrangements for the boys, 80 per cent of whom came from Zambia
‘It soon became apparent that the future of the college was going to be adversely affected in that a number of Zambian parents were going to be reluctant to allow their sons to continue to travel to Rhodesia on a road journey which involved a change of coaches at the Chirundu Bridge where armed sentries patrolled either side of the Zambezi River. To add to our worries, the exchange control authorities in Zambia were making it extremely difficult to remit fees and money to cover incidental expenses.
‘There were 219 boys at St. Stephen’s when I arrived in May 1973 — sufficient to allow us to pay our way. And we could have accepted a further fifty without difficulty. By August 1975, however, the enrolment had dropped to 175. The economies which had always been with us became even more stringent, yet there remained the hope that if only a settlement of the Rhodesian problem could be achieved, we would be able to survive.
‘Finally, at the end of August 1975, the Board of Governors came to the conclusion that to continue until the end of 1976 would only involve them in an intolerable loss. It was decided therefore that the college must close at the end of 1975, and I was directed so to advise parents.
‘The Rhodesian Government offered appointments to all those of our teaching staff with professional qualifications. Some accepted while others took up positions elsewhere. The placing of the pupils at alternative schools was a difficult exercise in that communication with the parents was far from easy. But quite the saddest part of the exercise was the rupturing of ties which the boys had established while pupils at St. Stephen’s.
‘And so my time as headmaster was a brief two years and eight months. They were difficult years; it would be false to pretend otherwise. Happily one best recalls the pleasant times and the lovely countryside.
All that now remains . . . is a Fine memorial erected
by the Board of Governors.
‘I cannot say that my personality became stamped upon the boys — nor would I be sure that I would wish for that, had my stay at the college been longer. But it is probably true to say that the boys found in me a headmaster whose principles and ideals differed very little from those of my predecessors.
‘Throughout my term of office I received wonderful support and encourgement from the chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. M.H. Barry, O.B.E. No problems I presented to him were too trying, and understandably the closing phases of the life of the college presented many such. He accepted the full burden of our negotiations with the Government regarding the disposal of the college assets, in which duty he was ably supported by the other members of the Board, notably Mr. A.A. Sanderson, Mr. A.J.L Lewis and Mr. C.RD. Rudd who were all intent upon obtaining the best possible terms for the staff in the final financial settlement — only achieved after prolonged and detailed negotiations.’
So ended a noble dream which enshrined the Rev. 0. Candler, J. H. L. Fuller, H.H. Cole, C.B.E., I. P. Campbell, Brig. R. A. G. Prentice, O.B.E. highest of Christian ideals. The sentimental treasures of sixteen years of house life were sealed and buried in a vault at the college. The articles placed in the chamber belonged to Sanderson House, and included the honours board listing heads of houses, framed group photographs, the house rugby touch-flag, the house shield, house lists, annual news sheets and copies of the college magazine.
All that now remains — apart from a few assorted documents and the Minutes of the Board of Governors — is a fine memorial erected by the Board at the entrance to what was the college. It is quite close to the Beit Bridge road, a semi-circle of three linked short columns. On the centre column is the foundation-stone which had been unveiled by the Governor of Southern Rhodesia, Sir Peveril William-Powlett The column on the left bears the memorial plaque to the parents of Mr. Sanderson, originally on the college gates, while the column on the right bears the names of the members of the Board of Governors and of the headmasters.
Rev D. Candler 1959
J. H. L. Fuller 1960-65
H. H. Cole, CBE 1965-67
I. Campbell 1968- 73
Brig. R. A. G. Prentice, OBE 1973-75
1963 D. Shoubridge 1966 C. Kennedy 1969 E. Y.Jones 1972 K. Lentin
1964 C. Alexander 1967 C. Norrington 1970 H. Lane 1973 M. Pannell
1965 N. Peck 1968 J. Blewett 1971 A. Denbury 1974 M. Atcheson
1975 M. Denbury
CAPTAINS OF CRICKET
1961 A. D. Mitchell 1964 G. Peck 1967 P. I. Webb 1970 T.Jones 1973 M.Pannell
1962 A. D. Mitchell 1965 P. I. Webb 1968 D. Wetmore 1971 P.L. Gray 1974 N. Crowe
1963 G. Peck 1966 P. I. Webb 1969 D. Stirling 1972 P.L Gray 1975 C.J.Jones
CAPTAINS OF HOCKEY
1961 S. A. Mitchell 1964 S. A. Mitchell 1967 E. Rudman 1970 I. Kyle 1973 M. Pannell
1962 S. A. Mitchell 1965 P. I. Webb 1968 P. Chalmers 1971 A. Denbury 1974 M. Denbury
1963 S. A. Mitchell 1966 P. I. Webb 1969 I. Kyle 1972 M. Pannell 1975 M. Denbury
CAPTAINS OF RUGBY
1961 R. Webb 1964 M. Cunnison 1967 P. Newton 1970 J. Dorrington 1973 J. Nesbitt
1962 R Webb 1965 P. I. Webb 1968 C. Donald 1971 J. Dorrington 1974 N. Crowe
1963 G. Taylor 1966 P. I. Webb 1969 M. McMahon 1972 K. Lentin 1975 B. J. Bartlett