Prince of Wales School Hockey Team - 1948 |
(Photo supplied by Brian Turner)
School Hockey Team which won the Craig Cup, the major inter Club Hockey Tournament in Kenya in 1948.
Practically the whole School went to watch the Final against Railway Club, played at the
Suleman Verjee Indian Gymkhana Ground at Parklands, where the School won 5-3.
This is arguably the best Hockey team that ever represented the famous School.
From left to right:
Standing: David Balson L-H (Clive House), John 'Boozie' Smith R-B (Scott House), Maurice
Slapak C-F (Nicholson House), Mike 'Liz' Higgins C-H (Scott House), John 'Skinny' Fraser L-B (New House), 'Scatty'
Meintjies L-W (Scott House).
Sitting: Eric Balson R-H (Clive House), Cedric Gunson (Capt) R-W (Hawke House), Harry Horn G-K
(Scott House), Mike Shaw R-I (Nicholson House), 'Sandy ' Munro L-I (Nicholson House).
In 1950, the School won again with players like Bobby Meintjies, Hector Munro, Peter Owen-Thomas.
Would be nice to get a photo of this team as well.
E-mail from Rob Ryan (Hawke 1945-1950) on 28th April 2006
I notice you want a photo of the 1950 Hockey Team. I lost mine in a fire but the team was, as I remember:
Hector Munro Les Engelbrecht Pete Owen-Thomas Bobbie Meintjies 'Hookie' May
Rob Ryan Conway Plough Peter Eckhart
Harvey Storm Eddie Bristow
Hans Ehrlich (C)
Comment from Webmaster - 6th April 2007:
Hans Ehrlich (Nicholson, 1944-1950) has supplied the photo -