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1882 Cricket Score Book

Sport was taken extremely seriously at Warwick School in Victorian times, with virtually every rugby and cricket match being reported in the fledgling Portcullis magazine.  Preserved in the archives is a magnificent leather-bound cricket score book for King’s School, Warwick (as Warwick School was previously known), dating from 1882.  The number of pupils in the school at this time was rising rapidly – the boarding house reached its nominal total capacity of 70 by 1884, and by 1885 the total number of boys in the school reached 135. 

Not all the boys were cricketers, however, and neither were they rugby players.  It is clear from the score-books that staff used to play regularly in the 1st XI and even the 1st XV.  Headmaster William Grundy (WS 1881–85), by nature a very competitive man, played regularly in the cricket eleven, and the score-book shows that he was both a very successful batsman and bowler.

Three further headmasters also played in cricket fixtures – J. P. Way in 1891, W. T. Keeling in 1904 and H. S. Pyne in 1908.  Pyne was the least successful, being bowled out for a duck in his only attempt.


  1. 1882 Cricket Score
  2. 1882 Cricket Score inside