1927: Rev L.E.P. Erith, MA, is appointed warden of St Peter’s Theological College. He was scholar and prize man of Jesus College, Cambridge University, and was ordained in 1903. He was formerly vice-principal of Chads, Durham and later vice-principal of Litchfield Theological College in England. He has more recently spent a short time in the diocese of Trinidad, where he gained knowledge of West Indian conditions. Rev Erith succeeds Bishop Bentley.


1942: Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC) play to a draw in their Sunlight Cup fixture at JC’s home ground at Hope Road. Declaring at 180 for seven, KC is surprised by a positive reply from JC, who are at 120 for five when bad light ends play. Individual batting performances by KC are John Prescod, 55, J.K. Holt, 37, and Keith Taylor, 28; while for JC, Neville Dawes, 38, E.V. Ellington, 34, and Ronnie Irvine, 22 not out, are the main scorers. Irvine spins out three KC wickets for 85 and Ellington two for 18, while Prescod and Icar Lawrence take one wicket each for nine and 30, respectively.

1954: Two Issa Scholarships for boys are awarded this year, and the winners are Roy Meikle, a former student of Munro College currently pursuing for a bachelor of science (BSc) degree at the University College of the West Indies (UCWI), and Frank Maxwell of the Manchester Secondary School, Mandeville. Meikle is a former head boy at Munro who, after completing his BSc next June, will do one year of postgraduate work at the UCWI and then pursue a course in chemical technology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England. Maxwell is the son of Rev W. Maxwell and Mrs Maxwell of Williamsfield, Manchester, and is now on the staff of his alma mater, Manchester Secondary School. He will do a three-year BSc degree course at the UCWI.

1960: Colin Campbell returns to Jamaica with a Master of Science (MSc) degree in agriculture from the University of New Zealand. Also returning is Drax Manhurtz, with an MSc degree in economics from the University of New Brunswick. Both are from May Pen, Clarendon. Campbell is a past student of Clarendon College and takes up a post with the Ministry of Agriculture. Manhurtz is a past student of Kingston College and takes up a post at the Ministry of Finance.

1967: Vinton Powell smashes the Jamaica two-mile record by 12 seconds when he clocks nine minutes, 29.2 seconds at the meet between Jamaica and the University of Miami at the National Stadium. Yesterday, he also set a new Jamaica mile record of four minutes, 13.4 seconds.

1973: Rev Earl Thames defeats the former Jamaica player Cornel France 21-16, 21-16 in an exhibition match at a tournament between a Jamaica Table Tennis Association team and a Falmouth team of youth club players. The crowd is happy when Leonard Mowatt of Falmouth, downs Patrick Donaldson of Kingston, and Jamaica senior league champions Hylton’s in straight sets 21-14, 21-13.

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