Each Monday afternoon, snow permitting, around 50 boys met to play their various Group matches, until the top two from each Group went forward to a Semi-final. The strongest sides during the Group stages were clearly School House and Severn Hill, so it seemed only right that these two were able to dispatch Oldham’s and Rigg’s in their respective Semi-finals to meet in the Final.
Thus, with the sun setting on an ever-freezing afternoon - so cold that the match ball became too brittle and broke in two from a well-hit stroke by Henry Fletcher-Wilson! - the two teams gave battle. That the match went into extra time was a reflection of the even-ness in teams, but finally, in the dusk, Severn Hill, under the captaincy of Alex Bird, scored the winning goal, to win 3-2 and receive the first ever Junior House Hockey Trophy.