Obituary

John Lockhart

LOCKHART, MR. JOHN HAROLD BRUCE, who died in London on June 4, aged 67, was Headmaster of Sedbergh from 1937 to 1954 and one of the school's most distinguished old boys. He won a scholarship at Jesus College, Cambridge, and after taking 12 wickets for 187 with slow leg-breaks in the Freshmen's match of 1909, gained his cricket Blue that summer. Against Oxford at Lord's he distinguished himself by dismissing six batsmen for 96 runs in the first innings and three for 82 in the second, and he headed the Cambridge bowling figures with 49 wickets, average 17.97.

In the University match of the following year, he was by no means so successful. Thanks to the all-round play of P. R. Le Couteur, who hit 160 and took 11 wickets for 126 runs, Oxford triumphed in an innings with 126 runs to spare. Bruce Lockhart's analysis was two wickets for 72 runs and he was out for "a pair." Also a splendid Rugby footballer, he represented Cambridge against Oxford at fly-half in 1910. He played football for Scotland, for whom he also appeared at cricket, against Wales in 1913 and, after service throughout the First Great War with the Intelligence Corps and being mentioned in despatches, against England in 1920. He was a master at Rugby and at Cargilfield, near Edinburgh, before his appointment at Sedbergh.

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