Wake Hereward

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Hereward B L Wake

Hereward Baldwyn Lawrence Wake

Position: Forward

Born: 26th August 1900 in Pitney, near Langport, Somerset



Education: Kings School, Bruton

Achievements: Somerset ( 30 appearances) Captain in 1927/8 season.


Debut game: 26th December 1922 v Mountain Ash

Final game: 13th April 1929 v Old Alleynians

Number of Appearances: 128

Career details:

Son of the Rev Prebendary Wake, Vicar of St Cuthberts, Wells, who for nearly 20 years was the vicar of Castle Cary

Hereward was educated at Kings School, Bruton 1909-1914 and Marlborough College, Wilts 1914-1919 and Oxford University 1919-1923. He gained a scholarship to Marlborough in 1914 and  was awarded a scholarship to read Greats at Keble College, Oxford in 1918.

He first played rugger in 1915 for his House and the 2nd XV at Marlborough and the 1st XV in 1917 and 1918. At University he played only College rugby until 1922 when he was selected in the Oxford Trials for the first time and then appeared regularly for the Varsity, subsequently gaining his “Blue” at the end of term.

A fine sport and topping good company and a gentleman to the backbone

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