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Hall of Fame

Welcome to Oakham School Sport’s Hall of Fame.

Here, we celebrate the achievements of the School’s most successful athletes past and present, as well as their fabulous coaches.

Lewis Moody Hall of Fame

Lewis Moody ('96)

Rugby Union

Lewis Moody ('96)

Rugby Union

Born 12 June 1978

Career Highlights

  • England (2001–2011, including the 2003 World Cup winning side) 71 appearances; Barbarians (2001–11); British & Irish Lions (2005).
  • Leicester Tigers (1996–2010) 223 appearances.
  • Bath (2010–2012) 34 appearances.

At Oakham

1989 to 1996 (Peterborough House, Wharflands, School House)

Lewis’s School rugby career started in Jerwoods teams and he gradually moved up to first teams. He played in the Jerwoods 1st XV as a centre three-quarter and captained the Jerwoods Colts XV in 1989. He then moved up to the Junior Colts in 1991. He joined the Colts XV and the Under 15 XV in 1992. He started to play in the back-row. He captained the 1st XV in 1995.

Lewis also played in the Rugby Jerwoods seven-a-side team in 1990. He played in the Hockey Under 12 Jerwoods Colts in 1990. In 1990, he captained the Cricket Jerwoods Colts XI. And co-captained the Jerwoods 1st XI in 1991. He and his swimming team broke the School Record for the 4×25 yards medley relay Under 14 in 1992. He was a member of the Jerwoods Squash team in 1990 and 1991.

On 14 September 1996 Lewis became the Tigers’ youngest league player (at 18 years and 94 days). He played for the Tigers until 2010, before moving to Bath. He toured Australia and New Zealand with the Senior England Team in 1998 and played for England U21 in 2000. He won his first full England cap against Canada on 2 June 2001. He took part in the 2003 World Cup winning squad and was selected for the British and Irish Lions in 2005. He played for England until 2011 and retired from rugby in 2012. He was OO Club President in 2011–2012.

“Lewis Moody was a tower of strength at centre especially in defence and has a promising future.” – Winter 1990 Oakhamian

Frederick Jerwood (1905)

Frederick Jerwood (1905)

Rowing

Frederick Jerwood (1905)

Rowing

Born 29 November 1885

Died 17 July 1971

Career Highlights

  • H. rowed in the Olympic Eight (1908, London), winning a Bronze Medal.
  • H. gained his BA at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1911 and became the Oakham School Chaplain in 1914 (until 1937).
  • H. was the first Housemaster of Wharflands in 1920, until 1937.

 

At Oakham

1902 to 1905

Debating Society: from 1903 to 1905.
Cricket 1st XI: Summer 1903 and gained his Colours on 27 June 1903; Summer 1904; Summer 1905.
Rugby 1st XV: Winter 1903 and gained his Colours on 16 December 1903; Winter 1904.
Hockey: a half-back – Spring 1904; Spring 1905.
Form VI French Prize: Summer 1904.
Secretary of the Games’ Committee: Summer 1905.
Sports Day 1905: won the Kicking the rugby ball competition (drop kick); won the High Jump (5ft 01/2ins).

Character of the XV (Oakhamian Magazine, Easter term 1904, vol. 20, no.1): “shows every promise of developing into a really good forward when he has come to know the game a bit better.”

 

Lucy Pearson ('90)

Cricket

Lucy Pearson ('90)

Cricket

Born 19 February 1972

 

Career Highlights

  • 12 Women’s Test matches.
  • 62 Women’s One Day Internationals.
  • Pearson also played in the inaugural Women’s Twenty20 International, taking one wicket against New Zealand.

At Oakham 1983 to 1990 (Lincoln, Rushebrookes and Round House)

  • Represented the School in hockey from U12 to 1st XI level.
  • Represented Leicestershire U16 (hockey): 1987.
  • Represented the School in netball from U12 to 2nd XI level.
  • Junior Swimming: Summer 1984; Summer 1985 (English Schools’ Team Swimming Competition, Midland Round – swam in the U14 Medley relay (7th) and U14 Freestyle relay (3rd).)
  • Rounders U13A: Summer 1985.
  • Swimming intermediate squad: Summer 1987 (undefeated season).
  • Swimming senior squad: Summer 1990.
  • Jerwoods Orchestra (viola): Summer 1985 and Choir: 1986-1990.
  • Drama: played in The Torchbearers, Jerwoods play written by Leslie Coleman to celebrate the Quatercentenary – Summer 1984; played Bridget Coulter in the Jerwoods musical Tom & Huckleberry – Summer 1985; played Dido in Dido & Aeneas Summer 1989.
  • Rushebrookes Prefect: 1988–1989.
  • Head Girl: 1989–1990.

Photo reproduced courtesy of Getty Images.

Crista Cullen ('03)

Hockey

Crista Cullen ('03)

Hockey

Born 20 August 1985

Career Highlights

  • 197 international caps between 2006 and 2016.
  • Commonwealth Games: Bronze (Melbourne, 2006).
  • European Championships: Bronze (Manchester, 2007). Bronze (Gladbach, 2011).
  • Three Olympic Games. Bronze (London, 2012). Gold (Rio, 2016).
  • Nominated for the FIH Hockey Player of the Year (Woman) Award in 2012.

At Oakham 1998 to 2003 (Rushebrookes, Round House)

  • Hockey U14A: Winter 1998.
  • Hockey 1st XI: Winter 1999; Winter 2000; Captain, Winter 2001 (unbeaten season, Leicestershire County Champions & Midlands Champions; got through to National final); Captain, Winter 2002 (undefeated season & runners-up in County U18 Championships, got through Midlands finals). Four years in the first team!
  • Boys’ Hockey 1st XI: Spring 2003.
  • Selected for the U16 England (2000). U18 England (2001). U21 England (2002) and full England squad (2003).
  • U14 Midlands (1998). U18 Midlands (2002).
  • County selection for Leicestershire: U14 (1999); U15 (2000).
  • Member of Divisional Training Squad (2000).
  • Represented the School in squash, tennis, netball, athletics
  • In athletics represented Rutland at the Leicestershire Championships: finished second in the Junior 200m (Summer 2000).
  • Took part in the 2001 World Tour: Hockey (boys and girls), Netball and Rugby touring South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
  • Prefect: 2001-2002.

Photo reproduced courtesy of Grant Treeby.

Ron Jacobs ('45)

Rugby Union

Ron Jacobs ('45)

Rugby Union

Born 28 October 1928

Died 10 November 2002

Career Highlights

  • Northampton Saints’ record for club appearances: 470 games between 1949 and 1966. Position of tight-head prop.
  • Scored 19 tries with Saints.
  • Twice named Club Captain: 1959-1961; 1965-1966.
  • President of the Club.
  • East Midlands: won the County Championships in 1951. President twice.
  • Barbarians.
  • England: first cap in 1956 against Wales in Twickenham. 29 caps total. Won Grand Slam in 1957. Won 5 Nations in 1958. Won Calcutta Cup and Triple Crown in 1960. Captain one match against France in 1964.
    President of the RFU in 1983-1984.

At Oakham 1942 to 1945 (Wharflands)

•           Rugby 1st XV: Winter 1943; gained his Colours – Winter 1944; Captain – Winter 1945.

•           Various achievements in junior and senior athletics: 220 yards, 440 yards, 880 yards, long jump, shot putt, javelin.

•           J.T.C.: promoted to Lance-Corporal – Spring 1945; promoted to Corporal – Summer 1945; awarded Section Competition Shield – Summer 1945; promoted to Sergeant – Winter 1945.

•           School Prefect: Winter 1945.

Winter 1945 Rugby Review: “(forward) his fine physique was an asset, and he was always in the thick of things; tackles high but his defence was robust enough to be effective; combined well with Newell in attack. He has set a fine example of keenness and individual play but did not sufficiently make himself felt as leader of the forwards and Captain of the side until late in the season.”

Stuart Broad ('04)

Cricket

Stuart Broad ('04)

Cricket

Born 24 June 1986

Career Highlights

  • First-Class County Cricket, selected by Leicestershire (27 April 2005).
  • England 2006–present; test debut 9 December 2007 v Sri Lanka.
  • In Test Matches, over 550 wickets taken and more than 3500 runs scored to date.

At Oakham 1997 to 2004 (Sargants, Haywoods, School House)

  • Cricket U12: Captain, Summer 1998.
  • Cricket Jerwoods’ 1st XI: Captain, Summer 1999.
  • Cricket U14A: appearances Summer 1999; Captain, Summer 2000.
  • Cricket U15A: Captain, Summer 2001.
  • Cricket 1st XI: Summer 2002; Summer 2003; Summer 2004. Three seasons in the 1st team!
  • Cricket All Rounder’s Cup: Speech Day 2003.
  • Represented the School at hockey from U13A to 1st XI level.
  • represented the School at rugby from U12 to 3rd XV level.
  • Representative Honours: U14 Hockey for Leicestershire (2000); U13 Cricket for Leicestershire (2000); U17 Cricket for Leicestershire (2004).

Took part in the Cricket tour to South Africa in 2001.

In the Cricket 2004 Overview, Director of Cricket Frank Hayes wrote: “He has developed into a fine cricketer with both bat and ball. His fielding, too, is a revelation! He can now caress the ball to all parts of the ground and although he played many fine innings, who will forget his extraordinary undefeated 68 against the MCC, when 27 runs were required off 2 overs to win? After his efforts, including six 6s, only 2 were required off the final over and still we couldn’t get them!”

Emily Nagel ('12)

Sailing

Emily Nagel ('12)

Sailing

Born 18 March 1994

 

Career Highlights

  • Competed in the Tera and Feva World Championships. Paired with Sarah Kent. Finished 42nd (out of 140 boats).
  • 2011 – won Bronze in the European team racing event.

At Oakham 2008 to 1994 (Rushebrookes, Round House)

  • Summer 2009 – Feva National Championships. Finished 4th with Sarah Kent in the Eric Twimane Team Racing.
  • August 2009 – competed in the European Sailing Championship in Italy.
  • Winter 2009 – training with the RYA National Junior Squad.

 

In the Summer 2010 Oakhamian, Housemistress Tessa Drummond wrote: “She has real leadership and helming potential in this sport and we look forward to making another expedition to watch her pitting her skills against the course and the weather conditions.”

Ian Smith (Hon OO)

Rugby Union

Ian Smith (Hon OO)

Rugby Union

Born 26 November 1957

Career Highlights

  • Leicester Tigers: 331 appearances from 1977 to 1991.
  • Position of flanker. Scored 67 tries.
  • Won three John Player Cup finals.

At Oakham:

  • Visiting Sports Coach: 1996–2000.
  • Rugby Coach: 2001–2005; 2019–present.
  • Director of Rugby: 2005–2015.
  • Director of Coaching: 2015–2019.
  • Sports Science teacher: 2015–2019.
  • Mathematics teacher: 2001–2014.
  • Lower School Tutor (Sargants): 2001–2019.