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Eton wall game


Eton Fives: Old Wulfrunians vs North Oxford

Spencer Chapman & Hugo Tobias of North Oxford against Greg Hammond & James Brazier of Old Wulfrunians in a friendly match at Wolverhampton 16/05/10

Warum England den Sport erfand - Dokumentation von NZZ Format (2004)

Grossbritannien ist eine verspielte Nation. Kein Wunder, dass hier die Wiege des modernen Sports zu finden ist. Fussball, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, ja sogar Ski- und Bobfahren und allerhand andere körperliche Ertüchtigungen mehr wurden von viktorianischen Gentlemen erfunden. Oft ging es dabei darum, die zu verrohen drohenden Sitten von reichen genauso wie armen Jugendlichen in neue Bahnen zu lenken.
«Warum England den Sport erfand» verfolgt die Geschichte von Fussball und Squash von ihren noblen Ursprüngen in den Internaten zum Massensport von heute. Allerdings hat die britische Spielnatur nicht nur «gesunden» Sport hervorgebracht. Für viele Briten ist der Pub das einzige Sportzentrum, das sie je besuchen. Auch hier begibt sich »NZZ Format» auf die Suche nach dem grossen, britischen Sportlergeist.

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Eton College: Wall Game, Field Game, Eton Fives

zu Eton Fives:

Rackets, Squash:
Harrow School

Mike Corby, Vice President World Squash Foundation
Fitness Exchange

Peter Nicol

Real Tennis / Royal Tennis:

Hackney Marshes

Richard Holtan der De Montfort University

James Masters

Zu Table Skittles

Spiel-Geschichte, Regeln usw.

London Skittles

Sportmuseum Schweiz



Richard Holt
Institut Sports History and Culture
DeMontford University, Leicester

Rackets, Squash:
Harrow School
Kirsty Race, Communications Manager
5 High Street
Harrow on the Hill
Middlesex HA1 3HP

Mike Corby, Vice President World Squash Foundation
Fitness Exchange
Cottons Building
1 Tooley Street
London SE 1 2QN

Real Tennis / Royal Tennis:
Lesley Ronaldson
Hampton Court Place
Surrey KT8 9AU

London Skittles:
Guy Tunnicliffe
C/o Freemason’s Arms
Downshire Hill
London NW3 1NT

Shove Ha’penny:
Roger und Freeda Groves
«The Old Hermitage»
Hermitage Lane
Kent ME16 9NT

Aunt Sally:
Andy Beal
10 Sandy Lane
Blackbird Leys
Oxford OX4 6AW

Sportmuseum Schweiz
Max Triet, Direktor
Missionsstrasse 28
CH–4055 Basel
Tel. +41 61 261 12 21
Fax +41 61 261 12 47

Verein Wintersport-Museum Davos
Hans Morgenegg, Präsident
Promenade 43
CH–7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 413 24 84

Dokumentationsbibliothek Davos
Promenade 88
CH–7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 413 08 26


Sport And The British
Richard Holt
Oxford University Press, Oxford

Playing The Game – Sport And British Society 1910 – 1945
Derek Birley
Manchester University Press, Manchester

Land Of Sport And Glory – Sport And British Society 1887 – 1910
Derek Birley
Manchester University Press, Manchester

A Social History Of Cricket
Derek Birley
Aurum Press, London

From Ritual To Record – The Nature Of Modern Sports
Allen Guttmann
Columbia University Press, New York/Guildford

SLTV: Rhinos visit Eton

SLTV went along with Kevin Sinfield, Kallum Watkins and Zak Hardaker on Leeds Rhinos' ground-breaking visit to Eton College.


Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup Final 2009 - High res clip of the first few points courtesy of the Eton Fives Association.

Eton Indoors

Blahhhh! running init

Rugby: Bishops XV vs Eton XV, 02 July 2016

Voice commentary: Tank Lanning (Bishops 1st XV 1988,1989) & Martin Bey (Bishops 1st XV 1990)
Aerial footage: James Shuttleworth, Flare Productions (current grade 10, Bishops pupil)

Hosts of the Independent Schools' Rugby Festival Bishops, play Eton from the UK in the pick of the fixtures on Day one. Join us LIVE at 4pm SA time.

wall game, great opening

Eton Fives: North Oxford vs Old Olavians 3

Chris Davies & Chris Lloyd of North Oxford vs Stewart Fautly & Balrik Kailey of the Old Olavians in a Division 2 2nd pair match at Eton, 27/03/10

Tom Brown's Schooldays - The Football Match

Radley v Eton

Highlights of Radley's 22-10 victory over Eton, a game in which Eton's driving maul gave them a huge possession and territorial advantage but which Radley still managed to battle through to win.

SLTV: Wildcats welcome Eton College

Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar puts Eton College's first XV through their paces. Nick O'Flanagan, who starts his role as a PE Teacher at Eton next week, spent the back end of last season on trial with the Wildcats.

Eton Rugby Rossyln Park 7s Highlights

North Oxford 2 v Old Etonians

Division 2 match between Robert Wilson & Karen Hird of North Oxford and Alex Knight & Matt Asquith of the OEs.

Wall game stupid!

Jimmy Serrano goes in! Rock and roll on a steep wall!

The Field Game - as played in 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012 sees a historic win for CHB Starlings' scratch over the 7th Field. Epic stuff as Boris' old men, keen as mustard, line up against the young whipper snappers of B & C blocks. Despite calls of sneeking that man and cornering that man from the opposition the old guard showed the youngsters how the game should be played (including the now legendary 'bully rush' to seal victory by a converted rouge...

What is Eton Fives?

In a time when sport is often all about money and big business, it is good to find a game which has barely changed since its creation, nearly two centuries ago.

The rules of fives are similar to squash apart from when the ball hits the buttress. If you fail to hit the ball above the ledge around the court, you lose the point. Like squash, you can only score when you’re serving.

Players wear padded leather gloves, since the ball is quite hard. It is only played as a doubles game - two teams of two players. It’s a game of honour and with no umpire or referee, the players must confess their own foul.
Not only is it an extremely fast game, but also one of great skill.

Unlike most other sports, it is thought left-handers have a sneaky advantage owing to the design of the court. Better still, the ambidextrous players have an advantage over both, since shots can be played with either hand.

Eton Field Game

Eton Wall Game

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Eton Fives at Westway

Eton Fives at the Westway Sports Centre, an introduction broadcast on National Television

Eton Fives

New to Eton Fives? Want to know what it's all about? Take a look at this short film and find out why we think it's just about the best game in the world. For more information, visit



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