This 1928 photograph of the Second Test Match of England versus Australia includes (Sir) Donald Bradman (front row, third from right) and Old Boy Otto Ernst Nothling (BGS 1914-1919) (back row, second from right). The test was played in Sydney, and England won by eight wickets. Nothling was bowled by Harold Larwood for eight runs in the first innings. He was an outstanding sportsman at school, particularly in cricket and rugby. Nothling went on to play both sports for Sydney University and his College (St. Andrews), and represented Australia in Rugby Union in 1921.
Martin Nothling, Otto’s son, established the Otto Nothling Memorial Prize in his father’s honour to encourage BGS students to follow Otto’s example of achievement in both academic and extracurricular pursuits.