I think it best to state here that seeing the low number of boys in the school a time ago & not anticipating the change of Master which has taken place, I have completed a copy of this Ledger (which was for that purpose begun by Joseph Preston our late Head TB) for my private possession so that if at any time damage or accident occur to this it can be replaced by application to me. The Cricket & Water Ledger I have not copied as they in most points agree with the QS. Ledgers.
At the Bartholemewtide Holidays of this year (1828) the Revnd Dr Goodenough resigned his situation of Head Master which he had filled since September 1819.
On the 5th of August the annual match was played between the TB. and KS. Which was won by the latter with 10 wickets to go down.
The following were the players
A handsome silver Tankard was presented, in this match, by Sir John de Beauvoir, a Member of the old Westminster Cricket Club, to whoever should beat the field on the losing side. It was won by a Town boy of the name of Jesson.
The Luncheon was this year supplied by Waud of Bond St. but in a manner that failed to give general satisfaction.
On the 12th of July the second annual match was played between 11 of the old Westminster Club and 11 of the present TB and KS which was won by the former with 6 wickets to go down. The following were the players
Sir Jno Paul
The annual match between such T.B. as had not previously played in the great match and the Lamprobaticks was played in Tothill Fields on the 10th of July and won by the former with 8 wickets to go down. The following were the players
In consequence of the Death of Dr Goodenough’s eldest daughter and the serious indisposition of Mr Preston (Under Master) a short time before the commencement of the Whitsuntide holidays they, this year, received the addition of an extra week.
The subject of the Deans Prize Verse this year was “Ister Fluvius”
It having come to Goodenough’s ears by some means or other unknown to us, that the fellows loitered about the Red House both previous to and after going a Ditch Leaping and that one or two fellows indulged rather freely in Spirituous liquors he had thought fit to forbid Ditch leaping but it is to be hoped (as it is not the first time it has been forbidden and carried into effect the following year) that the fellows will still keep it up although perhaps not in quite so public and exposed a manner.
The following is a list of the Sixth at Xmas 1827
Those with an asterisk at the end of their names are homeboarders
The sixth dinner was unavoidably put off this year, as there was no opportunity, on account of there being no College Play.