No 233

The Head of the KS. Water having challenged the Head of the TB water to produce a four (the said four not being in the 6th or upper Shell) to equal the under election four, the following were chosen and went on to practice –

Town boys
(Stroke) Beasley (Scott’s)
Hughes (Grant’s)
Thomas (Bentall’s)
Burton (Scott’s)

King’s Scholars
(Stroke) Prout
C. Randolph
Cocks
Merewether

After It accordingly took place on Wednesday July (17th) when the Town boys were proclaimed the winners by ½ a minute.

F Byron Prin. Opp.

(vide Water Ledger)

No 231

On Thursday the 11th of July a match was played at the fields between eleven of the Mary-le-bone, and 11 Westminsters, the day was beautiful, and afforded much amusement to the spectators, and after much good play, the match concluded in favour of the Mary-le-bone, who won by 44 runs.

Mary-le-bone 1st Innings 171
2nd innings 47

Westminster 1st innings 117
2nd innings 59

The names of the players were

Mary-le-bone
Col. Lowther
S. Lowther
A. Walker
Ld. Paget
G. Bentinck
Saville
Barnett
Ford
E. Vernon
Ponsonby
Bagge M.P.

Westminster
* E. Richards
F. Byron
H. Hodgson
*A. Boyce
H. Curteis
M. Obsorn
*T. Prout
*C. Randolph
*W. Merewether
*J. Lambard
*R. Greenlaw

F. Byron Prin. Opp.

Those marked * are Q.S.

For further particulars vide Cricket Ledger.

No 229

This year the King College eight elated with some petty victories over small and insignificant clubs sent us a challenge which was of course never given the least attention to, the heads of the water merely saying that, as they never rowed London clubs they could not break the rule to row King’s College
Vide Water Ledger

F Byron Prin. Opp.

A similar but more “settling” answer was sent from Eton whom they challenged.

Added by F Byron H.B.

No 227

This year (1839) some alteration was made with regard to the course of teaching in school. Webber (the 4th Master) was appointed to half the under school; and the Upper Elections in College went with the Town Boys to Mathematics in School. Mr Preston having declared that the task of teaching both Upper and Under Elections was more than he could stand: and another reason was perhaps that the shell did not sufficiently remunerate Mr Hodgson.

F Byron Prin. Opp.