N.B. The annual sculling match took place as usual though the last Head Town boy omitted to mention it. The race was from Westminster Bridge to Putney. The candidates were Stewart, Barnes Q.S., Wright & Goodrick who came in first & was consequently the winner.
List of Sixth Town Boys at Christmas 1848
The consequence of a severe illness of Williams, Captain, resulting from over exertion in training, the annual race with Eton was forbidden. It is very much to be regretted, as the strength of Westminster consisted in the water.
Ditch leaping on the 1st of March was this year stopped by the Head Master on the ground that a great deal of intoxication arose from it.
List of Townboys in the Sixth at Christmas 1848
At Bartholomew – tide
In consequence of a fever having broken out, it was broken up on Saturday, May 6th 1848 and 6 weeks holiday was given, that is to say in addition to the regular Whitsuntide holidays. The fever proved fatal in 2 cases, both in College.
On Thursday, August 3rd, the annual match between the T.Bs and Q.Ss in which the former were victorious by 41 runs. The elevens scores were as follows.
D. Stewart 6 – 1 = 7
J. Goodrick 5 -1 = 6
E. P. Repton 0 – 20 = 20
F. Hallett 2 – 0 = 2
C. W. Steward 7 – 7 = 14
R. Templer 49 – 8 = 57
W. Fellows 0 – 3 = 3
A. Jennings 0 – 1 = 1
E. J. Drake 22 – 2 = 24
G. Lacy 2 – 5 = 7
J. Wright 1 – 1 =2
No balls 6
The bowling & batting of R. Templer was excellent, as was also the batting and fielding of Repton & the bowling of Drake. Fellows made two splendid catches in the course of the match.
On the Q.S side, the bowling of Robertson, & the fielding of Barker were much admired.
H. V. Williams -8 – 4 = 12
H. R. Barker 16 – 12 = 28
J. Armitstead 3 – 2 = 5
N. Smart 1 – 2 = 3
P. M. Robertson 0 – 5 = 5
R. Burton 1 – 0 = 1
A. Marryat 4 – 7 = 11
J. Harrison 18 – 2 = 20
H. Blagden 4 – 0 = 4
C. Ingram 1 – 2 = 3
F. Stokes 10 – 3 = 13
N. balls 9
The Westminsters rowed in a four at Richmond.
– Burton Coxs
And also at Mortlake
– Burton Coxs
in the first of which matches they were beaten through their breaking their rudder string & being fouled and in the last thro’ the unfair rowing of the Richmond boat, & the umpire being astern during the race.
Vide Water Ledger
The match for the sculls took place on Saturday, August 7th from Mortlake to Putney. Steward (the winner) had the race in his hands from the beginning. The following is order in which the candidates came in.
C. W. Steward. T.B
J. R. Armitstead. Q.S
W. M. Parratt. B.B
F. Hallett. T.B
J. Goodrick. B.B
On Thursday, July 27th, the match with Eton took place from Barker’s Rails to Putney Bridge. The eight were trained by Noulton, by whom the outrigger was also built. The course was rowed over by the Etonians, the winners, in 25 minutes & 50 seconds, beating the Westminsters by 1 minute + 30 seconds. The crew of the Etonians, as will be seen was 11st 13lb heavier than that of the Westminsters. The Westminsters were anything but well steered by Balfour.
The crews were
1. C.K Armitstead Q.S.———-8st 7lb
2. R. Burton Q.S.—————8st 5lb
3. N.R. Smart Q.S.————–9st 4lb
4. W.M. Parratt T.B.————8st 11lb
5. P.M. Robertson Q.S.———11st 12lb
6. H.V. Williams Q.S.———–9st 10lb
7. C.W. Steward T.B.————8st 9lb
(Stroke) H.R. Barker Q.S.——-9st 7lb
E. Balfour (Coxswain) Q.S. 6st 12lb
1. A. Bailie——————9st 7lb
2. G.H. Holden—————10st 0lb
3. H.H. Tremayne————-10st 3lb
4. C.H. Miller—————11st 4lb
5. A. de Rutsen————–10st 7lb
6. H J. Miller—————10st 3½lb
7. A.R. Thompson————-10st 10½lb
(Stroke) W. L. Bagshawe——10st 7lb
J. Greenwood (Coxs) 9st 10lb
For minute particulars vide Water Ledger