No 387

In consequence of the TB & QS boats being continually annoyed by scis throwing stones from the shore – a policeman was set to watch where upon some of the offenders were taken before the magistrates & punished. It is to be hoped that the boats for the future will be free from further annoyance & if occurrences of this nature happen to take place I should advise future heads of the water to make immediate application to the police.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 383

On Thursday July the 18th the match between our eleven & the Mary-lebone Club took place, much to the credit of Westminster – we were prevented from having a second innings on account of the weather – so it was made a one innings match. The M.C.C. beat us only by twenty-six runs, which in comparison with last year was a great improvement. In my opinion, however, cricket will never be the standard game at Westminster, for the water is so much more alluring an exercise, as to take from the number of would-be cricketers.

W.C. Macready
Princeps Oppidanus

No 382

We had a good row on the 17th of July (the Thames Regatta) to Putney, (not having leave off names, & a hard tide against us all the way back) – we saw part of the match for the Coat & Badge. (Sculler’s match). but were not able to stay for the last heat for absence of time.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 381

A handsome present was made by a sixth form boy, C. Browne, in the shape of a silver rudder  to be rowed for in pair oars, chosen only out of Town Boys, by lot. This was very handsome of Brown, & I am sure all Westminsters that patronise the noble exercise of rowing will feel greatly indebted to his generosity. It is to be hoped that from such inducements & encouragements to keep up the Water we shall be able in time again to assert our superiority over the other public schools in particular & rules see the Water ledger.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.