No 368

The play (the Andria) was stopped this year in consequence of the death of her late lamented Majesty the Queen Dowager notwithstanding the efforts of the head Q.S. & head monitor who positively got a Royal Command to continue it as usual. Dr Liddell would not accept the command and they were sold.

W.C. Macready Prin. Opp.

No 366

A very good race took place near the end of the half between two fours, made out of fellows in the eight. It was to have been stroke against bow but two oars being kept off the water the boat were made up otherwise. They were as follows

Stroke
1. Wright T.B.
2. Macready T.B.
3. Mure T.B.
4. Barnes Q.S.
Cox Green Q.S.

Bow
1. Horne Q.S.
2. Williams Q.S.
3. Cook Q.S.
4. Eminson QS
Cox Twiss QS

The boats (fs. Noultons) were outriggers. The race from Vauxhall Bridge to Hungerford. Bow took the lead at first, but were hard pressed in a short time by Stroke, who at length passed them opposite the houses, and upon reaching Westminster Bridge were half a boats length ahead in coming through the bridge Twiss (Bows cox) made a curve & lost ground greatly, and being passed unable to gain it again. The stroke boat passed under Hungerford Bridge four boats lengths ahead of the Bow.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 365

Many spirited endeavours were made to get up boat races this term which had not great success, although more boats were on the water this half, than had been for some time since. The second eight & six continued to row steadily through the whole term and numerous light fours existed also. The boys in the shell got up a good pair oar race of four boats, which took place as follows. The boats were

1.

1. Dick T.B.
2. Bourne T.B.

2.

1. Browne T.B.
2. Waterfield T.B.

3.

1. Berens T.B.
2. Williams Q.S.

4.

1. Bennett Q.S.
2. Upperton Q.S.

They started from Battersea Bridge, and threw up their oars at Vauxhall bridge. No. 1 came in first by three boats lengths 3. Second 2. Third 4. Fourth. The town boys again beats Q.S.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 363

This year, Liddell in consequence of the extreme negligence of the Upper Election, would not give the eight leave off lock in, to go to the Thames Regatta nor even have off names in the evening. However we accomplished it in the evening by hard pulling and came in for one or two sculling matches of no very great interest.

N.B. The eight was as follows:

    1. Horne QS
    2. Wright TB
    3. Stokes QS
    4. Eminson QS
    5. Mure TB
    6. Macready T.B.
    7. Cook QS
    8. Barnes QS

Cox Balfour

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 362

* The eleven elated with their success in the last cricket match accepted a challenge from the I Zingarees (and the school an early play for the match from Lord Paget) The I Zingarees beat us easily – for particulars see cricket ledger. The match took place on the fourth of July.

*After this match the eleven played the Marylebone Cricket Club. And were beaten in one innings by a large score – see Cricket Ledger

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.