No 32

The sixth dinner having last year been carried on so openly as to render it in the Dr’s opinion, impossible to be winked at any longer, he laid down his strict prohibition upon it. And in consequence of the threat of expulsion which he held out to anybody and all that should be engaged in it combined with other reasons, it was this year dropped entirely. Though not without great animadversion upon the conduct of Dr Goodenough in thus having put an end to a custom which has been so long established and so long winked at by the Head Master.

William Allfrey Princeps Oppidanus

No 31

On Tuesday the 1st of August 1820 the annual Cricket match between the Town Boys and King Scholars was commenced; but owing to the good play of both parties, the King Scholars second innings was deferred (there not being time to finish it the same day) till the following Thursday when it was played out between five and half past eight o’clock, the Town Boys beating by twenty nine runs. The names of the players are as follows.

Town Boys. Allfrey, Tyler, Grant, Keppel, Rocke, Chilver, Price, Lydiard, Hotham, Congreve, O’Reilly

King Scholars. Hussey, Legge, Dodgson, Smedley, Partington, Ley, Wakefield, Adams, Flint, Page, Eden.

Robert L. Burton Princeps Oppidanus

No 29

On Wednesday the 26th of January 1820 Mr Edward Murray filled up the vacancy as an Usher of Westminster occasioned by the resignation of the Revd E Smedley, who for upwards of forty years had discharged that office, with care and attention, and owing to his advanced years had withdrawn himself from that situation at the Christmas preceding.

Robert L Burton Princeps Oppidanus