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:
- Horne QS
- Wright TB
- Stokes QS
- Eminson QS
- Mure TB
- Macready T.B.
- Cook QS
- Barnes QS
* 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
A cricket match took place up fields between our eleven and an eleven got up by Williams our last Captain Q.S. among whom were mostly Oxford men including R.W. Davies and J. Chitty the brother of the wicket keeper. Our eleven one the day by a considerable number of runs.
I regret to state that some misunderstandings have taken place between the TBs & QS.s which might have ended in serious consequences.; but were amicably settled by Liddell – A QS, the second monitor thrashed another B.B. in the sixth with a cane in college (and I may here mention that he had before nearly been expelled for making two boys fight against my orders, as it was a perfect absurdity) for challenging the 3rd monitor to fight. This coming to Liddells ears he was so enraged that the two boys were put down from monitors, and confined to the green for the rest of the half. Every body including many QSs thought the whole proceeding on Mr Liddells part most just.
The second eight received a challenge from a four chosen out of the eleven, to race them from Battersea Bridge to Westminster (B.). It was accepted and the four of the eleven!!! was beaten by seven or eight boats length. The race took place upon the 22nd of June: the boats were arranged as follows.
1. Marryatt Q.S.
2. Blagden Q.S.
3. Armitstead Q.S.
Stroke 4. Stokes Q.S.
Cox Balfour Q.S.
1. Bennett Q.S.
3. Madan Q.S.
4. Williams Q.S.
6. Somerville Q.S.
Stroke 8. Milman
The annual Lamprobatic Cricket Match took place as usual, on Thursday the 21st of June, in which the Queen Scholars were beaten by the Town Boys the Town boys having three wickets to go down.
William Charles Macready
List of the Sixth TB at Whitsuntide 1849
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.