On Thursday Aug 8th a match came off at our ground between our eleven & the Charterhouse. The challenge was given on our part; but some of the eleven thought it too low on the ground of Charterhouse not being a publick school. Blagden (Captain) & Ingram (1st Mon.) refused to play; but afterwards agreed, as Liddell on hearing it refused to give the early play on the following Saturday if they persisted in not playing. Liddell, I suppose, took it personally being a Charterhouse fellow. The match was not terminated but we had much the best of it when the wickets were drawn, as may be seen in Cricket Ledger
A challenge was sent us this year by the Charter-House to a match at cricket; which was refused, both, because on a former occasion a rule had been made by the Westminsters not to play them again, as well as on account of the distinction between the two schools –
J.T. Ludlow H.B.
A challenge was also sent to us by the Charter House to play them at Cricket, which was very properly refused, not only on account of their being such inferior players but because it was thought beneath Westminster to accept a challenge from a private school.
August 1818 G. Shepley Princeps Oppidanus