No. 316

Westminster v. Charterhouse

July 14th 1877

This match was played at Vincent Square this year on, as usual, a wretchedly wet day. The full scores are below. Gamble’s bowling was very effective against the Carthusians. Westminster won on the first innings by 20 runs.


E.S. Colebrooke b. Gamble 20
H. Somers-Cocks b. Gamble 12
L. Evan-Thomas ct. Owen. b. Gamble 0
O Evan-Thomas ct. Robinson. b Gamble 0
F.G. Colvin b. Wilkes 10
F.F. Growse b. Hemsley 4
F.M. Williams c. & b. Gamble 3
W.T.B. Hayter c. Benbow. b. Gamble 1
J.F.M. Prinsep c. Sandwith. b. Gamble 0
H.W. Devenish run out 10
H.M. Hill not out 2
Byes 2, wides 5 7


Bowling Analysis

Wilks 14 overs 2 mdns 30 runs 1 wkt 2 wides
Hemsley 9.2 “ 4 “ 12 “ 1 “ 1 “
Gamble 19 “ 8 “ 17 “ 7 “ 1 “
Owen 8 “ 6 “ 3 “ 0 “ 0 “



1st innings 2nd innings
H.P. Robinson, l.b.w. b. Growse 5 b. Growse 6
B.M. Rogers, b. Evan-Thomas 22 not out 20
W.F.G Sandwith, run out 1 9
A.M. Hemsley, b. Devenish 9 0
H. Abernethy, c. Growse. b. L Evan-Thomas 29 4
A.F. Gamble, c, Williams, b. Growse 5
H.C. Benbow, b. Evan-Thomas 0
C.V. Wilkes, c. Hull, b. Evan-Thomas 2
J. Abernethy, c. + b. Growse 0
T.F.F. Williams, not out 3
R.S. Owen, b. Evan-Thomas 4
Byes 3, l.b. 2, w 4 9 Byes 7, l.b. 2, w. 1 14
89   53

No. 315


Westminster v. M.C.C. + ground

July 11 1877

Westminster – 1st inn. 38. 2nd inn. 155. 9 wkts.

M.C.C. ———-   “  “   199

For Westminster in the second innings W.F.G. Sandwith scored 46 not out, Hemsley 32.

For the M.C.C., J.N. Tuck 66, C. Hall 35, F.J. Randolph 31.

M.C.C. won on the first innings by 161 runs.

Westminster v. Incogniti July 22, 1877

Westminster – 1st inn. 56. Second inn. 72 for 4 wkts.

Incogniti ——- 1st inn. 198

Incogniti won on the first innings by 142 runs.

For Westminster in the second innings Hemsley scored 31, not out & W.F.G. Sandwith 23.

For the Incogniti, C.F. Dent 58, W. Winter, 31, & S. Bircham, 40 not out, were the principal scores.


This match was played this year & resulted in a victory for the Town Boys by one innings + 22 runs.

No. 313


The Eleven v. the twenty-two

The Eleven

1st inn.                  94                                           Gamble 21 not out, H Abernethy 22.

2nd inn.                 45 for 5 wickets                H. Abernethy 18 not out



The Twenty-two

1st inn.                  56           Caiger 18

2nd inn.                 82           Patrick 13. Jansen 15.



The Eleven won by five wickets

The Eleven v. A.N.N. Jackson’s team

June 13. 1877


1st inn.  217         J. Abernethy 79. Benbow 68.


1st win   140         W.E. Roller 81. Not out.

E.H. Alington 31

2nd win  23 for the two wickets


Westminster won on the first inn. by 77 runs

The Eleven b. I Zingari

June 30th 1877


1st inn.  121         Benbow 28. Gamble 21.

I Zingari

1st inn.                  115                                         Earl Coventry 33. Lord Lanesborough 30. Col. Custance 21.

2nd inn.                 77 for three wickets        A.C. Miles. 28. Lord W. de Broke 26.


Westminster won on the 1st inn. by 6 runs.

The Eleven is now made up; viz;

A.F.M Gamble, T.B. (capt.), B.M.G Rogers, T.B., H. Abernethy, T.B., A.M. Hemsley, T.B., C. Benbow, Q.S, J. Abernethy, T.B., C.V. Wilks, T.B., W.F.G. Sandwith, Q.S., T.F.F. Williams, Q.S., R.S. Owen, Q.S., H.P. Robinson, Q.S.

William G. Bell

No. 292

Westminster & Charterhouse 1876

For Cricket matches considered from a Cricket or scientific point of view, the Cricket ledger is undoubtedly the proper place. Other views of the game, the social aspects, & such matters find more fitting place here. On Saturday July 22 1876, The Eleven left Waterloo by the 8.10 train am, but we are anticipating. There is a consideration necessary before Cricket as everything else, namely Breakfast. This meal was provided in each of the houses & in College Hall, to the inmates of the houses & to the Queens Scholars who were to play or score etc.

From the manner in which the meal was served some might be gained into the character of the different masters. Mr James, provided a decent breakfast for the members of his house taking an interest in Cricket as it is fit & proper that a master should. Mr Jones with his accustomed meanners [sic] provided a meagre fare for the cricketers belonging to his household. The college authorities supplied ordinary breakfast. Now this may seem a trifling matter, & one unworthy of being put down on paper, but at the same time it probably helped in so small degree to turn the fortunes of the day. We arrived at the Station at about 10.10 & there found a break to convey us up the hill. The heat was something fearful. Every particle of green or rather what ought to have been green was covered with dust, or parched up by the sun. The ground was dry as dry could be.

No. 291

Lamprobatics resulted this term in an easy victory for town boys, this being generally the case. Some disappointed QSS writes to the Elizabethan & says ‘it isn’t fair’. We don’t see why not. For particulars of this match & other matches played this term vis. MCC, I Zingari, Lords & Commons, Charterhouse, etc vide Cricket Ledger

No. 289

Owning to the Pigheadedness of the Captain of Water, the Richmond day, when a Cricket Eight, 2 boating eights, & an Old Westminster eight go up to Richmond & dine was not observed this year. It is needless to add the Captain of Water was a Queen’s Scholar anxious to let everybody know that he had some influence in School affairs which they certainly would not otherwise have discovered.

No. 287

Cricket has not been flourishing this term. Almost all the matches played have been lost and it becomes more & more manifest day by day that Cricket & Boating cannot both live at Westminster. From the small number of 200 there are not sufficient fellows for both. One must go to the wall. That Cricket should be done away with no one could ever think of suggesting, Boating has long been regarded as a feeble pretence & a refuge for the destitute.

Without Tubbing from the stairs between Schools we could never have a decent Eight, & as there appears no chance of ever obtaining leave for that – the evening boating which only consists of about three quarters of an hour ought to be abolished. Objections might be raised from on various grounds. Some might say that if Westminster was to be represented in the Varsity Eight, boating at School was necessary. It is however a well known fact that the first instruction given to a freshman at Oxford & Cambridge is to forget all the Rowing he ever knew, if he has boated before. And many men in the crews of both ‘Varsities’ have never touched an oar before they went up. Others might say what are all these fellows to do, when there is no boating to occupy their time. To provide sufficient amusement it is true a considerable amount of addition ought to be made up fields, in the shape of more lawn tennis, fives courts & racket courts (up fields) all of which there ought to be. The younger of course would be obliged to play cricket & the infusion of new blood would soon make itself felt in the Eleven.

The Older ones who had reached the Shell without discovering the Vein of Cricket within them, would then be able to turn themselves to the above mentioned occupations, but it is pretty certain that there would be only a few who having once experienced the pleasures of Cricket, would ever desert it. The abolition of boating, unless ‘Between School Tubbing’ can be brought about, & by this means the improvement of Cricket ought to be a consideration to all.

No. 261

Queen’s Scholars v. Town Boys

Score – T.B.B. –

1st Innings

2nd Innings

O.R. Borradaile, run out 8 b. Watson 0
C.A. Leggatt, b. Williams 1 c. & b. Alington 8
C.J. Fox, b. Williams 3 do.   do. 50
A.N. Jackson, c. Waddington, b. Williams 8 b.  Williams 20
F.L. Rawson, c. Watson, b. Alington 19 c. Crowdy, b. Waddington 0
E.A. Horne, run out 3 c. Watson, b. Alington 0
G.A. Hicks, b. Alington 9 c. Alington, b. Waddington 12
A.F. Gamble, b. Watson 4 not out 3
W. Taylor, c. & b. Williams 12 c. Watson, b. Alington 1
H. Abernethy, b. Watson 0 c. Waton, b. Waddington 15
J. Fischer, not out 0 Thrown out by Waddington 9
Byes, 3 : Leg Byes, 3 : Wides, 6 12 Byes, 9; Wides, 4 12
Total 79 Total 131



Score – Q.S.S –

1st Innings

2nd Innings

C.B. Ryde, c. Jackson, b. Hicks 2    
H.P. Robinson, b. Fox 0    
F.D. Crowdy, thrown out by Fox 7    
E.H. Alington, b. Fox 18 not out 3
E. Waddington, b. Jackson 35 not out 6
Q.H. Watson, c. & b. Fox 27 c. Horne, b. Fox 0
W.C. Aston, b. Jackson 33 run out 6
C.S. Dawson, c. Jackson, b , Hicks 3    
Q.H. Williams, not out 14 retired hurt 17
A.E. Black, run out 3 run out 18
H.G. Olliffe, b. Fox  0    
Byes 8, Wides 4, No Balls 1 13 Byes 5, Leg Byes 1 6
Total 155 Total 56