No 186

This season a challenge was sent from Eton offering to race at Staines, as usual refusing to come nearer to our water. Thursday the __ of May was the day appointed and at 6 o’clock the boats took their station at Staines Bridge. After one false start they got away, the Westminsters taking the lead; they kept it for about a mile, when the Etonians foul’d, kept even, [fit] the flay boat, raced for the last two miles and ultimately won by two lengths. The distance was raced in 20 minutes 4 miles and a half.

B.G. Astley
Head Boarder

The Westminsters pulled in a new [fin] boat called the Fairy Queen built expressly for the race by W. Noulton of Lambeth, who steered. The crew was as follows

Drewe K.S.
Howard K.S.
Vialls T.B.
Astley T.B.
Turner T.B.
Forester T.B.
Balston K.S.
Butler K.S.

Added by Somerton H.B.

No 185*

The Cricket Match between the K.S. and the T.B. was this year won by the latter by 13 runs the following are the names of the players

T.B.

Vialls Senr
Merewether
Whittaker
Ld Somerton
Curteis
[Pront] Senr
Ld Paget
Bentinck
Smith Jun.
Onslow
Lee

K.S.

Howard
Balston
Fielde
Smith Senr
Harrison
Cox
Richards Junr
Lowther
Janes
Andrewes
Tritton Junr.

Ld J. Lennox, Astley and Vialls Junr were ill, and therefore unable to play on the side of the T.B. The K.S. also lost Cocks from the same cause. The match was played on Tuesday 2nd August.

Added by Somerton H.B.

No 185

The annual cricket match between such of the T.B. as have not played in the grand match and the Lamprobaticks was played on Friday July 22nd the T.B. were beaten. The following are the names of those who played

T.B.

Bromley
[Prant]
Curteis
Monk
Dudman
Glynn Junr
Cooper
Bentinck
Vialls Junr
Lambard
Amyott

K.S.
Smith
Harrison
Tritton Junr
Lowther
Randolph
Green
Richards Junr
Cocks
Robinson
Vincent
Scott.