No 18

At a meeting of the whole Upper School, it was determined that the “athletic sports” should come off this year, again, and the following were elected to act as the committee of management:

W. Phillimore (captain), E.R. Dowdeswell (Prin. Opp.), G.H. Pember Q.S, W.W.C. Lane Q.S, W. Hunt T.B, W.B. Besley Q.S., Q. O. Williams T.B.

The committee appointed, Phillimore Treasurer & President, & Lane secretary.

E.R. Dowdeswell

Prin. Opp.

No 17

The Townboy & Queen’s Scholars cricket march was played on Monday the 4th of August, which ended in favour of the Queen’s Scholars though our eleven played capitally. The T.B. went in first & made 60 runs to which total Hunt contributed 12 (the highest score). The Q.S. made 70 only, the highest score of the innings being 18 (Yates’). Dowdeswell T.B. for most catches (2). Chapman T.B. got the stumps for most wickets bowled (6). The elevens were as follows:

T.B. Q.S.
A.      Preston A.      White
J. Short J. Gates
W. Giles W.C. Lane
G. Dowdeswell E. Bird
G. Huwdenson W. Meyrick
J. Chapman G.T. O’Brien
W. Hunt J.C. Chefwell
H.N. Monk A.J. Mackey
B.N. Thomas A.      Downes
Q.O. Williams G. Pember
A.W. Hammon H. Walker

E.R. Dowdeswell Prin. Opp.

No 16

The Eton & Westminster eights oared match was rowed on Friday August the 1st. The day was all that could be desired. The rowing of both crews was admirable, though Eton as the result will show, was far superior to us. The crews were as follows:

Westminster:      st. lb.

Bow A.P. Dawson 9. 9

  1. A.J. Mackey 9. 10
  2. C.S. Bull 10. 1
  3. B.N. Thomas 11. 7
  4. G.L. O’Brien 10. 12
  5. W. B. Besly 9.  13
  6. W.H. Hunt 10. 4

St. H. N. Monk       10. 0

Cox H. Walker        6.   5

Eton

Bow A. Brassey     9.   8

  1. W. R. Griffiths 10. 8
  2. W. J. Treach 11. 7
  3. A. Pochin 10. 6
  4. R. A. Kingslake 11. 5
  5. J. R. Selwyn 10. 11
  6. H.P. Senhouse 10. 2

St. C.B. Lawes         10. 10

Cox Hon. C. Needham

The Westminsters took the lead which they lead as far as the London Rowing Club boat house, here Eton cleared them & kept increasing their lead, winning easily by 6 lengths. The race was rowed from Putney to Chiswick Eyot. Particular thanks are due to Mr Legham of Trin. Coll. Cam. for his unwearied exertions in “coaching” the Eight. Also to Mackey & Dawson who came down to row every evening, although they had left the half before.

E.R. Dowdeswell Prin. Opp.

No. 14

An extra master has been added to the staff named Lee Warren and all the forms have in consequence been altered […]. Marshall takes all the boys that were with him last half year, both Remove & Upper Shell & there altogether are called the Remove. He sits in the new class room. James brings his two forms up to Marshall’s old place & calls them Upper & Under Shell. Then Warren has two forms made up of the tag end of the Under Fifth together with the Upper 4th which are called the 5th. Andrews takes the two 4ths & Serwin has nothing to do but look after the Mathematics. This is a great benefit to the lower forms since last half year the under 4th had no regular master, but trusted as if it were to luck which master it had.

E.R. Dowdeswell

Prin. Opp.

June 21st

No 13

When Thomas T.B. (captain of the water) asked Scott leave to go as usual to Putney with the right to train for the Eton v. Westminster race, he (Scott) flatly refused leave for the present, & said he would consult with the other masters as to whether he should give leave at all this year. Thomas showed him the absurdity of supposing that an outrigger could go on down here etc. but Scott with his usual obstinacy would not hear him. I have no doubt that he will eventually accede to our wishes, but if he does not the sooner we win to Eton to put an end to the match the better.

June 20th

E.R. Dowdeswell

    Prin. Opp.

NB Scott has at last given leave & the eight go up to Putney every night.

E.R. Dowdeswell

June 23rd

No 28

The captain wrote to the Archbishop [Loughley?] the newly made [Private?], an Old Westminster, asking him to come down & beg for an early play for us. He wrote to say that Saturday (29th) was the only day he could come & as Scott had done away with early plays he did not come till 10.10 so we only gained an hour and a half.

 E.R. Dowdeswell

   Prin. Opp.