No 181b

On Saturday August 1st the annual Grand Match between the TB and KS was played. It continued pretty even during the first innings, when the KS were only a mere trifle in advance – But the dinner being between their second innings and our own – the juice of the grape told against some of the TBs and they were defeated. The names of the players were –

TB
C.D. Osborn
Bromley
Whittaker
Vardon
Vialls
Smith Junr
Merewether
Onslow
Boyce
Lee*
Turner*

KS
Taunton
Ellison
Gray
Balston
Drew
Smith
Barnes
Howard
Fielde
Andrews
Page

Those marked * are homeboarders.

It also must be observed that the TB were deprived of some of the best players on their side viz

Ld March
B.G. Astley
McKenzie
Burdett
Ld J Lennox

By the Scarlet Fever and other accidents unforeseen and unexpected.

C.D. Osborn
Head Boarder

No 103

Williamson, having learnt from Preston that some of the K.S. came back from Putney, after the race, quite drunk, thought proper to punish two of the worst; namely, Hussey and Croke; the former of whom he put down in his election and gave the latter the choice either of being flogged or expelled; but he being a senior, very properly chose expulsion rather than degrade his election by being flogged.

P.P. Williams Head Boarder.

No 87

It having come to Goodenough’s ears by some means or other unknown to us, that the fellows loitered about the Red House both previous to and after going a Ditch Leaping and that one or two fellows indulged rather freely in Spirituous liquors he had thought fit to forbid Ditch leaping but it is to be hoped (as it is not the first time it has been forbidden and carried into effect the following year) that the fellows will still keep it up although perhaps not in quite so public and exposed a manner.

David Mure
Head Boarder