No 351

On Thursday, August 3rd, the annual match between the T.Bs and Q.Ss in which the former were victorious by 41 runs. The elevens scores were as follows.

Town Boys

D. Stewart 6 – 1 = 7
J. Goodrick 5 -1 = 6
E. P. Repton 0 – 20 = 20
F. Hallett 2 – 0 = 2
C. W. Steward 7 – 7 = 14
R. Templer 49 – 8 = 57
W. Fellows 0 – 3 = 3
A. Jennings 0 – 1 = 1
E. J. Drake 22 – 2 = 24
G. Lacy 2 – 5 = 7
J. Wright 1 – 1 =2

Byes 17

No balls 6

166

The bowling & batting of R. Templer was excellent, as was also the batting and fielding of Repton & the bowling of Drake. Fellows made two splendid catches in the course of the match.

On the Q.S side, the bowling of Robertson, & the fielding of Barker were much admired.

H. V. Williams -8 – 4 = 12
H. R. Barker 16 – 12 = 28
J. Armitstead 3 – 2 = 5
N. Smart 1 – 2 = 3
P. M. Robertson 0 – 5 = 5
R. Burton 1 – 0 = 1
A. Marryat 4 – 7 = 11
J. Harrison 18 – 2 = 20
H. Blagden 4 – 0 = 4
C. Ingram 1 – 2 = 3
F. Stokes 10 – 3 = 13

Byes 11

N. balls 9

125

D. Stewart
Prin. Opp.

No 258

On Tuesday August 3rd the annual match between TBs and KSs was played in Vincent Square in which the TBs were defeated by 51 runs. Eight of the QS eleven however were in the eleven & therefore had much the advantage over us. Besides we were deprived of the services of Deacon one of our best men, who was unavoidably kept away by illness. The play however, on both sides was very good. The day was beautiful and the spectators numerous.
The following were the players:

Town Boys
Andrewes
Smart Senr
Karslake
Ponsford
Marshall Senr
Marshall Junr
J Preston Senr
R. Preston Junr
Colquhoun Senr
Gillett
Jackson

Queen Scholars
Prout
Randolph
Chalk
Templer
Ingram
Cooper Senr
Smart Junr
Fuller
Smythe
Merewether
Cooper Junr

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This year a very good thing was done in cutting down the match dinner from 1/5s to 12s -, & though I like a good dinner as much has any one, yet I think it perfect nonsense to have champagne &c at a cricket dinner. For no one can drink much champagne & play at Cricket properly afterwards.

N.G. Smart
Prin. Opp.

No 247

On Tuesday the 4th of August 1840 the annual grand match between the Town Boys & King’s Scholars was played in which the Town Boys were victorious by 45 runs. Thomas our best fielder was taken ill after dinner, and we were obliged to take in a fellow by chance & out him at a critical place, or we must have beaten them by many more. In consequence of this change many catches on our side were missed in our 2d hands wh. may account for the large number of runs obtained by Prout in his 2d Innings. The day was beautiful & the spectators numerous. There were amongst others Lord Gr Somerset, H.B. Curteis Esq., Rev. G. Andrewes, Sir J. Osborn Bt. &c &c. The dinner this year was provided by Bentley who gave general satisfaction. The following were the players.

Town Boys
W. G. Andrewes
J. Burton
F. Cooper
H.M. Curteis
*E. Deacon
J. Marshall
A. Merewether
M.F. Osborn
N.G. Smart
C. Templer
G. Thomas

Queen Scholars
R. G. Chalk
H. J. Glyn
M. Haggard
H. Ingram
W.L. Merewether
J. A. Ogle
J.F. Prout
L.C. Randolph
C. Roberts
G.R. Somerset
W. Templer

Scorers W. Karslake T.L. Williams

This year the T.B. Went in first.

M.F. Osborn
Prin. Opp.

* Home Boarder
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