The Annual Athletic Sports came off this year on Oct. 17 & 18, & curiously, in fine weather! The Town Boys who won prizes are as follows –
Stephenson C. won the Mile & 2nd in the half mile with hurdles at the end.
Hamilton won the half mile with hurdles, & was second in the Mile & two mile Bicycle Handicap, in which he was scratch.
Hemsley won the 100 yds.
Edwards was second in the 100 yds. & 440 yards.
Secretan won the Throwing the Cricket Ball (93 ½ yards), the Throwing the Hammer (65 feet, 5 in.), & Pole Jump (8ft, ½ in)
Frere, J.C. won third place in the 100 yds, after running a dead heat with De Sausmarez (QS)
Bury O. won third place in the open 440 yards, first in the 440 yards under 16, second in the open hurdle race, second in the 100 yards under 16, & third in the half mile with hurdles
Bury W. won the hurdle race under 16 & second in the 440 yards under 15
Boyd won first in Throwing the Cricket Ball under 15, in the High Jump under 15 (4ft. 4in.), & in the 440 yds under 15, & third in the 100 yds under 15.
Coke won first in the Long Jump under 15, second in the 100 yds under 15 & High Jump under 15, & 3rd in the Hurdles under 15.
Squire won the 100 y. under 15 & second in the Hurdles under 15.
Caiger won second in the High Jump, Pole Jump, & Throwing the Cricket Ball.
Ryde & C. Sandwith won 2nd and 3rd in the under 15 Throwing the Cricket Ball.
Ritchie won the 100 yards under 16, & second in the Throwing the Hammer under 16.
Learmonth J. won second place in the under 16 quarter-mile.
W. Stephenson was third in the under 15 quarter mile.
Jeffcock, Horne & Radcliffe were respectively 1st, second, & third in the 300 yards under 14.
& Phillimore, Webster, & Blackett, first, second & third in the 150 yards under 13.
In all the T.B.B. got 18 first places to 6 of the Q.S.S. Of the T.B.B. Grant’s got 9, Rigaud’s 6, & HBB 3. In the open events the T.B.B. got 7 & the Q.S.S. 4 first places. Of the T.B.B., Grant’s got 3, HBB 3 and Rigaud’s 1 of these.
The Bicycle race was an innovation, & it was very well patronised, & proved a very good race, it is to be hoped that it will be an annual event. It was won by Steggall (220 yards start), 2nd Hamilton, scratch, 3rd Logan (220 yards), all TBB.
After the Sports on Thursday, Mrs Scott gave away the prizes. Dr. Scott responding for Mrs Scott said with reference to the recent controversy about the removal of Westminster that if some of our objectors had come up they would have seen that all the energy of Westminster was not exhausted & that Vincent Square was not such a very bad place to get at. The proceedings terminated with three cheers for the Old Westminsters to which C.H. Stephenson responded, & for the ladies.
The attendance, though not large on the first day, quite came up to the average on Thursday. The Old Westminsters race was won by A. Harrison.
William G Bell