No. 354

The voting for the athletic Committee took place in the upper Fifth Room on July 23. The result was as follows –

H. Lowry. Q.S. (Ex officio)

W.G. Bell T.B. (Ex officio)

W.A. Cuppage. Q.S. – 56 votes

A.M. Hemsley. T.B. 50 “ .

C.V. Wilks. T.B. 44 “ .

F.R. Clarke. Q.S. 37 “ .

O. Bury. T.B. 30 “ .

H.S. Westmorland. T.B. 29

R.S. Owen. Q.S. 25.

William Bell

Prin: Opp:

No. 314

The Athletic Committee was elected on July 19th in the Upper Fifth Room – viz,

H.P. Robinson. Q.S. (ex off.)

W.G. Bell. T.B. (ex off.)

A.M. Hemsley. T.B.                          46 votes

T.F.F. Williams. Q.S.                        43

H. Abernethy. T.B.                           42

G. Dale. Q.S.                                       39

C.V. Wilks. T.B.                                 29

No. 295

The Sports came off at the beginning of this term on the 11th & 12th September. The weather on the first was, as usual, as bad as it could well be. The second day was luckily much better and a good many visitors were present. The prizes were given away by Mrs Scott up fields.

The committee were

J. A. Turner Q.S. (Ex off)

G. S. Maxwell Hon Sec T.B. (Ex off)

W C. Aston Q.S.

E. R. Frere Treas T.B.

A. F. Gamble T.B.

C. B. Ryde Q.S.

J. F. F. Williams Q.S.

G.S. Maxwell Prin Opp

No. 265

Our Annual Athletic Sports took place on Oct 13th & 14th. The committee was –

E.H. Alington (Ex officio)

L.S. Bristowe      Treas (Ex officio)

E. Waddington

F.D. Crowdy

W.C. Acton

A.N. Jackson

H.C. Frere            Hon. Sec.


The mile was won by Hamilton, a new fellow, C. Macnamara 2, Alington 3, Bolton 4. Time 5.50. Owing to a stupid mistake in the measurement the course was 176 yards too long, 44 yds for each quarter, thus accounting for the badness of the time.

The Long Jump Open was won by Waddington, C. Fox being 2nd – distance 17ft 3in.

Hurdles – 100 yds open

This race was run in heats-

1st heat – C. Fox 1. Watson 2. Secretan 3.

2nd heat – Alington 1. Williams 2. Frere 3.

3rd heat – Waddington 1. Crowdy 3. Aston 3.

Final – Waddington 1. Allington 2. Watson 3.

Time 16 ¼ secs.

Long Jump – Open [Likely intended to read ‘High Jump – Open’

Owing to the state of the ground only 6 competed for this – but the jumping was good nevertheless.

Crowdy 1. Gamble 2. Alington 3.

Height 5ft.


The Hammer Open was won by Waddington who threw a distance of 72ft 6 ins.


Half-mile Hurdles

This race was won easily for the third time by Alington – Waddington was 2nd and Crowdy 3rd. Williams unfortunately touched the first hurdle with his hands and was accordingly disqualified. Time 2.29 min.


100 yds – Open

This race was won by E.R. Frere, a Town-Boy, although Macnamara had been considered sure of it – The time, 11 secs, was very good considering the abominable state of the ground.


Pole Jump – Open

For this there were only two competitors – Waddington and Alington – the first of whom won after clearing 8ft 5ins – on a better day he would have probable have done 9ft.


440 yds – Open

This, as was expected, was won easily by Waddington, Mcnamara being 2nd and Alington third. Time 60 secs.

Consolation Race was won by Black 1, Needham 3, Dawson 3. Time 40 secs.

The Old Westminster Race was won by Harrison, as last year.



The weather on the first day was fairly good, on the second day it began to drizzle about 10 o’clock and continued all day.

The prizes were given away up school by Mrs Scott, having been previously taken up Fields for inspection. The Head Master returned thanks as usual. Cheers were given for Old Westminsters. Boys returned thanks & called for three chairs for the ladies – on behalf of who Mrs Randolph returned thanks – and the meeting dispersed, non the worse apparently for standing about up fields in the rain.

L.S. Bristowe Prin Opp

No. 226

The town boys in Sixth are, Christmas 1874

M.M. Rodocanachi, prin. opp.

A.B. Cartwright

L.S. Bristowe

H.M.C. Macpherson

R.H.U. Ellis

A.L. Whitlock


Ireland Verse. No first prize.

2nd – E.V. Arnold


The Athletic Sports came off this year on the 14th and 15th.

The Committee were –

E.V. Arnold. M.M Rodocanachi. E. Waddington. E.H Alington. J.F. Reeks. [Either James Albert Reeks 1860-1944, or Charles Frederick Reeks 1857-1935]. A.B. Cartwright. J.A Batley.

The under 15 Cricket Race.

Secretan. Robinson. Fox.

One Mile.

M.M. Rodocanachi (T.B.), Bolton. 2. Macnamara 3. Holthouse 4. Ellis & Reeks.

Won very easily by about 80 yds.

Time 5.8 ½ secs. 2nd best time done at Vincent Square. Best 4.50 by R. Tomlinson.

Flat Race Under 15

Leggatt. Ritchie. Petrocochino. 12 ½ secs.

440 yds. 16.

Black 1. Fox 2. Macnamara, H. 62 secs.

100 under 16.

Frere. Barber. Gamble. 11 ¾

High Jump

Batley (TB) 4.6 1/2 . Hyde Clarke 2.

Hammer under 16

Barber. 87.8. Ashton. 80.8.

½ Mile with Hurdles

Alington. Rodocanachi. Waddington.

A very good race throughout.

Time 2 min 29 ½

Rodocanachi TB led until the 3 hurdle when Alington who is by far the best jumper caught him up.

440 15 Challenge Cup

This race was very well contested between the 2 & 3.

Petrocochino 1. J. Fox. 2. W. Cuppage.

Cuppage ran well for his size & had a close race for third place.

Old Westminster Race

Harrison. Boyd. Leggatt. All T.Bs.

The prizes were distributed by Mrs. Scott.

No. 219

The Athletic Committee was elected on June 26th in the Shell room. The voting was very close, as will be seen from what follows:

G.V Arnold Capt
M.M. Rodocanachi (Prin Opp. next term)
E. Waddington 69
E.H. Alington 60
C.F. Reeks T.B 58
A.B. Cartwright T.B 56
R. C Batley T.B 55


Canvassing was used in former years almost universal, was this year all but unanimously eschewed by the candidates.

It is a great thing that each fellow should give his vote to whoever he considers fittest for the post, & should not, as before, be biased by continual promises of votes to anybody who may ask him. I hope that next year, all canvassing will be a thing of the past.

Egerton G.B. Phillimore. P.O