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:
E.R. Dowdeswell Prin. Opp.
On Saturday May 17 a match was played with the Peripatetics which ended in Westminster winning in the first innings by 20 runs. Westminster commended a second innings getting 70 for 5 wickets, when time being called prevented it being finished. See Cricket Ledger.
On Saturday, May 10th, we played a match with the Houses. They got 38 and 77 and we 83 and 17 without the loss of a wicket when time was called and prevented us winning by ten wickets which in all probability should’ve been done.
On Wednesday April 24 a cricket match was played between the present Westminsters and an Eleven of Old Westminsters, brought down by Hatching. The day was cloudy early but eventually turned out fine – the present Westminsters headed their opponents by 35 runs in their four innings and had taken 8 wickets for 24 runs when the stumps were drawn at a 30.
If there had been time to pitch the match the Present Westminsters would doubly have won in the innings. For further particularities see T.B cricket ledger.
The T.B and Q.S was won by the latter by 3 wickets after a capital match. See cricket ledger.
J. L. Swale Prin. Opp.
The Eleven has begun to improve this year and has at last won 2 matches. The first against the Guards and the 2nd against the I Zingari. The following was the Westminster Eleven –
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R.D. Balfour 12 2
E.B. Henderson 7 2
H.E. Bull T.B. 19 6
T.D. O’Brien 1 0
W.H. Oliver T.B. 10 14
C.W.S. Stanhope 2 0
J.F. Pratt 2 0
A.H. Harrison 0 1
G. Upperton 6 11
L.J. Swake 1 3
C.M. Barker 3 2
A. Walker O.W. 1 3
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The I Zingari got 140 within the two games.
A great many races have taken place this half, as well as cricket matches, Liddell very liberally giving “early Plays” when asked for among the Principal Races were between our Eight and the Leander, and also with the Old Westminsters. For further practicalities see Water Ledger & cricket etc.-
This last season Liddell declared he would allow no more match bats at the TB & QS match, as James had told him that they increased the bills so much.
I have not put in the races or anything about our cricket matches as they are all recorded in full in their respective Ledgers.
The Lamprobatick Match was played last week in which the TB were victorious as usual by 1 inning and several runs.