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.
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.
I have not put in the races or anything about our cricket matches as they are all recorded in full in their respective Ledgers.
This day Au 5th was the annual Town Boy and Queen Scholar match which ended in favour of the latter by 17 runs. For further particulars see Cricket Ledger. The following are the names of the Players on the Town Boy side.
Hon E. Bourke
R. B. Berens Prin. Opp.
Several Cricket matches have been played at Fields during the last & present month (June & July /51) viz with Charter-House, Master’s Eleven, & Marylebone in the latter of wh we beat to everyone’s astonishment. Vid. Cricket Ledger
On Wednesday (June 25th /51) Liddell gave us an early play for the match between our eleven & I. Zingari – for particulars see Cricket Ledger.
On Thursday Aug 8th a match came off at our ground between our eleven & the Charterhouse. The challenge was given on our part; but some of the eleven thought it too low on the ground of Charterhouse not being a publick school. Blagden (Captain) & Ingram (1st Mon.) refused to play; but afterwards agreed, as Liddell on hearing it refused to give the early play on the following Saturday if they persisted in not playing. Liddell, I suppose, took it personally being a Charterhouse fellow. The match was not terminated but we had much the best of it when the wickets were drawn, as may be seen in Cricket Ledger
On Thursday July 26th the Annual Grand Match between the T.B.B. and Q.S.S. took place in which the former were beaten in one innings & 82 runs to spare. It was badly managed & the dinner anything but satisfactory – see Cricket Ledger.
On the 3rd of July a cricket match took place between our Eleven & the I. Zingari in which the latter won by upwards of eighty runs – (for particular see cricket ledg.)
The annual Lamprobatic match took place as usual. The town boys beating the Q.SS. by 30 runs (for particular see cricket ledg.)