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

For particulars vide Cricket Ledger

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 254

On Tuesday June 29th 1841 the annual match between the present Westminsters and the Mary-le-bone club took place at Vincent Square. The day was showery but notwithstanding the game was kept up with great spirit on both sides. Unfortunately 3 of our best men were unavoidably absent, one however came at the latter part of the game and was of great service. Three of the Mary le Bone men were wanting, so they had 3 of our men instead. The spectators were not very numerous owning to the unfavourable state of the weather. The Marylebone beat us with 10 wickets to go down, which was not so bad, considering that 3 of our best men were absent. Of particulars see Cricket Ledger.

N.G. Smart
Prin. Opp.

No 248

This year finding that the Town Boys were miserably few, being about the same number as the King-Scholars, and that it would be unfair that they should have to pay a bill nearly double that of the K.S. (as it has always been) I spoke to Somerset (the captain) saying that when the T.B.s were flourishing, it was fair that they should pay the larger share, but that now they were on a level with the K.S. It was but just the bills should be equally divided. This he allowed and promised to pay whatever was over from the K.S. After paying his own Bill. He was unable to do this & consequently I was obliged to collect the whole at great trouble & some loss.

Now I should advise future heads of the T.B. To make this proposition next year and should it be refused, which I should think it very improbably, as they cannot deny the justice of it, to go to Williamson and ask him so to arrange it, as I have no doubt he will, for what he said this year.

M.F. Osborn
Prin. Opp.

Note
This was done in 1843. Before Whitsudntide. For particulars see Cricket Ledger of that year.
J. Preston. O.P.

No 246

On Friday and Monday, July the 24th & 27th 1840 the annual match was played between the Lamprobaticks & the T.B.s who had not played in the Grand Match, in which the Town Boys were victorious by 4 Runs. This triumph was the greater as we had not beaten them in the Lamprobatic match for several years, and they considered it quite a matter of course to be victorious. The following were the players:

T.B.s
*Colquhoun
*Deacon
Glyn
Goodenough
*Hallett
Karslake
Merewether
Marshall Sen
Marshall Jun
*Preston
Smart

K.S.
Cooper
Glyn
Goolden
Haggard
King
Milkshake
Ogle
Roberts
Simpson
Smith
Smythe

This marked with an asterisk are Home Boarders

For particulars of the score &c vide Cricket Ledger

No 245

On Thursday July 2d 1840. The annual Match between the present Westminster and the Mary-le-bone Club was played on our ground when the former were beaten in 1 innings and 61 runs to spare. Hodgson who had left Westminster only a few days played on our side at the request of the Mary-le-bone Club, but instead of getting a large score as he did when at Westminster he was unlucky, having been out of practice. A dinner was provided at 3 o’clock at the fields at the expense of the Mary-le-bone Club. The weather was unfavourable most f the time, & consequently the spectators were few. But there were C.G. Taylor Esq. (the [Supon?] Player) Honbl F. Ponsonby, Col. Lowther & family &c. They had several of their best players but the principal reason of our so severe defeat was that the K.S. Would not practice (except Somerset and another or two) and consequently their fielding was shameful. The following were the players: (for which see next page)

M.C.
B. Aislabie
J. Bastard
W. Bagge
G.F. Bentinck
Hon. Capt. Liddell
Hon. Col. Lowwther
A. Lowther
Capt. Rice R.N.
Ld. Chas. Russell
Capt. Richardson
Hon. A. Saville

Westminster
W.G. Andrews
N.M. Curteis
R.G. Chalk*
H.F. Glyn*
H. Hodgson
N. Ingram*
G. Thomas
W. Merewether*
M.F. Osborn
G. Somerset*
J.G. Prout*

Those marked with an asterisk are K.S.

N.B.
It is to be hoped that next year our eleven will be got together, & will practice earlier & more steadily. It is but justice to say that the Town Boys gave their best attention to it.

M.F. Osborn
Prin. Opp

X For further particulars vide Cricket Ledger

No 231

On Thursday the 11th of July a match was played at the fields between eleven of the Mary-le-bone, and 11 Westminsters, the day was beautiful, and afforded much amusement to the spectators, and after much good play, the match concluded in favour of the Mary-le-bone, who won by 44 runs.

Mary-le-bone 1st Innings 171
2nd innings 47

Westminster 1st innings 117
2nd innings 59

The names of the players were

Mary-le-bone
Col. Lowther
S. Lowther
A. Walker
Ld. Paget
G. Bentinck
Saville
Barnett
Ford
E. Vernon
Ponsonby
Bagge M.P.

Westminster
* E. Richards
F. Byron
H. Hodgson
*A. Boyce
H. Curteis
M. Obsorn
*T. Prout
*C. Randolph
*W. Merewether
*J. Lambard
*R. Greenlaw

F. Byron Prin. Opp.

Those marked * are Q.S.

For further particulars vide Cricket Ledger.