No 551

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.

J.C. Hawkeshaw

Pr. Opp.

No 477

The other day “Dickson”, the present Captain of the QS, took it into his head to go and annoy the first eleven game at Fields, and on the ball hitting him by chance, after he had been warned, he threw it away, at the same time stopping where he was before; wherefore one of the Eleven, Adams (in 5th Form), cut a ball at him; the next day he expressed attention of tanning Adams up school, which being told to me, I went and tried to convince him how entirely he was in the wrong, but as he would not listen to anything I said, I left him, telling him that if he dared hide Adams up School I should not let the matter drop: he did not do so, and thus ended the row- I must say that no Captain of Westminster was ever more cordially detested than he has been, since he was first made so—

John Gray


No 459

I received a challenge from Charterhouse the other day in which Parish, the Captain of the Charterhouse Eleven said that they were anxious to gain their lost laurels, which I answered to the following effect, that as the Old Westminsters were for the most part averse to the match it was not possible to continue it, by that means I don’t suppose the Captain of the Eleven will be troubled any more with a challenge.

C.G. Lane

Prin. Opp.