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 256

This year Eton did not send us any challenge to row them. Probably they did not challenge us because there was a great deal of scarlet fever in the school, which must have greatly hindered their rowing. Roberts had just built us a beautiful new boat, suited to our strength. And people who had seen the Etonian crew, allowed that we should have had a very good chance with them.
The eight was then as follows:
Smith QS
Simpson QS
Randolph QS
Beasley TB
Goolden QS
Haggard QS
Deacon TB
Prout Stroke QS
Hallet steerer TB

N.G. Smart
Prin. Opp.

No 185*

The Cricket Match between the K.S. and the T.B. was this year won by the latter by 13 runs the following are the names of the players

T.B.

Vialls Senr
Merewether
Whittaker
Ld Somerton
Curteis
[Pront] Senr
Ld Paget
Bentinck
Smith Jun.
Onslow
Lee

K.S.

Howard
Balston
Fielde
Smith Senr
Harrison
Cox
Richards Junr
Lowther
Janes
Andrewes
Tritton Junr.

Ld J. Lennox, Astley and Vialls Junr were ill, and therefore unable to play on the side of the T.B. The K.S. also lost Cocks from the same cause. The match was played on Tuesday 2nd August.

Added by Somerton H.B.

No 109

A great number of fellows being out of school with the scarlet fever, and one of the name of Russell having died in consequence of it, it was thought prudent by Williamson, after a consultation with the medical attendants, to break up school for six weeks, and consequently a fortnight was taken off the Whitsuntide holydays

J.T. Ludlow H.B.

No 100

Tho’ Ditch Leaping was prohibited by Goodenough last year, it was carried into effect as usual on the 1st and 17th of March (1829) the 1st the weather was so very severe that only five went, but on 17th a larger field assembled tho’ still few in number from the number out of school with colds, coughs, measles &c there has been more illness lately in the school than has been known for many years.

E.H. Greathed
Prin. Opp.

No 73

After the ineffectual attempt that was made last year the close of the present was distinguished by the revival of the Sixth Dinner after an intermission of 6 years; if directed with a little caution there is every probability that it will again by established into a custom.  It was held as formerly at the Thatched House and three of the most respectable Home boarders were invited.  Mitchell was president and Davis, Home boarder, vice president.  The Dinner was served at 6 o’clock precisely and was kept up with the greatest spirit until 9 o’clock.

J. Mitchell
Head Boarder

P.S.

Ld Kerry, Lendon and Levett were absent at the time of dinner, from Westminster on account of ill-health.