On Wednesday July 19th there was a whole holiday (with the exception of school fr. 8-9) for the ‘Busby dinner’ &c Charter House match, which was played at Lords & which resulted in an easy victory for the Westminsters. On the account of last years match the total absence of old Westminsters is mentioned but this year there were very many of them on the ground. Vidal scored 54 and his bowling was fortunately very good.
The annual Charterhouse match came off this year at Lord’s on the 20th July: and, sad to say, with the same melancholy result as last year for after a gallant fight Westminster was defeated with several wickets to go down on the part of her adversary. It is to be hoped that a successful effort will be made to break off this match on the removal of Charterhouse to Godalming, for ample evidence of this dislike that is felt for it on all hands was given by the total absence of the Old Westminster element from the ground: and at any rate if it be necessary so to compromise our position by assenting to the contest, it should always have a favourable result for us.
Col. Lowther was kind enough to ask Williamson for leave up to Lord’s cricket ground to play a return match with Mary-le-bone which with his accustomed generosity he refused.
F Byron Prin. Opp.
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