A vacancy occurring in College, an open examination was held; F.C. Baugh was the successful candidate.
The T. B. and Q. S. match this year was decided by the first innings in favour of the Q. S. there was no time for the second inning to be finished as McKeand (C. P.) made 84 for the Town Boys or the result might have been different. Trollope (T. B.) got ‘the ball’, R. P. McKeand got the ‘T. B. Money’ and R. W. S. Vidal the Q. S. and the wickets.
The TB and QS. Boat Race.
The QS. won by two lengths.
S F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The T. B. & QS. match-
Came off in the Play Half this year & resulted after an exciting game in favour of the QS. Harrison having taken a long shot, was aided by a tremendous wind and managed to send the ball just below the string.
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The TB. And QS. Boat Race.
Came off on Saturday after 12. Directly after the start Fitzgerald TB. (cox) steered into QS. And we stopped for a fresh start. We got off very well and after a good race to the point, the Q. S. went ahead and won by four lengths.
|1. Fludyer||1. Mure|
|2. J Hunt||2. Bovill|
|3. A C Dowdeswell||3. Griffith|
|4. Whitaker||4. Harrison|
|5. S F Lucas||5. Vidal|
|6. J Lucas||6. Oldman|
|7. F Harley||7. Williams|
|8. F Pownall||8. Nichols|
|Fitzgerald (cox)||Randolph (cox)|
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.
At the beginning of this half we played the Town Boy & Q.S. match at football up fields. We began on the Wednesday and played a most determined game for two hours, without either side getting a game: though I think the T.Bs had the best of it. We went on with it on the next Tuesday which was a Sts Day and played for another two hours in which T.Bs decidedly got the best of it in getting one game obtained by myself. Though we were all rather done up it was agreed to go on with it the next day (Wednesday). But when the time came the Q.S. refused to play and as several T.Bs had already gone up to fields we were […] indignant and said if they did not play then we would not play again and so the match was never continued. There is very little doubt that the T.Bs would have licked and they fairly considered this match as theirs, it having been played for 4 hours, T.Bs 1 game Q.Ss 0.
J. C. Hawkshaw
The race of the T.B. and Q.S. Cup was rowed on Friday 28th. We tossed for boats and they got the first 8, which of course was half the race it being new this year. Before starting we agreed to turn back and start again if a foul occurred. We had not gone far before a foul occurred and we turned back and started again. It was an oar and oar race to the Old Swan, when they went slightly ahead. We picked up and passed through Battersea Bridge, whether first of second I can hardly say. Both claimed the race and there being no umpire a violent dispute occurred. We offered to row them again but they refused and one of them, I am glad to say not on the Water, behaved in a most regretful manner to me, who being so unwarranted with the cup did all I could to prevent its being guarded for. But my efforts were of no avail for they obstinately refused to row again. I told them might choose their own umpires and they chose A. Tair Esq., the brother of Tair the Q.S., who was on the bridge at the time, and he gave the race in this favour. I shall say nothing more about the race though I heartily wish it had been better decided.
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.
The Silver Racket was played for at the end of March & won by Armitstead Q.S. He at took it last year also.
I am glad to say that football has met with many supporters this half. A match was played between TBs & QSS wh terminated in favour of the latter by three games, rather contrary to expectations. The following were the sides –
T.B. Berens, S. Fellows, Francis, Hamond, Henty, Hunt, Morton, Murray (capt), Southey, Waterfield, Whitaker, Wright
QSS. Armitstead (capt) W. Fellows, Fendall, Gilbert, Lacy, Slade, Somerville, Twiss, Upperton, Vincent, E. Williams, A Williams.