No 375

An upper shell boy (Whitaker) having challenged a sixth form boy (Evered) to row him a sculling match, in fun, the race came off in earnest on Monday April 28th. They moved in light [fairings] from Westminster to Vauxhall bridge. Whitaker took his lead, but came in about twenty boats length after Evered. Another race of the same description (although a better contested one) took place between to fifth form boys Hammond & Galsway in which Galsway was the winner by five or six boats lengths.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 374

The annual match between the Town Boys under the sixth form (& not in the eight) & under Elections took place, on the 24 of April, earlier than usual. The course was from Hungerford to Vauxhall Bridge, being much shorter than usual. The Queens Scholars, won by nearly two boats lengths, having kept a head throughout the whole race. The crews were as follows.

T.B.s
1. Berens
2. Waterfields (jun)
3. Galloway
4. Milman

Cox Southing (jun)

Q.S.
1. Vincent
2. Somerville
3. Williams
4. Upperton

Cox Green

The steering of our boat was not so good as it should have been accounting in part, for the loss of the race.

No 366

A very good race took place near the end of the half between two fours, made out of fellows in the eight. It was to have been stroke against bow but two oars being kept off the water the boat were made up otherwise. They were as follows

Stroke
1. Wright T.B.
2. Macready T.B.
3. Mure T.B.
4. Barnes Q.S.
Cox Green Q.S.

Bow
1. Horne Q.S.
2. Williams Q.S.
3. Cook Q.S.
4. Eminson QS
Cox Twiss QS

The boats (fs. Noultons) were outriggers. The race from Vauxhall Bridge to Hungerford. Bow took the lead at first, but were hard pressed in a short time by Stroke, who at length passed them opposite the houses, and upon reaching Westminster Bridge were half a boats length ahead in coming through the bridge Twiss (Bows cox) made a curve & lost ground greatly, and being passed unable to gain it again. The stroke boat passed under Hungerford Bridge four boats lengths ahead of the Bow.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 365

Many spirited endeavours were made to get up boat races this term which had not great success, although more boats were on the water this half, than had been for some time since. The second eight & six continued to row steadily through the whole term and numerous light fours existed also. The boys in the shell got up a good pair oar race of four boats, which took place as follows. The boats were

1.

1. Dick T.B.
2. Bourne T.B.

2.

1. Browne T.B.
2. Waterfield T.B.

3.

1. Berens T.B.
2. Williams Q.S.

4.

1. Bennett Q.S.
2. Upperton Q.S.

They started from Battersea Bridge, and threw up their oars at Vauxhall bridge. No. 1 came in first by three boats lengths 3. Second 2. Third 4. Fourth. The town boys again beats Q.S.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.