No. 222

T.B. & Queen Scholars Race

On Wednesday, August 1874

Rarely have the boats for this race appeared so evenly matched beforehand & rarely have they so fully justified expectation.

The crews were –

T.B. Q.S.
A. L. Kelly Crowdy
Fischer Brinton
Ellis Arnold
Macnamara Jones
Frere C Macnamara
Cartwright Williams
N – Batley Brickdale
Cox   Randolph Cox   G.M. Hill

 

The rowing was about 35 strokes a minute spurting up to 42-44.

The T.B.s were beaten by half a length after one of the hardest races on record.

M.M. Rodocanachi

No. 99

The Rudder was won by:

Smith, J. C.                          1.

Stephenson.

Busk (cox)

 

The other boats were . . .

Randall, W. S.                   2.

Clarke

Haggard (cox)

 

Macleay, S.                         3.

Bovill, H.

Hudson, J. (cox).

 

The “Fours” and “Sculls” were not rowed this year, as there were so few on the water.

O. M. Leay

Prin. Opp.

No. 66

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.

TB. QS.
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.

No. 65

Eton and Westminster Boat Race crews –

        Westminster            Eton
                                                               st..lbs                                         st..lbs
1.       E. L. Williams                           … 9”01 1.       G Walpole            – 9”5
2.       S Vidal                                         … 9”6 2.       C S Newton          – 10”2
3.       B Harley                                     …10”0 3.       Sir W Lamb            – 9”5
4.       J. Lucas                                        …9”6 4.       R G Marodenc       – 10”9
5.       M O Sun                                     … 11”3 5.       W W Wood           – 11”12
6.       C E Oldman                                … 11”1 6.       F Willan                  – 11”5
7.       F Pownall                                   …10”6 7.       C S Corksan           – 11”12
8.       V Nichols                                    – 10″6 8.       J H Mossop             – 9”0
       H Fitzgerald (cox)                           – 6”8        Honb Bertie (cox)        7”12

The course was from Chiswick Eyot to a boat moored opposite the Star and Garter Putney. Eton won the choice of Station and took the Surrey side by which they got an awful advantage because of the sharp corner just below the Eyot. Westminster started badly, though they took a slight lead, but in a few strokes Eton drew up level and commenced an exciting contest for a short distance doing all in their power to prevent Westminster from taking their water. Westminster was steered badly in this part of the course and lost nearly two lengths by it. They put on a tremendous spurt from the Crab-tree and reduced the Etonians’ lead from 15 to three lengths; at the point the Etonians rowed remarkably well and gained half a length in which position they came in Westminster losing by three and a half lengths.
This is the best eight we have had from the time when we began to row Eton again. Great thanks are due to Hawshaw Late President of the Cam. Univ. B. C. an old Westminster to Forster Captain of the Univ. Coll. B. C. at Oxford for the increasing exertions at Oxford in coaching the eight: and Sun had a silver cup presented to him by the right for staying over at great personal inconvenience to row in the eight.

J F Lucas          Prin. Opp.

No. 61

“The Fours”

This race was rowed on Wednesday from Putney to Mortlake Hammersmith & terminated in favour of Oldman’s crew, who won by a length and a half. The respective crews were made up as follows:-

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Griffith Bovill Walker Mure
Vidal Key Whitaker Hunt
Pownall F Lucas Dowdeswell J Lucas
Oldman (stroke) Williams Nichols Harley
Chapman (cox) Neill (cox) ( Myers (cox) G Dowdeswell (cox

J F Lucas          Prin. Opp.

No. 40

‘The Fours’ were rowed on Wednesday Ap. 24. Four crews trained for the exeat but only 3 came to the scratch. The names are as follows:

Bow. Williams

2 Hunt

3 Lane

St. Oldman

Cox. J Chapman

 

Bow. Vidal

2 Pownal

3 Harley

St. Trevor

Cox H Walker

 

Bow. Heath

2 Whittaker

3 Harrrisson

St. Tomlinson

Cox. Neile

 

Bow. McEwan

2 Barnes

3 Ellison

St. Nichols

Cox. T Chapman

 

Nicholl’s crew unfortunately had to scratch before the day, Barnes & McEwan being out of school. The race was one of the best ever witnessed, as far as the Old Swan (the course being from Battersea to Putney Bridge) they were all almost as close together as at the start. At the railway bridge Oldman was leading by half a length. Trevor & Tomlinson being close together. Oldman increased his lead till he won by three lengths, Tomlinson being about the same distance behind Trevor.

E. R. Dowdeswell

Prin. Opp.

 

No 16

The Eton & Westminster eights oared match was rowed on Friday August the 1st. The day was all that could be desired. The rowing of both crews was admirable, though Eton as the result will show, was far superior to us. The crews were as follows:

Westminster:      st. lb.

Bow A.P. Dawson 9. 9

  1. A.J. Mackey 9. 10
  2. C.S. Bull 10. 1
  3. B.N. Thomas 11. 7
  4. G.L. O’Brien 10. 12
  5. W. B. Besly 9.  13
  6. W.H. Hunt 10. 4

St. H. N. Monk       10. 0

Cox H. Walker        6.   5

Eton

Bow A. Brassey     9.   8

  1. W. R. Griffiths 10. 8
  2. W. J. Treach 11. 7
  3. A. Pochin 10. 6
  4. R. A. Kingslake 11. 5
  5. J. R. Selwyn 10. 11
  6. H.P. Senhouse 10. 2

St. C.B. Lawes         10. 10

Cox Hon. C. Needham

The Westminsters took the lead which they lead as far as the London Rowing Club boat house, here Eton cleared them & kept increasing their lead, winning easily by 6 lengths. The race was rowed from Putney to Chiswick Eyot. Particular thanks are due to Mr Legham of Trin. Coll. Cam. for his unwearied exertions in “coaching” the Eight. Also to Mackey & Dawson who came down to row every evening, although they had left the half before.

E.R. Dowdeswell Prin. Opp.