No 478

A great many races have taken place this half, as well as cricket matches, Liddell very liberally giving “early Plays” when asked for among the Principal Races were between our Eight and the Leander, and also with the Old Westminsters. For further practicalities see Water Ledger & cricket etc.-

JGrayPrOpp.

 

No 415

This month (July 51/) a race was got up in outrigger pair oars for jests. The first boat having a quart & the 2nd two pint pewter pots. It was won after a beautiful race by Wright & Berens; Vincent & Hunt being second. The race was from Putney Br. to Battersea. For particulars vid. Water Ledger.

J Murray
Prin. Opp.

No 414

On Monday (July 8th/51) we had a race with an old Westminster crew, from Battersea bridge, to Putney. It was a splendid race our crew being beaten by half a boat’s length. We had originally arranged to row on the Thursday previous, but the old Westr crew not being able to get together on that day, we chose Friday. On asking Weare’s leave however, the objected to it on the score that Saturday was confirmation day, so in spite of the earnest wishes of both crews to row, we were compelled to defer it to some indefinite period. It came off however on Monday without the knowledge of the masters. For particulars vide Water Ledger.

J Murray
Prin. Opp.

No 412

The annual match race between the Under Election Four & the TB below the sixth came off Wednesday Ap. 23/51 & was eventually won by the T.B.s beating the Q.SS. by 4 lengths

T.B.

1 Hamond
2 E. Fellows
3 Hunt (sen)
Str. Salvin
(Cox) Wright cap. uq.

QSS

1 Williams (sec)
2 Lipscomb
3 Slade
Str. Vincent
(Cox) Barnes cap uq

See Water Ledger

signed J. Murray
Prin Opp

No 411

The usual match race between the old & new eight was rowed on Friday April 18th /51 & was won by the new eight beating the old by 3 or four lengths

New eight

1 Berens
2 Waterfield
3 Vincent
4 Somerville
5 Salvin
6 Wright
7 Williamson
Stroke Upperton
(Cox) Green

Old eight

1 Hamond
2 Williams (sen)
3 Hunt (sen)
4 Blagden
5 Armitstead
6 Steward
7 Horne
Stroke Barnes
(Cox) Andrews

For Particulars see Water Ledger

J. Murray Prin Opp

No 381

A handsome present was made by a sixth form boy, C. Browne, in the shape of a silver rudder  to be rowed for in pair oars, chosen only out of Town Boys, by lot. This was very handsome of Brown, & I am sure all Westminsters that patronise the noble exercise of rowing will feel greatly indebted to his generosity. It is to be hoped that from such inducements & encouragements to keep up the Water we shall be able in time again to assert our superiority over the other public schools in particular & rules see the Water ledger.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 350

The Westminsters rowed in a four at Richmond.

1. Steward
2. Parratt
3. Williams
4. Barkers
– Burton Coxs

And also at Mortlake

1. Armitstead
2. Steward
3. Williams
4. Barken
– Burton Coxs

in the first of which matches they were beaten through their breaking their rudder string & being fouled and in the last thro’ the unfair rowing of the Richmond boat, & the umpire being astern during the race.

Vide Water Ledger

D. Stewart
Prin. Opp

No 348

On Thursday, July 27th, the match with Eton took place from Barker’s Rails to Putney Bridge. The eight were trained by Noulton, by whom the outrigger was also built. The course was rowed over by the Etonians, the winners, in 25 minutes & 50 seconds, beating the Westminsters by 1 minute + 30 seconds. The crew of the Etonians, as will be seen was 11st 13lb heavier than that of the Westminsters. The Westminsters were anything but well steered by Balfour.

The crews were

Westminster
1. C.K Armitstead Q.S.———-8st 7lb
2. R. Burton Q.S.—————8st 5lb
3. N.R. Smart Q.S.————–9st 4lb
4. W.M. Parratt T.B.————8st 11lb
5. P.M. Robertson Q.S.———11st 12lb
6. H.V. Williams Q.S.———–9st 10lb
7. C.W. Steward T.B.————8st 9lb
(Stroke) H.R. Barker Q.S.——-9st 7lb

E. Balfour (Coxswain) Q.S. 6st 12lb

Eton
1. A. Bailie——————9st 7lb
2. G.H. Holden—————10st 0lb
3. H.H. Tremayne————-10st 3lb
4. C.H. Miller—————11st 4lb
5. A. de Rutsen————–10st 7lb
6. H J. Miller—————10st 3½lb
7. A.R. Thompson————-10st 10½lb
(Stroke) W. L. Bagshawe——10st 7lb

J. Greenwood (Coxs) 9st 10lb

For minute particulars vide Water Ledger

D. Stewart
Prin. Opp