The Eton and Westminster on August 3rd was won by the former by about 8 lengths owing to the want of length in the WW. The style of rowing in the school has very much improved lately a good deal owing to Forster’s good example. For particulars see Water Ledger.
J. L. Swale
In the race for the cup given by Mr Hawkshaw the TBs were victorious for particulars see T.B Water Ledger.
The Townboys beat the Queen Scholars in the T.B. & Q.S. race this year: the particulars are in the Water Ledger.
A.F. Pope, Pr. Opp.
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.-
The following day the “Westminster Silver Sculls” were ranked for, The entire series were: Hammond, TB, Bouthe, TB and Madan QS, Slade QS. Slade did not row. After a plucky race Hammond ranked in a winner by 15 lengths. The race was from Putney to Vauxhall, read Water Ledger for a fuller account.
R. B. Berens Prin. Opp.
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.
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.
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
2 E. Fellows
3 Hunt (sen)
(Cox) Wright cap. uq.
1 Williams (sec)
(Cox) Barnes cap uq
See Water Ledger
signed J. Murray
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
2 Williams (sen)
3 Hunt (sen)
For Particulars see Water Ledger
J. Murray Prin Opp
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.