The summer eight-oar races at Oxford were begun yesterday afternoon, and, the weather being splendidly fine, there were some thousands of spectators who lined the river banks.
The second division of boats started first at half-past 4 o'clock [...] There was some exciting racing. Queen's displaced Exeter at the Cherwell; Oriel gave way to Merton at the Green Barges, and in Iffley Reach St. Edmund's Hall were bumped by Jesus.
At 6 o'clock, the time of starting for the first division boats, the attendance of spectators was even larger [...] New College, the leading boat of last year, gave way to Magdalen after a tough struggle at Christ Church Barge; Corpus overtook Keble at the Gut; St. John's displaced Trinity at the weir bridge, and at the Willows Pembroke were bumped by Queen's.
The summer races came to an end last evening. The attendance was one of the largest on record. Magdalen left off head of the river rowing up at a very easy stroke. After a desperate race New succumbed to Brasenose opposite the latter's barge. Christ Church were well away from Corpus, and after an exciting struggle, the latter fell to St. John's 30 yards off the winning post. Hertford and Trinity followed a long way apart, Keble were secured by Queen's in Iffley Reach, and Merton brought up the rear. In the second divisions, Balliol made amends for their disappointing display on Tuesday, and caught Pembroke at the Hertford barge, while St Catherine's lowered the colours of Exeter near the weir bridge. Wadham had a hard struggle with Oriel, but were defeated by three-quarters of a length.
|B:||R. du F. Bryans||9st 13lb|
|2:||R. P. P. Rowe||11st 3lb|
|3:||W. G. Young||11st 7lb|
|4:||H. G. O. Kendall||11st 1lb|
|5:||G. Slade||12st 2lb|
|6:||A. P. Parker||12st 3lb|
|7:||G. Nickalls||12st 2lb|
|S:||A. C. Maclachlan||11st 11lb|
|C:||J. F. R. Stainer||8st 6lb|
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