In pleasant weather the summer eight-oar races began at Oxford yesterday
afternoon, in the presence of a numerous company of visitors. The rivalry
New College has been excessively keen, and it is very
doubtful if in the annals of the races two better crews have occupied the first
two places on the river.
[Div II] [St Catherine's] were not nearly as fast as
Corpus, who gained rapidly
at the start, and in Iffley Reach
claimed a bump.
Corpus stopped, but
St. Catherine's did not give way, and
New College II ran into
On being informed that the latter had bumped
New College II
went in pursuit of the latter, and, although they made a grand effort,
St. Catherine's just lasted home and passed the post
a few inches to the good.
The dispute will be settled at a committee meeting [subsequently
were given the bump on St Catherine's]
[Div I] Much to everyone's surprise,
New College began to gain on
soon as they had got fairly under way, and although Gold
[presumably H. G. Gold, Magdalen stroke] spurted in gallant
fashion, it was evident that
New College had the measure of their opponents,
and, after getting with a yard or so at the Gut, they made a successful shot
just after passing the Willows and secured
the heasdhip, to the great delight of their suporters.