The Eights began at Oxford yesterday in delightful weather. The floods considerably interfered with the practice, and the crews generally were below the usual standard...Contrary to expectation, University had considerable difficulty in keeping clear of New College, while only a quarter of a length separated Magdalen from New College at the boathouse. No bump, however, took place.
Owing to the death of the Provost, the Worcester crew did not row [so lost a place to Christ Church]. The race between the leading boats was watched with much interest. At the Long Bridges University was nearly a length in front; but under the Willows New College gained rapidly, and amid much excitement University were obliged to acknowledge defeat opposite the New College barge.
The stroke of the Corpus boat had a mishap at the start, and Queen's recovered the position they had lost the previous evening.
These races were concluded at Oxford yesterday in fine weather...The article also lists the members of the New College head crew.
[Div II] Corpus had no difficulty in recovering the position whcih they lost by an accident to Queen's the evening before. An amusing event then happened. Oriel went on in pursuit of Wadham, and in the excitement one of the latter crew caught "a crab," and Oriel made the bump opposite their college barge. Oriel consequently gain three places and Wadham lose the same number...
[Div I] Magdalen made a splendid attempt to secure the headship, but could not overtake New College, who finished half a length to the good...
During the six nights's racing 30 bumps were made, and every boat except Balliol changed its position. Jesus and St John's went up five places.
|B:||H. C. Birt||11st 7lb|
|2:||G. A. Hope||12st 0lb|
|3:||R. M. Gaskell||11st 8lb|
|4:||Lord Tiverton||11st 8lb|
|5:||P. T. Spencer-Phillips||12st 12lb|
|6:||A. De L. Long||12st 13lb|
|7:||W. R. G. Bond||11st 0lb|
|S:||G. M. A. Graham||10st 6lb|
|C:||H. S. Wilson||8st 3lb|
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