[Div III] Shortly after the start one of the Queen's crew caught a crab, and they were immediately overtaken by Hertford. Oriel II pressed University very closely, but at the ferry the latter caught Brasenose. Oriel then made a determined effort to overtake St. Edmund Hall, and succeeded in doing so at the new cut, this over-bump resulting in a gain of three places to Oriel
[Div III] Queen's who, through one of the crew catching a crab, lost a place to Hertford on the day before, retrieved the disaster by overtaking Hertford near the Long Bridges.
[Div I] On the day before, when about half the course had been rowed, Mr. Somers-Smith, the Magdalen stroke, strained himself, and his place was taken by Mr. Lee ... There was a good struggle for the headship. At the Red Post about half a length divided the boats, but from this point Christ Church spurted and finished nearly a length in front.
[Div III] There was an exciting struggle between the three leading boats. Queen's, driven by Hertford, were close on Trinity II, but just as the bump seemed imminent one of the Queen's crew caught a crab and the opportunity was lost. Hertford redoubled their efforts, and overtook Queen's in front of the Christ Church barge. Queen's and Hertford had thus changed position each evening — a most unusual circumstance.
[Div III] Along the Willows Queen's were close up to Hertford, and just as they were about to bump, Queen's had a repetition of ill-luck, one of the crew catching a crab, and Hertford got home by about a quarter of a length. Owing to the mishap Queen's narrowly escaped being caught by Magdalen II, a third of a length only separating them at the finish.
Hertford and Queen's changed places for the fourth time, the former being overtaken opposite their own college barge.
Throughout the races only 28 bumps were made, an unusually low number.he article lists members of the Christ Church head crew.
|B:||R. Boumphrey||10st 3lb|
|2:||J. F. West||9st 12lb|
|3:||N. M. Bruce||10st 6lb|
|4:||G. R. Codrington||11st 13lb|
|5:||G. E. Hope||12st 11lb|
|6:||E. Majolier||12st 12lb|
|7:||H. R. Barker||12st|
|S:||C. A. Gladstone||10st 12lb|
|C:||A. G. Owen||71st 12lb|
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