The summer eight-oar races were begun at Oxford yesterday afternoon in delightful weather: the attendance of visitors was unusually large, and the scene on the river was animated and brilliant.
[Div I] Immense interest was taken in the fight for the headship. New College had the advantage of services of Bourne, who stroked the Oxford crew. He went off with considerable dash, and it was quickly evident that New College were gradually gaining. It was not, however, until the boat-house was reached that New College made their bump.
The cup for the old Clinker Fours is this year to be given to the college which has the leading second eight [presumably awarded to Christ Church]
Among the large number of spectators at the Summer Eight-oar Races at Oxford on Saturday was King Manoel [presumably Manuel II, the recently deposed king of Portugal, now exiled in the UK], who watched the first division races from the New College barge.
[Div II] Christ Church II fouled the punt at the start, and before they could get away Wadham were upon them, smashing the bows of their boat.
The races at Oxford were concluded yesterday afternoon in the presence of a great concourse of spectators...The articles lists the members of the New College headcrew.
New College, rowing in splendid style, finished head of the river more than two lengths in front of Magdalen. University succeeded in making unusual number of seven bumps by overtaking Balliol before reaching the Long Bridges.
During the six days' racing 49 bumps were made :— University went up 7 places... Jesus lost 6 places.
|B:||Sir W. L. Parker||11st 2lb|
|2:||Mr. A. F. R. Wiggins||12st 9lb|
|3:||Mr. R. P. Hankinson||11st 4lb|
|4:||Mr. B. Burdekin||11st 9lb|
|5:||Mr. G. S. Johnston||12st 6lb|
|6:||Mr. C. W. Bickmore||12st 3lb|
|7:||Mr. C. W. B. Littlejohn||12st 12lb|
|S:||Mr. R. C. Bourne||10st 13lb|
|C:||Mr. W. L. S. Keith-Jopp||8st 4lb|
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