The Summer Eights at Oxford this year will be confined to four days, and will be rowed on May 26, 27, 28, and 29.
The racing will be open to anyone who is in residence or who was rowed consecutively for 10 days before the races. There will be two classes of races—for best Summer Eights with sliding seats and for Torpids with fixed seats. The result of these races will not affect the position of the boats when normal conditions return next year, when the crews will start in their 1914 order ... Races under the same conditions that govern the Torpids may also be held.
The Summer Eights were revived in a modified form at Oxford yesterday, after being suspended for four years owing to the war ... The attendance, although large, was not so great as was anticipated. This, no doubt, was due to the lack of accommodation for visitors. The hotels and lodging houses were so full that many people were unable to find quarters.
[Div I] A magnificent race took place between the first three boats over the first part of the course. Christ Church, driven hard by Magdalen from the start, succeeded in getting close to New College. The latter held on resolutely and were relieved of anxiety as Magdalen bumped Christ Church just before reaching the Boathouse.
It was generally expected that New College would be deprived of the leading position, and this proved to be the case. The Magdalen crew is composed very largely of Etonian oarsmen, and undoubtedly is a very fast combination, as is shown by the fact that they made the bump before half the course had been covered. As on the previous evening, the racing, so far as the visitors on the barges were concerned, proved rather uninteresting, for all the bumps again took place below the boathouse
[Div I] New College were quite unable to cope with the superior oarsmanship of the Magdalen crew, who gained rapidly from the start and made the bump on reaching the Green Bank.
[Div III] An exciting struggle took place between Corpus Christi and Worcester. The latter were close up at the Boathouse, but Corpus Christi succeeded in getting away under the Wall. At the Cherwell a bump seemed certain, but the Corpus Christi stroke rallied his crew and the once more got away. Then one of the the crew caught a crab and Worcester made the bump opposite the Exeter Barge.
The Oxford summer eight-oar races were brought to a close yesterday evening in a blaze of sunshine. The races were an unqualified success ... The Magdalen crew, which finished head of the river, was enthusiastically cheered as they passed the post.The article lists the members of the Magdalen head crew.
[Div I] St. John's were again bumped. They made a desperate attempt to shake of Magdalen II., but the latter were not to be denied, and gaining rapidly along the Green Bank, made the bump near the Boathouse. Brasenose, who were being hard pressed by Queen's at the time, were blocked off by the Magdalen boat, although the latter crew were not to blame, and Queen's caught them a few yards lower down.
|B:||N. C. Irwin||10st 7½lb||(Shrewsbury)|
|2:||J. C. Proby||11st 13lb||(Eton)|
|3:||S. E. Earl||11st 8½lb||(Eton)|
|4:||R. S. C. Lucas||13st 2½lb||(Eton)|
|5:||F. H. Lovejoy||12st 13½lb||(Yale)|
|6:||A. T. N. Durand||12st 7½lb||(Eton)|
|7:||W. E. C. James||12st 11½lb||(Eton)|
|S:||E. D. Horsfall||11st 13lb||(Eton)|
|C:||W. H. Porritt||8st 6lb||(Wyggeston)|
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