Oxford Summmer Eights — The pleasant scene on the river at Oxford on Saturday when the Oxford University Summer Eights were continued. In the picutre St. John's II are seen leading Christ Church II.
The Oxford University Summer Eights will be begun to-day... The extra divisions are due to the record number of 87 entries, compared with 73 last year. Trinity, who created a new record last year by finishing Head of the River for the fifth successive time, will again have a strong crew, including two Blues, but not last year's O.U.B.C. president, A. D. Rowe, who takes his finals shortly. They will be stroked by Davidge, who stroked the Oxford crew at Putney.
"Rugger" crews and crews made up of men in Schools are being allowed to compete, and this accounts for the extra 14 entries. Last year these crews rowed eliminating races and were weeded out.
In Division IV there was a re-row in the morning when Worcester II bumped Balliol III. In Division V St. John's [III] have protested about the bump by Christ Church III on the ground that they were impeded. The protest will be adjudicated upon this morning. In Division VI the Trinity [IV] boat sank through one of the crew putting his foot through the craft.
The objection made on Friday by St. John's III that they were impeded when Christ Church III bumped them, was over-ruled. There were again very few bumps in Division I, and so far the first six crews have rowed over every night. Trinity, assisted by the three Blues, A. D. Rowe, T. D. Raikes, and C. G. V. Davidge, give every indication that they will remain head of the river for the sixth successive year.
Trinity maintained their position at the Head of the River when the Summer Eights were continued at Oxford yesterday, finishing two lengths in front of Magdalen.
In a re-row yesterday morning in Division 6 between the fourth boats of Exeter and Jesus and Corpus II the last-named caught Jesus IV. In Division 7 Balliol V lodged an objection against Queen's IV for obstruction. On Saturday Trinity rowed the course in the fastest recorded time of 4min. 50sec.
If Trinity finish head of Division I, and there is really nothing to stop them, they will have set up a new record of having held the leadership for six years, excluding the war years. Once again they shook off the challenge of Magdalen and, rowing comfortably, finished two lengths ahead.
A mix-up in Division IV necessitates a re-row to-day. New College II and St. Peter's Hall II became locked after New College had made their bump and the following crews piled up behind them. The race was declared void and will be rowed again at 12.15 to-day. All crews will take part with the exception of Keble II, who, as the sandwich boat, made a bump in the following division.
The final night of the Oxford Summer Eights was watched by thousands of people and there were the usual wild scenes at the close with coxswains of crews being thrown into the river. As was anticipated, Trinity were never really troubled and went past the finishing post three lengths ahead of Magdalen.
|B:||J. B. C. Robin (Adelaide University)|
|2:||D. H. St. C. Biggs (Kelly College)|
|3:||A. D. Rowe (Eton)|
|4:||R. O. Bowlby (Eton)|
|5:||R. M. Collins (Radley)|
|6:||T. D. Raikes (Radley)|
|7:||D. N. Callended (Eton)|
|S:||C. G. V. Davidge (Eton)|
|C:||J. E. C. Hinchcliffe (King's Canterbury)|
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