There was a large attendance at he Oxford University torpid races, which began yesterday afternoon and were rowed in three divisions [...]
[Div III] New College (3) were much slower than Balliol (2), and succumbed just before reaching the Gut, and the latter crew, failing to get out of the way, were run into and sunk by Trinity (2), who were consequently caught by Exeter.
[Div I] The greatest interest was evinced in the race for the headship, Brasenose having held that position for nine years in succession. New College, however, proved themselves much the better crew, and, atoning for their disappointment in 1894, they made their bump under the willows. This was the only bump which was made in this division.
[Div I] New College maintained their position without difficulty, but this was not the case with Brasenose who, after an exciting race in which they completely rowed themselves out, had to give way to Balliol at the Oriel barge. There was again only one bump in this division.
[Div I] There was a fine race between St. John's, Hertford, and Christ Church, and the last-named, amidst much excitement, ran into Hertford about 20 yards from the post. This was the third day in succession on which there had only been one bump in the First Division.
[Div I] ... New College 1 were never extended, and, considerably widening the gap, the led home by quite four lengths. They were undoubtedly a very fast crew, and were ably stroked by Craik. Although they headed the river in summer eights in 1887, it is 14 years since they occupied that position in the Torpids, Brasenose successfully defying every effort to dislodge them for no fewer than nine consecutive years. Balliol 1 were their full distance ahead of Brasenose 1, and their inability to catch New College caused much disappointment to their supporters. St. John's followed several lengths in the rear of Magdalen, but a grand race ensued betweeen Christ Church and Trinity. The latter gained sufficiently to make a shot at the new cut, but the House coxswain proved equal to the occasion. They subsequently drew away again and finished a long length in front. Hertford were not so fortunate, and, losing ground from the start, were bumped by Queen's at the Red Post.
|B:||R. O. Pitman||10st 7lb|
|2:||L. M. Stubbs||11st 0lb|
|3:||W. L. Hichens||12st 6lb|
|4:||A. O. Dowson||13st 3lb|
|5:||E. G. Micklem||12st 13lb|
|6:||G. O. C. Edwards||12st 4lb|
|7:||H. B. Money-Coutts||10st 13lb|
|S:||G. L. Craik||10st 6lb|
|C:||H. S. H. Bickham||8st 6lb|
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