In fine weather and before a large gathering of spectators the Torpids at Oxford began yesterday. No fewer than 31 crews had entered, and the races were consequently rowed in three divisions.
[Div I] The supporters of Balliol did not experience the slightest anxiety, as the crew, rowing in capital style, were well away from start to finish, being nearly four lengths in front of Magdalen when they passed the flag.
Snow fell almost the whole time the torpids were in progress at Oxford yesterday...
[Div I] An unfortunate accident befell Trinity, whose coxswain paying too much attention to the stern in his efforts to escape New College, unwittingly drove the bow of his boat hard into the Jesus barge, completely smashing the boat, and she promptly filled, the crew being immersed.
[Div III] The racing in this division was devoid of excitement, there being but one change affected, and that through an unfortunate mishap. Just after the start the coxswain of the Trinity II. boat broke one of the rudder lines, causing the craft to run into the bank, thus placing them, of course, at the mercy of New College III.
[Div I] Balliol again easily maintained their position at the head of the river, finishing fully three lengths clear of New College
In the six days' racing 47 bumps were made, six of which were credited to Brasenose II, ... St. John's I. and New College II. lost six places each...
|B:||G. H. Moorhead||9st 12lb|
|2:||J. Edgar||10st 11lb|
|3:||E. H. Pelham||12st 8lb|
|4:||W. Mitchell-Thomson||12st 4lb|
|5:||R. B. Merriman||13st 12lb|
|6:||E. J. Skinner||11st 10lb|
|7:||C. N. Dyer||11st 4lb|
|S:||C. F. Whitlaw||10st 2lb|
|C:||H. D. Argles||8st 8lb|
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