The torpid races at Oxford began yesterday afternoon in fine but bitterly cold weather...
[Div II] Balliol II. were unfortunate. One of the rudder lines broke at an early stage, and they ran into the bank, thus losing a place to Keble.
The weather yesterday was most unfavourable for the torpid races, as snow fell for some time.
[Div II] Keble lost the position they gained on Thursday, Balliol II. overtaking them at the Willows.
The weather was fine and there was a large attendance at the races yesterday afternoon.
[Div I] A magnificent struggle took place for the headship. After passing the Long Bridges Magdalen gained rapidly, and at the Red Post there was barely a quarter of a length between the boats. Soon afterwards Magdalen appeared almost to overlap University. The University cox, however, steered with the best possible judgement, and had the satisfaction of seeing his crew finish a bare quarter of a length to the good.
The Torpid races at Oxford ended yesterday afternoon. In the three divisions there were ten bumps, a most exceptional number for the last day's racing. A strong westerly wind made the river very choppy and considerably interfered with the oarsmen.
[Div II] Magdalen II. made their seventh bump by overtaking Keble soon after passing the Long Bridges.
[Div I] In a fine struggle for the headship University maintained their supremacy by a few yards, while a couple of feet only separated Christ Church from Magdalen.
|B:||J. H. Scott Tucker||10st 5½lb|
|2:||F. C. Rowe||10st 10lb|
|3:||J. F. Rolland||11st 2lb|
|4:||E. Bell||11st 7lb|
|5:||A. N. Milne||13st 1lb|
|6:||T. W. Woodhouse||12st 4lb|
|7:||H. M. Ommanney||11st 1½lb|
|S:||Ll. A. F. Jones||11st 4lb|
|C:||N. H. Dendy||8st 8lb|
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