The Oxford University Torpid Races were begun at Oxford yesterday in very rough weather [...] St. Catharine's were credited with a bump through Queen's II being unable to get a crew together at the last moment owing to the illness of some of their men.
The University Torpid Races were continued at Oxford yesterday in a strong wind, which interfered considerably with the crews.
[Div I] An exciting race for the headship ended in Balliol bumping Christ Church at the Red Post [top of the Green Bank].
[Div I] Balliol easily retained the headship. There was, however, a determined struggle between New College and Christ Church. The former gained rapidly after passing the Long Bridges, and at the Red Post a shot was made for the bump, but just failed. New College continued to persevere, and at a third attempt, opposite the Christ Church barge, appeared to be successful, but Christ Church rowed on and passed the post 2ft. to the good. The bump was claimed by New College, and, after hearing evidence, a decision was given by the committee at 8 o'clock last night, allowing the bump.
The Torpid Races at Oxford were brought to a close yesterday in fine weather. There was, however, a strong wind, and the river was very high owing to the recent heavy rains.
[Div I] Balliol had no difficulty in maintaining the headship, and finishe three lengths in front of New College...
In the six nights' racing 5 bumps were made, Lincoln being credited with six... Keble have lost six places.
|B:||R. G. Waddy||11st 4lb|
|2:||M. B. Davy||10st 10lb|
|3:||W. Martin||12st 9lb|
|4:||A. Moodie||12st 10lb|
|5:||W. A. Stuart||12st 12lb|
|6:||E. T. N. Grove||14st 5½lb|
|7:||H. K. Fry||10st 6½lb|
|S:||R. W. Fletcher||11st 1lb|
|C:||W. G. Ryley||8st 10lb|
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