After a lapse of six years the Oxford University Torpid Races will be begun to-day and extend over six days. There are as many as 36 entries. Christ Church are at the head of the river, and there seems every probability of their maintaining the position.
The Torpid races were begun at Oxford yesterday in very wintry weather. Snow fell nearly the whole of the morning and was succeeded by a cold north-easterly wind and showers of sleet. The wind and stream made the work rather hard for the crews.
[Div III] Christ Church III. quickly disposed of Trinity II., overtaking them at the Free Ferry. These two boats caused a temporary obstruction, an before University II. could get clear, Wadham II. dashed into them, smashing a couple of oars, and causing University to lose a place.
The Torpids were brought to a close at Oxford yesterday in very favourable weather conditions.
[Div I] The position of Head of the River was again easily held by Christ Church.
|B:||J. F. C. Richards||11st 5½lb|
|2:||R. P. F. Carpenter||11st 8lb|
|3:||W. F. Binney||11st 7lb|
|4:||M .M. Johnson||12st 7lb|
|5:||H. W. Paton||13st 13½lb|
|6:||A. R. Hanbury Bateman||13st 11lb|
|7:||E. Marjoribanks||11st 8lb|
|S:||J. D. Campbell||9st 9½lb|
|C:||G. G. S. Barker||9st 6lb|
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