On the last day St. Edmund Hall had to race in the centre station, against the
worst of the stream, while St John's had the Berkshire [towpath] station,
which gives a big advantage over the final three furlongs. On the first three
days, St. Edmund Hall had lost ground at the start, but not on the Saturday,
when at the top of the Green Bank they were just about their distance ahead of
St. John's and not over-exerting themselves.
The article also lists the names and schools of the S.E.H. head crew.
St. John's began to mvoe up and St. Edmund Hall, in an answering spurt, lost
some of their rhythm. At the finish there was only a quarter of a length of
clear water between the boats, which meant that St. John's had gained about
half a length over the course, but this could be misleading, for St. Edmund
Hall were never pushed to hold any challenge from St. John's.
Merton failed by a foot or two to overtake Lincoln, so Worcester, by catching
New College and going to the top of Division II, were the only first boat to
gain four places.