Following the disappointment of last year's cancellation, all eyes were on
Oriel to see whether they could regain the Headship
Pembroke. This they did in imperious style, bumping on
the Wednesday opposite the OUBC pontoon.
The next three days saw
Oriel row Head many lengths clear of
Pembroke. They remain the class act on the Isis.
Other movers in Men's Division One were
New who fell two, being bumped by
Christ Church, while
St Catz won blades, rising four places.
Merton fell a whole division and
Balliol was another big disappointment, dropping out
of Men's Division Two.
St Catz bumped to Head in the Women's Division,
knocking New down one in the process.
Merton were another big riser, winning blades to end
third on the river.
Oriel women went some way to repeat the success of
their men, rising seven [five?] places, while
Trinity plummeted, and will be keen to reverse this
fall come Eights.