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it all her own way, and arrived at the goal at 6h. 32m., beating the Caroline by J1 minutes.-- The Club afterwards dined at their rendezvous, the British Coffee House, when the Cup was presented to Mr. Holt with the usual ceremony, having been first filled with “ black strap,” and quaffed to the health of Her Majesty the Patroness, and to Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy, Vice President.- At a Meeting of the Club on the following Thursday, it was resolved, that as the Club had expended upwards of £200 in the three Matches of the Season, no other Prize should be given this year. It was, however, resolved, that a donation from the Club should be forwarded towards the erection of the Nelson Monument, the exact amount to be fixed at a future meeting.
ARUNDEL YACHT CLUB.
Mr. J. Gardner.
The second Below-bridge Match of this Club, and the last for the ycar, for a Silver Cup, came off on Monday the 19th of August, from Greenwich to Greenhithe, the same distance as the preceding, and was again won by the Dauntless. The day was what is significantly called “ a regular wet ’un," the rain pouring down with scarcely any intermission, which of course prevented a numerous attendance either on the River or ashore. Several parts of the Match, when the wind was a little up, were prettily contested, but every now and then it lulled into an absolute calm, which rendered the sailing very tedious and uninteresting. On arriving at Greenwich, we found only three boats at their stations, the Bermudian Maid having been drawn :
The Briton........ 7 tons ....
........ 6 ........ Mr. J. Stanton. The Commodore, T. Hewes, Esq., hoisted his flag on board his own boat the Ada Jane, and gave a cast to several friends to witness the Match. The signal was given for starting at five minutes past eleven o'clock, and the yachts were hauled round on the instant, the Sylph getting a little in advance, and leading round Blackwall Point, Dauntless close in her wake, and Briton, as Paddy would say, driving her opponents before. In this way they proceeded down to Erith, when Briton changed places with Dauntless"; but this was only a temporary spirt, for on rounding the distance-boat, which the Sylph did at half-past two, Dauntless had resumed her place, and was only one minute and a half behind the leading boat, Briton, however, being scarcely 40 seconds astern of her. The Sylph turned into the slack, and the wind having freshened a little with the flood-tide, Dauntless weathered her in beautiful style, and took the first place, which she maintained all the way up, gaining in each successive board, and finally, winning by 18 minutes—thus entitling Mr. Edwards to the two Below-bridge Cups of the Season.--In the Above-bridge Match, Dauntless was second, being one minute and a half behind Mr. Noakes's Marina.
THE SILVER SCULLS.
The annual contest for Mr. Wingfield's “ floating Prize," from Westminster Bridge to Putney, which confers the Amateur Championship of the River on the holder, came off as usual on the 10th of August. This prize was won the first year (1830) by Mr. Bayford ; in 1831, by Mr. Lewis ; in 1832, by Mr. Julius, of Richmond ; in 1833, by Mr. Lewis against Mr. Julius ; in 1834, Mr. Lewis declined, and Mr. Julius, being the only challenger, he“ walked over ;" in 1835, there was no competitor, and he rowed the stipulated distance, of course retaining the Sculls ; but not wishing to hold a“ sinecure,” and anxious to carry out the intentions of the donor, he expressed his intention to give up the trophy, and leave the contest open to other competitors. In 1836, Mr. Wood beat Mr. Colquhoun in an excellent contest. İu 1837 Mr. Colquhoun and Mr. Jones were the challengers, and
rowed the same distance on the 3rd of August, so as to entitle the winner to row with the holder on the 10th. The former Gentleman having come oft victorious, he contested with Mr. Wood, and beat him, thus redeeming his defeat of the preceding year. In 1838, there were three challengers, Mr. Wood, Mr. Chapman, and Mr. Pollock, when the former Gentleman became entitled to compete with his late antagonist, having beaten Mr. Pollock by half a minute. "On the trial day Mr. Wood, after an admirable contest, beat Mr. Colquhoun by ten seconds, and thus became the holder of the trophy a second time. In the present year Mr. Chapman and Mr. Pollock again entered their names as challengers, together with Mr. Crockford, and a Mr. Scott, but as it was considered that the latter did not truly come under the designation of a “ Gentleman Amateur,” he was objected to. Persisting, however, that he had the right of challenge, and consequently expressing his determination to enter the lists, the Committee of Management resolved on postponing the contest. As soon as this determination was made known, Mr. Chapman observed that he should certainly row over the course in conformity with the rules laid down by the donor, and to prevent his being disqualified. He accordingly did so, as subsequently did Mr. Pollock and Mr. Scott.-On the 10th (Mr. Scott having in the interim withdrawn his name), Mr. Chapman, Mr. Pollock, and Mr. Crockford took their stations at Westminster-bridge, and owing to the high wind and the roughness of the River, each wherry was partially covered in to prevent being swamped. Mr. Pollock had the Middlesex side, Mr. Crockford the next pier, and Mr. Chapman further on towards the Lambeth shore. A great number of fouroared cutters and other boats were put in requisition, and at two o'clock the contending barques started, Mr. Pollock getting first off, closely followed by Mr. Crockford." Mr. Chapman was a little behind, but pulling away steadily he soon became scull and scull, and so close were the three boats at the Horseferry, a sail would have covered them. From this point, however, Mr. Chapman drew a little in advance, and at Vauxhall he had six boats' lead of Mr. Pollock, Mr. Crockford being an equal distance astern of the second boat, which distance was increased as he proceeded. In Chelsea Reach they all “ shipped” a quantity of water, but went on gallantly, Mr, Chapman drawing a-head with every stroke, and finally winning by ten boats' length in advance of Mr. Pollock, and Mr. Crockford at about thirty lengths in the rear.-Mr. Wood having given up the Sculls, they were handed over to Mr. Chapman, who, with them, holds the Amateur Championship of the River till wrested from him by superior prowess at the next or any subsequent competition.
An excellent Oars Match between three boats of the Guards, from Putney down to Vauxhall, came off on Wednesday the 7th, and was attended by the crack boats of that Distinguished Corps and other Noblemen and Gentlemen. Captain Hudson and Mr. Powell took the lead at starting, and maintained it to Wandsworth, where they were passed by Captains Spottiswoode and Hamilton, closely followed by Captains Foley and Cartwright, who soon after led the van, and continued in the front rank nearly through Battersea Reach. Here, however, Captains Spottiswoode and Hamilton “ drew the draft on them, and with a long and a strong and a steady pull kept the advanced position to the goal. The Match was gallantly contested throughout,
Cricket. In our last we stated that the Royal Artillery Club, in their Return Match at Woolwich with the Marylebone, resigned all further contest at the termination of the first day's play ; but this, it appears, was not " quite correct," as the Gallant Corps, determined not to "strike their colors,"
boldly " dared the field” on the following day, though the result proved that they ventured on “a forlorn hope,” being obliged to succumb to a superior force, the “tottle of the whole” on the side of Marylebone being 381, and on that of the Artillery 112-minus 269!!
On the 29th of July, the Match, " The Gentlemen versus the Players,” commenced at Lord's, the latter going in first, and making a score of 235, as follows: Wenman 58, Garratt 41, Pilch 28, Cobbett 15, Jervis 15, Hillier 14, Guy 10, Clifford 8, Sewell 1, Redgate 1 and not out, Lilywhite 0; byes, &c. 44.—The Gentlemen in their first innings scored only 86: Mr. A. Mynn 46, Sir F. Bathurst 12 and not out, Hon. F. Ponsonby and Mr. C. Whittaker 5 each, Lord Grimston and Mr. Felix 4 each, Mr. C. Taylor 2, Mr. W. Mynn 1, Hon. E. H. Grimston, Mr. Sayres, and Mr. Edwards, nix ; byes, &c. 7.–Of course they followed their innings, when Mr. W. Mynn having made 20, Mr. A. Mynn 19, Lord Grimston 12, Mr. Taylor 1, and byes 6-total 58-the wickets were struck, and the game was not resumed the following day: it was a hopeless case !
The annual Matches at Lord's between Eton and Winchester, Harrow and Winchester, and Eton and Harrow, commenced on the 1st of August, the latter first entering the field. Harrow, in their two innings, made but 124 : R. Dundas 24 and 5, W. Mills 1 and 21, R. Peel 3 and 7, F. Dendy 3 and 4, F. Cresswell 0 and 6, E. Dewing 6 and 0, W. Trevelyan 4 and 0, E. Duff O and not out and 4, H. Tower 3 and 0, Hon. F. Grimston 1 and 0, D. Glyn 0 and —; byes, &c. 14 and 18.-The Etonians in their first innings scored 104: A. Bourchier, 35, A. Davis 16, B. Nash 14, F. Johnson 11, J. Smith 6, B. Gwyn 5, C. Bean 1, M. Ainslie 0 and not out, J. Bayley and G. Roscher 0; byes, &c. 15: consequently they had to go in for 25 runs, which were got with the loss of two wickets : Smith 7, Johnson 0, Bourchier 6 and not out, Nash 2 and not out, and the rest in byes, &c.
On the following day Harrow and Winchester contended, the former first occupying the wickets, and scoring 81 and 70; total 151. The latter in their first innings made 52, consequently wanted 100 to win, but only obtained 77 in their second in-go; total 129; the Harrovians thus retrieving the laurels they lost the previous day, and winning by 22 runs. The respective scores were -Harrow: W. Mills 23 and 3, R. Dundas 15 and 3, W. Trevelyan 8 and 9, R. Peel 10 and 6, F. Dendy 1 and 13, Hon. F. Grimston 5 and 2, E. Dewing 0 and 6, F. Cresswell 0 and 5, H. Duff 3 and not out and 1, D. Glyn 1 and 0 and not out, Tower 0 and 0; byes, &c. 15 and 22. Winchester : J. Coker 19 and 6, H. Barker 3 and 14 and not out, W. Miller 5 and 8, H. Moberly 5 and E, W. Clark 9 and not out and 4, P. Smith 3 and 6, A. Dryden 1 and 6, A. Bathurst 3 and 2, E. Morgan 0 and 2, R. Loundes 0 and 1, C. Crofts 1 and 0; byes, &c. 3 and 20.
On Saturday, the 3rd, the Eton and Winchester commenced their Match, the former going in first and scoring 102; Winchester 69. The Etonians in their second innings added 103 to their scure, making a total of 205. The stumps were then struck, Winchester having to go in for 137 runs. On Monday morning they resumed their bats, but only made 28, thus being in a minority of 108. The following is the state of the score :-)
:-Eton : J. Smith 26 and 29, A. Bourchier 30 and 12, E. Bayley 13 and 11, A. Davis 2 and 10, C. Bean 6 and 5, G. Roseter 0 and 6 and not out in either innings, F. Robarts 0 and 5, F. Johnson 3 and I, K. Nash 2 and I, M. Ainslie 0 and 1, B. Gwyn nix in either ; byes, &c. 20 and 22.--Winchester : V. Smith 16 and 3, J. Coker 9 and 9, H. Moberly 5 and 3, W. Miller 8 and 0, A. Bathurst 8 and 0, C. Crofts 0 and 4, A. Dryden 2 and 0, H. Barker 1 and 0, C. Morgan 0 and not out and 1, R. Lowndes 0 and -, W. Clark 0 and 0 and not out ; byes 28 and 8.
The Return Match between the Marylebone Club and the Gentlemen of Hampshire came off on the 5th and 6th in Cranbury Park, near Winchester, the seat of T. Chamberlayne, Esq., in which the former sustained a signal defeat, chiefly owing to the splendid batting of Mr. G. Townsend. Hampshire went in first, and succeeded in scoring 166. Marylebone followed, and obtained 105. Hampshire added 265 to their first innings, of which Mr. Townsend's bat produced 130, making a total of 431. The Marylebone then resumed the bats, but having lost three of their best wickets for 56 runs, they gave up the Match. The state of the score was shire : Mr. Townsend 72 and 130, Sir F. Bathurst 1 and 42, Mr. W. Ward 26 and not out and 4, Mr. John St. John 8 and 20, Mr. A. Higgins 7 and 15, Mr. C. B. Lee 5 and 11, Mr. T. Chamberlayne 9 and 4, Mr. E. St. John 1 and 8 and not out, Mr. S. Terry 3 and 2, Sir John Mill 4 and 0, Mr. F. Huddlestone 0 and 1 ; byes, &c. 30 and 28!-Marylebone, first innings : Mr. H. H. Hand 56 and not out, Mr. Anderson 18, Hon. E. Grimston 13, Mr. H. Dupuis 6, Mr. A. Buller 2, Mr. R. Kynaston, Mr. A. Hume, and Mr. Missing 1 each, Mr. E. Sayers, Mr. W. Maples, and Mr. Waddington niz; byes, &c. 7.-In their second innings the wickets of Mr. Kynaston, Mr. Hånd, and Hon. E. Grimston were lowered respectively for 27, 17, and 4 runs ; Mr. Dupuis 3 and not out ; byes 5.— The Park was thrown open to the public, and thousands of spectators congregated to witness the progress of the game. On the first evening the spirited proprietor invited a numerous party of the neighbouring Gentry to a ball and supper in honor of his visitors.
The Return Match between the Marylebone Club and Ground with Wenman, and the Sussex, was played at Brown's Ground, Brighton, on the 12th and 13th, and terminated in favor of the former by only four runs, as follows :- Marylebone : Wenman 45 and not out and 44, Mr. R. Kynaston 28 and 0, Cobbett 0 and 10, Sewell 2 and 9, Everett 5 and 3, Lord Grimston 1 and 7, Hon. F. Grimston 0 and 8, Mr. Ford 2 and 4, Hon. E. Grimston 1 and 6, Bayley 0 and 1, Mr. E. Sayers 0 and 0, but not out ; byes, &c. 6 and 13: total 189.-Sussex : Box 24 and 33, Mr. E. Napper 20 and 21, Mr. Langdon 9 and 19, Milyard 0 and 18, Ewens 5 and 8 and not out, Hodson 1 and 7, Mr. C. Taylor 3 and 3, Hawkins 3 and 1, Dean, Wells, and Lilywhite nix in either innings, the latter taking out his bat in the first; byes, &c. 2 and 8 : total 185.
On the following Thursday (the 15th) an admirable Match commenced in Lilywhite's Ground, Brighton, between the Marylebone Club and Ground with Wenman, and the Gentlemen of Sussex with Box, Lilywhite, and Pilch, which terminated on Friday evening in favor of the latter by 35 runs. The score was as follows :-Sussex : Pilch 8 and 36, Milyard 5 and 20, Mr. Langdon 2 and 24, Mr. W. Ford 13 and 5, Mr. Barton 3 and 14, Mr. Munday 12 and 1, Lilywhite 8 and 4, Mr. C. Taylor 0 and 7, Mr. Pickering 0 and 2, Box 0 and 0, Mr. E. Sayres 0 and 0, but not out; byes, &c. 3 and 15: total 182.- Marylebone : Cobbett 8 and 22 and not out, Good 8 and 13, Wenman 11 and 8, Bayley 13 and 4, Mr. Thackery 6 and 11, Sewell 12 and 0, Lord Grimston 10 and 0, Mr. H. Everett 5 and 4, Hillier 2 and 0, Mr. Russell 0 and 2, Dean 0 and not out and 0; byes, &c. 6 and 2: total 147.
Sussex and Kent.— The Return Match between these Counties came off on the 5th and 6th of August, at Town Malling, the
ground on each day being thronged with anxious admirers of the game. Sussex in their two innings scored 86 and 101, as follows :-Mr. Langdon 10 and 38, Hawkins 28 and not out and 4, Milyard 4 and 20, R. Picknell 14 and 5, Wells 6 and 10, Lilywhite 10 and 3, Hodson 0 and 8, Dean 5 and 0 and not out, Mr. C. Taylor 2 and 0, Box 1 and 0, Ewens 1 and 0; byes, &c. 5 and 13 ; tota! 187. Kent in their first innings made 112, and went in for 76, which they
obtained with three wickets to spare, Mr. A. Mynn and Hillier not being wanted, and Clifford and Dorrington taking out their bats. Their score was, Pilch 41 and 37, Wenman 6 and 15, Clifford 11 and 5, Dorrington 11 and 0, Mr. W. Mynn 6 and 3, Mr. A. Mynn 9, Hillier 9, Shearman 7 and 0, Adams 3 and 4, Mr. Felix and 5, Whittaker 1 and not out and 5; byes, &c. 8 and 3 ; total 189.
Kent and All England. This “ Grand Match,” for the benefit of Pilch, and under the patronage of the Marylebone Club, commenced at Town Malling on the 19th, but was procrastinated till Wednesday, the first day being too unfavorable to “keep up the ball.” The game was well contested to the finish, Kent winning by two runs, the score being as follows : -Kent : Wenman 37 and 8, Pilch 35 and 0, Stearman 12 and 15, R. Mills 9 and 12, Clifford 0 (but not out) and 18, Adams 10 and 6, Mr. A. Mynn 11 and 0, Mr. W. Mynn 10 and 1, Hillier 9 and 0, Mr. Whittaker 1 and 0 (but not out), and Dorrington nix in either innings ; byes, &c. 11 and 4: total 209. - England : Hon. E. H. Grimston 46 and 0, Guy 30 and 10, Redgate 5 and 20 and not out, Jervis 9 and 7, Cobbett 10 and 5, Box 3 and 12, Garratt 5 and 3, Sewell 4 and 1, Mr. C. Taylor 1 and 3, Hon. F. Ponsonby 1 and 2, Lilywhite nix in either innings, but carried his bat out in the first ; byes, &c. 16 and 14: total 207.
The Match “ Sussex with Pilch v. England” will commence at Brighton on the 16th of September ; and this will terminate the “ Crack Matches” of the season.
Remarks on Shooting, in Verse.-In our January Number 1836, we gave a favorable notice of Mr. Watt's petite volume under this title. From the favorable reception it met with from the public, he has been induced to publish a second edition, including much additional information, interspersed with “explanatory notes in prose, original anecdotes and tales, and with many important observations and reflections for the safety and comfort of the Sportsman :" and though his former work of 96 pages has swelled into one of 288, most assuredly it is not overcharged ; and it may safely be added to the stock of those useful class-books on la chasse au fusil which “teach the young idea how to shoot.”
The Art of Taxidermy.-Here is a useful little work, published by W. R. M-Phunn, of Glasgow, being “ a practical knowledge of the most improved methods of preserving quadrupeds, birds, fishes, insects, and other objects of Natural History, by P. Dunnovan.” As the Cabinets of Natural History are now increasing all over the country, the inexperienced will be enabled to compete with the more scientific collector, as he will here find the simplest and at the same time the best practical method of preserving his specimens. The name of the author is sufficient to stamp his instructions genuine.
John Jackson, the celebrated Yorkshire Jockey, died at Northallerton on the 5th of August, in the 71st year of his age. For a long series of years he occupied a prominent position in all the Turf transactions of the North of England, and could enumerate among his friends and patrons many of the leading characters of the period which embraced his successful and meritorious career. In his best days, he was inferior to none in the saddle, and his skill and courage procured him the jockeyship of the first horses of the day. He was also the most successful rider in the St. Leger race, having won that great event no fewer than eight times ; viz. in 1791, on Mr,