Sport: Oxford v. Cambridge

Rain threw wavering curtains across the arches of Putney Bridge as the two crews moved out and headed up the Thames. No Oxford crew had won since 1923, and because this one was rated as no better than other Oxford crews the people on the banks could hardly credit what they saw. Oxford slid out rowing quickly and smoothly, a half-length ahead in a dozen strokes, a length ahead after the first minute. Past Harrod's wharf and under Hammersmith Bridge Oxford was in front and round the bend into rough water and a wind...