Sport: On the Thames

Oxford got the better start. At Craven's Steps, Cambridge, pulling with an easier stroke, was three quarters of a length in front. The Cambridge coxswain, Duckworth, hugged the Surrey bank for smoother water. Close to shore, his shell got better run, led by three lengths at Hammersmith Bridge, half way on the 4¼-mile course. The Oxford coxswain, Bryan, steered smartly toward the Surrey side. For the first time in the race his boat kept up but at Duke's Meadow bend a strong tide-pull stole the gain. At Chiswick, with Oxford nearly four...

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