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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1839, Sunday, July 3, 1831.

Rowing Match.

The grand scullers' wager, for a purse of sovereigns, given by the amateurs, took place on Thursday. The whole of the competitors were picked from the best on the river, and large sums of money depended on the result. The distance was from Westminster Bridge to Putney, with tide, and seven scullers were to contend for the golden prize, whose names are as follow:ᾹH. Barrow (Blackfriars), scarlet; Ivy Noulton (Lambeth), black; H. Norris (Hungerford), light blue; G. Maynard (Lambeth), green; T. Loader (Bankside), orange; J. Parish (Strand lane), white; C. Campbell (Westminster), stripe.—The start was very good, but Norris might have been quicker. Campbell and Parish were close up with Norris rather in the rear; Parish, however, lost his place in a few seconds, and Campbell and Norris, as first and second, kept their positions the whole of the way. Campbell only won by a few lengths.

On Friday ten gentlemen, belonging to the Guards, contended in a sculler's match, from Westminster bridge to the Red House, for a sweepstakes. The start took place about half-past three o'clock, and, after an excellent match, Captain Douglas came in first, followed by Captains Stanley and Dixon. The remaining seven shortly after arrived at the stipulated distance. Viscount Chetwynd started the men. The match was under the management of R. Wright, coxswain to the Guard's boat.