The Lent Bumps 1908
A series of races held at Cambridge each year.
In the Lent races, 1908, the first boat lost one place. The fourth boat went up a place every night. At their close, the first six boats were Jesus, Lady Margaret, T.B.C., Trinity Hall, Caius and Emmanuel; the T.B.C. boats finishing 3rd, 12th, 21st, 29th, 44th and 45th, and the Third Trinity boat 16th.
The boat race was again won by Cambridge. The T.B.C. representatives in the crew were O. A. Carver and J. S. Burn.
The Club boats were not successful in the Easter Term this year; the first boat losing one place, and the second boat three places; the third boat gained two places. At the end of the races, the first six boats were Trinity Hall, Jesus, T.B.C., Lady Margaret, Pembroke, and Emmanuel; the T.B.C. boats finishing 3rd, 12th, and 23rd, and the Third Trinity boat 8th. The Club entered at Henley for the Ladies Plate and the Thames Cup, but failed to win either event.
In the International Olympic Regatta in the summer, 1908, England had the right to be represented by two eights. The Selection Committee, after careful discussion, asked the C.U.B.C. to make up one of them, while the other rowed in Leander colours, and practically was made up from the rest of England. The C.U.B.C. crew was, save for one oar, identical with that which rowed against Oxford earlier in the year; the T.B.C. representatives in it were O. A. Carver and J. S. Burn. The Leander crew also included, in R. H. Sanderson and R. B. Etherington-Smith, representatives of T.B.C. The race was won by Leander.
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