3 APRIL 1920, Page 3

Last Saturday was an unforgettable day in the history of

sport. Oxford won the sports, rather contrary to expectation, and their success was finally -due to the amazing efforts of Mr. Rudd. His taking part in the long jump, although he had three races to run, was an almost wanton expenditure of strength. His dead-heat with Mr. Butler in the quarter was a race which for sheer excitement will never be excelled. As for the Boat Race, the form of both crews was really creditable after the long period during which there had been no rowing. Cam- bridge were the better crew on the day, though they would not have won easily if the stations had been reversed. No sport suffers so much as rowing from a long interval of no practice Other sports and games can be satisfactorily taught by instructors, but the only real. way to mare a first-olaai oarsman is to give him the opportunityof rowing behind first-class men in a boat. Unfortunately the rowing life of a-first-class oarsman is very short ; hence the only means of adequate instruction disappeared during the war. In the eircumetanoes the revival of rowing to the point it reached in the Boat Race of this year was something much better than any one could possibly have expected.