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TEE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP.

SEARLE VICTORIOUS. . [Pfiß PBBSS ABBOOIATION.] Sidney, Ootober 27. The sculling race between H. Searle and Petet Kemp (championship), for 500 aovs aside, and the championship of the world, was rowed on the Parramatta River this afternoon, aod created tha greatest interest, eren more than on the occasion of the second matoh between Hanlan and Beaoh. Immediately artiolM binding the match were signed, it wm thoaght that one of the most interesting straggles ever seen on the Paramatta rlrer would result, »ud, m consequence, speculation was brink. Searle, by his brilliant defeats of Waif, Staaabury, and Neilson, had earned such a reputation that ha waa at onoe made a favorite, end his baokera were willing to lay almost ten to one that hs was able to' lower the colors of thachampion. On the other hand, thers were not a few fcho thoaght that Kemp, after emphasising his right to the oham* plonship by twioe defeating Hanlen, would again assert hie superiority . During the week Searle bad been made a strong favorite, and as muoh as 7 to 4 was laid on his winning ; but this morning he receded to even money, aad that waa tha bestprioe obtainable. When they started a fresh breees waav blowing down the river, bat not strong enough to affeot the water, As the cry " They're ofl" arosa both men struck the water together, Searle dashing away at fortyone, while Kemp struck forty. After 200 yds had been rowed Searle, who wai rowing splendidly, assumed a lead of a length, and >rom that tf.aje until the finish of tha race he never allowed Kemp to gat near him. From this oat the race nay ba said to have been, virtually over, as at the half -mils post Searle had Increased hla leed to two lengths, and was rowing without exertion, while Kemp was exerting himself to the utmost to get on terms with hla junior competitor. At the mile beacon Searle spurted and quickly put sis lengtha between him and the ohampion, and at he rowed over the Putney atretoh he ahowad brilliant ecu'ling. Nearlng the gasworka 1 Kemp .spurted and slightly gained, but ! Seurle was only paddling, and seeing Kemp coming Upon him inoreased hia pace, and passing Oahorlta be bad regained his lead of six lengths. At GUdesvllle. there was a larga orowd oolleoted, and In response to a mighty cheer Searle spatted and rowed m the easiest of winters DV quite twetty lengths. Time, 22nali 44$ seoonds. Both men were very at, but Searle.'* saperlority of physique was apparent early m the race. Seaifo was aooorded a moat hearty reoe^on on stepping out of hut boat. Ths orowd witnessing the contest was one of the largest eve> seen on tha Parramatta. Beaoh has acoepted a challenge from Hanlan to row for £503 a- aide. The race, will take place on Deo.om.bec lit,

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TEE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888

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TEE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888

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