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TOWNS V. BARRY.

[Per Press Association.—Copyright. ]

LONDON, September 28. The sculling r race was rowed on a sluggish tide. The wind and weather were favorable. There was a large attendance of spectators. After the start, Towns, coolly rowing a long, steady stroke, contented himself with holding Barry until the mile was reached. The Australian then spurted gamely, with the object of avoiding the wash from Barry’s boat, and he was leading by half a length at Hammersmith Bridge, the time up to this point being 9min 20sec. Tremendous cheering greeted Towns as he shot the bridge. When nearing Doves, Barry made several gallant efforts to overhaul the leader, who, however, responded splendidly, and led by a length at Barnes Bridge, which was'reached in 19min sseo. A heavy swell caused by the launches stopped both scullers off Mortlake for a few seconds. Towns was the first to recover, and again went away with the lead, which he maintained to the finish. Towns showed greats judgment throughout the race, and rowed in fresh, while Barry was rowed out, though he finished gamely enough. The 4 Sportsman,’ commenting on the race, states that it is not able to recall a grander struggle. ‘Sporting Life’ considers the contest comparable with the race for, the championship between Beach and Qaudaur. After the race Barry’s backers offered to take £l5O to £IOO for another inatch in a month, but the offer was not accepted.

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TOWNS V. BARRY., Evening Star, Issue 10432, 29 September 1897

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TOWNS V. BARRY. Evening Star, Issue 10432, 29 September 1897

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