The Club's Results

May Bumps 1967

The famous Cambridge University May Bumps on the River Cam
Thu 1st January

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Results Overview

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1st men's VIII Rowed over Head Rowed over Head Rowed over Head Rowed over Head
2nd men's VIII Bumped by Caius Rowed over Bumped Pembroke II Rowed over
3rd men's VIII Rowed over Rowed over Bumped by LMBC IV Bumped by Churchill II
4th men's VIII Bumped Selwyn III Bumped Sidney Sussex II Bumped LMBC V Bumped Pembroke III as sandwich boat Bumped Christ's III
5th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped Clare IV Bumped Trinity Hall IV Rowed over
6th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped King's III as sandwich boat Bumped Trinity Hall V Bumped Selwyn IV Bumped Sidney Sussex III
7th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped by St. Catharine's VI Bumped by Fitzwilliam VI Bumped by Churchill VI
8th men's VIII Bumped CUWBC Bumped Selwyn VI Bumped Downing V Bumped St. Catharine's VIII
9th men's VIII Bumped Queens' VIII Bumped St. Catharine's IX Bumped CUWBC Rowed over
11th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped 1st and 3rd X Bumped Queens' VIII Bumped St. Catharine's IX
10th men's VIII Bumped by Magdalene VI Bumped by 1st and 3rd XI Bumped by Magdalene VII Bumped by Jesus VIII

Guide to the table

Double Overbumped
Overbumped - hit the crew 3 in front
Bumped the crew in front
Row over head of division
Row over - did not bump
Got Bumped
Got Overbumped
Got Double overbumped
Got Triple overbumped. D'oh.


1st men's VIII

Wednesday
Rowed over Head
FIRST & THIRD HAVE PLENTY IN HAND
Desmond Hill - Telegraph - Cambridge Wednesday.
It can be said without a shadow of doubt that First and Third Trinity will still be Head of the River on Saturday. When the Mays started here today they immediately opened an enormous gap between themselves and their pursuers and could stroll home. Stroll is perhaps hardly the word, for they tore off 12, 24 and 45 and then took a 10. They were 39 rounding Grassy and a mere 35 in the Long Reach.

Richard Burnell - Times - Cambridge Wednesday.
There can now be little doubt about the outcome of the May Races. First and Third Trinity, immaculate in a dark blue boat to match their singlets, were at least four lengths clear of Lady Margaret, striking 34 at the railway bridge. Pembroke came close to Jesus at first post corner but made heavy weather of finishing them off at Grassy. (Fitz)
The text of reports from the Times and charts from the period 1963 - 1967 can be found here in the Rowing section. (Martin P)
Thursday
Rowed over Head
FIRST & THIRD AGAIN SET THE PACE
Desmond Hill - Telegraph - Cambridge Thursday.
Once more it was First and Third No. 1. and the rest nowhere on the second day of the Mays this afternoon. Again rowing 45 in the first minute they were four lengths clear by Grassy Corner and attention then focussed on the fate of their pursuers, Lady Margaret.

Richard Burnell - Times - Cambridge Thursday.
The second night of the May Races proved something of an anti-climax. Only a decisive bump by Pembroke could have kept any spark of doubt about the headship alive and while Pembroke did duly make their bump on Lady Margaret it was only by slow attrition, half way up the long reach. By that time First and Third Trinity were at a leisurely 33, several lengths ahead of Lady Margaret. (Fitz)
Friday
Rowed over Head
FIRST & THIRD UNTROUBLED
Desmond Hill - Telegraph - Cambridge Friday.
First and Third were untroubled by Pembroke today and are a crew well worth watching in the First Division tomorrow(6). Pembroke supporters were shouting 'One length' at Grassy but the gap was nearer four and increasing.

Richard Burnell - Times - Cambridge Friday.
First and Third Trinity again confirmed that they are one of the best college crews of all time on the third day of the May Races at Cambridge last night. Scorching off at 45 they had gained at least two lengths on Pembroke by Grassy Corner and after that cruised safely home. At the finish they had opened up at least six and a half lengths of clear water and could have been in another race. (Fitz)
Saturday
Rowed over Head
TRINITY BEST SINCE 1949
Desmond Hill - Telegraph - Cambridge Saturday.
First and Third Trinity came home alone on the last night of the Cambridge Mays. First and Third are the most impressive college crew I have seen since Lady Margaret in 1949 and was the first cambridge boat to have grasped the implications of "the new rowing", with a pronounced American influence.

TRINITY NOT EXTENDED
Richard Burnell - Times - Cambridge Saturday.
It is a long time since any college showed such superiority as 1st and 3rd Trinity in retaining the headship of the river at Cambridge last week. They were never extended and finished about eight lengths ahead of Pembroke on Saturday.

There is no value in speculating whether Trinity are better than Lady Margaret in 1950, or for that matter Pembroke in 1935. Using different technique, and different equipment, they probably go faster, and they certainly deserve their success. But if they earn a place in rowing history it should be as the first Cambridge crew effectively to adopt the continental techniques which have revolutionized the sport in the past five years. That they have learned this at second hand, from Paul Wilson, a Harvard man, makes it the more remarkable. (Fitz)
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2nd men's VIII

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3rd men's VIII

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4th men's VIII

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5th men's VIII

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6th men's VIII

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7th men's VIII

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8th men's VIII

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9th men's VIII

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11th men's VIII

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10th men's VIII

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information, note that the results are unofficial.

Men's bumps charts

Men's bumps chart, May Bumps 1967

Women's bumps charts

Women's bumps chart, May Bumps 1967

Michell Cup points

Churchill44.00
King's30.00
Caius24.00
Magdalene22.29
Fitzwilliam18.86
1st and 3rd17.45
Downing12.00
Peterhouse12.00
Pembroke9.60
Queens'3.00
LMBC0.00
St. Catharine's-6.60
Corpus-7.20
Clare-14.00
Jesus-18.00
Selwyn-20.00
Trinity Hall-26.40
Emmanuel-28.00
Christ's-36.00
Sidney Sussex-36.00

Ineligible after entering fewer than 3 crews:

CUWBC-36.00


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