Two athletic medals for 'throwing cricket ball', dated 1871 (distance of the throw: 100 yards and 2 inches) and 1872 (distance of the throw: 108 yards and 10 inches). They were awarded to Joseph Dobrée Le Mesurier, an Edinburgh University medical student from Québec who won them at the first ever Scottish Inter-University Games in March 1871, and again in 1872. The Scottish Inter-University Sports was a sportive competition that took place in 1871, 1872 and 1873 between Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St Andrews.
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Joseph Dobrée Le Mesurier was a Canadian medical student at the University of Edinburgh in the 1870s. He matriculated in 1869. He was a member of the Edinburgh University Athletic Club, and in 1870 won 1st prize in Throwing a Cricket Ball for a distance of 99 yards and 1 ft. In 1871 and 1872 he participated in the Scottish Inter-Universities Sports (a sportive competition between Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews) where he once again won medals for 'throwing a cricket ball', at a distance of 100 yards and 2 inches in 1871, and 108 yards and 10 inches in 1872.
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Two athletic medals of J.D. Le Mesurier, won at the Scottish Inter-University Games, 1871-1872. Smaller acquisitions collection, Coll-1848/19-0046. Edinburgh University Library Special Collections. http://lac-archives-live.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/169307 Accessed July 06, 2020.